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consulted or excluded?

01 July 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

We live in a culture in which national and local policy drivers emphasise the need to take public opinion into account. Indeed, public involvement and consultation...

Person centred plan planning in Hampshire:

01 February 2007

Learning Disability Practice

Practice & research

In this article, the fifth in a series by the Hampshire person-centred planning team, Gwen Moulster and colleagues explore how person-centred planning with people...

The PEPE project: Trialling a German epilepsy education programme for english use

01 June 2007

Learning Disability Practice

Practice & Research

PEPE, a Psycho-Educative Programme about Epilepsy, was designed at the Bethel Institute in Germany to give information and support to people with learning disability...

the balancing act

01 September 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) becomes fully operational from the beginning of October. It will cover all adults (16 years old and over) in England and Wales who...

the friendships of people with a learning disability

01 June 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Friendships are important to most people, including those with a learning disability (Cummins and Lau 2003). Not only do they provide non-judgemental warmth and...

health promotion: how to spread the word

01 September 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The need to meet the healthcare needs of people with a learning disability is increasingly being highlighted. Reports such as the Health of the Nation Strategy for...

continence issues for people with learning disabilities

01 November 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Incontinence tends to be viewed as integral to having severe learning disabilities (Bradley and Ferris 1995). Carers may not prioritise continence training with some...

intimate care: theory, research and practice

01 December 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

For people with learning disabilities, dependence on others for intimate care might be caused by deficits in cognition and difficulties with carrying out practical...

finding positive alternatives to physical restraint

01 December 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Last February The Howard League for Penal Reform stated that unacceptable levels of pain was routinely being used to restrain children in custody. The report was the...

person-centred planning in Hampshire: creating sustainable approaches

01 March 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Aperson-centred plan (PCP) is not a one-off event but a continuous, evolving process. As Mcintosh (2001) says: ‘Sustained effort will be required from people at all...