Information for the public

NICE has written advice about services for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges.

 

The advice is for staff and services who support children, young people and adults with a learning disability, 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 say what you want
  • making sure you get to choose where you live
  • having all your support close to home, even from specialist staff
  • giving your family support to care for you
  • helping you speak up if things are not right, and dealing with problems quickly
  • asking you how services could be better

This video also explains what NICE has said.

What is the advice for?

We want this advice to help staff and services work better together so that people get the right support.

 

What is the advice for?

We want this advice to help staff and services work better together so that people get the right support.

 

More advice from NICE

NICE has also written advice about giving good support to people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges.

View the EasyRead version of this advice

It goes with this advice about services.

In the news

Read NICE news about how this guideline will help.

Care for people with learning disabilities should be close to home wherever possible, says NICE

NICE is urging councils and health bodies to make sure that people with learning disabilities can access well-designed services and staff with the right skills so they do not need to move away for care or treatment.
 

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 a learning disability, their families and carers and staff who support them. All the decisions are based on the best research available.

ISBN: 978-1-4731-2908-5


This page was last updated: 28 March 2018