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How digitalised care planning could support my son and others like him

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Stella Smith’s son Andrew has needed considerable ongoing support since the age of four when he was diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition. Ever since then, one of the greatest challenges for Stella and her family has been getting the …

Learning disability, dementia and the support to live well with both

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As the life expectancy of people with learning disabilities increase, so too does their risk of developing conditions such as dementia. Emma Killick, Director of Adult Services for learning disabilities charity MacIntyre  explains how her organisation is working to raise …

Avoiding the cliff edge: making transitions work

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What do parents of young people living with disabilities – and also cognitive and mental health conditions - mean when they refer, sometimes fearfully, to 'the cliff edge'? Ewan King, Director of Business Development and Delivery at the Social Care Institute for …

Personalising support for people living with autism

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Sean McLaughlin is one of two ADASS leads on Autism and Learning Disability. The fourth autism self-assessment questionnaire, currently with local authorities for completion by 17 October 2016, provides Sean with an opportunity to reflect on progress. ADASS (the Association …

Autism - plugging gaps in service provision and improving the healthcare experience

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‘Although awareness of autism has increased in recent years, there are still considerable gaps in health and social care provision in the UK and elsewhere in the world’, explains Dr Silvana Unigwe, general practitioner and The Royal College of General …

New Winterbourne View report reflects on progress made and challenges ahead

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Sir Stephen Bubb, tasked with leading the work into establishing stronger safeguards and support for adults with learning difficulties after the scandal of abuse at Winterbourne View, has published his latest and final report: Time for change: the challenge ahead. …

Lean on me

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Last week, Anna McEwen, Director of Support & Development, Shared Lives Plus and our Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, spent a sunny Friday afternoon with some amazing Shared Lives carers and the people they support. Following a short …