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Active ageing

Written by Liz Cairncross, Head of Research at the Institute of Public Care, Oxford Brookes University, Housing LIN Active Ageing and the Built Environment Publication date: 2016 Ranking: useful The Briefing it looks at active ageing and the different aspects of the built

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Building the right home

Amy Swan, Housing Lead for the Transforming Care Programme. Local Government Association, NHS England and Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS). Building the right home Publication date: December 2016 Ranking: Useful Guidance for commissioners of health and care services for children,

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Arts access guides

Produced by Museums, Libraries and Archives (MLA), (responsibilities now transferred to the Arts Council). Disability Portfolio Publication date: 2003 Ranking: useful The Disability Portfolio is a collection of 12 access guides. They were produced originally to meet the growing need

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Easy Read

Written or spoken English is not the way everyone communicates. Here is the last of four posts on what are known as alternative formats. So, what’s Easy Read all about? Watch MENCAP‘s video to see or download the guide. Easy Read video

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Communication and people with the most complex needs

MENCAP Publication date: 2010 Ranking: useful This report provides some solutions to meeting the communication requirements of people with the most complex needs – what works and why they are essential. Within  the term “complex needs” are included people with profound

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Arts and and people with profound and multiple learning disabilities

Mencap Publication date: 2008 Ranking: useful Addresses accessibility of arts and cultural venues for families with children with a learning disability. Written for professionals, it outlines the importance of engaging people with learning disabilities in the arts, and to explain

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Good signs – improving signs for people with learning disabilities

Disability Rights Commission Publication date: 2004 Ranking: useful This report introduces some of the issues affecting the mobility of people with a learning disability in the built environment, with particular regard to signage. The report makes suggestions concerning how signs might

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Accessible Sports Facilities

Sport England Publication date: 2010 Ranking: Useful Describes national standards for providing wide range of accessible sports facilities. Covers playing areas as well as changing areas and ancillary facilities. How to view a copy Follow this link to download a

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Disability, Sports