Our Vision

About The Paul Ridd Foundation
  • Our vision for the future

    We want people with a learning disability to be valued in society and receive a fair and equitable service when receiving hospital care. We as a family have paid the ultimate price for the lack of training, ignorance and complacency towards our brother.

    As a legacy to Paul we have helped set up the Care Bundle and the LD Logo packs. We want nurses, carers and learning disabled people and their families and carers to be familiar with the Care Bundle and logo. Our hope is that using the Pathway, Care Bundle and logo will help ensure that what happened to Paul does not happen to anyone else with learning disabilities.

     

    Key asks

    • For the Learning Disability logo to be recognised and used across the UK.
    • We want learning disability awareness training to be mandatory for NHS staff
    • To see an Increase in the uptake of “quality” Annual Health Checks and for everyone with a learning disability to have a health passport
    • To see Learning Disability Champions in every hospital in the UK.
    • We want to see Learning Disability liaison nurses in every hospital across the UK
    • To see the implementation of a flagging system for Learning disabled adults across the health board and the creation of a common system and standard as currently implemented in ABMU.
    • To see an end to the scandal of 1,200 preventable deaths of people with a learning disability in hospital every year.
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