Learning Disabilities

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Plans unveiled to tackle low life expectancy for those with learning disabilities – Dorset Echo

PROPOSALS have been announced to ensure health and social care staff are legally required to undertake special…

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Women With Learning Disabilities Are Missing Life-Saving Cancer Screenings – HuffPost UK

Last year, at the age of 53, Louise had her first smear test. Louise, who has a…

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People with learning disabilities and complex needs in Milton Keynes could be moved out of residential care in council bid to save £380,000 – Milton Keynes Citizen

Up to 18 people with learning disabilities could be moved out of costly residential care in a…

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Two Cambridgeshire pals set up dating agency for adults with autism and learning disabilities in the region – Ely Standard

Christine O’Neil and Vicky Baddeley say they want to launch their agency, called Safe Soulmate, “in response…

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Royal Albert Hall debut for 200 learning-disabled musicians – Echo

ABOUT 200 learning-disabled musicians will realise an 18-year dream and perform at the Royal Albert Hall. The performance…

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£9.7k grant helps Weymouth people with learning difficulties find work – Wessex FM

A £9.7k Lottery grant to East Boro Housing Trust will go towards a scheme to help adults…

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More paid work needed for people with learning disabilities – Sky News

A cafe set up to teach life and work skills to youngsters with Down’s syndrome is calling…

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Renfrewshire learning disability services to close as funding dries up – The Gazette

LEARNING disability services will cease to operate in April and a councillor claims this will have a…

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‘The Government don’t care’ – Gateshead woman who can’t work out change from £1 told to find job – Chronicle Live

When Sheila Nesbitt was asked what change you would get from £1 if you spent 75p, she…

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Charity is looking for ‘gig buddies’ to help people with learning disabilities – Edinburgh Live

Do you want to share your love of music with people who don’t have the opportunity to…

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People with learning disabilities will have help going clubbing in this new Hull project – Hull Daily Mail

Hull’s booming nightlife is set to be transformed for young people with a learning disabilities. Through Gig Buddies,…

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Open Day at new learning disability centre in Beeston – South Leeds Life

Through the Maze opens a new information and advice centre for people in Leeds with learning disabilities. Through…

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‘Special teddy bears’ to help children with learning disabilities in hospital – Nursing Times

A specialist nurse and her colleague have introduced “special teddy bears” to help children and young patients…

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Council plans shake-up of services for adults with learning disabilities or autism – to save £3.7 million – Stoke-on-Trent Live

Services for adults with complex needs could be moved to a new company – to help a…

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Southampton art group for adults with learning difficulties launches today – Daily Echo

WHEN a Southampton mother realised that her grown up autistic daughter was becoming isolated, she decided to…

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Takeley support worker celebrates 25 years helping adults with learning disabilities live their best life – Hertfordshire Mercury

A 76-year-old support worker is celebrating a milestone anniversary for her work supporting adults with learning disabilities. Barbara…

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Hundreds rally to call to save Highland learning disabilities project – North Star News

HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition in a bid to save a vital service for children…

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People with learning difficulties in Bucks not living in suitable homes – Mix 96

More than 30% of adults with learning disabilities in Buckinghamshire are not living in “stable or appropriate”…

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Student with learning difficulties helps stricken bus passenger – Hereford Times

A HEREFORD student with learning difficulties came to the rescue of a man who was suffering an…

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Art project for people with learning difficulties is coming to Runcorn – Runcorn and Widnes World

YOUNG adults with learning disabilities in Halton can make use of a new art skills project in…

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‘Just because you have a learning disability doesn’t mean you can’t be a successful parent’ – Western Telegraph

PARENTS with learning disabilities or autism in Pembrokeshire will be given a voice, thanks to funding of…

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New flats to help Isle of Wight people with learning difficulties live independently – Isle of Wight County Press

PEOPLE with learning disabilities are being moved out of residential care homes and into new flats. The accommodation,…

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How VR Is Being Used to Help Children With Learning Disabilities, Autism – Variety

The United States Department of Education is betting on virtual reality to help students with high-functioning autism…

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Call for mandatory hospital training on learning disabilities – BBC News

Campaigners have called for mandatory training to ensure people with learning disabilities are treated properly in hospital. The…

