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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. In one case, a patient who had problems making herself understood was accused of being drunk by hard pressed hospital staff. It is estimated that…
This handbook is for colleges that want to improve the employment chances of their students who have learning disabilities and autism. Currently, the number of adults with learning disabilities who are in work is very low. There are many reasons for this that we talk about in the handbook. We…
A new report in response to events at Winterbourne View Hospital is published today, providing information on hospital inpatients with learning disabilities in England. Of the 3,250 hospital inpatients included in the 2013 Learning Disability Census, around one in five (18.2 per cent or 570 individuals) were staying in hospital…
Learning Disability Wales, the charity representing the learning disability sector in Wales, has announced details of some courses taking place in the new year. Communicating Through Touch15 January 2014 in Cardiff A workshop to help those that care for someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or learning disabilities use touch…
If you want to work as part of a team to support people with learning disabilities and their families get the best out of life, then this could be the ideal job for you. Learning disability nurses are based in a variety of settings in the community and in hospitals.…
Wednesday, 7 Apr, 2010

Webwatch - DotComUnity

DotComUnity aims to provide a one-stop online resource and directory of community services, care information and social interactivity for adults and children with a learning or physical disability within local communities throughout the UK. A registered, not-for-profit initiative, the website is useful in that it allows users to feedback on…
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