Learning Disability Today Blog ‘Taking the Medicine’- a campaign to raise awareness amongst pharmacies of the needs of people with learning disabilities

Radhika Holmström explores campaigns aimed at getting pharmacists more aware of the needs of people with learning disabilities.  Read the blog here:

 

https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/pharmacy-campaigns?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fnews.pavpub.com%2folmgroup_prolz%2f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LD+Ebul+100717&utm_term=Your+Learning+Disability+Today+Update&utm_content=334893&gator_td=3CjLGiclM00N1C9e3A%2b0hD473QUipFg3%2fdw8G9sdE3S29jkEafP2qbc0zB72%2bs0q1NcZA%2fD8Q8GBt2Km6eXsS9xS%2fQIeiSXGeHurDDc87Z9e3y9tdMemRmshGvkwcZuWdPsgF3GAxdF7nrXeYtS3sqwoUTDrkw44c%2bmD90oW7JJrcPFgW6J2YMipNj3zqq%2by

ARC England: Back to the 80’s- The face of social care then and now

To commemorate 35 years of ARC’s work in England ARC have announced theynare delivering two thought provoking and practically useful conferences, reflecting on changes in social care since the 1980’s and the real challenges of today.

Speakers include:

  • Neil Eastwood – founder of Sticky People, international speaker and author of Saving Social Care on the recruitment and retention of frontline staff in Social Care. Neil will be facilitating a workshop to give delegates the opportunity to take away practical and innovative ideas to tackle this challenge
  • Christine Rose – an international speaker and expert consultant on Active Support. Christine will be presenting on the ethos of Active Support; what it looks like in practice and changing staff behaviour
  • Andrew Guy – a Positive Behavioural Support Analyst, he will be exploring behaviours and why organisations should plan and conduct functional analysis
  • Robert Tice – a Partner at regional law firm, Flint Bishop Solicitors, and an employment lawyer for over 20 years. Rob will be providing a legal overview including sleep-ins and other issues affecting providers today
  • Tony Tobin – representing Arthur J Gallagher and Co, insurers specialising in protecting charities and health care providers. Tony will be discussing the importance of having the appropriate types of insurance to protect organisations, staff and the people you support. Arthur J Gallagher are kind sponsors of the conferences.

More information available here: http://arcuk.org.uk/blog/backtothe80s/

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:

http://www.learningdisabilityengland.org.uk/news/stateofsocialcare/

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:

https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/pride-in-lgbt-relationships

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:

https://www.ndti.org.uk/uploads/files/Substance_Misuse_RA_Report.pdf