Tizard Learning Disability Review: Volume 16 Issue 2

Practice, management, research and innovation


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A home of my own ‐ progress on enabling people with learning disabilities to have choice and control over where and with whom they live

Karyn Kirkpatrick

This article examines the progress made in supporting people with learning disabilities to live in their own homes in the community over the past 40 years. The recent NHS campus…

Health care for people with learning disabilities ‐ how far have we come? The national picture

Hannah Rutter, Sue Carmichael

Following a series of inquiries and reports, health has become an increasingly high priority for the Valuing People Now programme and beyond, in local and regional health and…

The learning disability health self‐assessment: three years on

Jackie Sochocka, Jenny Anderton

The self‐assessment was designed to create an environment where people from partnership boards and other interested groups could work systematically alongside health and social…

Supported employment for people with learning disabilities in the UK: the last 15 years

Kathy Melling, Stephen Beyer, Mark Kilsby

This paper revisits the aspirations of the authors for supported employment development from 1997 against a changing policy context with the introduction of Valuing People and…


Employment: what we have learned

Charlotte Spencer

This article summarises work done under Valuing People Now to improve employment prospects and outcomes for people with learning disabilities in England. It summarises the…

<i>Valuing People Now</i> and people with complex needs

Viv Cooper, Cally Ward

This article focuses on people with complex needs and the impact of Valuing People and Valuing People Now on improving their lives and opportunities. It considers the current…

Valuing People: family matters ten years on

Viv Cooper, Cally Ward

It is ten years since Valuing People promised a ‘new deal’ for family carers and included specific objectives for involving families in local partnership boards, providing better…

People with learning disabilities who come in contact with the Criminal Justice System

Jo Poynter

It is known that about seven per cent of the prison population have a learning disability, but historically very little has been done to support these individuals through the…

How much will it cost? Characteristics of the most expensive residential placements for adults with learning disabilities

Peter McGill, Jo Poynter

It is widely known that a relatively small number of very expensive, often out‐of‐area, placements consume a relatively large proportion of the social care budget. Valuing People…

The Mental Capacity Act 2005

Paul Gantley

A brief review of the first three years of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 that was fully implemented during 2007.

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