Presentation on theme: "22nd April 2009 Learning Disabilities Overview 2012 Board of Directors in Public 29 February 2012."— Presentation transcript:
22nd April 2009 Learning Disabilities Overview 2012 Board of Directors in Public 29 February 2012
Learning Disability What is LD How many people have LD What are the MH needs How does MH fit with LD service Carers may have LD (ageing population)
Relevance to MH Service Equal access – Equality Act & Human Rights CQC Indicators – Green Light Increased MH needs
58 times more likely to die aged under 50 than other people. Just 1 in 3 people with a LD take part in some form of education or training. Less than 1 in 5 people with a LD work (compared with 1 in 2 disabled people generally), at least 65% of people with a LD want to work.
Half of all families with children with a LD live in poverty. At least half of all adults with a LD live in the family home – (limited chance to gain independence, learn key skills and make choices about their own lives). Just 15% of people with a LD have a secure long-term tenancy or own their own home.
What we need to remember Diagnostic overshadowing Higher MH & Physical Health needs Communication reasonable adjustments Carers Keep it simple Equal rights and access
Developments Green Light and Local MH/LD Group Joint Protocol Staff training Clinical Specialist Role Increased information – staff and easyread Service User Interview Audit Recording LD Joint working/training Non Executive Director Champion Role LD Children's team in North East Essex
What you can do Raise awareness Public engagement Carers Be alert and sensitive to this client group
Need to know more…….. Please contact me Nicola Armstrong Advanced Clinical Specialist Birchwood 2 Boxted Road Colchester Essex CO4 5HG