Introduction; R.Astor & K.Jeffereys Adding "Years to Life", but Adding Life to Years?; S.Carter A Model for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles; R.Astor & K.Jeffereys Community Nursing: Addressing the Emotional and Sexual Health Needs of People with Learning Difficulties; D.Sant Angelo Making a Reality of Partnership for People with Learning Difficulties in Residential Settings; C.Goble Supporting Women with Learning Difficulties in the Antenatal Period; J.McCray Empowerment for People with a Visual and Learning Difficulty; M.Nash Caring to Hear: Providing an Effective Service for People with Learning Difficulties and Hearing Impairment; C.Jenkins & S.Shearman People with Down's Syndrome who Develop Alzheimer's Disease: How Can Services Respond to this 'Double Disability'?; R.Marler Nutrition Standards in Small Community Houses: Quality Considerations for Residential Services; K.Jeffereys Premise for Possibilities; R.Astor.
ROBERTA ASTOR MA, Cert Further & Higher Education, RNT, RNLD, RGN, RMN is currently working as a Staff Nurse in an intensive care acute mental health unit, Portsmouth Healthcare NHS Trust. She has been involved with Learning Disability nursing practice and education since 1973 and has worked as a practitioner, a clinical teacher, a researcher and a university lecturer, all within the Portsmouth area. - KAREN JEFFEREYS State Registered Dietician, MSc Applied Psychology (Learning Disabilites) is Chief Dietician, Portsmouth Healthcare NHS Trust. Karen manages a team of dieticians to provide a specialist service for children with learning difficulties. She has been responsible for initiating numerous service developments to improve the health of people with learning difficulties through diet and health promotion.