Filter results

Search results for ‘Subject term:"learning disabilities"’ Sort:  

Results 21 - 30 of 219

Book Full text available online for free

Developing an easy read version of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT)

Authors:
TURNPENNY Agnes, et al
Publisher:
Quality and Outcomes of Person-centred Care Policy Research Unit
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
89
Place of publication:
Canterbury

This study aims to develop and test a robust easy read version of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT), and ensure it meets the needs of respondents with learning disabilities. ASCOT is a measure of social care-related quality of life and is used as part of the Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey in England. An easy read version of ASCOT could ensure that social care research include people who, although having capacity to consent to taking part in research, are not able to respond to standard questionnaires and surveys. This study indicates that the revised easy read version adequately represents the ASCOT domains and the standard questionnaire. However, ASCOT-ER might benefit from further systematic testing, particularly around validity and reliability. (Edited publisher abstract)

Journal article

Are people with intellectual disabilities represented in European public health surveys?

Authors:
LINEHAN Christine, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22(5), September 2009, pp.409-420.
Publisher:
Wiley

Evidence suggests that people with intellectual disabilities experience secondary health conditions and report inequities in health status and access to health systems. Reliable information is essential to identify health disparities. A review of health interview and health examination surveys conducted in 17 European countries was undertaken to determine whether people with intellectual disabilities were represented. One hundred and twenty three health surveys were examined to determine whether they contained questions relevant to the Pomona 18 indicator set, and whether data could be extracted specifically on behalf of respondents with intellectual disabilities. Findings reveal that while items relating to 16 of the Pomona 18 health indicators were found in 123 of the surveys scrutinized, only nine surveys were identified as having potential to extract data on respondents with intellectual disabilities.

Journal article Full text available online for free

Knowledge gaps on people with learning disabilities in England

Author:
HUDSON Bob
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 10.7.08, 2008, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Summarises the findings of a report, commissioned by Mencap and the Learning Disability Coalition, which aimed to investigate the numbers, life experiences and services used by people with learning disabilities in England. As well as reporting on the available evidence, the report also considers the viability of this data in support of an outcomes-based approach to service development. The results found a worryingly incomplete picture, with a lack of available information to create a complete picture.

Book Full text available online for free

Adults with learning difficulties in England 2003/4: summary report

Editors:
EMERSON Eric, et al, (eds.)
Publisher:
National Health Service. Information Centre for Health and Social Care
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
24p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

An easy read summary of the first national survey of adults with learning disabilities in England. It tells us how much more needs to be done if people with learning difficulties are to be more included and have a better life.

Book Full text available online for free

Adults with learning difficulties in England 2003/4: full report

Authors:
EMERSON Eric, et al
Publisher:
National Health Service. Information Centre for Health and Social Care
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
129p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

This is the report of the first national survey of adults with learning disabilities in England. It tells us how much more needs to be done if people with learning difficulties are to be more included and have a better life.

Book Full text available online for free

Agreements for supported housing organisations and residents

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Residents of supported housing are unique among social sector tenants in receiving not only housing services, but support services as well. This support is either provided directly by the landlord, or delegated to a specialist support provider. Describes research with supported housing organisations and residents, to explore whether variations or additions were needed to agreements currently in use in supported housing, in order to reflect all the services that supported housing residents receive. Outlines the findings.

Journal article

Role of the registered nurse learning disability within community support teams for people with learning disabilities

Authors:
MANSELL I., HARRIS P.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Learning Disabilities for Nursing Health and Social Care, 2(4), December 1998, pp.190-194.

The role of the Registered Nurse Mental Handicap (RNLD) within multidisciplinary community support teams was explored within a single county in South Wales. A survey of six community support teams included all members with a professional background. Each professional was issued with a pre-tested questionnaire that examined their perceptions of their own role and the role of the RNLD. The results suggested that the RNLDS were seen to contribute five key roles: client based interventions; co-ordination and planning of care; training; care management and health promotion. The roles and skills of the RNLD and implications of referral and record keeping methods were discussed.

Journal article

A survey of dietary problems of adults with learning disabilities in the community

Authors:
STEWART Lynette, BEANGE Helen, MACKERRAS Dorothy
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap Research, 7(1), 1994, pp.41-50.
Publisher:
BIMH Publications

Reports the results of an Australian survey, which identified a need for specific nutrition education programmes, in concert with proper nutritional assessment and dietary intervention.

Journal article

Social workers and psychologists as facilitators of groupwork with adults with a learning difficulty: a survey of current practice

Authors:
SCHONFELD Heino, MORRISSEY Mary C.
Journal article citation:
Groupwork, 5(3), 1992, pp.41-61.
Publisher:
Whiting and Birch

A survey was conducted to examine trends in groupwork as a method of enhancing social skills for people with a learning difficulty. Psychologists and social workers working with adults with a learning difficulty in the Republic of Ireland were surveyed by questionnaire. Outlines the method used to do the survey and at the end of the article is a copy of the questionnaire. From the results common patterns and general trends emerged which distinguishes this area of groupwork from other more traditional areas of application groupwork. It was concluded that groupwork was an effective method to use with adults with a learning difficulty. It was felt that the results could provide a basis for more exchange between professionals and further research was suggested to address training needs of professionals in the field.

Book

Service evaluation by people with learning difficulties

Authors:
WHITTAKER Andrea, GARDNER Simon, KERSHAW Joyce
Publisher:
King's Fund
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
128p.
Place of publication:
London

Based on the People First report commissioned by North West Thames Regional Health Authority. Provides an independent evaluation of services to people with learning difficulties. Gives a service users view of moving from institutional care to ordinary houses in the community.

Key to icons

  • Free resource Free resource
  • Journal article Journal article
  • Book Book
  • Digital media Digital media
  • Journal Journal

Give us your feedback

Social Care Online continues to be developed in response to user feedback.

Contact us with your comments and for any problems using the website.

Sign up/login for more

Register/login to access resource links, advanced search and email alerts