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Journal article

Learning disabilities: reducing inequalities

Author:
MARSHALL-TATE Karina
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 111(49), 2015, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Nurses without a learning disability qualification can feel unsure of how best to care for patients with a learning disability. This article outlines five small changes that nurses can make to improve healthcare and reduce avoidable, premature deaths of people with learning disabilities. These are: identifying people with learning disabilities, anticipating their needs and making adjustments; diagnosing and treating illness quickly; coordinating care; adhering to the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and listening to people with learning disabilities and their families. A case study shows how small changes can improve care. (Edited publisher abstract)

Journal article

The eyes have it

Author:
HOLSTROM Radhika
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, 15(1), January 2015, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

People with learning disabilities are more likely than the average population to have vision problems. Part of the problem is that their needs often go unrecognised. This article highlights initiatives to tackle inadequacies in vision care for people with learning disabilities. Initiatives include: a number of clinical commissioning groups commissioning different eye services for people with learning disabilities; the development of a Vision Champions model by RNIB Scotland which provides training for staff working with learning disabilities; a peer education programme (run jointly by SeeAbility and Opening Doors) is training people with learning disabilities so they in turn can talk to people about eye care; and Kent Association for the Blind (KAB) is working with the user-led Kent Valuing People Partnership to provide an information pack to opticians. (Edited publisher abstract)

Journal article

Social work with marginalised people who have a mild or borderline intellectual disability: practicing gentleness and encouraging hope

Authors:
ELLEM Kathy, et al
Journal article citation:
Australian Social Work, 66(1), 2013, pp.56-71.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

People with mild or borderline intellectual disabilities are a group of people who usually do not meet the eligibility criteria for specialist disability services. They may traverse many services, often entering, exiting, and returning to the same service providers with few positive results. This article explores the practice approach of the Meryton Association, a medium-sized non-government agency located in Brisbane, Australia. The Association provides social work support to people with mild to borderline intellectual disabilities, actively assisting this group to build relationships, resources, knowledge, and autonomy in their everyday lives. Using qualitative in-depth interviews with 11 Meryton Association staff and analysis of Meryton Association policy and practice documents, the challenges and opportunities of using this practice approach are documented. The authors propose that specialist services are needed that use a developmental approach, stress the importance of relationship, and the need to practice gentleness and hope in social worker-client interaction.

Journal article

Social care dental team

Authors:
KELLY Grace, ROGERS Gaynor
Journal article citation:
Llais, 103, Summer 2012, pp.19-20.
Publisher:
Learning Disability Wales

Some people have difficulty getting to the dentist because they use a wheelchair and have problems with transport. Others have medical problems that need special attention or have difficulty with communication. In 2008, Special Care Dentistry was established as a new specialty to make sure that disabled people have equal access to dental treatment that meets their needs. The Special Care Dentistry Service provides a dental service for people needing Special Care Dentistry. People who are disabled or have difficulty leaving home can phone to discuss treatment and possibly a home visit. The dental team has portable dental equipment which they take on a home visit. This article describes the Special Care Dental team and how it provides a full service for people with a learning disability.

Journal article

All aboard

Author:
DARWENT Jenny
Journal article citation:
Viewpoint, 126, January 2012, pp.16-19.
Publisher:
Mencap/Gateway

Accessible transport is vital for people with a learning disability to live an independent life. Some of the challenges of getting out and about are discussed. Examples of good practice are also highlighted, including a travel mentoring service provided by Leeds Mencap.

Digital Media

Giving us a voice: meeting the need of people with learning disabilities from BME communities

Publisher:
ARC; BILD; Mencap

The website for the National Charter for Inclusion project. The project aims to improve access to services for people with a learning disability from black and minority ethnic communities and their families. The site provides details of the national Charter for Inclusion and a list of useful resources. Short films where people with learning disabilities from ethnic minorities  tell their own stories about finding somewhere to live, finding employment, staying healthy and having a voice are also included on the site.

Journal article

The key to progress?

Author:
MOORE Debra
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, 9(5), July 2009, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

This article provides an overview of the eleven key areas covered by new guidance on health action planning and health facilitation, launched as part of a Valuing People Now resource pack. They aim tackle health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities. The areas cover: a whole systems approach, identifying health needs and monitoring progress, comprehensive health checks, a human rights approach, public health, partnership boards, action for health frameworks, workforce, supporting people and family carers to plan, including everyone, and good health action planning and health facilitation.

Journal article

Bridge to vision: enhancing eye services for people with a learning disability

Author:
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Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, February 2009, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The pilot Bridge to Vision is described. The project aims to improve access to, and outcomes from, appointments with community optometrists for people with a learning disability. The pilot was funded by NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

Journal article

Health checks on the horizon

Author:
TAYLOR Amy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 4.12.08, 2008, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

England is to roll out annual health checks for people with learning disabilities. It will draw on the experience in Wales. Hertfordshire is cited as an example of one Council in England who are already providing health checks for people with learning disabilities.

Journal article

Can facilitators bridge the health gap?

Author:
JULIAN George
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, September 2008, pp.35-37.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The author examines the findings of a study highlighting the steps needed to enable people with learning disabilities to get a decent standard of health care.

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