Members of the Learning Disability Partnership recently attended a workshop supported by ADASS, Inclusion East and NHS England. Angela, a Strategy Champion, made a pledge to share the information with the Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership.
Held on the 9th of March, the workshop offered information about the LeDeR programme, also known as the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme. The programme means that if a person with a learning disability dies earlier than expected, this must be reviewed by a local panel to see if anything could have been done differently. The panel can make suggestions to local services about how to improve, if the review finds anything that needs improvement.
The panel should look at all areas of the person’s life and should include other people with a learning disability and family members. Health and social care professionals should also be included. Suffolk has a ‘live’ programme, which means reviews are taking place.
You can read more about the programme here.
It is important to report a death of someone with a learning disability so that it can be reviewed. You can find out how to do this here.