Research and analysis

COVID-19: deaths of people with learning disabilities

Review of available data on the deaths of people identified as having learning disabilities in England during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applies to England

Documents

COVID 19 deaths of people identified as having learning disabilities: report

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COVID 19 deaths of people identified as having learning disabilities: easy read guide

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COVID 19 deaths of people identified as having learning disabilities: data tables

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Details

This review analyses the available data on the deaths from COVID-19 of people identified as having learning disabilities.

The review looked at:

  • deaths from COVID-19 of people with learning disabilities
  • factors impacting the risk of death from COVID-19 of people with learning disabilities
  • deaths in care settings of people with learning disabilities

The review will help inform policy and practice to reduce the future risk and impact of COVID-19 on people with learning disabilities.

The report is accompanied by an abbreviated plain English summary, an easy read guide and data tables for the corresponding charts plotted in the report.

Published 12 November 2020