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.

The information below points to some 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.