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Learning Disability Workshop Conference

During 2015 the Kent and Medway Learning Disability Community of Practice in partnership with East Kent Hospitals Clinical Education and three experts by experience have been running half day workshops for mainstream healthcare professionals. 113 more words

Learning Disability

The Disappeared Disabled – the shocking facts.

The Francis report, identified systemic, organisational, and, individual failings contributed to “the normalisation of cruelty” in the care in Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. 1,326 more words

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Introduction Blog

Hello, my name is Anna and I am third year trainee clinical psychologist at Lancaster University.  In August last year one of the clinical tutors at Lancaster University, Ste Weatherhead (@SteWeatherhead), circulated an email to second year Lancaster DClinPsy trainees that highlighted figures from the… 643 more words

SCIE's Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Directory

The Mental Capacity Act is a strongly ambitious law, designed to support and to enhance the rights of people who may lack mental capacity. Any of us may lack capacity at a given time, so it is a law of tremendous scope and importance. 84 more words

Social Care

Appointing a professional as deputy, rather than a family member

Again, a Court of Protection case.  This time by Senior Judge Lush.

Re A 2016


The first thing that leaped out at me in reading this was that the applicant, who was asking that a professional be appointed as a deputy to manage the affairs of her mother, had instructed a QC. 1,303 more words

Case Law

Rationing of access to adult safeguarding casts shadow over Care Act aspirations | Community Care

There has been slow progress on safeguarding under the Care Act but rationing and implementation problems are causes for concern, says Gary FitzGerald

Source: Rationing of access to adult safeguarding casts shadow over Care Act aspirations | Community Care


Deaths prompt call for learning disabled adults to get named care coordinators

Original post from Community Care

‘……………by Andy McNicoll

Adult protection experts have called for learning disabled adults to be given a named care coordinator and have their health and social care needs jointly reviewed at least once a year, after analysing the circumstances surrounding two patient deaths. 726 more words