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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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A Family Perspective

Feb
11

Medicinal cannabis to treat epilepsy

Medicinal cannabis was made legal in the UK in October last year for some medical conditions, yet there are still no forms of medicinal cannabis licenced on the NHS to treat epilepsy, despite the success stories that we are hearing about.

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Jan
30

DON’T TAKE THE EASY PATH

There should be no ‘easy’ option, only the ‘right’ option. The right option for the individual – to give them a choice!

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News

Nov
30

“Being a carer has good days and bad days.”

Charity Carers UK tells the story of a woman who within one year became carer to both her young daughter and her husband, while suffering from a disability herself… When Jocelyn’s daughter Amy was three-years-old she was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder which has resulted in multiple operations and requires extensive care. Just a […]

Nov
20

Please join us in signing!

A petition calling on the Government to put a stop to the detention of people with autism and learning disabilities in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs), needs 100,000 signatures to be debated in Parliament. Individuals with a learning disability or autism are supposed to be discharged from such units within 18 months into community-based care. […]

Nov
13

CAMPAIGN FOR ACCESSIBLE TOILET FACILITIES

Over a quarter of a million men, women and children in the UK need access to public toilet facilities that go one step further than traditional ‘disabled toilets’. Facilities that simply have a handrail next to a toilet are just not sufficient for people with very complex needs or profound and multiple learning disabilities. Nathalie […]

Nov
9

Very real concerns over report into ATUs

Paul de Savary This week Secretary of State for Health & Care, Matt Hancock announced an ‘immediate’ review, to be carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), into practices in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs), including the prolonged seclusion and long-term segregation used in the ‘care’ of individuals with complex learning disabilities and autism. […]

Nov
7

National Stress Awareness Day

Stress is often described as one of the major barriers to leading a fulfilled life for people with autism. It affects those across the spectrum at all stages of their lives. Of course, stress can affect everyone, but there is growing awareness that autistic people may be particularly susceptible to continued high levels of stress […]

Nov
2

Sky News report into Assessment and Treatment Units

You may have seen a series of reports on Sky News this week, where health correspondent Paul Kelso spoke about the abuse of ATUs – in-patient facilities intended for the short-term assessment, treatment and stabilisation of people with mental health conditions who display challenging behaviours. Individuals with a learning disability or autism are supposed to […]