Category Archives: learning difficulties
When will this abuse in care homes ever end
12 July 2011 Last updated at 20:12
Allegations of abuse are being investigated at a home for people with learning disabilities in Bristol.
The BBC has learnt that four members of staff have been suspended at Rose Villa, a nine-bed rehabilitation centre in the Brislington area.
Leeds City Council failed children with special needs
There were “serious and extensive failures” in the way Leeds City Council treated three children with special educational needs, a report has found.
In one case, a severely disabled girl could not communicate as her carers did not know sign language, according to the local government ombudsman.
Leeds City Council said it “fully accepted” the ombudsman’s findings.
New lease of life as Norfolk County Council revamps Holt Hall
Steve Downes, Education Correspondent
Friday, July 1, 2011
Holt Hall Environmental and Outdoor Learning Centre.
A Norfolk field studies centre is enjoying a new lease of life, just over a year after it was threatened with closure.
Holt Hall Environmental and Outdoor Learning Centre escaped the axe last year when Norfolk County Council looked set to remove funding from it and Wells Field Study Centre.
It was reprieved, and now the council has spent £43,000 to upgrade its facilities to make it more accessible and user-friendly for children with learning difficulties and disabilities.