What is a Learning Disability?
Learning Disability Register
Do you have a learning disability or support someone who does? By adding your name to the learning disability register at your GP practice you can get better healthcare - and you could have a free Annual Health Check. Join The Learning Disability Register - Don't Miss Out | Mencap
Annual health checks and health action plans
Everyone over 14 who is on the doctors Learning Disability Register is eligible for an annual health check.
This can help you stay well and helps by finding problems early so that can be sorted out for you. If you are worried about having this health check then let the practice know so that they can make changes for you, these are called reasonable adjustments.
Find out more about annual health checks here: Don't Miss Out - Annual Health Checks Mencap
Guidance on Reasonable Adjustments
A 'reasonable adjustment' is when healthcare professionals make changes to how care is delivered for a person with a learning disability and complex needs, to make sure they get the healthcare they need.
Reasonable adjustments are a legal requirement under the Equality Act, 2010. They are person-centred and may be different from person to person.
Mental Capacity Assessments and Advice
Easy Read health resources
North Staffordshire Carers information page
Stoke On Trent Learning Disability social work team
Duty team number: 01782 234071
North Staffordshire Learning Disability social work team
Duty team number: 07976 191085