Mandy Johnson

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Mandy worked for Mencap before completing an MSc in Social work studies. She has worked with both learning disabled adults and children as a social worker. Having spent time as a Person-Centred Planning Co-ordinator, she is committed to all things person-centred. She has also enjoyed being a practice teacher for social work students, and developing supported living options for adults with learning disabilities. She is currently Team Manager for Hampshire Council’s disabled children’s short breaks activities programme, and the Children’s Occupational Therapists.


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Moving on from home for adults with learning disabilities: families’ experiences

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What are the experiences of families who are supporting their adult sons and daughters with learning disabilities to move on to their own homes?

Here, Mandy Johnson looks at a study, which sets out to answer that question.

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Safe and social – helping learning disabled people improve skills and understanding

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Some people with learning disabilities may find it difficult to learn social rules and behaviours, which can impact on involvement and engagement in their commnunities.

In her debut blog, Mandy Johnson looks at a project in the Republic of Ireland which set out to help people consider the desirability of a range of social behaviours and the complexities of social context.

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