Providing useful information for people with learning disabilities, their carers and all health professionals

Palliative Care and End of Life

Learning Disability community services are working closely with South Tyneside Foundation Trust to ensure we provide accessible information to people with learning disabilities and their carers on end of life and palliative care.

We are building a series of resources on the main site for people with learning disabilities but also wanted to provide as much information about our services and best practice when supporting people with learning disabilities for professionals too.

Please take a look at the information below.

We also recommend using the Deciding Right website. please see link below. You will find some excellent resources here that are in an easy read format for your patients with a learning disability.

Please click on the video here to learn from the Stop dying too young group, where you will see how important it is for people with a learning disability to be involved in all decisions especially when reaching end of life.


Deciding right Regional Forms – Northern Cancer Alliance Northern Cancer Alliance

Download St Benedict's Leaflet. Download Specialist Nurse Leaflet Download Out of Hours Service Download Emergency Health Care Plan Download Palliative Care for a person with a learning disability.

Using the Mental Capacity Act


This new film explains the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and how they work in practice for people who may lack capacity.  It also looks at how the Act supports everyone to plan for their future, when they may lack capacity.


Film: Using the MCA

SCIE’s MCA resource

Download Masterclass - Delivering excellence in learning disabilities and palliaitve care - Nov 2017

Easy Read Health Action Plans

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