South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust wants all people who use our services to have equal and safe care.
We also have a legal duty (Equality Act 2010) to make reasonable adjustments to support people with learning disabilities, this section will give you a better understanding of why and how we can do this.
What is a learning disability?
- A significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information to learn new skills (impaired intelligence) with
- a reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning)
- which started before adulthood, with a lasting effect on development.
Valuing People (Department of Health 2001)