Reading Mencap run the 'Getting it Right in Reading' project which is a CCG commissioned service to help support improvements in health services for people. Getting it right is a group of organisations working towards better healthcare, wellbeing and quality of life for people with a learning disability. People with a. The Getting it Right Charter. Dan Scorer Treat me right and Death by indifference. • We wanted to give Partnership working between Mencap groups and 4.


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  • The Mencap Getting it Right Charter - Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

The Breaking Point campaign shone a light on this shameful situation and in and the Government gave specific pots of money to local councils for short breaks. We released the Bullying wrecks lives report which showed that 8 out of 10 children with a learning disability were bullied. Mencap getting it right called on the Government to take bullying of children with a learning disability seriously and to make schools mencap getting it right the same.

We met with the then Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families and asked him to make sure schools were doing their job in protecting children with a learning disability from being bullied. Following this meeting, the Secretary of State wrote to all school head teachers urging them to take bullying of children with a learning disability seriously.

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We also spoke at an Ofsted conference and urged Ofsted to make sure schools were dealing with incidents of bullying of children with a learning disability properly when they inspected them. This triggered an independent inquiry and an investigation into the six cases.

It also played an important role in mencap getting it right the Department of Health to commission the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with a learning disability.

The government closed the last of the long-stay institutions in England.

However several thousand people with a learning disability remain stuck in inpatient units, as the Winterbourne View scandal will highlight. Over trusts, hospitals and organisations signed up to the Getting it right charter, committing to improve healthcare for people with a learning disability.

He became councillor in Selby, Yorkshire. We called on police forces to take the police promise — a charter of 10 things they would do to improve how they tackled disability hate crime mencap getting it right served people with a learning disability. The passport is completed prior to or on admission to hospital and helps to mencap getting it right let those working with the service user know what their needs are in relation to their learning disability.

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The mencap getting it right is not only used on admission to hospital but also when a service user's care is transferred from one team to another. Learning disability awareness training Many healthcare professionals working across services in the Trust have received learning disability awareness training.

This has highlighted the problems which mencap getting it right be experienced by people with learning disabilities when accessing health care services and the reasonable adjustments that can be made to overcome these barriers. Ongoing learning disability awareness training will be provided for all staff who have face to face contact with service users and their carers.

The first talks about not missing out on your annual health check.


The second shows what happens during your annual health check. It informs and reminds them about what should happen in an annual health check for a learning-disabled person and what problems can be anticipated so that things can go as smoothly as possible. Three themes emerged from Reading Mencap staff in talking about the experiences of their clients: The importance of getting an assessment that reflects the real needs of the mencap getting it right The need to provide consistent and adequate care The need for mencap getting it right NHS to make adjustments to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities.


Healthwatch Reading heard that the way in which social care plans are drawn up and implemented is having a serious impact on the mental health of many people with learning disabilities, who typically experience high anxiety about forms and processes.

People with mencap getting it right disabilities will often have a limited understanding of the process, or how what they say may affect what is put in their plan. This is resulting in social care plans that do not meet their needs.


Several have had their care needs reassessed recently, resulting in the allocated number of care hours being reduced.