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An easy guide to direct payments in Scotland: giving you choice and control over your social work services

Author:
SCOTTISH CONSORTIUM FOR LEARNING DISABILITY
Publisher:
Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
31p.
Place of publication:
Glasgow

A book aimed at people who may be using direct payments. It outlines how direct payments work and the new rules covering direct payments which started in June 2003. It uses picture case studies to illustrate how direct payments work.

Journal article

Naming, defining and classifying the condition (formerly?) known as mental retardation

Authors:
THOMPSON James R., EZELL Dan
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 4(3), 2005, pp.5-23.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

In this American article key controversies and diverse perspectives are summarized regarding terminology, definition, and classification issues in the field of mental retardation. Six questions are provided to guide consideration of critical issues. Conclusions are drawn and implications for professional practice are discussed. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street,  Binghamton, NY 13904-1580).

Journal article

The content of available practice literature in dementia and intellectual disability

Author:
JOKINEN Nancy
Journal article citation:
Dementia: the International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 4(3), August 2005, pp.327-339.
Publisher:
Sage

Adults with intellectual disability are living to ages seen within the general population and they, too, are at risk of developing dementia. This review identifies the nature and content of the literature related to adults with intellectual disability and dementia and bring together guidelines for services and staff providing care. The preponderance of work between 1995 and 2004 focuses on the biomedical, diagnosis and assessment aspects of the disease. Although guidelines exist, there is a lack of published literature on the efficacy of practice strategies to guide the provision of daily care. Future research is discussed that could support continued community living and high quality of life during all stages of the disease.

Journal article

Making direct payment work

Author:
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Journal article citation:
Scope, 76, Spring 2005, pp.18-20.
Publisher:
Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

The Shaw Trust has developed a new style support system to help people with learning difficulties take up direct payments. This article describes the system and presents a case study of how it helped on one man.

Journal article

The times they are a changing

Author:
GILKES John
Journal article citation:
Llais, 76, Spring 2005, pp.3-5.
Publisher:
Learning Disability Wales

The author explains why the SCOVO, Standing Conference of Voluntary Organisations for people with a learning disability in Wales, is preparing to change its name, its image and constitution.

Journal article

In control

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 1, Summer 2005, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

Describes the In Control project, developed by the Valuing People Support Team, Mencap, Paradigm, Helen Sanderson Associates and the North West Training and Development Team. The project helps people with learning difficulties taking control of the money that pays for their services, and through this taking control of their lives.

Journal article

Partners in politics

Authors:
WARNER Karen, CROCKER Wayne
Journal article citation:
Llais, 75, Winter 2005, pp.6-8.
Publisher:
Learning Disability Wales

In 2004 12 people with a learning disability from Mencap Cymru, south east Wales, took part in a successful European Commission-funded project, 'Diversity in Dialogue', involving Wales, Ireland, Portugal and Denmark, to help such people become more politically active.

Journal article

From disability to ability: a pathway to equal employment of people with intellectual disabilities

Author:
DELMARTINO Mark
Journal article citation:
Llais, 75, Winter 2005, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
Learning Disability Wales

Describes the work of the LABOr project in improving the employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities across Europe. Outcomes of the project include a website, www.start-labour.org, which aims to support providers in fine-tuning their training and employment services.

Book

Information for all: guidance about making easy information

Author:
ROYAL NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
Publisher:
Royal National Institute for the Blind
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
13 booklets, CD ROM
Place of publication:
London

A pack of 13 booklets plus a CD containing an audio summary of each booklet. For anyone who wants to make their information accessible for people with learning disabilities who also have a sight loss including those from black and minority ethnic groups and people who have individual communication needs. Booklets cover: words and language, design and layout, using pictures and symbols, audio, video and computer based information.

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The impact of person-centred planning: a summary for service users

Author:
ROBERTSON Janet
Publisher:
Lancaster University. Institute for Health Research
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
Lancaster

Across the UK people are adopting person centred approaches when working towards the goals of an individual/group (not only people with learning disabilities).  The Impact of Person Centred Planning, which investigates what PCP can achieve if done well and what inhibits or facilitates the implementation and usefulness of PCP. The report, commissioned by the Department of Health is part of the Learning Disability Research Initiative and part-funded by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.

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