OUR MOVEMENT - Changing Care ● Healthier Futures

We have set up a care movement to create healthier futures for people with learning disabilities through Care Talk

We are campaigning for better health outcomes for people with a learning disability so that they can have healthier futures. It is about enhancing and saving lives. Here’s why…..

We Believe

Each person’s life has worth and that changing care by providing information and guidance the health outcomes and experiences of people with a learning disability can be significantly improved There needs to be better understanding of the poor health experiences and outcomes of people with a learning disability. In order to enhance and save lives we ALL need to remember to :

Assess what is happening for and to the person

Consider what is behind what is happening is a health problem?

Take action DON’T DELAY

Act now consider ALL tune into everybody

Think differently and ACT creatively
See the person NOW not their disability
CONSIDER behind every behaviour change a mental or physical health reason and ACT
ALL you see is NOT all that there is
TUNE into a person’s frequency to understand who and how they are
EVERYBODY hurts sometimes – we all feel pain we show it differently

There are tools within this site that should enable better access, outcomes and experiences for people with learning disabilities, families and support staff as well as health professionals

Adjusting Care Improving Outcomes – Solutions we want to see to enhance and save lives

We need to see more learning disability nurses working across community teams, GP surgeries, maternity settings, emergency departments, special schools, acute, general and children’s hospitals and the criminal justice system to ensure better care outcomes and experiences.
All learning disability nurses working in community social care settings who are not acting as learning disability nurses in their work could do so in reconfigured roles to enhance the health outcomes of those within their service areas e.g. ensuring annual health checks, hospital passports and acting as advisors to staff in services and as conduits between health services for those using their services.
A positive innovation in service creation would be a Single Point of Access service staffed by learning disability nurses to assist in providing support, advice, guidance and navigation through and within health care services as well as community to increase positive timely health access and outcomes for all people with learning disabilities and their family and supporters.
NHS Improvement
Learning disabilities improvement shout-outs
Our improvement shout-outs are short films focused on four people’s lives which have been improved as a result of the support, care and intervention provided by four NHS trusts. Our improvement shout-outs are four three-minute short films focusing on the person whose quality of life has improved as a result of the work of a particular organisation.
Good Practice

Refocusing: what you see isn’t all there is – getting healthcare right in hospitals for autistic and learning disabled people

Significant changes in how autistic people with a learning disability access and experience healthcare can and should be informed by stakeholders, including the patient and their family.

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A Movement to Enhance And Save Lives

20th June 2018 saw the launch of Changing Care Healthier Futures at The Supreme Court. The campaign, which is supported by Actor, Campaigner and Parent, Sally Phillips, is an essential movement for change that will celebrate and evolve good examples of how to get care right for people with learning disabilities and their families.

Changing Places

The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the over 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people.