We are committed to improving the experience and health outcomes of people with a learning disability, working collaboratively with local authorities. We provide a range of learning disabilities services.
These specialist services are expert in assessing and meeting the needs of these patients and their families.
Useful sources of support for people with a learning disability and their families
- People First (Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster) provides a wealth of information and resources covering the whole of the private, voluntary and public sector across these three boroughs.
- Getting it right for people with learning disabilities is a document published by NHS England aimed at parents, families and carers of those with learning disabilities.
- The Changing Places Consortium is a group of organisations working to support the rights of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and/or other physical disabilities. Established in 2005, the Consortium campaigns for ‘Changing Places’ toilets to be installed in all big public spaces so people can access their community.
- 'Easy health' links to approximately 500 accessible and downloadable health resources, including: leaflets and flyers.
- Books Beyond Words is a provider of books, services and training for people who find pictures easier to understand than words. Whether supporting somebody with a learning disability or communication difficulty, the products and services aim to empower the user through pictures.
Other important information
The Protocol for Improving Access to the Healthcare of People with a learning disability aims to ensure that the services provided to those with a learning disability and their families are person centred and of a high quality, whilst also meeting the requirements of the Disability Act 1995 and 2005 and Equality Act of 2010.