Learning Disability resources

A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty:

  • understanding new or complex information
  • learning new skills
  • coping independently

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. It's thought up to 350,000 people have a severe learning disability. This figure is increasing. You can find out more about learning disabilities on the NHS website.

Accessible information

NHS North Yorkshire CCG is legally required to follow the Accessible Information Standard. This means that someone who needs it should have their information in a way that is easy to read and understand.

Find out why information in easy read is also important on the North Yorkshire Partnerships website.

Cancer 'Red Flag' roadshows (September 2021)

People First Merseyside is set to deliver training for people with learning disabilities in North Yorkshire and York around the signs of symptoms of cancer.

These events aim to raise awareness for people with Learning Disabilities (and their families and carers) around the signs of symptoms of cancer - and how to have good lung health - and have been co-produced by people with Learning Disabilities.

Click on the links below for details of the events taking place - and how to register to take part:-

Scarborough (Monday 13 September)

Northallerton (Tuesday 14 September)

Welburn (Tuesday 14 September)

Harrogate (Thursday 16 September)

Selby (Friday 17 September)

York (Friday 17 September)

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