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Am I making myself clear?: Mencap's guidelines for accessible writing

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
London

This pamphlet gives advice about how to write with consideration for people with cognitive impairments and learning difficulties.

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The same as you?: a review of services for people with learning disabilities: a summary

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive. Social Work Services Inspectorate
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
2p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
Digital Media

Pregnancy support pack: an antenatal resource for parents with learning disabilities or literacy problems

Authors:
NHS FIFE. Speech and Language Therapy Department, NHS FIFE. Clinical Psychology Department, (Producers)
Publisher:
NHS Fife
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
CD ROM
Place of publication:
Kirkcaldy

This resource aims to support parents with learning disabilities and provides information relevant throughout pregnancy. The CD ROM contains a wide range of documents that can be viewed or printed.  Documents are organised by the six stages of pregnancy, as well as including broader antennal and post natal resources.

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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2000
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Information about The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, which provides ways to manage the financial and welfare affairs of people who are unable to manage them for themselves. Suitable for professionals and lay people.

Book

Support network on disability: a resource guide to disability groups and organisations

Author:
ARAMAYO Manuel
Publisher:
Manchester Metropolitan University. Interpersonal and Organisational Development Research Group
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
98p.
Place of publication:
Manchester

Directory and resource guide to disability groups and organisations arranged alphabetically by disability.

Book

Living alone or with others: housing and support for people with learning disabilities

Authors:
KING Nigel, HARKER Maurice
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
27p.
Place of publication:
London

A guide for family carers, social workers and those who wish to find out more about the different housing and support options for people with learning disabilities. Explains the various choices, how to access housing and what support people can find.

Book

Images for equality

Editors:
GEAR Steve, et al, comps.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
14p., photographs
Place of publication:
Brighton

Contains pictures of a wide variety of people portrayed in different ways to help lead discussion around stereotyping, assumption and prejudice. Primarily designed and developed for anti-discrimination work with people who have learning disabilities, the pack can also be used in a variety of other contexts.

Journal article

Moving home: costs associated with different models of accommodation for adults with learning disabilities

Authors:
MYLES S., et al
Journal article citation:
Health and Social Care in the Community, 8(6), November 2000, pp.406-416.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

This paper reports on variation in the cost and social outcomes of provision for clients with learning disabilities, resettled across different models of community accommodation; identifying personal and service-related characteristics influential on such variation. The study was conducted to inform the community reprovisioning strategy associated with the phased closure of the Gogarburn and Tornaveen learning disability hospitals in the Lothian region, Scotland. Total mean service costs, quality of life and community integration outcome data were collected and compared. Overall, there was an inverse relationship between total mean costs and size of accommodation. There was no evidence of a direct relationship between costs and changes in social outcomes. Services with the lowest mean costs were, however, associated with the smallest increases in social outcomes. The most expensive services did not realise proportionally greater gains in social outcomes. The paper concludes that clients generally benefited from the transition from hospital to community accommodation. However, some experienced better outcomes than others. In the absence of a clear link between levels and type of resource use and social outcomes, it is difficult to identify which service features are more or less efficacious in achieving positive outcomes. Broader evaluation perspectives, embracing a fuller range of costs and benefits, will be required to unpack exactly what it is about different models of community care provision that leads to positive outcomes, or otherwise, for learning disability clients. A more sound evidence base is required before effective strategies can be designed to ensure that key policy outcomes are realised and social integration truly achieved.

Journal article

A fair hearing

Author:
HOLLINGSWORTH Nicole
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 28.12.00, 2000, pp.41-42.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Courtrooms can be frightening for people with a learning disability. Describes an initiative to provide them with support.

Journal article

Twelve steps to learning

Author:
JACOBSEN Yola
Journal article citation:
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care, 4(1), September 2000, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Pavilion

People with learning difficulties have produced their own charter on education and learning.

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