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COVID-19 deaths of patients with a learning disability notified to LeDeR


Please find the link to the latest data collected through the LeDeR (Learning from Death Reviews) relating to people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people.

Click HERE

The summary below is courtesy of Dr Chris Hatton and reveals the shocking number of people with learning disabilities losing their lives to Covid-19.

People with learning disabilities dying from COVID-19 notified to the LeDeR team programme is around 60 people per week and still rising sharply (there is a lag on notifications)

There is a similar picture for people flagged as a person with learning disabilities or an autistic person dying of COVID-19 in hospital – around 70 people dying every week.

I propose we put forward a question on this for oral questions in the House of Commons for Health and Social Care.

The British Association of Social Workers, England, is supporting the judicial review regarding prioritisation to the covid-19 vaccination for all people with learning disabilities and will offer support to campaign activity in response to this.