Research and statistics on health

People with a learning disability tend to have poorer physical and mental health than the general population.

Health and people with a learning disability

Health inequalities that people with a learning disability can experience are partly caused by poor quality healthcare.

As well as this, there are a number of health conditions that people with a learning disability are more likely to experience, including epilepsy and dementia.

We have put research and statistics on health and learning disability into 2 main topics:

  • Health inequalities
  • Mental health

Read more about each of these topics below.

Woman leaning on counter in hospital
A woman in a walking frame being helped by a nurse

Treat Me Well

Treat Me Well is our campaign to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital. 

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. 

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