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Disabled tenants take bedroom tax to court of appeal

Disabled tenants take bedroom tax to court of appeal | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
Case brought by five severely disabled people says housing benefit cut discriminates against vulnerable tenants
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It will be very interesting to see how this appeal proceeds. The "bedroom tax" is a blunt instrument which affects people with disabilities disproportionately.

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People with learning disabilities now take their proper place in society. Here are some of the postiive stories and some of the issues.
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Treatment denial cost man’s life

Treatment denial cost man’s life | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
A PATIENT who died days after he was denied hospital care because he had a learning disability has sparked a major review of NHS services in Lothian.
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We have a long way to go.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 6, 8:41 AM

This makes me so angry! And, since anger is just an emotional cover, I know that what I really am is sad.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 6, 8:42 AM

Unacceptable.

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Disability charity appeal to help with funding for Elfin the Shetland pony

Disability charity appeal to help with funding for Elfin the Shetland pony | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
A NEW member of the therapy team has joined Dorset disability charity Diverse Abilities Plus.
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How actor Brian Rix has been putting learning disabilities centre stage | David Brindle

How actor Brian Rix has been putting learning disabilities centre stage | David Brindle | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
David Brindle: Lord Rix, at 90, on his furious fight as a campaigner for Mencap following the birth of his daughter
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Interesting to read the full story of Brian Rix's life, and to remember just how bad things were for people born with learning disabilities such as Down Syndrome.

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Message in a bottle Boost for Doncaster

Message in a bottle Boost for Doncaster | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
A simple scheme which alerts emergency services to a patient’s vital personal and medical information has been adapted to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities in Doncaster.
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What a simple but effective idea!

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Patients with learning disabilities become ‘invisible’ in hospitals, says study

Hospital patients with learning disabilities face longer waits and mismanaged treatment due to a failure to understand them by nursing staff, says a new report.
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This has to change.

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Cecilia Urbina's curator insight, January 16, 5:06 PM

People with learning disabilities are not getting the proper treatment in hospitals, due to the lack of knowledge and understandment by the staff. Staffs are unclear on how to proceed in certain situations unfortunately causing patients with learning disabilities to pay the price. This is a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme.

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Milton Keynes charity boss appointed by Department of Health to lead Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme

Milton Keynes charity boss appointed by Department of Health to lead Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
The CEO of a local charity has been jointly appointed by the Department of Health, NHS England and Local Government Association to lead the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme.
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We're very proud of our CEO at MacIntyre!

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Help make Leeds a Safe Place for disabled people

Help make Leeds a Safe Place for disabled people | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
Pubs, clubs and other businesses can be part of the safe places scheme to make Leeds a less intimidating place for people with learning disabilities. Juliette Bains reports.
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Great to see this scheme

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Exposing quotes that reinforce Down's syndrome myths: The Truth - Special Needs Jungle

Exposing quotes that reinforce Down's syndrome myths: The Truth - Special Needs Jungle | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
And now for a bit of mutual admiration as we introduce our third new columnist. We love the DownsSideUp blog by Hayley Goleniowski, and when we were thinking about who to ask to join us, she was a natural choice.
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What a great post - perhaps particularly helpful for anyone with a friend who has just had a baby with Downs. I remember my mum talking of a lot of hurtful/thoughtless comments when my brother was born.

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Little attention paid to menopausal transition experiences or wellbeing of women with learning disabilities - The Learning Disabilities Elf

Little attention paid to menopausal transition experiences or wellbeing of women with learning disabilities - The Learning Disabilities Elf | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
Mixed methods study of experiences of the menopause of women with learning disabilities in Taiwan
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About time this topic was paid some attention.

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Court asked to sterilise man with learning difficulties - Telegraph

Court asked to sterilise man with learning difficulties - Telegraph | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
The mother of a man with learning difficulties has asked a court if he can be sterilised to prevent him from having another baby as he does not want children but lacks the mental capacity to resist the "power of sex".
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This is a really difficult situation for all concerned, without an ideal answer.

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Plan to help disabled people to work

Plan to help disabled people to work | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
A campaign to help people with disabilities get into the workplace has been launched by the UK government.
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I wonder if attitudes really are changing, as it says in this article...

