When will we learn from history? – Community Living

Rose Trustam supported the Residential Forum. She spent over 40 years practising what she preached. In an extract from Community Living Magazine June 2020, she wrote… Our relatively recent past “My history in the North West followed a very positive strategy in Hertfordshire in the late 70’s  where as the Manager of a new 3-unitContinue reading “When will we learn from history? – Community Living”

Health inequalities and learning disabilities: The time for action is now!

Sarah Ormston in Care Talk, November 2020 MacIntyre was established in 1966 by Kenneth Newton Wright, the parent of a disabled child. It has grown to become a leading national charity, highly respected and committed to setting standards and increasing choice. MacIntyre provides learning, support and care for more than 1,200 children, young people andContinue reading “Health inequalities and learning disabilities: The time for action is now!”

Spotting a ‘closed culture’ – CQC inspections – RadcliffesLeBrasseur The Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) has produced guidance (‘Guidance’) for their inspection teams and Mental Health Act reviewers to assist them in identifying ‘closed cultures’ at the earliest opportunity and to take appropriate action to prevent recurrence of the abuse exposed at Whorlton Hall.

New supporting information for inspectors and Mental Health Act reviewers addresses the risk factors of closed environments | Care Quality C When a service has a closed culture, people are more at risk of abuse and human rights breaches. The supporting information includes risk factors and warning signs of closed cultures in health and socialContinue reading

Housing and Learning Disability: Transforming care and support

The Housing LIN is committed to supporting our members, commissioners and providers improve the independent living choices of people with learning disabilities. We have been working with NHS England to support TCPs develop their housing partnerships to increase supply. For more about how we can help localities develop a better range of housing choices, downloadContinue reading “Housing and Learning Disability: Transforming care and support”