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Davies, Jill; Burke, Christine – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, 2016
Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEE KSS) have been developing a project over the last few years with the single aim to create a sustainable and secure workforce supply, for people that have intellectual disabilities who require support from and/ or access to services across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Their report,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Intellectual Disability, Questionnaires
Towers, Christine – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2013
The increasing life expectancy of people with learning disabilities makes it imperative that families plan for the future. The number of people with learning disabilities over the age of 65 is predicted to double over the next two decades. The greatest increase in life expectancy will be amongst people with mild learning disabilities who will have…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Expectation, Demography, Time
Byers, Richard; Fergusson, Ann; Davies, Jill – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, 2013
This guide has been produced to help teachers of children with Special Educational Needs make the transition from primary to secondary education as simple as possible, through careful planning and effective liaison between both schools. The guide provides quick tips and additional strategies that require more planning on the following topics: (1)…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Elementary Education, Secondary Education
Poxton, Richard – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2012
This update of the Framework for Action highlights the continuing relevance of its message as well as those raised by Valuing People Now. People with learning difficulties and their families from Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities have been highlighted as a priority group by Valuing People since 2001 and remain a priority for better…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Urban Areas
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2010
"Valuing People Now" is for all adults with learning disabilities and their families. This means it should be fair for everyone: (1) young people and older people; (2) people of any race or culture; (3) people of any religion or belief; (4) gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual and transgender people; (5) men and women; (6) people with…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Adults
Swift, Paul; Mattingly, Molly – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2009
Life in the Community is an action research project with three objectives: (1) To work with four organisations from the third sector to improve the daytime opportunities for up to 40 people with higher support needs and help them to be more included in the life of a community; (2) To develop the capacity of organisations in the not-for-profit…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Action Research, Citizenship, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities)
Towers, Christine – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2009
There is strong evidence that children benefit from the involvement of their fathers. Including fathers in appointments and meetings about their children with learning disabilities can give fathers a sense of being valued in their caring role and gives them a chance to contribute their ideas, which may be different from their partner's. It also…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Learning Disabilities, Fathers, Meetings
Bates, Keith – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2009
People with learning disabilities have talents and skills, but rarely do they get the chance to start their own business. In Business was designed to challenge this and to make self employment a realistic option for some by setting out to support and capture the journey to business for people with a learning disability and those who support them.…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Self Employment, Entrepreneurship
Wightman, Clare – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2009
People with higher support needs have been the last to benefit from the transformation of services for people with learning disabilities in the last few years. Despite often requiring expensive packages of support, this group are frequently offered services which are outdated and delivered in congregate, buildings-based and segregated settings. We…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Community Programs, Individual Needs, Interpersonal Relationship
Towers, Christine – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2009
The "Recognising Fathers" research began in 2005 in response to hearing from mothers and fathers that fathers often felt marginalised in the process of arranging care and support for their children with learning disabilities. At the same time it was apparent that national family policy was indicating a growing recognition of the…
Descriptors: Employment, Family Life, Fathers, National Surveys
Towers, Christine – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2009
In the past few decades there has been an increasing interest in the role of fathers within families and a growing understanding of the substantial benefits to children, as well as mothers, of their involvement. This briefing focuses on the experiences of fathers who have children with learning disabilities and the approaches that could make it…
Descriptors: Fathers, Children, Developmental Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship
Davies, Jill; Burke, Christine; Mattingly, Molly – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2009
This booklet is for young people and their families, friends and supporters to read and talk about together. It is based on the stories of four young people. Big changes happened for some of them; others are still waiting for things to change. The goal of the booklet is to give students ideas about how they may want to plan or change things when…
Descriptors: Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Young Adults, Transitional Programs
Byers, Richard; Davies, Jill; Fergusson, Ann; Marvin, Claire – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2008
"What about us?" was a participative action research project promoting the emotional well-being of young people with learning difficulties in inclusive secondary schools and colleges. The project began by reviewing the impact of inclusion on the emotional well-being and personal and social development of young people with learning…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Educational Needs, Action Research, Mental Retardation
Morgan, Hazel; Byers, Richard – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2008
The emphasis in education policy over recent decades has been on inclusion in mainstream schools and colleges. There has also been a focus on promoting the emotional well-being of young people. The "What about us?" project enabled young people with learning difficulties in three localities to bring about changes in their schools and…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Mental Retardation, Inclusive Schools, Well Being
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1), 2007
The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities was fortunate to receive a legacy to improve the lives of people with Down's syndrome. The foundation looked at recent research and talked to people with Down's syndrome, their family members and professionals. One of their greatest concerns was what happens to young people when they leave…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Young Adults, Down Syndrome, Outcomes of Education
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