NHS England Learning Disability and Autism Forum

The NHS England Learning Disability and Autism Forum is a network of people with a learning disability, autism or both, their families carers and supporting organisations who want to have a say in the work of NHS England.

Letting NHS staff know you need support

On 8 February 2018 we will be meeting to discuss how the NHS can share information about how to support people to be able to access health services. Please note, booking for this event is now closed.

Better Health, Better Lives – June 2017

This event was in June 2017 and we heard about all the different pieces of work happening to improve the health and lives of people with a learning disability, autism or both.

Complaints, comments and feedback – March 2017

This event was held in March 2017 and we looked at what it is like to make a complaint, a comment or give feedback on an NHS service for people with a learning disability, autism or both and families and carers.

We are using what we heard that day in a project called #AskListenDo.

Support for commissioners – July 2016

This event helped us to write some information for commissioners (the people who pay for services) also called ‘service model specifications’.

We looked at how we can support:

  • children, young people and adults who have behaviour that is challenging in the community where they live.
  • people who have been or might get into trouble with the law. This is sometimes called community forensics. 
  • people to get good care and treatment in hospital.

NHS services to work better together and share skills. This can improve the physical and mental health of people with a learning disability, autism or both.

First event –  November 2015

We held our first event in November 2015 and we looked at the Learning Disability and Autism Forum.

We have used what we heard at that event to help us with the next steps in our work.

Our first meeting – January 2015

We held our first meeting of the forum in June 2015 and we have used what people told us to help us develop the work of the forum.

Read our report from the first meeting.