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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A focus on people with PMLD

On 21 May 2019 we celebrated Profound Impact Day, focusing on the issues facing people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in hospital, in order 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.

We created a number of resources (with PAMIS, PMLD Link and Centre 404) for you to use.

We're also organising an online seminar with PAMIS in July or August 2019 on how to make a multi-sensory story about going into hospital.

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For Profound Impact Day (21 May), we brought together people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), their supporters and healthcare professionals to discuss how working in partnership can help improve the experiences of hospital care for people with PMLD.

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