Here’s a link to an interesting article in the Learning Disability Today newsletter about some guidance which may help to save some lives for those with severe learning disabilities who are at a greatly increased risk of death over other sections of the population. It’s great to see that this issue is being increasingly acknowledged and that some work is being done to move towards the issue being addressed.

http://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk//guidance-launched-to-prevent-deaths-of-people-with-learning-disabilities-in-healthcare-settings.aspx

Also interesting is the toolkit on the ‘Turning Point’ web site which gives good practice information to those providing care and support to people with a learning disability.

http://www.turning-point.co.uk/news-and-events/news/turning-point-launches-new-toolkit-to-help-support-the-health-and-wellbeing-of-people-with-learning-disabilities.aspx