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13 November 2015

FPLD disappointed with government response to consultation on ‘No voice unheard, no right ignored’

"Sadly the government’s response to No voice unheard, no right ignored does not address the complex issues that were consulted on."

30 October 2015

New plan to close in-patient facilities

A new national plan launched by NHS England today vows to support people with learning disabilities to lead more independent lives and have greater say about the support they receive.

17 September 2015

Launch of IAPT Positive Practice Guide for Learning Disabilities

This guide sets out some practical steps that IAPT practitioners can take to ensure equality of access to mental health services for people with learning disabilities.

03 September 2015

Media statement on the inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs

The Mental Health Foundation and Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities joint statement on the inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs.

28 May 2015

Factsheets for frontline staff and practitioners in the criminal justice system

We have undertaken an exercise with frontline staff in the criminal justice system to find out what kinds of difficulties they face when supporting clients with learning disabilities and what would help.

20 May 2015

Helping people with learning disabilities to understand ageing and living with dementia

A new handbook will help people with learning disabilities to understand ageing and living with dementia.

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