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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Campaign win for Treat Me Well

Following a public consultation earlier this year, the Government has announced its next steps in rolling out mandatory learning disability training for health and social workers in England.

This will help to improve the quality of care people with a learning disability receive in hospital, as well as helping to close the health inequality gap.

Find out more below about how Treat Me Well campaigners have worked to secure this commitment from the Government, and what's going to happen next.

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Request a craftivism pack

Craftivism = activism + craft!

We've got templates and instructions to get you started with hosting your own 'crafternoon'.

You can send a beautiful, thoughtful, personalised message to the Chair of your local NHS Hospital Trust.

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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.

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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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