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Yet another case of history repeating

Blog post 29/05/2019Helen Buckingham

With poor care for people with learning disabilities once again in the news, Helen Buckingham laments the NHS’s failure to learn from what’s gone on before, while arguing that the future doesn’t have to see the same mistakes.

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Equity of outcomes: why we must do better

Blog post 16/05/2018Helen Buckingham

Helen Buckingham looks at the recent findings from the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme, and asks what will it take for health leaders to once and for all put in place services that meet the needs of everyone who uses them.

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The learning disability care sector: hanging by a thread

Blog post 28/11/2017Jan Tregelles

In a guest blog, Jan Tregelles, Chief Executive of Mencap, discusses the issue of payments for ‘sleep-in’ care and says that not reaching an equitable solution on it leaves the sector facing an impossible quandary.

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Will evidence help close the disability employment gap?

Blog post 05/01/2017Rob Greig

Poor data and failure to apply evidence to policy are maintaining low employment for some disabled people.

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Indicator update summary: social care and community care

News and opinion 30/05/2016Nora Cooke O'Dowd

A round-up of our latest indicator updates.

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Where to find care quality data on learning disability

Blog post 23/05/2016Chris Hatton

A look at the complex and evolving field of data on care quality for people with learning disabilities.

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