Staying well for Winter

Get Well for Winter is a brand new programme running from 7th September until Christmas aimed at people with a learning disability and anybody who supports them in the North East and Cumbria to help them Get Well for Winter. To read our latest bulletin click here ...

Eating and Dysphagia

Some children and young people with learning disabilities have difficulties eating, drinking and swallowing. These need careful assessment. If you have concerns about your child’s eating, drinking or swallowing, please discuss with your family doctor, who can link...

Deteriorating Health

Information about how to identify deteriorating health can be found by clicking here. Stop & Watch Stop and Watch is a tool that everyone can use to help spot the warning signs that a person’s condition is deteriorating. Stop and Watch is just as relevant for...

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

“The Coronavirus (COVID – 19) pandemic has led to great uncertainty, worry and challenge for families of children and young people with a learning disability. We know it’s important for families to maintain their resilience, connections, health and wellbeing during...

Communication

This can affect anyone, but is commoner in people of all ages with learning disabilities. Signs of constipation to look out for Too few poos – three times a week or less Poos look wrong – small and hard like rabbit droppings, or runny and foul smelling, due to leakage...