Learning Disability Awareness Week


Monday 19 June to Sunday 25 June

Lots of work is taking place across the country to improve care for people with a learning disability. NHS England has a major programme – working alongside our partners in health, social care and the voluntary sector – to transform care across England for people with a learning disability, by building better services and support in the community and addressing health inequalities. This week highlights what is happening to make sure people get the best treatment and the best experience and it also focuses on where and how we need to improve. The week has a different focus each day, but the main theme for the week, supported by Mencap, is employment with a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of employing people with learning disabilities.

Learning Disability Awareness Week news and blogs

Chief Nurse backs stomp it out drugs campaign

An ongoing fight to raise awareness of over-medication of people with learning disabilities has been welcomed by the country‚Äôs top nurse. As it reached its first anniversary today Professor Jane Cummings spoke out in support of stop the over-medication of people with a learning disability or autism (STOMP) – a major initiative aimed at curbing […]