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Official opening of new day service for adults with learning disabilities – North Norfolk News

Your Choice North Walsham has moved from Folgate Road, where it opened six years ago, to a…

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Learning disabilities ‘transformation’ call – BBC News

Too many adults and children with learning disabilities and complex needs are being forced to live hundreds…

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Out of the Shadows: The untold story of people with learning disabilities in prison – British Journal of Photography

It is estimated that 7% of the prison population in the UK has a learning disability, compared…

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Councils warn that costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities could increase by almost £2bn by 2025 – Open Access Government

The costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities is projected to increase by almost £2bn by…

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Costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities could increase by £2bn by 2025 – Care Appointments

The costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities is projected to increase by almost £2bn by…

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Review ordered into ‘barbaric’ treatment of patients with autism and learning disabilities – Sky News

Health secretary Matt Hancock has ordered a review of the long-term treatment of people with learning disabilities…

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Children with learning disabilities ‘failed by society’ – BBC News

Children with learning disabilities are being let down by society, according to a report by a leading…

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Festival for people with learning disabilities on the Isle of Wight is returning for 2019 – Isle of Wight County Press

THE SUCCESSFUL One Life Festival is coming back for 2019 — increased to two days. The festival is…

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Elspeth Paget: Guardianships and PoAs are needed for those with learning disabilities too – The Scotsman

Guardianships and Powers of Attorney are often primarily associated with the elderly, but this is far from…

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Continued fall in health visitors, school and learning disabilities nurses – Nursing Times

Numbers of health visitors, school nurses and learning disability nurses in England have continued to fall over…

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£100m funding boost to transform care for people with learning disabilities – Wales247

A North Wales project to develop seamless health and social care services for people with learning disabilities…

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Major cash boost for learning disabilities services in Wales – North Wales Chronicle

A PROJECT to develop s health and social care services for people with learning disabilities in Wales…

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102 young Northamptonshire people face future living in care homes – Northampton Chronicle and Echo

People with a learning disability and elderly parents may have to live in Northamptonshire care homes as…

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Rob Greig: ‘We are going backwards on learning disability – there needs to be a fresh narrative’ – Community Care

Rob Greig says there were many reasons why he decided to retire from his role as chief…

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Help fund sports and wellbeing festival for adults with learning disabilities and autism – Warrington Guardian

A WINWICK-BASED charity is calling on the public to help fund a sports and wellbeing festival to…

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Learning disabilities charity to open cafe in Hove Library – Brighton & Hove Independent

A Brighton-based charity is to open its second cafe in Hove Library. Team Domenica aims to help…

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Making the invisible visible: Helping students with learning disabilities succeed – SooToday

Staff and students at Sault College were on campus in order to plant 1,100 blue flags outside…

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Southern Trust underspends on adults with learning disabilities – BBC News

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has underspent on services for adults with learning disabilities by…

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Unit’s award for work with people with complex learning disabilities – Swindon Advertiser

STAFF at a Devizes unit which helps people with complex learning disabilities reach their full potential have…

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Fulfilling Lives event for people with physical and learning disabilities – The Northern Echo

PEOPLE with physical and learning disabilities can find out more about getting into employment at a free…

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Worthing’s Superstars Arts making a real difference to adults with learning disabilities – The Argus

“I KNOW we have changed lives, that’s good reason to get out of bed every morning.” Jo Sullivan…

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Banbury supported living service for adults with learning disabilities praised – Banbury Guardian

A supported living service which looks after nine adults with learning disabilities in Banbury was praised by…

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Restraint on adults with learning disabilities soars by nearly 50% in a year, figures show – The Independent

Physical restraint on adults with learning disabilities and autism has surged by 47 per cent in the…

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Learning disabilities care ‘far from home’ – BBC News

New figures obtained by BBC Scotland show that people with learning disabilities and autism are still being…

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Physical restraint used on 50% more NHS patients with learning disabilities – The Guardian

Growing numbers of patients with learning disabilities are being physically restrained in mental health units, despite ministers…

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Wearside study could be key to longer lives for patients with learning disabilities – Sunderland Echo

The future health of people with learning disabilities could be improved if more was made of technology…

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