Telling the Stories of People with a Learning Disability: Rashmi Becker, CLAHRC EoE PhD Student

Congratulations to Rashmi Becker, CLAHRC EoE PhD student , Project Editor of a recently published book telling the stories of people with a learning disability.  Rashmi is undertaking her PhD within the CLAHRC EoE Research Theme Enduring Disability and/or Disadvantage (EDD), and is based in the Department of Psychiatry, University of […]

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Exciting Opportunity! ! International workshop in neuropsychological rehabilitation Brazil, March 2016

International workshop in neuropsychological rehabilitation: Creating a multicultural network of interdisciplinary researchers 8-11 March 2016 Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil. Closing date for applications is 8 January 2016 Thanks to a British Council Newton fund, this is an incredible chance for 12 early career post-docs to enjoy a week in Brazil in […]

Rashmi Becker PhD Student in the Enduring Disability and/or Disadvantage Theme Blogs about the Commodification of Care as a Means for Improving the Wellbeing of Men and Women With Learning Disabilities

Challenging the Commodification of Care as a Means for Improving the Wellbeing of Men and Women With Learning Disabilities In the wake of a number of high profile failings in social care, most notably the abuse of people with severe learning disabilities at Winterbourne View in 2011, there has been […]

CLAHRC East of England members announced as Q initiative fellows

The Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN) have announced their 10 members of the founding cohort of the Q initiative. Led by the Health Foundation and supported by NHS England, the Q initiative connects people skilled in quality improvement across the UK. Together the Health Foundation and NHS England have committed an initial […]

Making safeguarding personal

Project Title Delivering person-centred outcomes in an Adult Safeguarding Service: a route towards best practice and compliance with section 14.14 of the Care Act 2014 Type of Research Mixed methods, to inform the development of policy and procedures in Adult Safeguarding Background Following a previously successful collaboration between members of […]

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Transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Project title: Transition from Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): users and leavers co-produce a transition preparation programme  Background: Consensus is growing that a rigid, age-based cut-off for leaving Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is not in the best interests of young people (YP). The Care Act […]

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Characterising the experiences of men and women with learning disabilities following inpatient admission to general hospital

Summary Following the publication of Mencap’s Death by Indifference report in 2007 and the report of the independent enquiry into healthcare for people with learning disabilities (LD) in 2008, most people acknowledged that hospitals had failed to meet the healthcare needs of patients with LD.  Much has been done over the past five years […]

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Transition from Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): young people in 3 NHS Trusts co-produce a Preparation Programme

Background Approximately half of all lifetime mental disorders emerge in the teenage years, 75% before the age of 25 [1]. In the UK, however, service structure necessitates transition from child and adolescent-centred services by age 18, a period when young people are negotiating multiple physical, emotional and social demands and […]

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