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Growing older with a learning disability - what do we need to do?


The presentations from the BILD International Ageing Well Research and Practice Conference, December 2015
This conference explored recent national and international research and practice related to ageing and people with a learning disability and how these influenced policy development and the provision of good support.

Providing good support to people with intellectual disabilities as they grow older: what do we know and why is it so hard to achieve

Christine Bigby – Living with a Disability Research Centre, Australia

Promoting the health and wellbeing of older people with a learning disability in England

Lyn Romeo – Office of the Chief Social Worker for Adults, Department of Health, England

The lives and needs of older people with learning disabilities in Ireland

Eilish Burke – IDS-TILDA team, Trinity College, Dublin


17 Years on

GOLD Group, London, England

Providing good support

Hema Abeyatunge – Regard Services, England

Winner of the Award for Supporting Older People with Learning Disabilities at the 2015 National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards

Living well with dementia: lessons for policy and practice from lived experiences of dementia

Karen Watchman – Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, University of West of Scotland, Scotland