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.
Activism Week 2018
Mencap's first ever Activist Week is from 15 to 21 October.
Tying in with Treat me well, we’re calling on campaigners to take action during Activism Week and demand change in their local hospital.
We’re also using this as an opportunity to celebrate the brilliant health campaigners who are making a difference around the country.
Find out more and see how you can get involved.Go
Write to your local NHS Trust
We need hospital bosses to take the lead so people with a learning disability don't die avoidably in hospital, and care improves.
Use our new e-action to send a message to the boss at your local NHS Hospital Trust (England) or Local Health Board (Wales), asking them to become a Treat me well champion.
It's quick and easy - please take action now!Go
Find 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.
Create your own Treat me well group
Around the country, groups are forming to campaign on health locally.
Want to set up your own group? Enter your details online here to download our new easy read guide to setting up a campaign group.Go
We want to hear from you!
We want to hear more from people with a learning disability and the people who support them about the experiences they've had in hospital.
So, we've created a survey as part of our Treat me well campaign so we can find out more.
Take a look and fill in the survey (by 31 October 2018). The more responses we get - the stronger our results will be!Go
Do you work in a hospital?
If you work in a hospital you can get involved and support our campaign by signing up to become a Treat me well Champion.
We'll then send you the latest helpful tips and resources, straight from the heart of our campaign to help improve the care people with a learning disability receive in hospital.Sign up now
Hear the stories
Treat me well has been shaped by the stories we've heard from people with a learning disability and their families.
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.
Listen to Rachel's story
Rachel visited hospital when she had severe stomach pains.
The experience was overwhelming as she felt as though she was not being listened to, or communicated with in a way that she could understand.
You can listen to Rachel's full story online - episode 6 is out now!Listen now
Find out more
Over the course of Treat me well and Learning Disability Week 2018 we'll be creating lots of resources to support the campaign and its goal to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital.
Support Treat me well
You can support Treat me well by signing up to receive information, resources and stories.Sign up