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
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.
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]