Useful Information

Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

Valuing People
This website is for people with learning disabilities, family carers, learning disability partnership boards, regional programme boards, self-advocacy groups, front line professionals, managers and anyone who works with, or comes into contact with, people with learning disabilities.

British Institute of Learning Disabilities
The British Institute of Learning Disabilities is working to improve the lives of people in the UK with a learning disability.

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities works to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families. We do this by working with people with learning disabilities, their families and the people who support them.

Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

Challenging Behaviour Foundation
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation wants to see children and adults with severe learning disabilities, who are described as having challenging behaviour, having the same life opportunities as everyone else, including home life, education, employment and leisure.

UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum
The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) is a membership organisation and charity which aims to promote the understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury. The organisation was established in 1998 by a coalition of organisations working in the field of acquired brain injury who wished to improve awareness of ABI through education and information.

Scope is a charity that supports disabled people and their families. Their vision is a world where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. We need your support to make this happen.

Age UK
Age Concern and Help the Aged have joined forces to become Age UK. Age UK provides information and advice, undertakes campaigns, products, training and research.

Care Home Check List
This checklist suggests what to ask to help you find out as much as you can about a home and make an informed choice.

Disclosure and Barring Service
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). DBS is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Home Office.

Alzheimers Society
The Alzheimers Society are leading the fight against dementia. Dementia is a term used to describe various different brain disorders that have in common a loss of brain function that is usually progressive and eventually severe. There are many types of dementia, the most common are Alzheimers disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.

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