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VODG - Blog - ‘Compassion’, ‘dignity’ and ‘respect’ in care: we need to walk the talk

VODG - Blog - ‘Compassion’, ‘dignity’ and ‘respect’ in care: we need to walk the talk | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
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It's about relationships and making the transition from words to action.

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Flying With Disability: Best Travel Tips

Flying With Disability: Best Travel Tips | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
Wheelchair accessible holidays and cheap international air travel have made flying with disability a viable option for disabled people.
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Really useful tips

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Offenders with learning disabilities 'neglected' | Nursing in Practice

Offenders with learning disabilities 'neglected' | Nursing in Practice | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
The needs of people with learning disabilities are “going unnoticed” when they are arrested, a government investigation has revealed.  The inspection, carried out by three government justice departments and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) covered activity at police stations, the prosecution and court process, pre-sentencing pre
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MacIntyre's On Track service is one of the few in the country to specialise in the needs of people with learning disabilities who have offended or are at risk of offending. We share the concerns voiced here.

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Man With Severe Autism Can't Read Or Talk, But He'll Assemble Your Ikea Furniture In No Time

Man With Severe Autism Can't Read Or Talk, But He'll Assemble Your Ikea Furniture In No Time | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
Assembling Ikea furniture can be a headache. Complicated instructions, confusing diagrams and stray pieces that don't seem to fit anywhere are a recipe for an emotional meltdown.
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Helpful for his customers, helpful for Brad.

 

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Disabled tenants take bedroom tax to court of appeal

Disabled tenants take bedroom tax to court of appeal | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
Case brought by five severely disabled people says housing benefit cut discriminates against vulnerable tenants
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It will be very interesting to see how this appeal proceeds. The "bedroom tax" is a blunt instrument which affects people with disabilities disproportionately.

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Birmingham Hippodrome to Present Relaxed Performance of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, 30 Jan

Birmingham Hippodrome to Present Relaxed Performance of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, 30 Jan | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
This year Birmingham Hippodrome will present for the very first time a specially adapted and relaxed performance of Britain's biggest pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Thursday 30 January at 1pm.
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Great idea!

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Garden work helps break down barriers

Garden work helps break down barriers | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
GREEN-FINGERED volunteers have transformed a care home garden in Glasgow's East End.
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A good example of a group coming together to create something wonderful.

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Michelle Daly's Warrior Mums - Learning Disability: Warrior Mum and Learning Disability Nurse - Sandy's Journey

Michelle Daly's Warrior Mums - Learning Disability: Warrior Mum and Learning Disability Nurse - Sandy's Journey | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
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Moving and inspiring story!

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Action needed to fight rising hate crimes says Gateshead MP

Action needed to fight rising hate crimes says Gateshead MP | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
North East MP Ian Mearns highlighted the murder of a Sunderland man as he urged MPs to back new laws against prejudice and bullying
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I think it's entirely right that hate crime recording in the UK should include crimes against people with learning disabiliities and/or autism.

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Dark Horse Theatre

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Some wonderfully gifted actors at this extraordinary theatrical school/company

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Lincoln College gets funding for learning disability provision - The Lincolnite

Lincoln College gets funding for learning disability provision - The Lincolnite | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
Better facilities: Lincoln College has been granted more funding to improve facilities for the disabled or students with learning difficulties.
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Excellent funding news

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Psychiatrists warn against cuts to learning disability hospitals beds - 7/24/2013 - Community Care

Psychiatrists warn against cuts to learning disability hospitals beds - 7/24/2013 - Community Care | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
Some people with 'challenging behaviour' require hospital treatment, despite government programme to move people into community settings in wake of Winterbourne, says Royal College of Psychiatrists.
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Important views on the needs of people with learning disability and cutting the number of hospital beds available

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A French adventure for people with learning disabilities and their carers - 7/16/2013 - Community Care

A French adventure for people with learning disabilities and their carers - 7/16/2013 - Community Care | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
The winner of Community Care's Inspiring Images of Social Care competition offers supported activity holidays in Provence
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Another example of how just a few people with an idea can make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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Malton Hospital service to support patients with learning disabilities

Malton Hospital service to support patients with learning disabilities | People with Learning Disabilties | Scoop.it
A NEW service has been launched to help adults with learning disabilities in Malton receive support when they need hospital care.
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More and more hospitals are making helpful provisions for making the experience of medical visits less daunting for people with learning disbilities and their families. Such a good initiative.

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