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NICE has written advice about care and support for people with learning disabilities as they grow older.


The advice is for everyone who works with people with learning disabilities, and their families and carers.


We've produced an EasyRead version of our advice.

If you have a learning disability you may want to look at this with support from a family member, friend or carer.

View the EasyRead version

What does the advice say?

The advice is about:

  • helping you get support from services like health, housing and social care
  • making sure your views come first
  • involving everyone who supports you
  • helping you look after your health as you get older
  • helping you prepare for the future
  • making sure staff have the right skills to support you.

This video also explains what NICE has said.

What is the advice for?

We want this advice to help people get the best care and support. It will help staff meet your changing needs as you grow older.


In the news

Read NICE news about how this guideline will help.

People growing older with learning disabilities should get regular health checks, says NICE

NICE says people growing older with learning disabilities need to have annual health checks to help them manage conditions that can quickly affect them as they grow older.

Where can I find out more?

These people can give you more advice and support.

Their information is not written by NICE.

Who wrote this guideline?

NICE wrote this guideline with people who have learning disabilities, their families and carers and staff who support them. All the decisions are based on the best research available.

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This page was last updated: 11 April 2018