Ingrid Wilkinson, SRR Council member talks to Frontiline

Adults with a learning disability (LD) experience poorer health than the general population. They have a shorter life expectancy and are at greater risk of premature death.

Although they have the same rights to access mainstream health services as the general population and can expect reasonable adjustments to be made to enable this, they regularly receive inadequate health care.

Earlier this year, SRR Council Member and lead physiotherapist for people with LD, Wiltshire Community Team for Adults with LD, Wiltshire Health and Care, Ingrid Wilkinson Hart, contributed to a Frontline looking at health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities, which you can read from here.

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