Health inequalities and learning disabilities: The time for action is now!

Sarah Ormston in Care Talk, November 2020

MacIntyre was established in 1966 by Kenneth Newton Wright, the parent of a disabled child. It has grown to become a leading national charity, highly respected and committed to setting standards and increasing choice. MacIntyre provides learning, support and care for more than 1,200 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism, at more than 150 services across England and Wales. Our diverse range of services includes registered care homes, supported living, outreach, accredited training schemes and lifelong learning services, as well as a residential special school and further education provision.

They use the NHS’s Anticipatory Care Calendar (Health Calendar) which provides an innovative approach to assessing health on a daily basis and is designed to alert social care staff to changes noticed in a person’s health, and provides clear directions about accessing care.

Read in full at Source: Health Inequalities & learning disabilities: The time for action is now! – Care Talk

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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