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Learning Disabilities

We recognise people with learning disabilities as equal citizens who can live the lives they wish to lead.

To achieve our vision, the Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership works with people with learning disabilities and their families and carers to reduce health inequalities, uphold people’s rights and help them achieve their aspirations, ensuring that people get the right support at the right time in their local community or least restrictive setting.

How we support our people

We ensure access to good health care when needed through:

  • improving uptake and the quality of annual health checks
  • providing appropriate support in hospital
  • increasing access to and uptake of national screening programmes
  • increasing access to and uptake of vaccination programmes

We also align our work to the following areas:

  • tackling health inequalities
  • promoting community led support and social inclusion
  • working across partner organisations to strategically commission services

What this means to our place

We want to ensure that people with learning disabilities:

  • have access to good healthcare when they need it
  • enjoy choice and control, exercise their rights and are treated with respect
  • are supported to live within their own communities
  • can meet the wellbeing outcomes they want to achieve in areas of life that are important to them

How this demonstrates our partnership

We work as a partnership, and closely with people who have lived experience of learning disabilities to make sure we can achieve our aims and deliver on a number of projects, including:

  • improving the uptake and quality of annual health checks and increasing access to and uptake of national vaccination and screening programmes
  • remodelling the day opportunities offer for people with learning disabilities so that they have more choice and control over what they do
  • putting in place a broader range of ‘supported living’ options so that people with learning disabilities can lives the lives they wish to lead within their own communities