Improving Lives: Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities
- 08:30 - 16:15
- Manchester Conference Centre
My name is Carl Shaw and I am a person with a mild learning disability. I’ve worked for NHS England for just over one and a half years as a learning disability expert advisor. There’s a big programme of work here at NHS England to improve healthcare for people with learning disabilities, autism or both. It is important to get this right and that means listening to and involving people like me. I can bring my experience and understanding of other’s needs to the project so we can tackle what is really important to people.
One of the projects I’m working on right now is how people with learning disabilities, autism or both can be wrongly prescribed psychotropic medication. This kind of medication is very strong and affects a person’s mind.