Treat me well is National Mencap’s campaign to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital.
And at Richmond Mencap, we have been working hard on our Treat Me Well Campaign in 2018.
During Activism Week we talked to heads of departments at West Middlesex Hospital about the improvements they have made for people with learning disabilities and some plans we will work with them on.
We hosted two workshops, where National Mencap presented information about Knowing your Rights in healthcare.
We will be presenting three Learning Disability Awareness training sessions to District Nurses in December and two training sessions to the British Transport Police.
We also have a Community Council Officer coming to talk to us soon, giving us an opportunity to ask questions and tell them our opinions about their consultations too.
It has been a very busy year, a lot has happened and we are enjoying it. We have talked about plans for the new year and look forward to being even more busy, so come along and support us at the events you see in our newsletter.
We also helped make a film about health inequalities for people with Learning Disabilities:
The following downloadable resources have been created to explain what rights people with a learning disability have when it comes to hospital care.
Click on the title to view the document.
A campaign to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability.
This booklet tells you what to do if you are not happy with your health care.
This guide explains how to ask for things in hospital to be done in a way that works for you.
This guide explains how to find out what rights you have in hospital, which can help you when receiving treatment.
This is an easy read version of the Accessible Information Standard
This is an easy read version of the Equality Act
This is an easy read version of the Mental Capacity Act