This year, Learning Disability Week (18 - 24 June) was all about health - with a big focus on the Treat me well campaign.

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.

If you're a hospital worker, be the change by becoming a Treat me well Champion.

What we want

We wanted to use Learning Disability Week 2018 to spread the word about the problems people with a learning disability can face in getting good healthcare in hospital, and how we can change this.

We wanted to involve NHS staff in the Treat me well campaign - giving them the chance to hear from people with a learning disability and to think about the simple changes they can make which would make a big difference to people with a learning disability.

We wanted to give people with a learning disability and NHS staff the chance to celebrate and share good practice, and to work together to improve care that isn't good enough.

Watch the video

Do you know how many people with a learning disability die avoidably every year?

We asked doctors and nurses this simple question. Watch the video to see their answers.

We're calling on hospital staff to become Treat me well Champions. Be the change.

Sign up to become a Champion here.

Become a Champion

Do you work in a hospital? If so, sign up to become a Treat me well Champion and we'll 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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See where Treat me well events happened

We asked people to hold events in their local hospital in England and Northern Ireland throughout Learning Disability Week.

This map shows where Treat me well events took place.

Click on the different locations to find out more or read more below:

Find out more

We created a number of resources for Learning Disability Week 2018 and Treat me well to help you to get involved and support our goal of transforming how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital.

Hear the stories

Read the stories of people with a learning disability and the care they've received in hospital.

Learning Disability Week 2018: Paula's story

Hear from Paula about why she is calling for doctors and nurses to receive mandatory training in Autism and learning disability.
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Learning Disability Week 2018: Angela's story

Hear from Angela, whose son, Alex, spent over a year in and out of hospital. Despite noticing that Alex was in pain, Angela found that the hospital staff she dealt with weren't able to change their way of thinking to diagnose Alex.
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Spread the word

You can help make this years Learning Disability Week a success!

Use #LDWeek18 to spread the word online and share your stories.

You can also help by downloading, printing and sharing our Learning Disability Week 2018 poster.

Download poster

Become a Champion

Do you work in a hospital? If so, sign up to become a Treat me well Champion and we'll 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

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