Summary findings 2019 public forum with panels: learning disabilities

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Healthwatch Luton undertook engagement on learning disabilities after seeing feedback about children with a learning disability. They wanted to hear from the wider population of Luton about learning disabilities.  15 people, mainly carers and family members of people with learning disabilities, attended a public forum.

Issues discussed included:

  • A definition of learning disabilities
  • What worked well in terms of support
  • Annual health checks
  • What worked less well
  • What was most important to run a service

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General details

Report title 
Summary findings 2019 public forum with panels: learning disabilities
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Luton
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 18 August, 2021
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Quality of care
Staff attitudes
Staff training

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Focus group
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Learning disability service
Community services 
Community based services for people with a learning disability

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Learning or understanding or concentrating
Types of long term conditions 
Learning disability

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.