Mencap has been campaigning for improvements in health for people with learning disabilities.
What is it?
“Did you know 1200 people with a learning disability die avoidably in hospital each and every year? This shocking statistic highlights the unequal healthcare many people with a learning disability still receive. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Treat me well is our campaign to transform the way people with a learning disability are treated in hospital.
Simple adjustments make a big difference. More time, better communication and clearer information can all help to make sure someone with a learning disability is treated well in hospital.
Join our campaign to find out more about how you can help.“
They have built up a good set of resources for people with learning disabilities to improve their experience within hospitals.
These include Easy Read guides on:
- The Accessible Information Standard – Easy Read
- Equality Act – Easy Read
- Mental Capacity Act – Easy Read