This is a handy guide to the topics you need to know about whether studying or working in the field of learning disabilities. The A-Z format allows you to “dip in” and quickly find relevant information on topics ranging from Autism to Rights and from Advocacy to Challenging Behaviors.

Community Learning Disability Nursing

Community learning disability nursing


The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (2008) estimated that there are 580,000–1,750,000 people in the United Kingdom who have a mild learning disability and 230,000–350,000 people who have a severe learning disability. Of this population a percentage will require support from a specialist learning disability nurse based within a community learning disability team (Emerson et al., 2001). The prevalence of learning disabilities in the general population is expected to rise by around 1 per cent per annum for the next ten years and to grow overall by over 10 per cent by 2020 (Michael, 2008). Community learning disability nurses work with individuals, families, children and adults, as well as other professionals. It is often the case that ...

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