Publications Archive

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Valuing People

Valuing People – A summary identifying key tasks and activities and a short audit tool

Valuing People – The Audit Tool extracted from the above document


Development programmes

“Choice in Housing Care and Support Services for People with Learning Disabilities” Workbook 1


Service Reviews

Services for People who are mentally Handicapped, A Model District Service, April 1983


Review of Services to People Whose Behaviour Challenges Services in the NW Region, March 1992

Stockport Work Training Project, July 1996

Agencies & Advocacies: Experiences in the North West, June 1997

Services for Asian People with Learning Disabilities, November 1997



Hostel Closure – Quality Contracts for Change, December 1992

Toward a Region-Wide Training Strategy for the 1990’s, September 1994

The Ageing Process: Guidelines for Recognition in People with Learning Disabilities, March 1995

Participation In and By Communities: What Can We Learn From Community Development? September 1996

After School – What Next? Developing Multi-Agency Transistions Policy and Practice, August 1998

Person Centred Planning – a resource guide, 1999

Work in Progress: Person Centred Planning in Oldham, 2000 (Summary)

Work in Progress: Implementing Person Centred Planning in Oldham (Full Document)

Essential Lifestyle Planning and Active Support

‘It’s my meeting’: Finding ways to involve people with high support needs in person centred planning

Can We Talk ? ; Getting in Touch with People with Severe Learning Disabilities who have little or no Speech – and whose disability is linked to Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD); A Handbook for Families and Carers

A Step by Step Guide to Controlling your support – Includes topics on: Having Money, brokerage, and employing staff. With useful checklists and contacts (2012)

Step by Step Guide to Employment – Includes topics on: Your rights, is it worth working, support with jobs, which jobs to apply for, applications, interviews, support in work and includes some great resources (2012)


Research Reports

Quality of Life Following Resettlement for 3 Elderly Men, December 1992

Survey of Supported Employment in the North West – Employment Services for People with Learning Disabilities, April 1995

Making Direct Payments a reality for people with learning disabilities, 1999

Collective Responsibilities, Fragmented Systems: Transition to adulthood for young people with learning disabilites, 2000

Think Quality: The establishment of a consumer group to contribute to quality within Manchester Learning Disability Partnership, 2001

Partnership with Value: Developing Integrated Commissioning for People with Learning Disabilities, 2001

Everyday Lives – The purpose of this study has been to examine the everyday lives and experiences of people with learning disabilities in Wales in diferent community living situations


Conference Reports

Physical Intervention: Policy into Practice – A report on the one day conference held at the Whitebrook Training Unit, November 1998


Joint Strategy Group

Joint Investment Plans for People with Learning Disabilities, ‘Early Learning’, Report on progress in the North West, January 2001

A Strategy for the 1990’s – service for people with learning disabilities in Greater Manchester and Lancashire, April 1994


Transition Group

North West Transition Directory



Partners in Policymaking™: The first UK course, 1996


Regional Advisory Group on Learning Disability Services

Breaking the News, 1992

Physical Intervention – how we work with people who are considered at times to be in need of physical restraint, November 1993

Choice – Guidelines for Good Practice, March 1995


Government Reports

A Practical Guide for Disabled People, 2001 (1.2mb)