Simple changes in hospital care can make a big difference

Better communication. More time. Clearer information.

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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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All about Treat me well

Over the course the campaign we've been doing lots of work, including creating resources and gathering stories.

We've listed these below as well as all the ways you can get involved with Treat me well.



Your rights in hospital

With Bradford Talking Media, Bradford People First and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, we have made resources to help ensure that children with a learning disability (aged 0 to 5) get the support they need when they are in hospital and how reasonable adjustments can be made. 

There are 2 resources about getting the right care in hospital; one for parents and carers (PDF), and one for healthcare professionals (PDF).

This guide is about making reasonable adjustments (PDF).

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 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.

We want to hear from you

If you have a story of your own hospital experience to share, please do let us know by emailing

You can also get involved on Facebook and Twitter, using #TreatMeWell

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