Learning Disability Resources

Learning Disability and Autism: Get Involved with NHS England

It is important that people are involved in decision making about services that partnership to make sure that people with a learning disability, autism or both are a part of NHS decision making.

Please watch this short film to learn more.

The NHS App

An easy read leaflet regarding the NHS App can be found here.

Flu Vaccination Information

Further Information

Health Information

Cervical Screening Information

NHS England Newsletter issue 15 is an easy read format and contains information on:

Encouraging you to use primary care services and not being scared because of coronavirus.

It’s a reminder to:

  • Get your health checked out
  • Is it time to go to the dentist?
  • Get your eyes and ears checked out
  • Go to your screening appointment
  • What to do if you have problems with your local health service

You can also read about how to get help with your thoughts and feelings, help with your appointments and what to do if you think you have a problem that needs to be checked.

NHS England Newsletter issue 14 is an easy read format and contains information on:

  • Why things are changing in the NHS
  • Services working together
  • NHS Led provider collaboratives
  • Primary care networks
  • Vaccines for a healthy winter

NHS England Newsletter issue 13 is an easy read format and contains information on:

  • Lung cancer
  • Smoking and e-cigarettes
  • Healthy eating
  • NHS app

NHS England Newsletter issue 12 is an easy read format and contains information on:

  • The coronavirus
  • Coronavirus grab and go guide
  • The coronavirus vaccine
  • Who should have a keyworker

NHS England Newsletter issue 11 is an easy read format and contains information on:

  • Getting help with difficult feelings – help when you’re feeling sad, angry, worried or confused
  • Support for children and young people in crisis – spotting signs you’re in crisis and how to get help
  • Mental Capacity Act – getting the right support to make decisions

NHS England Newsletter issue 10 is in an easy read format and contains information on:

  • Looking after your teeth
  • Mindfulness (learning to settle your mind and relax)
  • Reducing restrictive practices
  • Stopping people dying too soon
  • Social prescribing (getting help through other things rather than medicines and treatment)

Financial and Employment Information

The i-work team can provide support to help you find employment

Disability Nottinghamshire is a registered charity promoting the independence and choice of all persons with disabilities and impairments within Nottinghamshire.  They provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and advocacy in respect of any aspect of disability to people with disabilities and impairments, their carers, friends and families as well as professionals and students. They also provide help and advice regarding benefits and can help with completing applications.

Towards Work aims to support those first vital steps towards gaining employment through a personalised service and support to overcome barriers an individual might face.

Skills Information

  • Portland College is a leading specialist college working with disabled people to develop their employability, independence and communication skills – and with employers to create an inclusive workforce and support business growth
  • Onup is a social enterprise project for young people with learning differences providing opportunities to develop skills and contribute to the community
  • The Adventure Service is a company that provides outdoor adventure activities for all people, especially working closely with those with learning disabilities
  • Rumbletums is a community cafe and a supported training project for young people with a learning disability, some of whom may also have an additional physical disability
  • Pulp Friction provides work experience for young adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to develop work-readiness, social and independence skills by training members in catering and hospitality settings

Social Information

  • Stay Up Late is a charity that promotes full and active social lives for people with learning disabilities
  • Disability Tennis is a fun session of light tennis coaching for players with learning difficulties and/or autism, designed to help players to engage with sport in a friendly, social manner
  • Eastwood Youth Link Club is a youth club for young people with disabilities aged 13-24 years
  • Aspley YMCA Disability Football Club is an inclusive football session for those aged 10-18 years
  • Dig In Community Allotment Stapleford run by local people for local people and is open to all whatever your age or level of ability
  • Resources  A collection of free helpful resources from Advocacy 2 Engagement for people with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.