Government Publications

People with learning disabilities: health checks audit tool.

A tool to assess the quality of annual health checks for people with learning disabilities.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/people-with-learning-disabilities-health-checks-audit-tool

 

NHS Long Term Plan launched

The 10-year plan launched by NHS includes measures to prevent 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases, and better access to mental health services for adults and children.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nhs-long-term-plan-launched

Apprenticeships: improving access for people with learning disabilities

Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and Department for Education (2016)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeships-improving-access-for-people-with-learning-disabilities

Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the Twenty-first Century

Department of Health (2001)

Available at www.valuingpeople.gov.uk

 

National Service Framework for Mental Health

Department of Health (1999)

Available at www.dh.gov.uk

 

Green Light: How good are your mental health services for people with learning disabilities?

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, Valuing People Support Team and National Institute for Mental Health in England (2004)

Available at  www.learningdisabilities.org.uk  and  www.valuingpeople.gov.uk

 

No health without mental health: a cross-government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages

Department of Health (2011)

Available at www.dh.gov.uk

 

Effective Care Co-ordination in Mental Health Services: Modernising the Care Programme Approach

Department of Health (1999)

Available at www.dh.gov.uk

 

Mental Health and Social Exclusion

Social Exclusion Unit (2004)

Available at www.socialexclusionunit.gov.uk

 

Mental Capacity Act

Department of Constitutional Affairs (2005)

Available at www.dca.gov.uk

Mental Health Act

Department of Health (1983)

Available at www.dh.gov.uk

Mental Health Bill

Department of Health

Available at www.dh.gov.uk

People with learning disabilities: health checks audit tool.

A tool to assess the quality of annual health checks for people with learning disabilities.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/people-with-learning-disabilities-health-checks-audit-tool

 

NHS Long Term Plan launched

The 10-year plan launched by NHS includes measures to prevent 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases, and better access to mental health services for adults and children.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nhs-long-term-plan-launched

Apprenticeships: improving access for people with learning disabilities

Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and Department for Education (2016)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeships-improving-access-for-people-with-learning-disabilities

Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the Twenty-first Century

Department of Health (2001)

Available at www.valuingpeople.gov.uk

 

National Service Framework for Mental Health

Department of Health (1999)

Available at www.dh.gov.uk

 

Green Light: How good are your mental health services for people with learning disabilities?

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, Valuing People Support Team and National Institute for Mental Health in England (2004)

Available at  www.learningdisabilities.org.uk  and  www.valuingpeople.gov.uk

 

No health without mental health: a cross-government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages

Department of Health (2011)

Available at www.dh.gov.uk

 

Effective Care Co-ordination in Mental Health Services: Modernising the Care Programme Approach

Department of Health (1999)

Available at www.dh.gov.uk

 

Mental Health and Social Exclusion

Social Exclusion Unit (2004)

Available at www.socialexclusionunit.gov.uk

 

Mental Capacity Act

Department of Constitutional Affairs (2005)

Available at www.dca.gov.uk

Mental Health Act

Department of Health (1983)

Available at www.dh.gov.uk

Mental Health Bill

Department of Health

Available at www.dh.gov.uk

Other National Publications

Health Inequalities and People with Learning Disabilities in the UK, 2010

https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/34862/1/vid_7479_IHaL2010_3HealthInequality2010.pdf
The health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities in the UK start early in life, and
result, to an extent, from barriers they face in accessing timely, appropriate and effective health
care.

Count me in 2010

Care Quality Commission

www.cqc.org.uk

Click here to read count_me_in_2010

Health Inequalities & People with Learning Disabilities in the UK: 2010

Improving Health and Lives Learning Disabilities Observatory

www.improvinghealthandlives.org.uk

Click here to read HealthInequality2010

Religious Expression: A Fundamental Human Right

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/publications/religious-expression/

Click here to read Religious Expression: A Fundamental Human Right

Depression in People with Learning Disability

Royal College of Psychiatrists

www.rcpsych.ac.uk

Down’s Syndrome and Dementia Resource

Dodd, K., Turk, V. and Christmas, M. (2002)

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

www.bild.org.uk

Spporting Derek: A practive development guide to support staff working with people who have a learning disability and dementia

Watchman, K., Kerr, D., and Wilkinson, H.

The Jospeh Rowntree Foundation

Pavilion Publishing

www.pavpub.com

Learning Disability and Mental Health

Royal College of Psychiatrists

www.rcpsych.ac.uk

Mental health in people with Learning Disabilities info pack

http://www.netbuddy.org.uk/info-packs/mental-health/

Meeting the Emotional Needs of Young People with Learning Disabilities

Wertheimer, A., Hewitt, A. and Morgan, H. (2003)

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

www.learningdisabilities.org.uk

Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities: A Reader

Edited by Holt, G., Hardy, S. and Bouras, N. (2011)

Pavilion Publishing

www.pavpub.com

Mental Health in Learning Disabilities: A Training Resource

Edited by Holt, G., Hardy, S. and Bouras, N. (2005)

Pavilion Publishing

www.pavpub.com

Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Holt, G., Gratsa, A.,Bouras, N., Joyce, T., Spiller, M.J. and Hardy, S. (2004)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

www.jkp.com

Understanding Depression in People with Learning Disabilities

Hollins, S. and Curran, J. (1997)

Pavilion Publishing

www.pavpub.com

Books about Functional Learning

Every Child Can Learn

Stroh, K., Robinson, T., and Proctor, A.  (2008)

Sage

www.sagepub.co.uk/education

Autism and Understanding

Solomon, W. with Holland, C. and Middleton, M. J. (2012)

Sage

www.sagepub.co.uk/education

To find our more about Functional Learning and read reviews of these books please click here The Waldon Association  Waldon book review

Accessible National Publications

Accessible Information about Mental Health Medication

(Series of leaflets using pictures and simple English to describe 18 different types of psychotropic medication)

Forster, M., Wilkie, B., Strydom, A., Edwards, C. and Hall, I.

The Elfrida Society

www.elfrida.com

All About Feeling Down

Townsley, R. and Goodwin, J.

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

www.learningdisabilities.org.uk

Books Beyond Words

(Series of picture books that provide information and address the emotional aspects of different events such as bereavement, going into hospital, being a victim of crime and feeling depressed)

Various authors Royal College of Psychiatrists and Gaskell Publishing

www.rcpsych.ac.uk

Coming For A Drink?

(Accessible booklet)

Band, R.

The Elfrida Society

www.elfrida.com

Coping with Loss

(Accessible leaflet)

Scottish Down’s Syndrome Association

www.dsscotland.org.uk

Coping with Stress

(Accessible booklet)

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

www.bild.org.uk

Depression

Click here to download a list of accessible resources about depression and learning disabilities Accessible resources on depression

Click here to find out about our research into depression in young people with learning disabilities Judith Trust research

Drug Pack

(Accessible information pack)

Forster, M.

The Elfrida Society

www.elfrida.com

Lets Talk About Death: A booklet about death and funerals for people who have a learning disability

Watchman, K.

Scottish Down’s Syndrome Association

www.dsscotland.org.uk