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#107days Take Two<p>We’re not offering days for adoption this year but will seek input via the blog.<p>If you participated in #107days last year (2014) by …

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I watched a montage of home movies made by LB’s granddad Pat yesterday evening. He put it together from over 9 hours of footage in the weeks after …

Remembering Connor Sparrowhawk

<b>Remembering Connor Sparrowhawk</b><p>Today we are remembering Laughing Boy Connor Sparrowhawk. Connor was a fit and healthy young man who loved buses, …

Improving Access to Positive Behaviour Support (IAPBS)

I’ve been mulling over for a few months now the issue of what the solutions might be to the problem of moving people with a learning disability from …

Study’s concerns for family support in Oxfordshire

Families of people with complex learning disabilities must be involved more in their care, a report on Oxfordshire services recommends.<p>The …

Oxfordshire

Mencap Charity on Twitter: "Finding solutions to unlock #winterbourne: @ProfRHastings provides insight in his new blog: http://t.co/CAe1nAOOhi"

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Richard Hastings on Twitter: "My webchat on @MumsnetTowers has been fully archived for reference #SEN #autism #LearningDisability many thanks http://t.co/V6ezkhmlf1"

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Judge intervenes in education policy case for Down Syndrome children

Allocated additional resource hours to schools concerned<p>A judge's intervention yesterday led to a temporary solution of a case over an allegedly …

Disability

Brave Ronan has his medical card restored

Ronan Woodhouse, aged eight, from Clare, who has Down Syndrome, will get a full medical card until at least July 2015 after Taoiseach Enda Kenny …

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Storytelling for people with learning disabilities: 'We just natter away'

Lisa Johnson is a writer. The 30-year-old from Sheffield recently had a book published, a collection of poems, songs and stories put together with fellow authors from her writing collective. Today she will take part in a workshop in her home city, explaining the creative process and encouraging …

Mum tells of ordeal of separation from son sent into care out of county

WHEN Jean Davis’s son was sent to a Gloucester residential home for people with learning disabilities, many thought it was the break she needed.<p>But …

Disability

Image of new £3.7m housing scheme for people with learning difficulties revealed

This is how a new £3.7m housing scheme for people with learning difficulties will look.<p>Newcastle-based architects have been enlisted by Isos Housing …

NHS failings in cases of three learning disabled people used as catalyst to tackle institutional care

Photo: Image Broker/Rex Features<p>The experiences of people who use learning disability services and their families will become the focus of …

Adults with learning disabilities being denied acce... | LDT

England’s health system is failing 97% of adults with severe learning disabilities by denying them access to potentially life-transforming sight …

Disability

Constant Flux

We submitted the evaluation for The Fish Police UK Tour to the Arts Council over the weekend and are very excited to now share it with everyone.<p>Again …

Borough Commander demanded investigation into police treatment of Down's Syndrome teenager before public complaint

Haringey Borough Commander Victor Olisa has revealed he called for an investigation into the police treatment of Down's Syndrome teenager …

Journalism

Winterbourne View: One autistic boy's tragic tale

How one boy's moving story illustrates the tragedy of those still stuck in inappropriate care homes, despite Government promises<p>Josh Wills instinctively knew something was wrong when the ambulance taking him from hospital turned right instead of left just outside Truro.<p>Despite suffering from severe …

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Parents Lose Bid To Bar Son With Special Needs From Marrying

It’s going to take a lot more to keep a 27-year-old group home resident from marrying the woman he loves than a court ruling and his parents’ …

Hear my voice | LDT

<i>In this guest blog, to coincide with the launch of the ‘Hear my voice’ campaign, Mencap’s Jan Tregelles explains how important it is for people with</i> …

Autism

I'm Taking a Stand to Make My Difference in the World

I'm Lauren Potter. I'm just a 24-year-old girl who is working hard to live my dreams and make my difference in the world.<p>In order to do that, I've had to face challenges. Sometimes even seemingly simple things, like walking and talking, have been a challenge. But I never let that stop me. I have …

Three years on from the closure of Winterbourne View, more than 3, 000 vulnerable adults are still at risk

Families of victims of the abuse, and charities, call upon the Government to meet its deadlines for reform<p>SIR – After the exposure of abuse and neglect at Winterbourne View hospital in 2011, the Government assured us that it would use the scandal “as a spur to make things better”. Three years …

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How can social care providers involve service users?

From the prime minister downwards, there's an official consensus that public engagement is crucial for modern policy and politics. An early mantra of the coalition government for NHS patients was "nothing about me without me". The Care Quality Commission says it's determined to increase user …

Now is the Winter(bourne) of our discontent...

<b>Now is the Winter(bourne) of our discontent</b><p>As has been universally acknowledged, the programme set up by the government in the wake of the Panorama …