Date: 23 March 2010
The Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) has been jointly commissioned with The North East Public Health Observatory (NEPHO) to improve the use and future collection of information on the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities in England as part of a three year investigation into the standards of health and social care for people with learning disabilities announced today by Care Services Minister Phil Hope.
The contract award follow recommendations made by an independent inquiry headed by Sir Jonathan Michael into access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities. It forms part of Valuing People Now, a comprehensive strategy to help people with learning disabilities live independent lives.
Associated staff: Eric Emerson, Chris Hatton, Janet Robertson
Associated departments and research centres: Applied Social Science, Centre for Disability Research CeDR, Division of Health Research
Keywords: Health care, Learning disabilities