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Blog: Use of restraint on locked wards

In 2005 I published some research with my colleague, Eloise Culshaw, about physical intervention (commonly referred to as restraint) on locked wards for people with learning disabilities, looking at experiences of staff and service users. We found that sometimes, restraint is not used as a last resort: Service-user: All I have to say is that […]

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Accessible summary: How do women with learning disabilities ‘move on’ through secure units?

Rebecca Fish and Hannah Morgan People with learning disabilities have to stay in secure units if they have broken the law or if they are a risk to themselves or other people. It is important that people can move on through these services, and then back out into the community. We asked 16 women and […]

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Visiting Researcher: Anthon Sand Jørgensen

Photo of a road sign listing the towns Lancaster is twinned with including Aalborg

We were delighted to host our Danish NNDR colleague Anthon Sand Jørgensen for a short visit this autumn. Anthon, who is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Work Via University College and undertaking doctoral research at Aalborg University visited Lancaster in September and October 2018. A drive from campus into Lancaster reminded us […]

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Accessible Summary: The Big Bedtime Audit

Evening routines in the community By Elaine James, Mark Harvey and Rob Mitchell Accessible summary by Rebecca Fish An NHS England report called Building the right support was published in 2015. The report set targets to cut down the amount of people in units by about half before 2019. The report asked for better services […]

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Blog: How do health professionals provide accessible information?

by Dr Rebecca Fish, Professor Chris Hatton (Lancaster University) and Professor Umesh Chauhan (UCLAN) Introduction We recently worked on a study that was commissioned by East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). We wanted to find out how health professionals in Lancashire work with people who have communication and accessibility needs. There are clear health disparities […]

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