Gr8 Support Movement

Publications & Articles

We know time is precious and people are busy BUT maintaining the energy, vision and action of us all is so important.  In this section we will post a range of publications and articles to give you quick access to some of the current issues and thoughts to stimulate your ideas and action.   Let us know, via Contact Us if there is something you would think we should be posting here.

The Gr8 Support Movement at the House of Lords

The Gr8 Support Movement at the House of Lords

David Towell, a friend of Paradigm and international inclusion worker, invited eight Gr8 Change Makers to be part of an afternoon workshop with his Centre for Inclusive Futures board and ...
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Learning Disability, Autism and Human Rights (easy read booklet)

Learning Disability, Autism and Human Rights (easy read booklet)

This accessible booklet is designed to support individuals with learning disability and/or autism to use human rights when accessing care and support. It has been produced with the support of ...
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Good outcomes in community based services for people with learning disabilities and people with autism – impact of setting size and quality. (Julie Beadle Brown)

Good outcomes in community based services for people with learning disabilities and people with autism – impact of setting size and quality. (Julie Beadle Brown)

This brief paper sets out to summarise the arguments and evidence for small ordinary housing dispersed in the community as key to improving the outcomes for people with learning disabilities ...
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Hobnob's Choice: The right of people with learning disabilities to live healthy lives

Hobnob’s Choice: The right of people with learning disabilities to live healthy lives

This powerful blog from Chris Hatton is really worth a read, discussion and action! John O'Brien shared it with the group. Gr8 Support Change Makers have recently had a debate ...
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Let's remember what 'Supported Living' really means.

Let’s remember what ‘Supported Living’ really means.

More and more we hear that 'Supported Living' doesn't work. That 'Supported Living' leads to poor or not enough support. Those of you who use Reach and have met us ...
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A Family Survival Guide - Care and Assessment Reviews (CTRs)

A Family Survival Guide – Care and Assessment Reviews (CTRs)

A valuable guide developed for families by families. Thanks to Bring Us Together for making this happen! CTR-Survival-Guide-Aug-2017-1 copy ...
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Thinking about resourcefulness - the ability to find quick, snazzy or clever ways in challenging times

Thinking about resourcefulness – the ability to find quick, snazzy or clever ways in challenging times

The Gr8 Support Movement is supported by a number of friends who now and again pose a question or challenge to stimulate debate and develop ideas for action. Have a ...
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A wish, a growl and a Gr8 Support Movement

A wish, a growl and a Gr8 Support Movement

Thanks to Jo Clare for this wonderful blog detailing the story leading to the Gr8 Support Movement A wish, a growl and a Gr8 Support Movement ...
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Healing Integrity Gaps

Healing Integrity Gaps

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 ...
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What do we know about Direct Payment PAs?

What do we know about Direct Payment PAs?

Skills for Care have produced an interesting report on the Pa workforce which shows much lower sickness absence, turnover and higher pay than the independent sector – though LA pay ...
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