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  • News Don't be silent on sexual abuse

    18th May 2015

    A self-help booklet for people with learning disabilities who have gone through sexual violence or sexual abuse is available. This booklet...

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  • News Jonathan Senker appointed as NICE development group Chair

    11th May 2015

    The group will oversee the development of the Service model for people with learning disability and challenging behaviour....

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  • News National Forum Update

    14th April 2015

    Find out how to contact the National Forum for people with Learning Disabilities...

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  • News Care Act goes live today

    1st April 2015

    Advocacy is available for the first time as part of the care and support process. Could you be eligible?...

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Camden User Involvement Service: Dual diagnosis researchThe Camden Dual Diagnosis Project has brought together people with experience of mental health and substance use issues to look at the support they have received from local health and social care services. You can read their findings here.

The Group conducted peer to peer research over the autumn and winter months. They led a series of focus groups, questionnaires and supported service users to record their experiences. The research found that it was often difficult for service users to get support for their mental health issues and substance use issues at the same time. This sometimes resulted in people not wanting to be open about the different issues they have, for fear it may affect the support they receive.

 

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