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BJLD special issue on ageing and people with learning disabilities - a call for abstracts 

We are seeking papers on any aspect of ageing and people with learning disabilities which will enable us to build a better understanding of the needs and experiences of this group. 

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'There are no limits to what Natty can achieve'

25 July 2014: We told you a few weeks ago that Natty, daughter of Hayley Goleniowska, author of the 'Downs Side Up' blog, had been chosen to feature in a Sainsbury's back to school clothing campaign. Well, the posters have finally gone up. Breaking down the barriers and moving into society's mainstream. Well done Natty!
Positive Behaviour Support - from research into practice 

Highlights from BILD's 2013 PBS International Research and Practice Conference, held in Brighton last May. 
More about BILD PBS >  
BILD Code of practice - fourth

New BILD Code of Practice  

The fourth edition is a significant revision that takes into account recent policy and research developments and reflects the shift in emphasis to positive behaviour support, minimising the use of restrictive practices and reducing the use of restrictive physical interventions.  Find out more >

Jane Cummings

People with learning disabilities will not be left out of new group, say NHS

18 July 2014: NHS England Chief nursing officer, Jane Cummings, has sought to address the anger that people with learning disabilities and their families' have expressed over their lack of involvement in the creation of a steering group to help cut inappropriate hospital placements in the wake of Winterbourne View.  More >

Money Skills videos 

Barclays asked BILD to develop resources for people with learning disabilities - like 'Top Tips for keeping your money safe'. More >


Are things getting better in health?

BILD and Mencap worked with the Department of Health on a consultation about healthcare for people with learning disabilities. 

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Supporting older people with learning disabilities toolkit 

Our self-assessment and toolkit brings together information from policy, practice, older people with learning disabilities, and those that support them, to provide an easy reference point for local areas, along with practical ideas to improve practice. Download > 

Linda Rutter

Great work wins at the National Learning Disabilities Awards  

A fantastic night at the National Learning Disability Awards at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham on 16 May saw lots of finalists, awards presented, excitement and pizzazz and a real celebration of great practice.
See all the winners >