Welcome to the Learning Disability Health Profiles. These provide a range of data about people with learning disabilities. The profiles can be used by health and social care commissioners, and care professionals to help make decisions about services for people with learning disabilities.
These 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 four domains-
Accommodation and social care
Co- ordination and local planning
There is more information about the data covered by the profiles in our annual report People with Learning Disabilities in England. This covers a wide range of information about population numbers, education, health and social care. You can download it from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/people-with-learning-disabilities-in-england-2015
People with learning disabilities have poorer health than the general population. A lot of this is avoidable. Health inequalities often start early in life. Difficulties in getting effective and appropriate healthcare when it is needed can make them worse. This has serious effects. Poor health can cause poorer quality of life.
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.