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Nothing about us without us

01 December 2002

Learning Disability Practice

Practice & research

In March 2001 Valuing People set out a range of proposals for improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families and carers (Department of...

Hidden from view

01 March 2003

Learning Disability Practice


No one is sure how many people with learning difficulties are sexually abused, but we know that the number is extremely high and that the real extent of the problem...

What do you expect at your age?

01 April 2003

Learning Disability Practice


In the early 21st century, a series of medical advances mean that people with learning difficulties are living longer than might once have been expected. Although we...

Community care: policy and practice

01 November 2003

Learning Disability Practice

Book Review

On the back cover of Community Care magazine, a previous reviewer rightly describes this book as ‘an excellent introduction to, and summary of, both the historical...

Somebody else’s problem?

01 February 2003

Learning Disability Practice


Meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities who have a mental health problem has always been a key challenge for health and social services. Often, mental...

Eight years on

01 April 2001

Nursing Older People


Eight years after the full implementation of the NHS and Community Care Act (1 April 1993), how successful have the community care reforms been in meeting their...

Who cares wins

01 July 2001

Nursing Older People


The notion of intermediate care is one that has emerged against the background of increased pressure on many areas of the health and social care system:

Getting involved

01 November 2001

Nursing Older People

Editorial news

In September the Department of Health issued a discussion document on involving patients and the public in healthcare. Building on changes previously announced in...

Discharging responsibilities

01 April 2002

Nursing Older People

News comment

In February the House of Commons health committee began to hear oral evidence as part of its investigation of delayed hospital discharges. For many people, such a...

The perils of partnership

01 August 2002

Nursing Older People


Partnership working is a key theme of social policy in the UK. Under New Labour there has been a greater recognition that many of the social issues we face are so...