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Advice for clinicians on the coronavirus is here. If you are a member of the public looking for health advice, go to the NHS website. And if you are looking for the latest travel information, and advice about the government response to the outbreak, go to the gov.uk website.

Last updated on: 12 March, 2020 8:57 am

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The Easy Read website is currently undergoing maintenance and cannot be accessed at this time, we will update the easy read resources as soon as we can.

Learning Disability

A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty:

  • understanding new or complex information
  • learning new skills
  • coping independently

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. It's thought up to 350,000 people have a severe learning disability. This figure is increasing. You can find out more about learning disabilities on the NHS website.

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group is legally required to follow the Accessible Information Standard. This means that someone who needs it should have their information in a way that is easy to read and understand.

Find out why information in easy read is important on the North Yorkshire Partnerships website.

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