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Support for LIVING. Let’s not pretend!

Sally shares some thoughts about Support for LIVING.  The challenges people tell us about.  How valuable people find Reach Support for LIVING and the ‘but we can’t do it at the moment’ comments we hear on a regular basis. Sally asks us to ‘not pretend’ that what we know in our hearts and minds is Read More

Individual Life Design Facilitator training NHS North East

The following application form is only for those people interested in applying for The Transforming Care Implementation Group for Durham, Darlington and Teesside project.   PDF for printing, writing and scanning to send  Individual Life Design Facilitator application Durham, Darlington and Teeside  Word doc for downloading and typing to email back once complete. Individual Life Design Read More

A conversation, a time of discovery, not an assessment!

Last week I had another great day.  A day that also made me think again ‘why is something so simple often made so complicated?’  I text a colleague to share my thoughts and feelings.  She suggested I share them more widely so here I am. As the Paradigm team travel the  country we are regularly Read More

A wish, a growl and a Gr8 Support Movement

Thanks to Jo Clare (a Paradigm associate) for this blog! Click the link below to read…… A wish, a growl and a Gr8 Support Movement

Reach Support for LIVING – In-house Training

This workshop, co-facilitated by Sally Warren (MD Paradigm) and an Expert by Experience, will introduce you to Reach resource pack. The Reach Standards are the only nationally recognised standards for Supported Living and welcomed by both local commissioners and Care Quality Commission. In this practical workshop we will bring the resource to life, share tips, Read More

Reach Support for LIVING – regional workshops

These workshops, co-facilitated by Sally Warren (MD Paradigm) and an Expert by Experience, will introduce you to Reach resource pack. The Reach Standards are the only nationally recognised standards for Supported Living and welcomed by both local commissioners and Care Quality Commission. In these practical workshops we will bring the resource to life, encourage sharing Read More

It’s Time to STOP!

We know the pain and suffering caused to each and every person who experiences time in institutions that fail to see the beauty and humanity of all. It’s time to stop and ensure people recieve the support that’s designed with them and their family and offered to ensure a meaningful life. People are ready, willing Read More

Healing Integrity Gaps – John O’Brien

When they need publicly commissioned assistance, people with learning disabilities have to enact their freedom under more constraints than other citizens do. Many laws and policies have not caught up with the ideas that people should be able to lead an ordinary life with the support they need and that people themselves should be in Read More

Person Led Support Planning

Valuing People, 15 years old – destination reached, stalled or derailed?

When it was launched there was cross-party support for the Valuing People White Paper (DoH, 2001), which set out a new strategy for learning disability for the 21st century to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. Using the Valuing People categories a team from Paradigm asked self advocates, families, commissioners, support providers, health/social Read More

Valuing People, 15 years old (Community Living Magazine)

Valuing People, 15 years old – destination reached, stalled or derailed? When it was launched there was cross-party support for the Valuing People White Paper (DoH, 2001) which set out a new strategy for learning disability for the 21st century to im- prove the lives of people with learning disabilities. Valuing People said: “People with Read More

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