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People with learning disabilities are five times more likely than those in the general population to develop dementia, according to article on

From the CareKnowledge website an Office for National Statistics summary on the health and care of people with learning disabilities. 

Also from the CareKnowledge website, a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on being disabled in Britain. 

A new campaign and set of resources, produced by Mencap in collaboration with NHS England, is all about encouraging people with a learning disability to get better healthcare by letting people know that doctors and other healthcare workers can provide extra support and advice. The main message is to make sure you tell your doctor that you have a learning disability, so that they can add you to their register. Here's a link to some useful guides.

A report on the Council for Disabled Children website on apprenticeships and improving access for disabled people.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has produced its first annual report on people with learning disabilities and/or autistic specrum disorder. The report is on CareKnowledge.

This document by NHS England on the CareKnowledge website looks at stopping the over-medication of people with learning disabilities.

If you support someone with a learning disability who is in trouble with the law - as a service provider, a family carer, or an advocacy service - this new guide from ARC England explains what happens when people get into trouble, what rights people have, and where to go for help.

A new study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Social Care Research seeks to understand more about the challenges faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) disabled community, according to a report on the University of Bristol's School for Policy Studies website.

A report from the House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability.