SCIE Research briefings
Learning disabilities resources and services
Social Care Institute for Excellence, SCIE, research briefings, social care, health care, practice, knowledge, research, UK
This position paper looks at the impact service user participation has made on social care services. It sets out key issues for consideration and recommendations to help improve consultation with service users and carers
A review of the literature on transition for young people with learning difficulties, families and professionals.The 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).
People with learning difficulties may need extra support when attending meetings. In her second SCIE Opinion, Cecilia looks at how this can be done, and introduces the ‘traffic light’ system of using cards; these cards help people with learning difficulties to take part in meetings and communicate whether they have something to say, they want something to be explained again or that they agree with what has been said.