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News in Learning Disabilities

This is BILD's News service for those in our community. See the latest news that affects people with learning disabilities, their families and those who work to support them.

 

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11 January 2017: Call for government to find long term solution to the social care funding crisis

Seventy-five organisations, including Mencap, the National Autistic Society and United Response, have signed an open letter calling for the government to urgently begin a cross-party process to find a long-term solution to the crisis in social care funding.
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10 January 2017: People with learning disabilities should have annual mental health checks, says NICE

People with learning disabilities should have their mental health checked annually to ensure they are not living with undiagnosed conditions, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.  More >

10 January 2017: Controversial exemption powers reinstated to social work bill

Members of parliament have voted (by 10 to 5) to reinstate the controversial ‘exemption’ clauses to the Children and Social Work Bill.  More > 


3 January 2017: 
NHS scheme to transform personal care rolled out in 6 new areas

NHS England's Integrated Personal Commissioning scheme, which aims to transform care for millions of people with disabilities and those with long-term conditions, is being rolled out to six new areas across England.  More >
    

1 January 2017: NHS England to expand housing options for those discharged from inpatient care

Building the right home, new housing guidance from the Transforming Care Programme, supports NHS and local authority commissioners to work with housing providers to expand the housing options available for people with a learning disability, autism or both, who display behaviour that challenges.  More >

1 January 2017: Siraaj awarded British Empire medal in New Year's Honours!

Siraaj Nadat, Senior Quality of Life Facilitator at Changing Our Lives, is an aspirational role model, known nationally as a knowledgeable leader who champions the rights of people with disabilities not only in a work capacity, but also as a natural part of his day-to-day life. Siraaj said, ” I feel very honoured for having being selected for the award. I could not believe it when I read the honours list!  I felt very proud”.  More > 

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1 January 2017: Siraaj awarded British Empire medal in New Year's Honours!

Siraaj Nadat, Senior Quality of Life Facilitator at Changing Our Lives, is an aspirational role model, known nationally as a knowledgeable leader who champions the rights of people with disabilities not only in a work capacity, but also as a natural part of his day-to-day life. Siraaj said, ” I feel very honoured for having being selected for the award. I could not believe it when I read the honours list!  I felt very proud”.  More >

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1 January 2017: Carol concert audience moved to tears by choirgirl with special needs

A schoolgirl from Northern Ireland has become a viral internet star after a video of here singing at a Christmas concert appeared online. 10-year-old Kaylee Rogers, who has autism and ADHD, attends Killard House School in Donaghadee. Headteacher Colin Millar told BBC Newsbeat she is normally very shy, adding,"She'd be a very quiet little girl, but when she sings, she just opens up." 
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1 January 2017: Autism: 'hidden pool' of undiagnosed mothers with condition emerging

A “hidden pool” of women who have grown up with undiagnosed autism is coming to light as mothers researching their children’s diagnosis recognise themselves in their findings.  More >

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