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Journal article

Alcoholism: mapping a course for change

Author:
INGLIS David
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 16(1), 2002, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Explores the challenges of working with people with learning difficulties who have alcohol problems.

Book

Advocacy and learning disability

Editors:
GRAY Barry, JACKSON Robin
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
249p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Advocacy is an important element in the development of effective services for people with learning difficulties. It is seen by many as the critical link between theory and practice in creating an inclusive society. This book presents an in depth examination of the historical, legal and philosophical contexts within which advocacy services have developed. A wide range of professional and practical issues and problems confronting those running and using advocacy services are discussed, and the broader societal role of advocacy is also examined. Also includes chapters covering advocacy with families and with people with communication difficulties. A survey of the development of advocacy services in other countries, including USA, Australia, and New Zealand provides an international perspective.

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Keys to partnership: working together to make a difference in people's lives: summary version

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
40p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This document aims to provide practical ideas and suggestions on developing partnerships in adult services for people with learning disabilities. Much of the content will also be of relevance to children's services. Local learning disability partnerships must be developed within the context of the overall national policy framework for partnership.

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Keys to partnership: working together to make a difference in people's lives

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
84p.
Place of publication:
London

This document aims to provide practical ideas and suggestions on developing partnerships in adult services for people with learning disabilities. Much of the content will also be of relevance to children's services.

Book Full text available online for free

A life in the day: the modernisation of day services for people with a disability

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
48p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Day services give people a chance to do something constructive, meet with others and regain confidence in their abilities. Mencap welcomes the initiatives in Valuing People and believes that change is needed if day services are to do more than provide care and something to do during the daytime hours. However, it is critical that existing services, including day centres, are not withdrawn before robust, working alternatives are fully in place. Modernisation must not result in reduced services for individuals or a reduction in the funding of day services.

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Doing, showing and going: Mencap's arts strategy

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
19p.
Place of publication:
London

Mencap's plan for enabling people with a learning disability to have better opportunities in the arts.

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Making it work: a guide to help you find and keep a job

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
40p.
Place of publication:
London

A guide for people with a learning disability who may be considering getting a job.

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Making it work: a guide to employing people with a learning disability

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
44p.
Place of publication:
London

There are clear benefits in having a diverse workforce. Good practice in ensuring that all applicants, regardless of their disability, are considered for employment, results in the appointment of the best person for the job. However, there are particular benefits that people with a learning disability bring to a workplace: positive corporate image, good business, reduced staff turnover, promoting social inclusion, access to an untapped pool of labour, and improved staff attendance.

Book

Assessing behaviors regarded as problematic for people with developmental disabilities

Authors:
CLEMENTS John, MARTIN Neil
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
228p.
Place of publication:
London

People with developmental disabilities sometimes behave in ways that others, or they themselves, regard as problematic. This original book is about what practitioners can do to make sense of behaviours, in order to support clients more effectively. The author offers practical strategies for gathering and analysing information about behaviours, in partnership with the individual concerned, in order to gain a useful understanding of why a particular behaviour occurs. The inclusion of case histories, with corresponding behaviour plans, clearly demonstrates the real-life application of assessment methods.

Journal article

Making valuing people real in West Sussex: meeting the challenges for Partnership Boards

Authors:
TYSON Andrew, WOOD Alicia
Journal article citation:
MCC Building Knowledge for Integrated Care, 10(6), December 2002, pp.43-48.
Publisher:
Pavilion

Valuing People presents a range of challenges for managers and older stakeholders. Partnership Boards are charged with leading the change process. This article sets out the steps that the West Sussex Board has taken to meet these challenges and describes in particular a 'framework for frameworks' that the Board has adopted to produce truly person-centred and inclusive plans. Concludes that stakeholders can be empowered to find their voice where planners commit to an inclusive process.

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