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28 July 2016

Statement on Government plan to tackle hate crime

Educational programmes to tackle the spread of hate crimes must consider experiences of people with learning disabilities.  

06 May 2016

An update on changes at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

The FPLD's strategic plan, within the Mental Health Foundation, is focussed on ensuring that we are able to contribute to the improvement of wellbeing and good mental health across all sections of society and communities.

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.

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