Raising concerns and making complaints about health, social care or education

Please take part in this survey which is for children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both, their families and paid carers.

Your feedback will help with a new project about raising concerns and making complaints called Ask Listen Do.

The survey ends on 12 January 2018.

An easy read version of this survey is available to download here.

More information here.

The Outdoors: a Natural Place for Young People with Autism

This End of Project Report describes an innovative Transition to Work Programme for young people with autistic spectrum diagnoses and is the result of a pilot programme developed by Lothian Autistic Society (LAS) and Scottish Outdoor Education Centres (SOEC) and made possible through funding from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The pilot had the twin aims of developing employability skills and exploring the therapeutic value of the outdoors.

Read the report here.

Digital Inclusion: Mental Health Technologies for People With Learning Disabilities

Learning Disability Elf summary of a review paper that presents the state of the evidence and future directions for digital mental health and people with intellectual disabilities.

Sheehan, R., & Hassiotis, A. (2017) “Digital mental health and intellectual disabilities : state of the evidence and future directions.” Evidence-Based Mental Health, 20 (4), 107–111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/eb-2017-102759


What Works in Community Led Support?

This summary draws together the headline findings and lessons from an evaluation of the Community Led Support (CLS) Programme hosted by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi).

Between June 2016 and November 2017, NDTi supported seven local authorities and their partners to plan, design, implement and evaluate a new model of delivering community based care and support (community led support) – using approaches that ensure each local model is continually evolving, learning and developing. A further two authorities (including one who was an original member of the first cohort of CLS sites) who are involved in similar community led initiatives also joined the CLS Programme Network and contributed their experiences, data and learning to ensure this evaluation takes accounts of experiences dating back to 2014-15.

Access the report here.