These profiles provide a range of data about the health and care of people with learning disabilities. They can be used by commissioners and health and care professionals to help make decisions about how best to meet the health and care needs of people with learning disabilities.
The profiles are broken down to upper tier Local Authority level, Region, and England. This means you can look at the situation for your area. You can compare your area to others like it.
The indicators are grouped into 4 domains:
More information about the data included in the profiles can be found in People with Learning Disabilities in England. Links to other data and information can be found below.
Summaries of specific health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities. These include:
|Breast cancer||Cancer||Cardiovascular disease|
|Dementia||Diabetes Type 1||Diabetes Type 2|
||Falls, fractures, accidents and injuries
|Mental health problems||Mortality
||Overweight, obesity and underweight||Physical activity|
||Pregnancy and birth
|Sensory impairments||Sexual health||Sleep problems
A set of data and an interactive tool reporting the health of people with learning disabilities across a range of health conditions compared to the general population.
A series of guidance sharing information, ideas and good practice in making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities in specific health service areas.
In 2014 PHE’s report about the extent of prescribing of psychotropic medication to people with learning disabilities, autism or both led to NHS England launching the STOMP campaign to reduce over-medication. In 2019 a study was published that described a system to track prescribing of antipsychotics, antidepressants and other psychotropics for people with learning disabilities, autism or both.
Reports presenting the findings from the fourth and fifth autism self-assessment exercises carried out by local authorities (LAs) in 2016 and 2018. They show local authorities’ progress towards meeting the requirements of the Autism Act. For older reports and other resources see the archived Learning Disability Observatory’s Improving Health and Lives (IHAL) website.
Guidance for social care staff on how to help people with learning disabilities get better access to medical services to improve their health, and how providers can sign up to the health charter to demonstrate their commitment to doing this.
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The latest data for majority of the indicators now also show STP level (2018 boundaries) indicator values.
The indicator 'Proportion (%) of eligible adults with a learning disability having a GP health check' has been updated to include 2017/18 data.
All the indicators in the domain 'accomodation and social care' except the one around section 42 enquiries have been updated to the 2017/18 data. Also, the indicator 'adults with learning disabilities getting long- term support from local authorities in the 'population' domain has been updated.
Children with Special Eductional Needs (SEN) indicators 92127, 92129, 92131, 92133 and 92135 updated to include 2018 data.
The indicator 'Learning Disability- QOF Prevalence' has been updated to correct an error which was reported in the earlier update.
Data updated for 2015/16 for all indicators and 2016/17 wherever source data was available. Some of the definitions within source data has changed and as a result, these indicators will not be comparable to previous years. See specific indicator metadata for more information.
Please note: Data for indicator 'Adults (18 and older) with learning disability getting long term support from Local Authorities (indicator number 93125) has been updated since the latest release in January 2018.
New indicators produced for 2014/15 information that are similar to the indicators previously available. The data to continue each of the previous indicators was not identical for 2014/15 update, therefore indicators cannot be continued as trends would be misleading. See specific indicator metadata for more information.
First version released on Fingertips. Previously held on Instant Atlas.