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A patient with "complex" health needs has been waiting more than three-and-a-half years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge, it has been revealed. The patient, who has not been named, and who suffers from a "serious mental health condition" plus a learning disability and physical health problems,…
Learning disability charity Mencap, in partnership with NHS England, has launched a new animation and online guides called Don’t Miss Out to raise awareness of the importance for people with a learning disability to be on their GP’s learning disability register. Just 23% of people with a learning disability are…
Medics can restrain a middle-aged man with a severe learning difficulty in order to prepare him for surgery, a judge in a specialist court has ruled. A care manager said the man became distressed at hospitals and refused to drink. She told Mr Justice Moor that administering a sedative in…
Children with special educational needs and disabilities are at risk of missing out on an education at a mainstream state school, town hall chiefs are warning. A lack of funding and a rise in demand is putting a strain on councils' abilities to offer places to these young people, according…
Welsh Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, has announced additional funding of £7 million for the National Integrated Autism Service. The announcement brings the total amount of funding allocated to supporting autism services in Wales to £13 million up to 2021. Wales is the first part of…
The Care Inspectorate has today published the first ever thematic report on inspections of services for adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. The report shows that the overwhelming majority of care is performing well, and in most cases continuing to improve. There are some outstanding examples of care which is…
Delivering better services for children with autism as they grow into adulthood and beyond has been identified as a priority in Inverclyde. Inverclyde Council’s Policy & Resources Committee has approved £150,000 for the first two years funding for the Autism Implementation Group. It has been set up to deliver the…
The Western Trust have announced a series of 'Speak Easy’ engagement sessions to engage with service users, carers and staff involved in learning disabilities. Ms Anne McMurray will be facilitating the sessions which aim to agree a shared plan to improve community services and wellbeing for adults with learning disability…
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