New addition to Horizon Scanning

The list of topics available on the Horizon Scanning page has just grown to 20.  The latest one to be included is Learning Disabilities which sends the latest information direct to your inbox.  Why not sign up and give it a try – subscription is FREE. Click here.

Sample feed includes:

Behavioural family therapy used to support system around person with learning disabilities and mental health needs by John Northfield

Studies have suggested a higher incidence of mental health problems in people with learning disabilities, although there are some differences in estimates, which have varied in studies looking at people with learning disabilities who also have a co-morbid psychiatric disorder from 14 to 39%. There is also evidence of increased likelihood of family members and […]
People with learning disabilities have faced a range of barriers when attempting to negotiate the legal system. Public law is complicated but this new guide hopes to provide clear, accurate advice in a range of areas, The guide, called ‘Know Your Rights’ has been broken down into six main themes: Housing Social and Health Care

CQC finds half of learning disability services did not meet essential standards   by John Northfield

Last year, the BBC  screened its secret filming at the Winterbourne view home in Bristol which showed shocking scenes of abuse. The subsequent inquiry led to arrests and convictions, but there were concerns that this was not an isolated incident. The care services minister stated his determination to strengthen safeguards and the Care Standards Commission […]

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