Working together 2: Easy steps to improve support for people with learning disabilities in hospital
Working together 2 is an update of the Working together guide published in 2008 to help hospital staff, family members and paid support staff work jointly before, during and towards the end of any hospital admission (unplanned or planned) so an individual with learning disabilities could get good support and treatment.
Please use this guide to stimulate the discussions that need to happen within organisations and between them, in order that care is made as safe and effective as possible for this vulnerable group of citizens. Most particularly use it to confirm or challenge the arrangements that are in place to hear the voices of families and paid supporters and include them in care delivery. When the health of somebody with a learning disability deteriorates or they need hospital care, their carers are the experts and need to be consulted and included.
An online version is available at www.improvinghealthandlives.org.uk/publications