Prevention for people with learning disabilities
Many people with a learning disability can live independently, living alone and in employment. However, others may need more intensive support with tasks such as eating, dressing and personal care. Although support needs may differ, we know that with the right support, people with learning disabilities can live full and meaningful lives. Without it, people are at risk of losing their independence, becoming socially isolated and unable to develop or maintain relationships with family and friends. Prevention is key.
Valuing People: a new strategy for learning disability for the 21st Century (Department of Health, 2001) and Valuing People Now (Department of Health, 2009) outlines that support for people with learning disabilities should be based on and uphold a number of basic rights and values including ‘inclusion in local communities, choice in their daily lives and real opportunities to be independent’.
Making choices, being informed
- Personalisation for someone with a learning disability
- Making meetings accessible for people with learning difficulties (easy read)
- Accession service example
Promoting independence and wellbeing
- Growing up and finding work as a person with a learning difficulty
- Safe and Well
- Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities independent living
- Shared Lives:
- Learning disabilities and dementia
- Teaching People to protect themselves
- Parents with Learning Disabilities