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Useful links

Suffolk Coalition of Disabled People

Mencap

Disabled Living Foundation

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Resources

A toolkit for annual health checks for people with learning disabilities from the Royal College of General Practitioners. Click here.

This quality standard from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, covers the prevention, assessment and management of mental health problems in people with learning disabilities in all settings (including health, social care, education, and forensic and criminal justice). It also covers family members, carers and care workers. Click here.

A free guide from the Association for Real Change (ARC) to support people with learning disabilities and their carers about the criminal justice system. 

NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, is carrying out a consultation on a quality standard that will cover the prevention, assessment and management of mental health problems in people with learning disabilities in health, social care, educational, forensic and criminal justice settings. It will also cover family members, carers and care workers. Details on the CareKnowledge website here.

The Accessible Information Standard aims to make sure that disabled people have access to information that they can understand and any communication support they might need. All organisations that provide NHS or adult social care must follow the Standard by law by July 31st, 2016. NHS England PDF leaflet.

A Learning Disability Toolkit 2016 from Turning Point contains all the information needed to allow people to support people with learning disabilities on a day-to-day basis, to help them to improve and maintain their health. 

NICE, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, has issued a new quality standard to help people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges, and their families and carers, receive the personalised care and support they need, where they need it, when they need it.

From CareKnowledge, standards from NICE, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, on Learning Disabilities: Challenging Behaviour.

The Consumer Council and Autism NI have joined forces to produce a factsheet on the free assistance available when travelling by air with a disability or reduced mobility.

A new series of guides for families of people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges, people with a learning disability and their supporters has been produced by Mencap, The Challenging Behaviour Foundation, Respond, CHANGE, the solicitors Irwin Mitchell, and family members.