All services within CNWL are available to people with a learning disability. The Trust has a responsibility to ensure that all people with a learning disability have access to appropriate services and to ensure that treatment offered is based upon the best interests of the individual.
CNWL has developed a protocol which supports clinicians when determining whether a service user has a learning disability and ensuring that reasonable adjustments are made when necessary. A copy of the protocol can be found below:
- Protocol for improving access to healthcare (opens DOC)
The Trust has a legal duty to provide ‘reasonable adjustments’ for people with learning disabilities. Reasonable adjustments include removing physical barriers to accessing services but more importantly also include changing the ways in which services are delivered to support people with learning disabilities.