Learning disabilities resources and services
This report for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) brings together the findings from three inter-linked investigations relating to the information needs of young people, their parents and supporters at transition. It was undertaken over a six month period between October 2003 and March 2004 and included: focus group interviews with young people, their parents and supporters; a systematic review of the literature on transition; and a review of the information already available for young people, parents and professionals, including an evaluation of materials by young people and parents. The project was carried out by the Norah Fry Research Centre (NFRC) in partnership with North Somerset People First (NSPF) and the Home Farm Trust (HFT).
Good communication can help people to maintain their dignity. Communication in practice can mean asking people how they prefer to be addressed and to respect their wishes; or giving people information about their care and support in advance.
This film shows practical examples, of how people with care and support needs can be supported to have choice and control; and with that, dignity in care.
In this film a panel of social care academics and people who use services look at examples of excellence in supported living settings and discuss the factors that contribute to high quality care.
This film describes the challenges and opportunities that personalisation has presented to social work with adults.
The lessons learned and subsequent changes in practice following the murder of Steven Hoskin.
In this film we meet Richard, a man with a learning disability talking about his desire to have a relationship.
The video looks at the experiences of Scott, a man with autism and learning disabilities, and Marie, a professor with Asperger's syndrome.
Part of Mental Capacity Act (MCA) resource
This film shows extracts from an assessment of the capacity of a man with learning disabilities to make different financial decisions. It is designed as a training tool for mental capacity assessments.
The film focuses on the personal story of Philip who suffered abuse in the family home for many years. Since he spoke out about the abuse, Philip has been supported to live a full and independent life.