We believe all people with a learning disability should have the same access to healthcare and treatment as everybody else.

On average in the UK, people with a learning disability experience poorer health and healthcare than the rest of the general population. Find out how you or a loved one can access the healthcare you're entitled to. 

Profound Impact Day 2019

On 21 May we celebrated Profound Impact Day, focusing on the issues facing people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in hospital.

We know there are huge issues in hospital with how heathcare professionals involve people with PMLD and their carers in partnership. We want to challenge this and use Profound Impact Day to:

  • help healthcare professionals understand the importance of working in partnership with people with PMLD and their supporters, and how to make this happen
  • equip people with PMLD and their supporters to feel prepared for a hospital visit and understand their rights in hospital.

Find out more

How to get the support you need

Contact the Learning Disability Helpline, our advice and support line, for guidance and information about what support we can offer you.

Or why not take a look at our online community? This is a place for parents and family carers of people with a learning disability to share experiences, advice and support.

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