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People with learning disabilities have poorer health and die at a younger age than their non-disabled peers. These differences are to an extent avoidable, and are therefore called health inequalities. RLBUHT have a Learning Disabilities and Autism Team. The aim of our service is to:

  • Increase awareness of the needs of patients with learning disabilities to the hospital staff.
  • Offer guidance to patients, family or carers whilst they are in hospital.
  • Facilitate patients coming in for planned care.
  • Deliver ‘Foundation Level Learning Disabilities Training’ to all staff, students and volunteers.
  • Offer specialist support to clinical wards and areas.
  • Visit patients with learning disabilities who come into hospital.
  • Check if any ‘reasonable adjustments’ are needed.
  • Collaborate with community services and hospital services.
  • Support the use of accessible information.
  • Provide Information Packs to patients, including Health Passports (see below).

You can get in touch with us by telephone at 0151 706 4602, or email us at learningdisabilitiesteam@rlbuht.nhs.uk 

Videos

This is the ‘amazing things happen’ autism video. It aims to raise autism awareness with understanding the strengths, as well as the difficulties, associated with autism while preventing stigmas and negative stereotypes. It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared widely by people wanting to understand autism better. http://amazingthingshappen.tv/

 

Meet The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Safeguarding and Learning Disabilities Team

 

Watch Nicole's story about how her transition to the Royal Liverpool's learning disability team who gave her a bespoke adult care plan improved her life considerably

We support STOMP

STOMP stands for stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both with psychotropic medicines. It is a national project involving many different organisations which are helping to stop the over use of these medicines.  STOMP is about helping people to stay well and have a good quality of life. We are the first general hospital to support the initiative.

Find out more about STOMP here...

Watch an informative video here...

We take part in the Treat Me Well campaign

We are signed up for the Treat me well, a campaign to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital.

Their vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. The challenge, alongside people with a learning disability and their families, is to make this world a reality.

Click here to learn more about the Treat Me Well campaign...

Cancer red flag symptoms by People First Merseyside

Ask Listen Do

Making feedback, concerns and complaints across education, health and social care easier for children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both and their families and carers.

The Ask Listen Do project is aimed at supporting organisations to learn from and improve the experiences of people with a learning disability, autism or both, their families and carers when giving feedback, raising a concern or making a complaint.

Find out more about the campaign here...

Easyhealth

Easyhealth was made so that people know where to find ‘accessible’ health information . ‘Accessible’ information is information that uses easy words with pictures.

Visit the Easyhealth website for resources...

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is a world-first. It is the first national programme of its kind aimed at making improvements to the lives of people with learning disabilities. Reviews are being carried out with a view to improve the standard and quality of care for people with learning disabilities. People with learning disabilities, their families and carers have been central to developing and delivering the programme.

Click here to learn more about the programme...

Learning Disability Nurses Blog

Click here to read Ged Jennings' blog...

Changing Care

Please click here to access the Changing Care website. This contains some excellent links. 

The Royal Liverpool University Hospitals have become part of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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