This report is the tenth in a series of reports looking at reasonable adjustments in a specific service area. The aim of these reports is to share information, ideas and good practice in relation to the provision of reasonable adjustments.
We searched for policy and guidelines that relate to people with learning disabilities and dysphagia. A summary of this information is below. We looked at websites to find resources that might be of use to people with learning disabilities and dysphagia or to those supporting them. There is a brief description of these and information about how to obtain them in the resource tables.
We put a request out through the UK Health and Learning Disability Network, a major email network for people interested in services and care for people with learning disabilities. We asked people to send us information about what they have done to improve dysphagia management for people with learning disabilities. Examples of what has proved useful are given at the end of the report.
Improving Health and Lives (IHaL). (2016). Making reasonable adjustments to dysphagia services for people with learning disabilities. London: Public Health England