Guidance

Improving healthcare access for people with learning disabilities

Guidance for social care staff on how to help people with learning disabilities get better access to medical services to improve their health.

Documents

Health charter 2017

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Health charter 2017: guidance

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Health charter 2017: self-assessment tool

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Health needs: supporting people with learning disabilities

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Reasonable adjustments: supporting people with learning disabilities

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Annual health check: supporting people with learning disabilities

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Mental Capacity Act and people with learning disabilities: briefing sheet

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Healthy eyes, teeth and ears: supporting people with learning disabilities

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Common health problems in people with learning disabilities: guidance

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Diet and exercise: supporting people with learning disabilities

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Screening: supporting people with learning disabilities

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Hospital admissions: supporting people with learning disabilities

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Pain management: supporting people with learning disabilities

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Dementia: supporting people with learning disabilities

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Palliative and end of life care: supporting people with learning disabilities

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Details

The health charter for social care and accompanying guidance provide information about the steps organisations and providers can take to improve the health and wellbeing of the people they support. There are practical tips as well as links to further information and useful resources.

There is also a self-assessment tool to enable organisations signed up to the health charter to measure progress and develop an action plan for improvements.

The series of short information sheets show social care staff how they can help people with learning disabilities to get better access to health services.

Each information sheet contains a link to the supporting slide sets.

Published 27 October 2017