Challenge Newsletter Autumn 2017: People and Places

An Autumn edition of the CBF’s newsletter Challenge has been published in a new format. This edition of Challenge features the new report ‘Transforming Care: our stories’, a family carer article about housing and a look at the work of a Consultant Learning Disability Nurse.

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Vivien Cooper, CEO of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, introduces the Autumn 2017 Newsletter, 'People and Places'.

People and Places

A safe home and good care in hospital are basic expectations we all rely on. Sadly, they are not a given for children, young people and adults with severe learning disabilities and behaviours described as challenging. Everyone should receive care in hospital that is effective for their physical or mental health. As an adult, being supported to live in your own home in the local community helps give a greater level of independence.

In this new-look newsletter the first article focuses on one family’s experiences of an Assessment and Treatment Unit, published this week in the report ‘Transforming Care: our stories’. An article written by family carer Lynne describes how her son Aaron obtained and recently moved into his own bungalow close to his family. Consultant Learning Disability Nurse Joann Kiernan explains how Alder Hey Hospital is improving its learning disability service for children. Finally there’s a sample from the email network and our supporter’s news, including Tom Crossland running an Ultramarathon around the Grand Canyon this week.

Vivien Cooper OBE

Chief Executive and Founder of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation


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