Free training module

The e-learning Learning Disability Awareness Module developed by partners across the West Yorkshire ICS is now available on the NHS Learning Hub. This can be accessed by all organisations, including NHS, VSCE, Social Care and Local Authority. The training is intended for all clinical staff, though any staff working with individuals with a learning disability will find the training useful. This module aims to give you an insight into the needs of people with learning disabilities, providing you with an opportunity to consider what it is like to have a learning disability. It explores the challenges faced by people with a learning disability, introducing you to their health, social and intellectual needs.

Overall the module aims to increase your understanding, confidence and skills when working with people with a learning disability. People with learning disabilities are often faced with health inequalities and access to health services who fail to adequately address their needs. This module aims to readdress this situation, by encouraging you to have the skills and awareness to meet their needs in a truly effective way.

How do I get access?

This training (& other training on The Learning Hub) is FREE for members of Health & Care Workforce across West Yorkshire.

Enter https://learninghub.nhs.uk into the address bar of your browser.

If you already have an eligible e-LfH Hub account, sign in (A) using those details. You can also sign in using your OpenAthens account if you have registered with a NHS England or NHS Scotland provider.

If you do not have an account, you can create one (B). When creating an account you will be asked to enter basic information on your role and place of work. 

You will receive an email that includes your username and a link to create a password.

Information on how : Registering for a NHS England OpenAthens account.

The link to the Learning Disabilities Training once registered is Resource details (learninghub.nhs.uk)

Here are some more resources from partners in the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

LD IMprovement Standards for Trusts NHSE

Annual health checks Kirklees

Ask Listen Do feedback tips 

Being breast aware presentation

Constipation presentation

Epilepsy and Learning disabilities presentation

Stop and watch early warning tool

My boobs and me

Reasonable adjustments poster

Sepsis and people with LD

ThinkLD the three thinks

Unsafe swallow presentation

Unsafe swallow workbook

baby care - talking tips

Your breasts your health

NHS resources about cervical screening

NHS easy read newsletter for people with Learning Disabilities about getting your health checked 

This new issue of the easy read newsletter is about encouraging people to use health services and not being scared because of coronavirus. It has articles about:   

  • where to go if you are feeling poorly or something has changed in your body  
  • is it time to go to the dentist?  
  • getting your eyes and ears checked out  
  • getting help with your thoughts and feelings (your mental health)  
  • going to screening appointments  
  • what to do if you have a problem with a local health service  

If you would like a paper copy or have ideas for future newsletters, let us know on engage@nhs.net