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Supporting Disabled People with their Sexual Lives

A Clear Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals

Tuppy Owens

A straight-talking guide to helping disabled people fulfil their sexual lives, covering sexual needs, difficulties disabled people experience and communication. How professionals can support disabled people with sex is covered, and a chapter on the law is included. Essential reading for practitioners working with or supporting disabled people. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-396-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, autism, cerebral palsy, community care, counselling, disability, disability law, domicilary care, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nursing, personalisation, relationships, residential care, sexuality, social care, social work

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Sexuality and Relationships in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Standing in My Shoes

Edited by Rohhss Chapman, Louise Townson and Sue Ledger
With Daniel Docherty

Wide-ranging, authoritative and grounded in the expertise of people with intellectual disabilities, this book offers an authentic account of the challenges those with intellectual disabilities face in their relationships and sex lives across the globe and explores what society needs to do to respect their rights. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-250-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, autism, community care, disability, disability law, domicilary care, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, personalisation, relationships, residential care, sexual abuse, sexuality, social care, social policy, social work

New! Person-Centred Teams

Person-Centred Teams

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation Through Effective Team-work

Helen Sanderson and Mary Beth Lepkowsky

This practical guide provides much-needed guidance on person-centred working following the roll out of personalisation and personal budgets across health and social care. Straightforward and easy-to-read, it describes how to develop person-centred teams in health, social care, education and voluntary sector settings. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-455-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 168pp

Keywords: community care, dementia, disability, domicilary care, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nursing, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

New! Personalisation in Practice

Personalisation in Practice

Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

Suzie Franklin
With Helen Sanderson

This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred... more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-443-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, children, community care, disability, employment, families, housing, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, personalisation, social care, social work, special education, supported living, teenagers, transitions

Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability

Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability

Stopping Insult and Injury

Sally Robinson

Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability aims to throw light into the traumatic experiences faced by people with intellectual disability living in disability accommodation services, to make changes to policy and practice, and to offer strategies and tools for capacity building for practitioners. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-230-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, carers, community care, disability, domicilary care, elder abuse, health care, intellectual disabilities, older people, residential care, resilience, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, supported living

Music and the Social Model

Music and the Social Model

An Occupational Therapist's Approach to Music with People Labelled as Having Learning Disabilities

Jane Q. Williams

Accessible and inspirational, the unique approaches in this book provide everything you need to know to empower people with learning difficulties to experience and enjoy music. Written from an Occupational Therapy perspective, it offers a host of tips, resources and examples, including downloadable tracks performed and composed by The LA Buskers. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-306-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, communication, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, movement, music therapy, occupational therapy, person-centred, psychology, self esteem, social care, social skills, teenagers

Creating Person-Centred Organisations

Creating Person-Centred Organisations

Strategies and Tools for Managing Change in Health, Social Care and the Voluntary Sector

Stephen Stirk and Helen Sanderson

A guide for charities and private sector organisations in health and social care on how to become a person-centred organisation, which provides strategies and tools rooted in experience. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-260-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: community care, dementia, disability, domicilary care, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nursing, palliative care, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

Making Partnerships with Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

Making Partnerships with Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

How to Grow Genuine and Respectful Relationships in Health and Social Care

Julie Gosling and Jackie Martin

Written collaboratively with service users, this book examines how to make service user participation in health and social care work. With contributions from service users from a variety of projects and backgrounds, it demonstrates how to make partnerships successful, from the first green shoots to the blossoms of positive outcomes. more »

2012, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-193-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, community care, disability, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, older people, personalisation, relationships, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation

Person-Centred Practice in Health and Social Care

Helen Sanderson and Jaimee Lewis

This is the comprehensive guide to delivering personalisation in health and social care using person centred approaches. It covers what personalisation and person centred approaches are, the different elements involved, and how to carry it out with all those receiving care and support, from people with disabilities to people at the end of life. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-194-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp

Keywords: carers, community care, dementia, disability, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nursing, palliative care, person-centred, personalisation, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

A Social Approach

Andrea Hollomotz

People with learning difficulties are considerably more likely to experience sexual violence than those without, and for this reason they are often described as 'vulnerable'. This book argues that treating adults with learning difficulties as 'vulnerable' leaves them with fewer of the skills which are needed to protect themselves from harm. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-167-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, advocacy, autism, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, nursing, residential care, risk assessment, sexual abuse, social care, social work

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Graham Firth and Mark Barber

The authors explain clearly how to prepare for, carry out and reflect on the use of Intensive Interaction with a client or family member. A multitude of key questions are addressed. In the final section they consider some of the wider implications of the approach. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-109-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, augmentative communication, autism, carers, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, children, communication, community care, counselling, disability, educational training, families, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Supporting Positive Behaviour

Supporting Positive Behaviour

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Supporting Positive Behaviour examines the underlying reasons for behaviour that challenges, ways to spot challenges before they occur and strategies to minimise or prevent incidents. This interactive workbook will help staff to understand appropriate interventions, and implement strategies that will reduce the behaviours over time. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-073-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anger management, anxiety, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, risk assessment, self harm, social care, social work, supported living

Supporting Relationships and Friendships

Supporting Relationships and Friendships

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

This book looks at how to assess social skills and the qualities needed in a friend. Sharing interests can provide companionship and promote self-esteem, but some relationships and friendships can become negative or burdensome, and this book offers useful guidance on supporting service users in managing these relationships. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-072-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, person-centred, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, social care, social work, supported living

Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Having Fun, Meeting Needs

Helen Sonnet and Ann Taylor

This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities. The sessions are divided into different types of activity including cookery, arts and crafts, drama and dance, and outside events. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-975-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, community care, creative therapies, disability, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, play, residential care, social care, social work

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