Training, learning and work resources
Our health system is responsive to improving the health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure people with learning disabilities will be as healthy as they can be. We intend that people with learning disabilities will experience the best possible health care and have improved outcomes from their health services. Our Learning Disabilities Health Inequalities Challenge is the programme that will drive this aim.
Our objectives – how we will know that we have improved health and wellbeing for people with learning disabilities:
- People with learning disabilities who live in West Yorkshire and Harrogate will live longer, healthier lives.
- People with learning disabilities will have better patient experiences and better outcomes.
- Our health and care services will be regarded as an example of best practice in how it promotes the health needs of people with learning disabilities.
If you work with people with Learning Disabilities, and want to use best practice and information in your current role, this page contains links to the resources you need.
Careers and education
Learning Disability Nursing – click here to find out more
The National Learning Disability Nursing Forum – click here to find out more
Studying to be a Learning Disability Nurse – click here find out more
Study flexibly to be a Learning Disability Nurse – click here to find out more
Post-graduate study in Learning Disability Nursing - click here to find out more
Study Learning Disability Nursing as an Apprentice – click here to find out more
Post-graduate Learning Disability Nursing as an Apprentice – click here to find out more
What makes a good learning disability nurse? Watch this video to find out more about the skills you need for a successful career in Learning Disability Nursing.
Learning Disability Nursing can lend itself to a wide range of career opportunities. In this video, people with Learning Disability careers talk about how rewarding it is.
There is a variety of placement opportunities available to students undertaking the Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc(Hons) course. This video covers some of them.
What the Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc(Hons) at the University of Huddersfield course involves and what placement opportunities available.
A student talks about her experience of doing the Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc(Hons) course.
Continuing your learning
Skills for Health provides information for professionals that is useful in their work, including the Capabilities Frameworks that describe the skills, knowledge, and behaviours which people bring to their work and are used to:
- support development and planning of the workforce
- inform the design and delivery of education and training programmes