NHS Long Term Plan - learning disabilities

We wanted to gather and analyse a comprehesive set of responses from people in Greater Manchester on some of the key topics in the NHS Long Term Plan.
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Key findings

  •  The majority of people waited longer than 12 months for a diagnosis. 
  • People felt exasperated that they had been asking for accessible information for a long time, and felt ignored
  • People valued the skills and support of their support workers, advocates, carers and family.
  • Some people felt ignored by practitioners who didn't understand learning disabilities. 


  • Issues seen as key ensuring people with learning disabilities engage in preventative services:
    • Good communication skills
    • accessible information
  • Many people reported that their needs were extremely complex and that a highly personalised approac was vital.  


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