Guidance

People with learning disabilities: making reasonable adjustments

These guides explain why reasonable adjustments must be made to health services and what adjustments help people with learning disabilities access services.

Documents

Blood tests for people with learning disabilities: making reasonable adjustments

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Easy read introduction to the obesity reasonable adjustments guide

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Easy read introduction to the substance misuse reasonable adjustments guide

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Pharmacy and people with learning disabilities: making reasonable adjustments to services

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Under the Equality Act 2010 public sector organisations have to make changes in their approach or provision to ensure that services are accessible to disabled people as well as everybody else.

People with learning disabilities may need particular adjustments to help make health care services easier for them to experience. These guides are for health and social care professionals who deliver, provide or plan services that may be used by people with learning disabilities.

Additional guidance on making reasonable adjustments for individuals with learning disabilities who require postural care support is available online.

Published 8 May 2016
Last updated 9 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added link to the new 'Postural care services: making reasonable adjustments' guidance.
  2. Added blood test reasonable adjustment guide.
  3. Added pharmacy reasonable adjustment guide.
  4. First published.