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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Easyhealth was made so that people know where to find ‘accessible’ health information . ‘Accessible’ information is information that uses easy words with pictures.
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.
Learning Disability Nurses Blog
Click here to read Ged Jennings' blog...
Please click here to access the Changing Care website. This contains some excellent links.
Positive about Down syndrome
The experts on living with Down syndrome and know that life is so much more than a diagnosis, there is a good deal to celebrate. Our children and young people with Down syndrome lead full and rewarding lives, they are much-loved sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, who our families wouldn’t be without.