Adults with learning disabilities have more unmet healthcare needs than the general population, yet face barriers in accessing primary and secondary health services. Despite recent government reports and initiatives, much remains to be done to improve access to services. These include challenging physical barriers as well as attitudinal barriers. Valuing People (Department of Health 2001a) sets out key points that need improvement, but inclusion in health screening and surveillance, health promotion and access to generic services remain a challenge. As carers and students, we need to work cooperatively with professionals and organisations to increase knowledge and awareness of the health needs of adults with learning disabilities and how these can be best addressed. Health facilitators and Patients Advice and Liaison Services (PALS) can help make a difference. However, real change will come from learning disability nurses, students and carers advocating for change and educating health professionals in understanding the needs of people with learning disabilities.

Adult Dyslexia

Adult Dyslexia

This is a comprehensive guide covering the basics of dyslexia to a wide range of diagnostic procedures and tips to help you manage with your symptoms. These tips and tricks have been used on people with dyslexia of every varying degree and with great success. People just like yourself that suffer with adult dyslexia now feel more comfortable and relaxed in social and work situations.

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