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If you have a learning disability, it can be difficult to get the healthcare you need.  

These webpages have advice about getting the best healthcare for you and the people you care for. 

Guide to your healthcare

Advice on this website is correct for England. Advice for other home nations may differ.

For advice in Wales, please contact the Welsh helpline team 

For advice in Northern Ireland, please visit

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Advice for healthcare workers

Heath advice and resources to help you support people with a learning disability

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Joining the learning disability register

The learning disability register is a list of people with a learning disability. It helps your doctor and healthcare staff know what support you need. 

Other ways to get advice

If you need advice or information that isn't here, then consider getting in contact with our helpline, or joining our online community to kick start a conversation.

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The learning disability helpline
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Mencap's online community
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We hold the Advice Quality Standard so you can be sure about the quality of the advice we provide.

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The Mencap helpline is a member of Advice UK in England.

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