Tizard Learning Disability Review: Volume 8 Issue 1

Practice, management, research and innovation


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Progress with Learning Disability Hospital Closures in Scotland

Margaret Whoriskey

Since the late 1950s the focus of UK policy for people with learning disabilities has been on deinstitutionalisation and care in the community. In the last decade policy focus has…

Response to ‘Progress with Learning Disability Hospital Closures in Scotland’

Susan Hunter, Kirsten Stalker

The paper comments on the preceding Service Feature, drawing on research carried out by the authors, and finds that there is still a long way to go to achieve two SAY objectives.

Inclusion in Scotland: Progress and Prospects

Julie Allan

Considerable progress has been made in the inclusion of children with special educational needs within mainstream schools over the last 25 years but inclusion remains a major…

Developing Inclusive Practice: North Lanarkshire's Approach

Christine Vassie, Laura‐Ann Currie

North Lanarkshire Council is developing inclusive practice in all its schools through a number of imaginative initiatives. These initiatives are firmly rooted in an educational…

From Invitations to Real Involvement

In the last four years, People First has been invited to participate in many more meetings. While the change in culture is welcomed, People First believes there is a lack of…

Living to Learn, Learning to Live ‐ Learning Difficulties and Lifelong Learning

Donald Macaskill

This paper presents part of the debate and developments which have taken place in relation to lifelong learning and its relationship to adults with learning difficulties. It…

Independent Advocacy in Scotland

Tony Rattray

The need to support independent advocacy at a national level has been officially recognised in Scotland by the creation of two new agencies. The Advocacy Safeguards Agency has…

Developing Local Area Co‐ordination in Scotland ‐ Supporting Individuals and Families in their own Communities

Lisa Curtice

Following its development and evaluation in Western Australia, local area co‐ordination (LAC) has been included as an integral part of the strategy for people with learning…

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