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This is the JSNA chapter on Disabled Children and Young People. Theme chapters summarises implications for commissioning, who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, what works in terms of evidence, community views and priorities, any related equality impact assessments, unmet service needs/gaps and recommendations for further needs assessment work. 

 

This is the JSNA chapter on Long Standing and Limiting Illness and Disability. Theme chapters summarises implications for commissioning, who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, what works in terms of evidence, community views and priorities, any related equality impact assessments, unmet service needs/gaps and recommendations for further needs assessment work. 

This is the JSNA chapter on Learning Disabilities. Theme chapters summarises implications for commissioning, who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, what works in terms of evidence, community views and priorities, any related equality impact assessments, unmet service needs/gaps and recommendations for further needs assessment work. 

This statutory guidance shows how local authorities and NHS organisations should carry out their responsibilities under the Autism Act 2009 to develop services that support and meet the needs of people with autism, and their families and carers. It also explains what support they can expect to receive from local authorities and NHS organisations. The guidance was revised to take account of responses to a related consultation, and reflects changes to support the implementation of the strategy for adults with autism in England since 2010.

This resource can be accessed by clicking here: http://bit.ly/190I2pF
 

This briefing was commissioned by PHE and written by the Institute of Health Equity. It is a summary of a more detailed evidence review on the same topic and is intended primarily for directors of public health, public health teams and local authorities. This briefing and accompanying evidence reviews are part of a series commissioned by PHE to describe and demonstrate effective, practical local action on a range of social determinants of health.

You can view the briefing by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1nj6dps

The associated evidence summary is:Local action on health inequalities: Increasing employment opportunities and improving workplace health

Summary
1. Disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have far lower employment rates than other groups. Disability is more common among people in more disadvantaged socio-economic positions.
2. Differences between the health and employment prospects of people with a long-term health condition or disability are a source of health inequalities. Being out of work can contribute to further deterioration in health among people with a long-term condition or disability.
3. Local authorities can promote local employer awareness of national employment programmes, such as Access to Work, and guidance and legislation such as the Equality Act 2010. There are also examples of good local employment support programmes.
4. Evidence suggests that personalised, tailored support is effective in helping people with disabilities or long-term conditions into work. There is good evidence that individual placement and support programmes are effective for out of work people with severe mental health problems. A ‘health-first’ approaches that aims to improve health to increase the employability of incapacity benefit claimants is showing early promise.
5. Local authorities may be able to influence provision of local employment services by ensuring that employment service providers are members of health and wellbeing boards.

Produced by Bolton Council, The Autism Strategy lays out seven key priorities to support people with autism in Bolton:

  1. Local organisations and services have a better awareness and understanding of autism and make reasonable adjustments so that their services are more accessible to, and respond more appropriately to, adults with autism
  2. A clear and consistent diagnostic pathway exists for adults with autism with post diagnostic support where appropriate/needed
  3. All adults with autism are able to access appropriate information and advice about services available to them
  4. Transitional support is improved for young people with autism as they move into Adulthood
  5. Adults with autism in Bolton are able to access employment opportunities
  6. Local planning and leadership is in place in relation to the provision of services for adults with autism
  7. Adequate specialist support services are commissioned to respond to the needs of adults with autism

The strategy also includes an implementation.

 

What are some of the challenges people with autism face in older age and what can government do to address them? These are the questions this report seeks to answer.  Based on interviews, focus groups, surveys and the outcome of evidence sessions held in parliament earlier this year, the Getting on? reports set out some of the key issues facing older people with autism and what government and other bodies need to do to make sure they have the services and support they need. This report should be of interest to those commissioning services for older people, specifically older people with autism.

This profile breaks down learning disabilities across Bolton. The focus of the profile is:

  • Health of individuals;
  • The access to health and care social services;
  • Area comparisons

They should be of interest to all those involved in the delivery and commissioning of services to those with learning disabilities. For more details, you can visit the website by clicking here: http://bit.ly/L1qRE3

This is a collection of evidence that is supplemental and supportive to the JSNA Chapter: Limiting Long Term Illness and Disability in Adults. It brings together all the most relevant intelligence, research and evidence to ensure best practice in decision making.

Please use the contents options to navigate the document, and then click on the title of any document that is of relevance.

This is a collection of evidence that is supplemental and supportive to the JSNA Chapter: Learning Disability. It brings together all the most relevant intelligence, research and evidence to ensure best practice in decision making.

Please use the contents options to navigate the document, and then click on the title of any document that is of relevance.

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