Call for urgent action to prevent learning disability deaths – BBC News

Steven’s father John was told that Steven would not be given access to a ventilator should he need one

People with learning disabilities are still dying 25 years earlier than the rest of the population, a report has said.

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) calls for urgent action to prevent more avoidable deaths.

A quarter of learning disability deaths were caused by Covid in 2020, compared to 13% of other deaths.

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