These Top Tips for Caring for Someone with Learning Disabilities has been provided by Stonebridge College.
This living and dying with dignity guide is written to support those health, social care, voluntary and statutory care providers and deliverers, either in the learning disability or end-of-life care field, who may be involved in caring for a person with a learning disability at the end of their life.
The overall purpose of the handbook is to help people with learning disabilities experience a greater sense of well-being as they grow older. An important aspect of this is looking at positive ways of supporting people who develop dementia as well as those whose friends or housemates are living with dementia. The handbook describes how to run facilitated peer support groups where people use their understanding and experiences to help each other.
Click here to download the Learning Disability Activities Handbook.
The SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) has produced a guide for making meetings accessible for people with learning difficulties. This easy to read guide provides some excellent tips on increasing involvement for those that you work with in your organisation.
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This communicating with people with a learning disability guide from Mencap is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their message across.
Click here to view the PDF.
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists have published ‘Five good communication standards: Reasonable adjustments to communication that individuals with learning disability and/or autism should expect in specialist hospital and residential settings’.
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The National Skills Academy for Social Care has been delighted to welcome the launch of the new Driving Up Quality initiative in learning disabilities. Driving Up Quality, which includes both a code of practice for providers and commissioners to sign up to, and an easily accessible self-assessment guide, is the brainchild of a group of learning disability service providers, alongside a range of sector partners.
The group came together in the wake of the Winterbourne View scandal, both to demonstrate a clear commitment on the part of providers to high quality services, and to provide a practical way to put that commitment into practice. Driving Up Quality is designed to improve standards of care and support and ensure a focus on the individual.
This communicating with people with a learning disability guide from Mencap is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their […]
The Care Certificate Workbook from Skills for Care is a free downloadable resource aimed at supporting the training process and helping employers and their new health and social care workers to cover parts of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate Workbook has been produced following the piloting of the Care Certificate, which indicated employers would […]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance on sensible risk assessment in care settings. The guidance covers a range of areas such as moving and handling and falls. Click here to view this guidance.
The CQC (Care Quality Commission) has produced guidance on using CCTV in Care Homes. It sets out some of the key points that you need to consider when using hidden or visible surveillance. The guide covers consent, safety, informing people and provides sources of support for you. Click here to download the PDF.
Many of us will be guilty of assuming that dementia is simply something all older people suffer from. Some of us will think that dementia means the end of a happy life and that nothing can be done to help those with it. Well, as you’ve probably guessed, these thoughts are simply not true.