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Journal article

Sexual abuse and adults with learning disabilities

Authors:
TURK Vicky, BROWN Hilary
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap, 20(2), June 1992, pp.56-59.
Publisher:
British Institute of Mental Handicap

Reports the findings of a survey of victims in one Health Region and outlines implications.

Journal article

Mixed impressions

Author:
WARD Linda
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 7.5.92, 1992, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the provision of village communities for people with learning difficulties in the Netherlands.

Journal article

Give us the tools

Author:
WERTHEIMER Alison
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 6.2.92, 1992, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on the work of the Real Jobs Project, a partnership between the National Development Team, Training in Systematic Instruction and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which has been set up to stimulate the development of proper job opportunities for people with learning difficulties.

Book

Adult placement scheme for people with learning difficulties: policy and operational working document

Author:
LANCASHIRE. Social Services Department
Publisher:
Lancashire. Social Services Department
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
100p.
Place of publication:
Preston

Document setting out the definition, philosophy, principles and service objectives behind Lancashire SSD's adult placement scheme. Also details how the scheme should be managed, financial arrangements, the role of the carers involved, placement procedures, placement 'aftercare', legal aspects, medical care, and complaints procedures.

Book

The All-Wales mental handicap strategy: framework for development from April 1993

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Welsh Office
Publisher:
Great Britain. Welsh Office
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
11p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff
Book

Innovations in employment training and work for people with learning difficulties

Editors:
McCONKEY Roy, McGINLEY Patrick
Publisher:
Lisieux Hall Publications
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
240p.,illus.
Place of publication:
Chorley, Lancs.
Book

Prader-willi syndrome: home, school and community

Authors:
JAMES Terrance N., BROWN Roy I.
Publisher:
Chapman and Hall
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
239p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Describes research and practice relating to this condition, a form of learning disability with some physical problems. Discusses educational and behavioural issues. Addresses the major problems from the child's and the family's perspectives and makes recommendations concerning child and adult phases of development. Practical text aimed at all professionals working with those with PWS and their families, as well as at parents.

Journal article

Family placements for people with a learning difficulty: a study using time budgets

Authors:
DAGNAN David, DREWETT Robert
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Social Work, 22(2), 1992, pp.133-145.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Reports on a study of the Durham County Council Family Placement Scheme which offers long-term care in families for adults with learning difficulties; describes characteristics of clients and carers, trips and activities outside the home, activities within the home and makes comparisons with data from other residential settings.

Journal article

Facilitating friendships for people with learning disabilities

Author:
LE TOUZE Sue
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap, 20(4), December 1992, pp.144-148.
Publisher:
British Institute of Mental Handicap

People with learning disabilities who move out of institutions often remain grouped together, stranded in communities of their own, ordinary social networks can be largely inaccessible to them. Service providers do not always take account of social relationships or give them a high enough priority. Strategies are suggested for service providers interested in improving social networks.

Journal article

Sexual awareness

Author:
McCARTHY Michelle
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 23.12.92, 1992, pp.62-64.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Describes the AIDS Awareness/Sex Education Project in North West Hertfordshire HA which operates in three large hospitals for people with learning difficulties and explains the design of the project, which is to make people with learning difficulties less vulnerable to sexual exploitation and HIV infection.

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