Thumbs up to Good Health Services

Thumbs up to Good Health Services for People with Learning Disabilities

Speak Out has made animated films with Carousel about the experiences of people with learning disabilities using health services. We spoke to 40 people with learning disabilities and have used some of their stories to make films about the difficulties that they experience.

A workbook is available to help health professionals reflect on the films, which can be found below. Speak Out have also produced comprehensive guidance on good support for people with learning disabilities in health services.

Here are the films:

Film 1 Waiting Room

Film 2 It's My Body

Film 3 On the Ward

Film 4 Include Me

Workbooks for Health Professionals

For those training to be a health professional there is a workbook to help reflect on the issues in the films.

To download pdf of the workbook click on the link below

The Waiting Room Workbook

Guidance for Health Professionals

Speak Out have produced guidance on good support for people with learning disabilities in health services which supports Doctors, Nurses and other health professionals, Managers and Administrators to think about how they can improve practice, make reasonable adjustments and meet the needs of individuals with learning disabilities better. This will help them to comply with Equality Act 2010, and the Accessible Information Standard 2015.

To download pdf of the guidance click on the link below.

The Project has been funded by the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group.

The Waiting Room Guidance Booklet

Workshops and Presentations

Speak Out trainers are available to run training workshops and presentations based around the films and guidance for Health Services. In 2019 we will be running training for Health Care Assistants, Nurses, Student Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Doctors.

If you are interested in booking training to improve access for people with learning disabilities please contact us at:

Telephone: 01273 421921

Email:  [email protected]