Focus given to treating diabetes in those with learning disabilities

A document has been published to ensure people with learning disabilities and diabetes are given the same level of care across the country.

The NHS RightCare Pathway for Diabetes: Reasonable Adjustments for People with a Learning Disability guidance was developed because recent figures suggested diabetes and obesity rates were much higher among people with a learning disability.

The NHS England Learning Disability team worked collaboratively on the document with various health agencies to compile “reasonable adjustments” so those who commission health services have a better understanding of the needs of people with a learning disability.

Find out more here.

The Communication Trust: Free CPD Online Short Course: An introduction to speech, language and communication

This online short course is free and a great place to start learning about children and young people’s speech, language and communication development. It looks at how you can support the development of these skills on a day-to-day basis in your setting, and how to spot children and young people who might be struggling to develop these important skills.

Find out more here.

Building Confidence – Improving Travel

Centre for Transport Studies. University College London, 2017

This research report explores the evidence about travel barriers that adversely affect accessibility for people with mental impairments such as dementia, learning disabilities and mental health conditions. It identifies suitable ways to overcome the barriers and considers a range of interventions to:

  • enhance the mental skills of travellers
  • modify the travel environment to enable people to make their journeys

Read more here.