FOR PROVIDERS SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

“People with learning disabilities have poorer health than the general population”

“People with learning disabilities die younger than their non-disabled peers”

“Health and social care services can do something about this”

“People with learning disabilities deserve better
Sign up to the Health Charter

HEALTH CHARTER

People with learning disabilities often experience health problems, but much can be done by social care providers, working together with people with learning disabilities, family carers and their health colleagues to improve the situation. The Health Charter is designed to support social care providers to improve the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities, thus improving people's quality of life generally.

GETTING STARTED

There are just three main items to look at:

SELF ASSESSMENT

The Self Assessment Tool (revised Sept 2015) reflects the content of the Health Charter but allows you to see how your organisation is doing relative to each of the Charter statements.

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SIGN UP

Organisations and social care staff can sign the charter to say what they will do to help people with learning disabilities be more healthy

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NEW November 2015 “Health Charter in Practice”

With well over 100 organisations now signed up the charter, this new report is launched alongside refreshed guidance based on the learning of 20 organisations who have been actively using the charter to improve support.

Download 'Health Charter in Practice' (PDF, 2.4Mb).