The Undateables13 April 2012,
The main point of a new Channel 4 programme should be that this it's the story of several people who want to find love - a universal struggle that every member of society can identify with, whether you're disabled or not.
Mental health and later life26 March 2012,
Whilst it’s clearly good news that a study has shown mental wellbeing to improve with age, strong evidence suggests that for around a quarter of people over the age of 65, their mental health not only declines but gets significantly worse.
Defusing the Dementia âtime bombâ16 March 2012,
The language used to talk about dementia has the potential effect of sensationalising the disease.
Hitting the road â delivering training around employing people with learning disabilities16 March 2012,
We know that 65% of people with a learning disability want to find paid work, yet despite this only 6% are in employment.
Mid-life women and mental health29 February 2012,
A new study suggesting that older mothers are more likely to suffer from depression than women who have children at a younger age.
To good health!21 February 2012,
We’d like to see increased education about the association between alcohol use and mental health in schools and youth clubs, and for health staff to advise patients about the dangers of excessive drinking to both their mental and physical health.
People with learning disabilities are still not being included in decisions about their care16 February 2012,
Based on its review of services for people with learning disabilities, a recent Care Quality Commission (CGC) report indicated that many care homes and hospitals are still failing to provide patient-centred care.
Attending the Inclusive Community Experience3 February 2012,
During the last few days of January, I went to the Inclusive Community Experience at Ribby Hall in Blackpool.
Legislating is a challenge when you're dealing with peopleâs ability to make decisions31 January 2012,
A new report on mental capacity calls for the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice to be revised.
There is a real danger of learning disabled offenders spending more time in prison than necessary27 January 2012,
With 25% of the prison population having an IQ of less than 80 and a further 25% with a ‘hidden disability’ it seems timely and appropriate to try and meet the needs of this large group of people.