Making it personal charter: people with learning disabilities the lives they want7 August 2012,
Last week, Dimensions released their Social Care Charter, ‘Making it personal’, which outlines what people with learning disabilities have said they want in order to live the kind of lives they want.
Many people are still surprised to hear how many prisoners may have learning disabilities30 July 2012,
Prisoners with learning disabilities are five times more likely than other prisoners to experience control and restraint, three times more likely to experience segregation and three times more likely to have depression or anxiety.
As dads, we sometimes don't get included in decisions about our kids25 July 2012, Guest Blogger
Steve Palmer, participant in the Recognising Fathers project talks about his involvement.
Positive wellbeing can help protect against the development of mental health problems24 July 2012, Hannah Bullmore
Wellbeing and happiness are not the same thing, although they are sometimes used interchangeably.
The government must take the issue of suicide in older men seriously23 July 2012,
It's important it is to have a proper debate on mental health within men, to find out exactly what is happening on a societal level.
Peer support is a valuable mechanism for helping people with long term conditions19 July 2012,
There is a good argument to be made that approaches which support the mental health of people with long term conditions should be both encouraged and prioritised.
Individuals, families and services will be placed under an impossible strain12 July 2012, Hannah Bullmore
The future costs of social care are set to rise significantly due to an increasingly ageing population, many of whom will experience poor physical and mental health, including dementia.
Employment is vital for maintaining good mental health29 June 2012,
People with mental health problems who feel able to begin work need to be supported to gain and stay in employment by health services, employment services and employers themselves.
The gap between the rhetoric and the actual care delivery on the ground29 June 2012,
It's outrageous that 12 months on from the Winterbourne scandal, we're still dealing with issues related to basic human rights and quality of life for some of the most vulnerable individuals in society.
It's more important than ever that families are well informed about the sources of support available27 June 2012,
Everyone wants the best care for their relatives, but the reality of securing funding for a family member with learning disabilities is not always a straightforward one.