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Making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities in the management of constipation

This report at www.improvinghealthandlives.org.uk is about constipation, its causes and how it can affect people. It describes recent research findings about bowel management to avoid constipation and the management of constipation if it occurs. It presents a holistic approach to bowel care and management of constipation. The report has links to resources as well as descriptions of bowel management work. Stories from family carers show very acutely the extent to which this apparently simple issue can blight some people’s lives. There is also a shorter briefing paper with the key points. 

Making reasonable adjustments

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust YouTube video about making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities.

Supporting patients with Learning Disabilities during Covid-19

National guidance

NHSE Specialty guide for LD

Support services and Guidance

For local guidance from the Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board visit the website: www.suffolkordinarylives.co.uk

NSFT Primary Care Liaison Nurses support offer

Realise Futures for LD and Autism

‘grab and go guide’ for patients with learning disabilities/autism and accompanying guidance notes you will need if referring them to hospital with breathing difficulties. Please note: The ‘grab and go guide’ is not a replacement for the everyday, detailed hospital passport.

C0381_NHS Covid-19 Grab and Go LDA Form

C0381_NHS Covid-19 Grab and Go LDA Guidance notes

ACE Anglia and our primary care LD liaison nurses have teamed up to offer a weekly health and wellbeing virtual meeting to our LD population via Zoom.  

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have developed a tool to help people caring for people with learning disabilities who are displaying symptoms commonly associated with coronavirus. Download the Coronavirus Symptom Checker via the link.

Mencap have a range of Easy Read resources on their website: www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-help-stay-safe-and-well

Take a look at our Coronavirus: Information for patients in Accessible Formats webpage which includes Large Print, Easy Read and Video

Easy Read resources:


These YouTube videos are for people with learning disabilities who may be anxious or worried.

Source: Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust
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