There are a number of things we are interested in at the moment (and we think you should be too). In no particular order these include:
Changing Places – People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably. These needs are met by Changing Places toilets.
Hospital Passport – Going into hospital is a worrying time for any of us. It can be even harder for someone who has a learning disability. If you’re looking after an adult or child with a learning disability, please complete a hospital passport in preparation – it could make such a difference: View Hospital Passport (Devon)
Some people have life threatening conditions and are able to tell a Doctor or Paramedic in the event of an emergency. Individuals with learning difficulties can’t always do this. Torbay Mencap have developed a 999 Emergency Admissions Form, to be used in conjunction with the Hospital Passport, so that any emergency intervention has the best chance of saving someone’s life rather than putting it further at risk. 999_hospital passport_Emergency_Final