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raised of £250 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £300 to Help raise funds for the Paul Ridd Foundation to improve general hospital care for people who have a learning disability

    Carmarthen, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 1st November 2018

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    There is so much research and reports that tell us people with a learning disability are not getting the best hospital treatment. Mencap in their new campaign state that each year 1200 people with a learning disability die needlessly in the NHS.

    As a Learning Disability Nurse and Mum to Nia who has a profound learning disability and complex health problem, I have witnessed inequalities in healthcare both professionally and personally. I have long tried to educate individual nurses and other health staff we come into contact with but we need to get the message out to all staff in the general hospitals.

    Jayne and Jonathan set up the Paul Ridd Foundation as a legacy to their brother who died at Morriston Hospital due to a lack of awareness of issues that affect people with a learning disability. You can read their story here


    Part of Jayne and Jonathan's vision is to have learning disability champions in all hospitals and for learning disability training to be mandatory.

    Our local hospitals in Hywel Dda UHB are getting ready for learning disability champions. Each training pack for the champions costs £5 so if Nia and I can raise £250 that will provide resources for 50 members of staff to become LD champions. This means they will receive training in LD issues so they can ensure people with a learning disability receive the right health care in their ward or department.

    I understand that money is tight at the moment for everyone, but if you can spare even a little, this will be spent on improving hospital care for people with a learning disability so that Nia and her friends will not end up as part of the 1,200 statistic.

    Thank you so much



    Linda Phillips

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      • Linda  Phillips

        Linda Phillips

        Jul 26, 2018

        Many thanks for the further donations from colleagues and sale of charity cards at Nantgaredig Surgery xx


      • Linda  Phillips

        Linda Phillips

        Jul 17, 2018

        From all my lovely work colleagues- thank you so much xx


      • Anonymous


        Jul 14, 2018

      • Zoe, Graham, Amelia and Imogen xx

        Zoe, Graham, Amelia and Imogen xx

        Jul 14, 2018

        Congratulations on you and Nia completing your sponsored walk xx


      • Wendy Davies

        Wendy Davies

        Jul 14, 2018

        Well done Lynda. Proud to know you as such a caring person. xx

      • sarah kriewald

        sarah kriewald

        Jul 12, 2018

        Good luck and have fun both:)


      • Emyr Beynon

        Emyr Beynon

        Jul 12, 2018

        Good luck


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      Linda Phillips

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      Carmarthen, UK

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