Friday, August 10, 2012

'Stuck at Home' report from Mencap

This was also in the latest edition of PMLD LINK.
Mencap report reveals that 1 in 4 adults with a learning disability are stuck at home due to cuts to day services
This report highlights the number of people in the UK who now don't access any day service. The blurb highlights funding cuts to be a reason for day services closing. But I can't help wondering if the systematic devaluing of the services and the agenda for individualisation has also resulted in people getting lost in the cracks?
I must read the whole report.

Palliative care

I just received the latest issue of PMLD LINK from the UK.
Some of you may be familiar with Victoria, who features in Jim Mansell's Raising Our Sights video. In the latest PMLD LINK edition there is a great article by her mum, Jean Willson. The article focuses on realizing the value of engaging with a palliative care plan for Victoria as she becomes more frail. The article is positive, focusing on how to make the best out of Victoria's every day. Thank you Jean and Victoria for sharing Victoria's journey.