Learning disabilities

We are committed to improving the health and outcomes of people with learning disabilities and autism, and transforming services to improve the quality of care throughout peoples’ lives.

Transforming care

We are one of five national organisations that are working together to drive service improvements across health and care.

Building the right support

A clear framework to change how and where we provide services and give individuals more say in their care.

Care and Treatment Reviews

A new approach to reviewing individuals' care ensures that people get the right care, in the right place.

Improving health

We are firmly committed to reducing the health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities, and significantly improving their health.


A quick overview of all the publications and guides that we have produced that are available on our website.

Recent news and blogs

People with a learning disability have a key role – Dr Julie Higgins

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NHS England’s Director of Transformation – Learning Disabilities, gives her latest update on NHS England’s work to transform care for people with a learning disability: Getting things right for people with a learning disability and/or autism isn’t just about the services which are specifically for them – whether that means the specialist hospital beds and […]

MY Care, MY Health, MY Life - a workshop about learning disability

NHS England employs five people with a learning disability. They are running a workshop at EXPO 2016 – a big event about health and care services. They will tell people working in services about some of the things that they are involved in to improve things for people with a learning disability.

Transforming care for people with learning disabilities – next steps

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We have set out a clear programme of work with other national partners to improve services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition. This will drive system-wide change and enable more people to live in the community, with the right support, and close to home.

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