Learning Disability

Below are some sites that may be of particular interest to people who have a learning disability, or their family/carers. For more information please contact the organisations, or speak to the Social Prescriber Link Worker to discuss getting the right support.

Join The Learning Disability Register – Don’t Miss Out | Mencap

Information about the Learning Disability Register and Annual Health Check

Easy-read Health Library

Visit for our library of easy-read format documents on a range of common health conditions

Having a GP appointment

Information about having an appointment at the GP Practice

Summary Care Records

Information about Summary Care Records and how they can be helpful for people with a Learning Disability

Adult Social Care and Health

Durham County Council site, visit for information about care and support, direct payments, and accommodation

Health Facilitation Service

The Health Facilitation Service in County Durham and Darlington provides community health facilitation services to support adults with learning disabilities keep healthy in County Durham and Darlington

Cheesy Waffles Project CIO

The Cheesy Waffles Project accepts new registration from young people age 7 – 25 years.  Although our project is predominantly for young people with learning disabilities it is not exclusive to and everyone is welcome

We run several regular clubs during term time and offer activities during weekends and school holidays

Bridge Creative

Offer Creative Placements for vulnerable young adults, including adults with learning disabilities, supporting people in training, volunteering and employment opportunities in the creative and event industries

Giving feedback or making a complaint

This guide details how to give feedback or make a complaint about your health care

You can give us feedback using the NHS Friends and Family test

Our complaints policy can be found here

Last modified: October 13, 2022