Social care

The Department of Health and Social Care has published its plans for mandatory learning disability and autism training for all relevant health and care staff in England. 

Swindon Borough Council's Supported Employment Strategy, which has been approved by the council’s Health and Wellbeing Board, aims to double the percentage of adults with a learning difficulty in paid employment form 5.6 per cent this year to 10 per cent by March 2022.

And it wants a significant increase of those leaving the council’s care in paid work, from 64 per cent this year to three-quarters in the next three and a half years.

Greater Manchester has set a target of achieving 7% employment rates for people with learning disabilities across all of the Greater Manchester boroughs by 2020. The target is included within its GM Learning Disability Strategy and flagged up in a letter to all authorities in the region.

The letter, from Lord Smith of Leigh, the Chair of Greater Manchester Health and Care Board, states:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Social care
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Report

Social care provision and funding has been the subject of numerous reports, commissions and Government papers over many years. Despite agreement on the urgent need for reform, this has not translated into action or consensus on how it should be achieved. 

BASE has been working with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) to produce some guidelines for local authorities to help them raise the employment rates of adults with disabilities.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Equality & Diversity, Commissioning, Social care, Health & Wellbeing, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Framework

This guide has been produced to help all those involved understand how things will need to be done differently to make personalisation a reality for people with mental health needs. This is a whole system guide, so hopefully it will give some information, guidance and signposts for people, whoever and wherever they are. The guide provides information about what personalisation means for mental health services and supports, offers examples of what needs to be in place to make things work, and provides pointers to good practice and sources of advice and information.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Social care, Policy, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2008
Type: 
Report

Valuing People Now is the Government's three-year big plan to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families. It covers all aspects of life, including health, housing, getting a paid job, personalisation, transition, advocacy, hate crime and relationships. All people with a learning disability are people first with the right to lead their lives like any others, with the same opportunities and responsibilities, with the same dignity and respect. This strategy is inclusive of those groups who are least often heard and most often excluded. These groups include

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