Health

Providing equal healthcare


People with a learning disability often experience poorer health and poorer healthcare than the general population. Here you can find information on health issues of those with leaning disabilities and different issues within healthcare provision.

GP toolkit

Improving quality and equality of care at GP practices. Watch our videos and download our guides about providing accessible services for people with a learning disability.

Health: legislation, research and good practice

People with a learning disability have a right to receive good healthcare, but are often let down by current provision.

Making the Difference +

In the UK, an estimated 7% of adults with a learning disability are parents.

End of life care

End of life care is best described as providing care for a person with a non-curable condition such as cancer, Multiple Sclerosis or Motor Neurone Disease.

Supporting parents after the loss of a child

Mencap Cymru, in partnership with the University of Wales in Bangor, ran a project to find out more about the support available to parents after the loss of a child with a learning disability.

Case studies

Read two examples of good practice in NHS trusts.

Health tools and resources: useful links

If you are a healthcare professional and you want to learn more about supporting people with a learning disability, here are some resources that you might find useful.

The Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder toolkit for GPs

Welcome to the toolkit for GPs about FASD with information about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).