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About Learning Disability Week 2018

Learning Disability Week 2018 is from 18 to 24 June and is all about health - with a big focus on Treat me well.

We want this to be a chance for people with a learning disability and NHS staff to celebrate and share good practice, and to work together to improve care that isn't good enough.

In order to do this we've asked people to hold events in their local hospital in England and Northern Ireland throughout the week.

Find out more and how you can get involved!


Become a Treat me well Champion

For Learning Disability Week 2018 and Treat me well we're calling on hospital workers to become Treat me well Champions.

If you work in a hospital you can sign up to become a Champion. We'll then send you the latest helpful tips and resources, straight from the heart of our Treat me well campaign.

It's quick and easy to sign up, so be sure to sign up today!

Sign up now

Hear the stories

Paula's son Oliver died in hospital in November 2016, after he had been admitted due to having seizures.

The staff at the hospital did not make reasonable adjustments to Oliver's care in order to diagnose and treat him, and did not know how to adapt the environment to meet his needs.

Paula has launched a Government petition so all doctors and nurses get the mandatory learning disability training, which could have saved Oliver's life.

Read Paula's story

About Treat me well

1200 people with a learning disability die avoidably in hospital, each and every year.

We know the treatment people with a learning disability get in hospital is still not good enough in many parts of the country. 

This has to change. Which is why we've launched Treat me well.

Find out more about the campaign including how you can get involved and show your support.


Watch the video

Do you know how many people with a learning disability die avoidably every year?

We asked doctors and nurses this simple question. Watch the video to see their answers.

We're calling on hospital staff to become Treat me well Champions. Be the change.

Sign up to become a Champion here.

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