Best Practice on Care Coordination for People with a Learning Disability and Long Term Conditions

Keywords

  • learning disability

Date: March 2019

Type: Report

It is widely acknowledged that people with learning disabilities experience poorer health than the general population and too many people with a learning disability die prematurely.

Our research included listening to the views of people with learning disabilities, their parents and carers about what they felt would make a positive difference and help to close the gap, as well as examples of innovative practice in health and social care throughout the UK with a particular focus on care coordination. The barriers and enablers are highlighted as well as the key characteristics of successful support.