People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, communicate and do every day things. A learning disability is lifelong and usually has a significant impact on a person’s life. According to Mencap, there are around 1.5million people (2.5% of the population) with a learning disability in the UK.
People with a learning disability are more likely to have health problems than other people. However, in more recent years, the health of people with a learning disability has been improving as better health and social care has become available.
In Oxford Health NHS FT, we have a Strategic Health Facilitator who works with community health services and mental health services. Their role aims to ensure that people with learning disabilities can use the same health service as everyone else by:
The Strategic Health Facilitator:
For further help and information, please contact the Learning Disability Teams across Oxfordshire. There are three community based teams in Oxfordshire which are part of the Ridgeway Partnership (The Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust). The Learning Disability Teams are multi-professional and are available to anyone who has a learning disability.
For people living in Oxford City: 01865 323357
For people living in North Oxfordshire: 01295 257727
For people living in South Oxfordshire: 01865 897974
(These teams are part of the Ridgeway Partnership)
Mencap: The voice of Learning Disability
My life My choice: A self-advocacy organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties in Oxfordshire
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