Learning Disabilities Positive Practice Guide

Written by Foundation for People with Learning DisabilitiesDate 28 Sep 2015

Guide by Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities on how best to support people with learning disabilities to access their local Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. 

The guide is informed by a three-year project run by FPLD in partnership with Kings College, London and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and funded by the Department of Health.

It is aimed at those who work in, commission, or refer to the IAPT services. It provides useful information regarding how best to support people with learning disabilities to access their local IAPT service, including numerous practical examples of how to make reasonable adjustments to achieve this.

This Positive Practice Guide, which is written by experts in learning disabilities, summarises the needs of people with learning disabilities and clearly outlines the reasonable adjustments that are recommended to ensure that people with learning disabilities get the maximum benefit from treatment within an IAPT service.