Normally here at WELD, we are in the business of reporting research findings and drawing attention to the evidence. However, two new research projects caught our eye this week as they are to do with subjects we have previously posted about. Both projects are looking for people to get in touch with their experiences, so if you can help, please contact the researchers directly. Also, please pass on the call to your colleagues and through your networks, real and virtual!
Firstly, the NDTi is looking at reasonable adjustments that mental health services are making to respond positively to people with learning disabilities, and to people with autism. Peter Bates at the NDTi is leading on this and you can read more at http://www.ndti.org.uk/major-projects/reasonably-adjusted/
You can email Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Secondly, Dr Liz Tilley at the Open University is conducting research into how decisions are made about contraception for women with learning disabilities.
She wants to hear from family members, friends, advocates or practitioners who have been involved in making decisions about contraception, There is a survey from to complete that should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Your response will be anonymous and information will be used to inform a programme to develop best practice.
You can access the survey online here:: http://www.facebook.com/l/1AQE38-iXAQEsw0QZhHT-CmcRxTNmveD0kA7oQBMlCYGGOw/bit.ly/I9whZm
You can contact Liz directly by email E.K.Tilley@open.ac.uk
Do get in touch if you can help with either of these projects and we look forward to reporting the findings shortly.