New resources now available

On 22 March in Liverpool we launched our new booklet for people living with learning disabilities and / or autism: 'Learning Disability, Autism and Human Rights'

This accessible booklet is aimed at people living with learning disabilities and /or autism, their families, carers, or support workers to provide relevant and up-to-date information about their human rights. 

Download the new booklet and posters by clicking on the pictures below. 

For hard-copies of all these resources  you can request free copies here although postage costs will be added at checkout: 

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This project is funded through a Department of Health grant. There have been a number of high profile cases where people living with learning disabilities have had their human rights put at risk through neglect or abuse in health and care services. In response the government, and a number of other organisations, have developed the Transforming Care programme to improve services for people living with learning disabilities and / or autism, including people who display behaviour that challenges, and / or those living with a mental health condition. The idea is to drive system-wide change and enable more people to live in the community, with the right support, and close to home.

BIHR's new resource on Learning Disability, Autism and Human Rights will be an important contribution to this work. We have been talking with people living with learning disabilities and autism, as well as their carers and advocates. They told us an accessible booklet is needed which explains what people's human rights are, and how they can use these to make sure they have choice and control over their lives and that services treat them with dignity and respect.

If you are interested in our other resources, check out our Human Rights and Health Hub