Reasonable Adjustment Campaign

Set out in the Equality Act 2010 all health and care services have a legal duty to ensure that they adapt and support people with disabilities to be able to access services in a way that they are accessible for everyone else. This includes people with a physical disability, sensory disability, learning disability or a long term condition such as dementia.

The changes they make are called reasonable adjustments. Reasonable adjustments can sometimes be very small changes such as a longer appointment time or providing information in an accessible format such as easy read. They may mean adaptions to their building such as fitting a ramp, lift or tactile signage. But they could also be quite complex and require significant planning across health and care teams.

By identifying the need and providing reasonable adjustments in a timely and effective manner it can lead to improved outcomes and experiences for patients and health and care staff.

The Reasonable Adjustment Campaign has been developed by the North East & Cumbria Learning Disability Network. It’s aims are to:

  1. Raise awareness of people’s rights to reasonable adjustments
  2. Raise awareness of the legal obligation of health & care services to provide reasonable adjustments
  3. Support health & care services to provide reasonable adjustments
  4. Support health & care services to document and share reasonable adjustments

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