Specialised supported housing for people with a learning disability

A report from mental health charity Mencap estimates that the specialised supported housing sector is more than double the size of previous estimates and that demand is rising.
Source: NHS Networks - Category: UK Health Source Type: news

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The importance of supporting and recruiting disabled staff, and of supporting staff with mental health problems, was debated at police and justice conference last week. Members highlighted the importance of making disabled people aware that UNISON can support them, and of representing them well once recruited. Chelsea Skervin said that “the more disabled members we have, the more pressure we can put on employers and bargain for better conditions … we want to strive for a disability officer in every branch.” Joanna Warcroft reminded delegates that conference was taking place during Mental Health Awareness...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Article 2018 police and justice conference disability mental health Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe clinical course of cervical radiculopathy appears to be long, with most of the reduction in symptoms occurring within the first 6  months. All prognostic models showed an adequate predictive performance with modest diagnostic accuracy and explained variance.Graphical abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
AbstractMany persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities resist basic dental care leading to poor oral health. The present study evaluated the effects of a dental desensitization intervention for two students who had autism spectrum disorder and would not tolerate tooth cleaning and examination. Intervention consisted of gradually exposing the students to steps within a desensitization hierarchy, reinforcing compliance, and progressively fading-eliminating reinforcement. Familiar care-providers implemented intervention within a simulated dental setting at their school. Both students completed intervention succ...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Commonwealth Fund–supported researchers at the Long-Term Quality Alliance examined what we know and don’t know about working-age disabled Americans’ needs for long-term support. They share their findings in a new report.        
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe findings suggest that the stigma associated with parenting a child with disabilities may be one mechanism that places such parents at risk for poor health. Efforts to alleviate the stigma associated with developmental disorders or mental health problems may have beneficial effects on health of parents of individuals with such conditions.
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
This article was originally published on Mindful, including first steps to take when feeling the blues. Related reading: Mindfully debunking four meditation myths Book review: Grit is a tool in the toolbox, not the silver bullet To harness neuroplasticity, start with enthusiasm Six tips to build resilience and prevent brain-damaging stress
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness cognitive-therapy depression depression screening Mental-Health mindfulness mindfulness-based cognitive therapy public-health UCLA Source Type: blogs
We describe the development of a novel system to detect and give real-time feedback on these processes, termed facial emotion expression training (FEET), an automated, gamelike system that is based on 3-dimensional sensing (Kinect) technology. A sample of 40 children (n = 20 ASD, n = 20 typically developing) interacted with our prototype system, which presented audiovisual stimuli and assessed responses of participants. Overall, consumer satisfaction ratings were high, and youth with ASD reported enjoying interacting with the system more than did the typical youth. Results suggest that new technology-based interventions ar...
Source: Behavior Therapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Behav Ther Source Type: research
Dr JK Anand, Chris Pageand Pam Lunnreflect on the UK government ’s decisionOf course the planned fortification of flour with folic acid will help – where the cause of spina bifida is nutritional deficiency of folic acid (All UK flour to be given folic acid additive, 15 October). However, it can not conceivably prevent the defect where it is due to genetic factors – two defective genes from two parents coming together.In some parts of the world consanguineous marriages are commoner than in others. An academic paper in the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition (Vol 32, No 2, June 2014) by Nazish Jabee...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Health Pregnancy Disability Society Food Parents and parenting Family & wellbeing Life and style Children Genetics Science Source Type: news
Anthrosurface’s new OVOMotion system offers minimal bone removal and increased glenoid exposure via an added planar cut. Featuring an aspherical head design and improved joint access, the product is designed for patients with painful or severely disabled shoulder joints from arthritis, AVN, or traumatic events. The OVOMotion system also features more biomechanical stability than other shoulder arthroplasty systems.This story is related to the following:Surgical Implants |
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news
AIMS: Precarious employment is an emerging determinant of occupational health, but its association with work-related disability remains little understood. We operationalised precarious work as a multidimensional construct and examined how the accumulation ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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