The Road Ahead – Resources

3. National information for professionals and partnership boards

General - ethnicity
N32: The Ethnicity Toolkit for Learning Disability Partnership Boards, by ARC
Target Audience Aimed at people from ethnic communities in relation to the implementation of 'Valuing People'.
Content A toolkit for Learning Disability Partnership Boards to use in their local communities. Accessible version available.
Availability & Updates Available from 'Valuing People' website
Contact
ARC House Marsden Street Chesterfield S40 1JY Tel. 01246 555043 Web: www.arcuk.org.uk
N33: Learning difficulties and ethnicity: A framework for action, by Valuing People Support Team
Target Audience Transition champions.
Content Includes a chapter on transition, highlighting issues that are of particular relevance to young people from minority ethnic communities.
Availability & Updates Available from 'Valuing People' website or Martin Routledge. No information on updates.
Contact Martin Routledge Valuing People Support Team C/o NWTDT The Globe St James Square Accrington, BB5 0RE Tel: 01254 306858 Web: www.valuingpeople.gov.uk/
Choices - housing
N34: Housing Options - Tools for planning
Target Audience Professionals who help with planning housing options.
Content A resource pack which includes the 'Your place to live' manual and video, 'Where I want to live' photocards and other Housing Options publications.
Availability & Updates Disseminated via workshops. £140 per delegate. Regularly updated via conference programme. Information also available on their website.
Contact Housing Options 78a High Street Witney Oxfordshire, OX28 6HL Tel: 0845 4561497 Email: enquiries@housingoptions.org.uk Web: www.housingoptions.org.uk
Choices - work
N35: Making the jump - Including learner's pack, by NIACE
Target Audience Professionals planning courses. Learner's pack is for young people with learning disabilities wanting to make the transition to work.
Content Resource that includes information on how to set up a course to help people with learning difficulties make the transition to work, overview of policy. Learner's pack gives help and examples of people with learning disabilities getting work.
Availability & Updates Learner's pack is in an accessible format and available on audio CD No information on updates.
Contact NIACE Tel: Rachel Johnson 0116 204 4216 Web: www.niace.org.uk
Service and policy development - transition planning
N36: Information Pack for Transition Champions, by Department of Health
Target Audience Transition champions on Partnership Boards.
Content 65 pages on the role of transition champions, getting started via Partnership Boards, who's involved, etc., plus information on the main services involved in transition (Connexions, Social Services and Education).
Availability & Updates Written in plain English. Available from the Valuing People website. No information on updates.
Contact Department of Health Valuing People Support Team Web: www.valuingpeople.gov.uk
N37: Transition for young people with learning disabilities - Developing local practice, by Institute for Applied Health & Social Policy and King's College
Target Audience Service Managers.
Content Help to formulate an action plan for transition in a local area. Includes 4 parts: 1 - Pathways to transition, 2 - Sharing assessment, planning and information 3 - Linking children's services and adult services 4 - Keeping the young person in the middle - leaving school - what next?
Availability & Updates No information on updates.
Contact Institute for Applied Health & Social Policy and King's College, London Web: nic@rowland-crosby.freeserve.co.uk
N38: Transition Planning: Case Study 7
Target Audience Professionals.
Content Describes the work of three SEN Regional Partnerships (East of England, North East & South West) on transition planning and points to further information about them.
Availability & Updates Available from the DfES. No information on updates.
Contact
Department for Education and Skills SEN Regional Partnerships DfES Publications Centre Tel: 0845 60 222 60 Web: www.dfes.gov.uk/sen
Services and policy development - transition planning - support
N39: Talking Mats and learning disability
Target Audience People working with people with a learning disability, particularly those with a communication difficulty.
Content Book containing guidelines and Talking Mats training package. Accompanying video shows Talking Mats being used with 3 people.
Availability & Updates Available for £50 from AAC. Produced in 2002. No information on updates.
Contact AAC Research Team, Dept. of Psychology, University of Stirling Stirling, FK9 4LA Tel: 01786 467645 Web: www.aacscotland.com
N40: Ask Us2: A multimedia consultation with disabled children and young people 1and 2
Target Audience Key people in local authorities who are taking forward the Quality Protects programme. Presents key messages from young people.
Content CD Roms on consulting with disabled children.
Availability & Updates Available from the Children's Society, £5. Produced in 2003.
Contact National Youth Agency The National Youth Agency 17 - 23 Albion Street Leicester, LE1 6GD Switchboard - 0116 285 3700 Enquiry Desk - 0116 285 3792 Fax - 0116 285 3777 Minicom - 0116 285 3788 E-mail: nya@nya.org.uk Enquiry Desk: dutydesk@nya.org.uk Web: www.nya.org.uk
Services and policy development - personal assistants
N41: Creating independence and inclusion: Youth personal support scheme - good practice guidelines
Target Audience Young disabled people, carers and professionals.
Content Book and video pack describing the journey of the Youth Personal Assistance Support Scheme - a project developed by WECIL. In 2 parts, 'setting the scene' (policy context, principles, values and definitions, respite care and personal assistance) and 'good practice guidelines' which describe the work of Youth Pass.
Availability & Updates Available from the NYA. No information on updates.
Contact National Youth Agency The National Youth Agency 17 - 23 Albion Street Leicester, LE1 6GD Switchboard - 0116 285 3700 Enquiry Desk - 0116 285 3792 Fax - 0116 285 3777 Minicom - 0116 285 3788 E-mail: nya@nya.org.uk Enquiry Desk: dutydesk@nya.org.uk Web: www.nya.org.uk
Feelings and emotions - sexuality
N42: sexuality and learning disability
Target Audience Staff who work with people with learning disabilities
Content Highlights a range of creative approaches to working with people with learning disabilities. Based on learning disability training carried out by the fpa.
Availability & Updates £9.99 from fpa. No information on updates.
Contact Family Planning Association PO Box 1078 East Oxford DO Oxford, OX4 6JE Tel: 01865 719418 Web: www.fpa.org.uk
Changes - girlfriends, boyfriends, sex and sexuality
N43: sexuality and learning disability
Target Audience Staff who work with people with learning disabilities.
Content Highlights a range of creative approaches to working with people with learning disabilities. Based on learning disability training carried out by the fpa.
Availability & Updates £9.99 from fpa. No information on updates.
Contact Family Planning Association PO Box 1078 East Oxford DO Oxford, OX4 6JE Tel: 01865 719418 Web: www.fpa.org.uk