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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Join Treat me well on Facebook

Sarah is a Treat me well campaigner. She wants to help families, like her own, to be able to have a society that is truly inclusive and understanding.  

Join Sarah and her fellow campaigners, who are working hard to make a vital difference, in our Treat me well Facebook group.

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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 campaigns@mencap.org.uk if you would like to be put in touch with one of these groups.

 

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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.

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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 reallifestories@mencap.org.uk.

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

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