Here are some links and documents to some important information.
For parents, guardians, carers and social workers you will find important documents below which you can download and use.
If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, this NHS website explains your options and where you can get support.
Search and compare thousands of words and phrases in British Sign Language (BSL). The largest collection of free video signs online.
Travel Assist are a not for profit social enterprise which exists to provide affordable, accessible transport for people who experience difficulties using mainstream transport. Have a look at their website to find out more
The Autism Act 2009
YouTube video of one of our service users being interviewed at the farm for BBC Radio Lancashire Lancashire Outdoors Feb 2013 (5 mins)
Leaflet on Occupational therapy with people with learning disabilities by the College of Occupational Therapists
Care farming: Defining the ‘offer’ in England by Natural England published August 2014. From a survey of all 169 UK care farms, showing what farms, like us do, what sort of people come to care farms, and what the difficulties are for care farms.
Positive Risk Taking Policy From Risk Aversion to Risk Management .
'Easy Read' Version of Cumbria Learning Services Positive Risk Taking Policy. This document contains pictorials as it is for people with learning disabilities and people that help them.
"Risk assessments were never meant to stop people from living their lives. They were meant to help everyone think together and take steps to cut down on the risks so that you can live your life and be part of your community."
This policy may be a useful starting point when talking about change and doing different things.
BiLD Fact sheets BILD is the British Institute of Learning Disabilities. It aims to get people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect. They also campaign for proper funding for support for people with learning disabilities.
Medical conditions This is a link to Contact a family charity. They have a very detailed list of conditions in an A-Z Directory, written to be accessible for parents and carers as well as professionals.
The Outcomes Star™ is an innovative tool for supporting and measuring change when working with people. The Spectrum Star is the version that has been tailored to the needs of people on the autistic spectrum.