Good physical and mental health underpin so many other opportunities in life. It is well recognised that people with learning disabilities often have poor health and poor access to health care. The evidence is growing about the impact of caring on family carers’ health, and how important family carers’ health is to continued caring.
In addition to reports on health inequalities and guidance on different conditions, it is important to have up-to-date information on how health services work. Knowing which organisation is responsible for what, where you can influence and how to make sure your views are heard are all necessary to get improvements in local services.