‘Personalisation’ refers to the process by which people with long-term illnesses or conditions receive support that is tailored to their individual needs and wishes.
Quality of life
A person’s quality of life is influenced by a lot of different things. Once our most basic needs are met such as having enough to eat and drink, then we start to think of the more complicated aspects involved in creating a happy meaningful life. Some of the things that help us to have a good quality of life are: Having meaningful relationships – friends, family and partners Having a safe and stable home Having meaningful purpose to your days Being healthy Having financial security Being respected and feeling heard Having choices For someone with a learning disability, these things are just as...
Rett syndrome is a rare genetic, neurodevelopmental disorder. It predominantly affects females, with males affected much more rarely, and usually less severely.
Learn about sight and learning disabilities. Find out what some of the issues are affecting people with a sight problem and learning disabilities.
Social model of disability
The social model of disability proposes that what makes someone disabled is not their medical condition, but the attitudes and structures of society.
Spirituality can mean many things to people with learning disabilities and what it comprises will be unique to every person.
Transition describes the move from children’s services to adult services. This can involve leaving school, transferring from children and family services to adult social care services, and/or transferring from paediatric services to adult health services.
Learning Disabilities: IAPT Positive Practice Guide1 September 2015
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme aims to provide equitable access to NICE-recommended psychological therapies to people from all sectors of the community.
Talking Together1 May 2015
The fact that people with learning disabilities are living longer raises many questions about how they can be supported to have a good life with opportunities to be involved and connected with others into old age.
Making decisions1 May 2015
A series of fact sheets to aid frontline staff and practitioners working in the criminal justice system who come into contact with people with learning disabilities.