This is a guest blog from LDE member Robina Mallett. Robina is the Family Carer member of the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review programme’s national steering group.
Danny Tozer died on 22nd September 2015 after having a seizure in his bedroom in a shared house where he was supported by Mencap.
Today the Care Quality Commission (CQC) released a report about the state of mental health services from 2014 to 2017.
The report found that although some mental health services have improved, there are still problems.
More than just users of services – unlocking the talents and assets of people with autism or learning disability.
Friday, September 15th 10.00 – 11.00
The purpose of our Special Interest Groups is to share experiences and learning between members on a range of relevant subjects and to advise the groups of any relevant legislation changes that may affect their area of expertise.
Lots of people are talking about sleep-ins and the National Minimum Wage at the moment. It is a very complicated issue.
We have written this plain English statement for our members.
Ian Shaw is a 34-year-old man who has autism and doesn’t use words to communicate.
Ian spent 9 years in secure hospitals before moving back into the community last year. His mum believed that ‘the secure units were the wrong places’ but they found it very difficult to get him out.