One to share with people you support: LDE summary of the CQC State of Social Care

This week Care Quality Commission (CQC) published a report that looks at the state of social care. Learning Disability England have written a summary for members.

You can read the full CQC report here.

LDE report is here:

Pride in LGBT relationships by Dr Claire Bates

There are almost 100 Pride Festival events around the UK in 2017 celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) culture. How many people with learning disabilities will be taking part in these celebrations?

Read the Blog by Dr Claire Bates (Supported Loving at Choice Support), here:

Substance misuse and people with learning disabilities: making reasonable adjustments to services

This guidance (from NDTi and Public Health England) is to help professionals in drug and alcohol teams or learning disability teams support people with learning disabilities who have substance misuse problems. It summarises what the research tells us about the particular problems faced by this group of people and what approaches work best.

Access the guidance here:

Respond Training Event: Working therapeutically with people with learning disabilities- 14th July

Respond is expert in creative therapeutic interventions for people with learning disabilities. This course provides training in alternative ways of working therapeutically with people with learning disabilities who have been abused or experienced trauma. The course will cover: an introduction to disability psychotherapy; the different approaches to verbal and non-verbal communication and when this is the most appropriate method; the significance of attachment theory in disability, abuse and trauma and exploring creative ways of working using art, play, music, drama and movement.

Tickets here-

Know Your Normal: young people with autism experience of mental health

Together with UCL’s Centre for Research in Autism and Education and Ambitious about Autism Youth Patrons designed and undertook research about young people with autism to gain an insight into their experience of mental health.

With findings that show four out of five saying they had experienced mental health issues, but only 4% being extremely confident in knowing who to ask for help.

Read more findings in the report available here: