families and supporters of people with a learning disability......
information and to increase awareness
People with learning difficulties
have poorer health than other people
A 3 year study by Bristol University
(CIPOLD) found that on average people with learning difficulties die
16 years sooner than the rest of the population - women with learning
difficulties die 20 years sooner and men die 13 years sooner*.
This is not due
to lifestyle problems as in the general population but because the
NHS services are not being applied equitably based on need*.
you reduce the risk of this happening to your relative?
By making sure your
relative has NHS annual health checks and to be vigilent especially
if they are living independently.