This pack was published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in November 2010.
We are very grateful to the Project Advisory Group at Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) for their advice and support. The group was overseen and expertly supported by Philippa Hare, Programme Manager (Policy and Research), JRF.

Thanks to:
Noelle Blackman, Director, RESPOND; Jan Collis, Lead Inspector, Commission for Social Care Inspection; Peter Cox, Independent Consultant; Karen Dodd, Associate Director for Specialist Therapies – Learning Disabilities and Older People’s Mental Health Services, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; Val Ellis, Dementia Specialist Nurse, JRF; Peggy Fray, Independent Consultant; Lou Marsden, Training Officer, Down’s Syndrome Association; Henry Simmons, Chief Executive, Alzheimer’s Scotland; Jen Summers, Publications Manager, JRF; Christine Towers, Research and Service Development Manager, Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities; Cally Ward, Valuing People Support Team – Family Carers; Kate Wilkinson, Publications Manager, JRF.

The authors have worked collaboratively with a number of organisations to produce the DVD. Our thanks go to:

Adult Services, Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, York; Growing Older with Learning Disabilities (GOLD) group, London; Guyz n Dollz drama group, Support for Ordinary Living (SOL), Motherwell; NHS Oldham; Oldham Council; Pennine Care NHS Foundation, Tees, Wear and Esk Valleys NHS Foundation Trusts.

About the authors

Dr Heather Wilkinson has extensive research experience in the field of ageing and intellectual disability and in the field of dementia. She is Research and Knowledge Exchange Director for the School of Health in
Social Science and a co-director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships both in the
University of Edinburgh. Heather is Programme Director for the MSc in Dementia: International Experience, Policy and Practice.

Karen Watchman is a Lecturer in Health and Social Care and Programme Director of the e-learning MSc Health and Social Care in the School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh. She has experience of developing and delivering training and education at undergraduate and postgraduate level plus bespoke training and consultancy in learning disabilty and dementia.

Diana Kerr is an independent consultant and trainer in older age, dementia and particularly older people with a learning disability and dementia.