Publication - Publication

The keys to life - Improving Quality of Life for People with Learning Disabilities

Published: 13 Jun 2013
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781782566366

The new learning disability strategy in Scotland, following on from, and building on the principles and successes of The same as you?, the original review of service for people with a learning disability, published in 2000.

178 page PDF

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178 page PDF

4.0 MB

Contents
The keys to life - Improving Quality of Life for People with Learning Disabilities
Contents

178 page PDF

4.0 MB

ISBN 978 1 78256 636 6 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 14362

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Contents

Ministerial Foreword

COSLA Foreword

A poem by a group of local service users from South Lanarkshire Council

Human Rights and numbers

Definitions and numbers
Who are the people with learning disabilities?
Learning disabilities and autism
What are the numbers of people with learning disabilities?
- Information from Scotland's routinely collected statistics
- Estimates based on statistical principles about the distribution of intelligence in the population
- Research studies
- Which of these estimates are most accurate?

Commissioning of public services
Setting the scene
Joint Commissioning
Integration of Adult Health and Social Care and Commissioning
Reshaping Care for Older People
Self Directed Support

Health
Setting the scene
Scottish Learning Disability Observatory
Health Inequalities
- Scottish Government Health Inequalities Funding
Healthy Lifestyles - Prevention and Self Help
- Diet
- Obesity
- Weight management for adults with learning disabilities and obesity
- Exercise
- Smoking and Drinking
Good quality general health support in the community
- Information and Advice
- Health Checks
- Dentistry
- Epilepsy
- Sensory Impairment
- The role of the GP
- The role of primary care liaison support
Health in Hospital
- Avoidable hospital admissions
- Use of Accident and Emergency Departments
- Dementia
- Palliative care
- Bereavement and Loss

Independent living
Independent living
Mitigating the effects of UK Welfare Reform
Day opportunities
Housing
- Local Housing Strategies
Supported living
- Housing adaptations
- Supported living in Camphill communities
- Travel and Transport
- The role of local area co-ordinators
- Advocacy

Shift the culture and keeping safe
Setting the scene
Relationships
- Friends and partners
- Building Resilience
- Family carers
- Paid carers (support workers)
- Parents with learning disabilities
Protecting children, young people and adults
- Improving developmental and health outcomes for children with learning disabilities: early intervention
- Children and Young People Bill
- Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 (ASPA 2007)
- Guardianship
- Sexual Abuse

Break the stereotypes
Education
Transitions
- Post-16 transitions Policy and Practice Framework: Supporting all young people to participate in post-16 learning, training or work
- Supporting transitions for young people with additional support needs
- Post-16 transitions Data Practice Framework: Supporting all young people to participate in post-16 learning, training and work
Further or Higher Education
Employment
- Review of Scotland's Supported Businesses
- Volunteering

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities
Definitions and numbers
Healthcare issues for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
- Invasive procedures
- Annual Health Checks
- Oral healthcare
Transitions for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
- Child to adult services
- Moving from the family home to supported living
Meaningful activities for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
- Accessing Further and Continuing Education
- Accessing day opportunities
- Changing Places Toilets
Bereavement and loss for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities

Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Services
- Victims and Witnesses
- Being Accused or Suspected of Committing a Crime
- Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill
- Young People
- Prison Health

Complex care
Definitions and Numbers
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mental Health
Progress on complex care since The same as you?
Delayed Discharge
Out of area placements

Appendix 1: Recommendations

Appendix 2: Human rights - legislative background summary and timeline

Appendix 3: Scotland's Human Rights Bodies and what they do

Appendix 4: Health needs

Appendix 5: Changing Places toilet layout

Glossary


Contact

Email: Julie Crawford