The North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network is working in partnership with the North East North Cumbria Northern Clinical Physical Health Network around stroke and people with a learning disability.

As outlined in the 2018 PHE report Health Inequalities: Cardiovascular Disease the rates of stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) are higher in people with a learning disability than that of the general population.

The Learning Disability Network is expanding our team and will appoint a Project Manager (April 2021) who will lead on tackling inequalities in long terms conditions and physical health. This will provide additional capacity to expand our current work programme. This work will be closely aligned with the NENC Long Term Conditions/Physical Health Network.