Simple changes in hospital care can make a big difference – better communication, more time and clearer information.
But 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.
1,200 people with a learning disability die avoidably every year.
Our campaign, Treat Me Well, calls on NHS staff to make reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability which can help to save lives.
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Have you been watching Casualty?
If so, you may have seen a character with a learning disability called Howie who was turned away from hospital after having stomach pains.
The three-episode storyline is based on the real-life case of a young boy with a learning disability, called Alex Haslam, whose family we supported. Mencap, along with Alex’s mum, Angela, and some of our Treat me well campaigners worked closely with the BBC team in researching and writing the storyline.
Find or start a Treat Me Well group
Look at our map to find out if there's a Treat Me Well group near you.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be put in touch with one of these groups.
Start your own group
Want to set up your own group? Enter your details here to receive an easy read guide to setting up your own campaign group.
Find out more about Treat me well
Over the course the campaign we've been doing lots of work, including creating resources to support the campaign and its goal to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital which you can find listed below.
Treat Me Well has also been shaped by the stories we've heard from people with a learning disability and their families. Some of these are also listed below.
We want you to hear from some of the people we've spoken to, and what their experiences of the NHS have been.
If you have a story of your own hospital experience to share, please do let us know by emailing email@example.com.
You can also get involved on Facebook and Twitter, using #TreatMeWell
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