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Holman, Andrew – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Jim Blair is the only consultant nurse working with people with learning disabilities in the country. His job helps make people better and saves money. This article shares a conversation with Jim Blair. In the conversation, Blair says he is unhappy Valuing People programme did not do as much as it could have done. Jim is worried all the changes,…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Nurses, Foreign Countries
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Concannon, Liam – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
The rise of new public management has seen the role of the social worker becoming increasingly administrative and less about face to face contact with service users. When commissioning managers seek to help people with learning disabilities plan their services, who actually makes the decisions? Direct payments are proposed as the answer for people…
Descriptors: Social Work, Learning Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Caseworkers