• Our Story

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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A Family Perspective

Sep
12

Hospitals into homes

The latest episode of BBC radio 4’s “File on 4” show reflects on the progress made to get people with learning disabilities and autism out of hospital units and into homes in the community with good support, since the shocking revelations at Winterbourne View 5 years ago. To listen to the full episode, please click […]

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Aug
3

Is your school proactive?

When it comes to transition from children’s to adults service, proactivity is the key to making it as smooth a process as possible for your young person. It may seem a long way off before they will be leaving school, but sticking your head in the sand will not ignore the fact that it is […]

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News

Jan
31

Dignity Action Day

Dignity Action Day began in 2006 with the aim to inspire health and social care staff and local people, to place dignity and compassion at the heart of care services and the community. It is a national initiative led by the Dignity in Care Campaign to bring people together, ensuring individuals are given choice, control […]

Jan
3

Festival of Sleep

The Festival of Sleep is a celebratory day created to remind individuals to take a rest after the chaos of the festive season. But life with a child with learning disabilities may make it difficult to get the essential sleep required for wellbeing, let alone indulgent post-Christmas naps. The importance of sleep is well known […]

Dec
18

Preparing for Christmas

Whilst most families are excitedly anticipating Christmas, when you have a child with a learning disability or autism, preparing for Christmas can take more consideration and planning. What many view as enjoyable markers of the season – such bright lights, crowds, noise, visitors, celebrations and disruption to routine – when viewed from the eyes of […]

Dec
11

Autism as You Age

When people think of autism they most often think of children. However, autistic children grow up to be autistic adults, and the majority of people diagnosed with autism are in fact in adulthood. The number of adults with ASD aged over 65 will be 155,000 by 2035 in the UK alone1 – resulting in an […]

Nov
30

The A Word Review

The return of the BBC drama ‘The A Word’ has been welcomed by many. The series focuses on a family who, in the first series, received a diagnosis of autism for their son, Joe, and showed the reaction of the family and community while beginning to explore the challenges of accepting the diagnosis. In the […]

Oct
16

A Lonely Society

Listening to Lucy Hurst Brown on ‘A Lonely Society’ (originally aired on Radio 4, available on BBC iPlayer) was a poignant reminder of how far we, as a society, still must come towards true integration of all. Hurst Brown reflected on her life’s work – helping to move people out of institutions into supported living […]