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About Learning Disability Health Improvement Programme

What work is Learning Disability Improvement Cymru doing?

The Learning Disability Improving Lives Programme is a Welsh Government transformation programme hosted by Improvement Cymru. The programme has identified five priority areas to address inequalities and improve the lives of people with a learning disability in Wales.

Our team supports the delivery of the health objectives within the programme. We have four interconnected work streams:

  • Physical Health
  • Health Equality Framework (HEF)
  • Children and Young People
  • Specialist Services
What forums and meetings do we attend?
  • Learning Disability Ministerial Advisory Group (LDMAG)
  • National Serious Untoward Incident Steering Group
  • National Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Core Dataset Project Board
  • National Mortality Steering Group
  • Learning Disability Consortium
  • All Wales Learning Disability Nurse Group
  • National Implementation Group for Improving Lives Health Outcomes
What are the next steps?

The team are currently working on the following:

  • Publishing a refreshed Once for Wales Health Profile with adjustment for Lifespan, continue with its promotion as a patient safety tool
  • Finalising the Delivering Health care resource and explore opportunities for diversifying use of Health Checks 
  • Ongoing support and communication in respects to Health Equality Framework (HEF) as a data collection during COVID19.
  • Progressing the development of the Children & Young People’s HEF
  • Supporting the planning and delivery of the broad vaccination campaign for people with Learning disabilities 
  • Development and launch a support pack for families in respect Positive Behavioural Support
  • Accessible and bilingual Self-Care resources that have been evidence based as relevant during COVID19
  • Supporting data collection in respects to Restrictive Practice across Wales.
  • Supporting national public health messaging in respects to COVID19 is produced in accessible format.
  • Finalising and launch the Learning Disability Educational Framework for Healthcare Staff in Wales. 
Who do I contact for more information?
To find out more about the programme please contact Dr Rachel Ann Jones, National Learning Disability Programme Lead
Contact us

Get in touch. For contact details of our programme leads, see our Meet the Team page.

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