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Hames, Annette; Noble, Christine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
Christine lives with her three children, Elizabeth, George and Louise. Following the unexpected death of her husband in December 2001, she has been offered practical support into the home, so that she can continue to look after her children. It has been a long struggle, getting the right support package into the home, and here, we tell Christine's…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Coping, Problems, Learning Disabilities
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Chaplin, Eddie; O'Hara, Jean; Holt, Geraldine; Bouras, Nick – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
The commissioning and provision of mental health services for people with intellectual disability is often complex and characterised by different service delivery models. This paper looks at the current situation 7 years after the White Paper, Valuing People (From words into action: London learning disabilities strategic framework, Department of…
Descriptors: Health Services, Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Programs
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Jenkins, Robert; Northway, Ruth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
Advocacy is often seen as an ideal role for nurses to undertake, especially when working with people who have a learning disability. However, advocacy is not without its risks and dilemmas for learning disability nurses. The present paper attempts to examine why people with learning disabilities may be viewed as vulnerable and why advocacy may be…
Descriptors: Nurses, Developmental Disabilities, Advocacy, Problems