Projects


We are collecting information to help to build understanding of the health and health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities and people with autism. 

We will do this by:

  • Reviewing existing evidence
  • Analysing available statistical data
  • Monitoring and assessing health trends for people with learning disabilities
  • Contributing to the increased visibility of people with learning disabilities in public health data
  • To download a copy of our project summary report click here 

Health

Information contained in this section focuses on the health of people with learning disabilities and people with autism.

Children & young people

Projects in this section are focused on the lives of children and young people with autism and children and young people with learning disabilities.

Primary healthcare

Primary care is generally provided in the community and is usually the first point of contact for people seeking information or health care services. This includes general practice and dental services.

Secondary healthcare

Projects in this section will analyse information about the health outcomes and health care of people with learning disabilities and people with autism in hospitals or specialist clinics.

Mortality

Projects in this section will identify the causes of death and life expectancy of people with learning disabilities.

Autism

Projects in this section will analyse the health of people with Autism.

Carers

While caregiving can be an extremely positive and rewarding experience, it can also have a negative impact on the general and mental health of parent carers. 

Other health determinants

People's health is influenced by diverse factors. Projects in this section analyse the role these other factors have in determining the health and wellbeing of people with autism and people with learning disabilities.