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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

What does good mean?

Back from a great break over the New Year and on the train again! I was relieved to hear the news this morning saying that there was a ‘good’ a service on all underground lines. As a Londoner, this really is good news! An hour later I am at the underground station squeezing on to Read More

Is choosing who you live with, where you live, who supports you and how you live your life too much to ask for?

It is shameful that people have to fight for the right to choose how and who they live with but glad to see people are ready to challenge Rochdale’s proposals. Over the past few months, like many of us, I have become increasingly concerned as I hear more and more people saying that Supported Living Read More

Supported Loving – A national network for sharing, learning and action

We regularly hear about support and creative initiatives across the country focusing on relationships and love BUT there is no national focus on sharing the work, the resources and connecting people to share ideas and develop their work. We are committed to connecting people, ideas and action! Working alongside Claire Bates (Choice Support) and Michelle Read More

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