We believe that everyone with a learning disability has the right to be valued in life and to have excellent palliative and end of life care, whatever that might be

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The PCPLD Network is a charity. In 1998, a small group of learning disability and palliative care professionals came together, concerned by their experience that people with learning disabilities who were facing a life-limiting illness did not seem to access the same services or receive the same quality of service as the rest of the population.

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Sorting out Patrick’s care

Sorting out Patrick’s care

Mark Adams, a Community Learning Disability Nurse, shares his experiences with one of his clients.Patrick Simmons (not his real name) had moderate learning disabilities and lived on his own. Patrick had no family, and relied greatly on professional supporters and a...

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Keeping Frank at home

Keeping Frank at home

When Frank was diagnosed with lung cancer, Macmillan Nurse Christine Reddall was called to his care home to offer support. She was impressed by how home manager Lisa Quinlan and her team managed to care for him. Here, she tells Frank’s story: an example of outstanding...

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