A website for people with a learning disability and health professionals

NHS Lanarkshire Adult Learning Disability Service developed this site so that people with a learning disability can get accessible health information in various formats. The website will hold the leaflets & booklets , DVD's and easy read letter templates which will aid health professionals to communicate effectively with their patients.

This will give people with a learning disability information in a more appropriate format to make an informed decision.

The information in the leaflets & booklets, DVD's and easy read letter templates are intended only as a guide to people with learning disabilities and health and social care professionals. We have taken the greatest care to ensure that the information on this site is of the best possible standard and greatest benefits to its users. Always consult your GP if you are concerned about your health.


Copyright for www.healthelanarkshire.co.uk resources website

Level 3 Permission Creative Commons - CC-BY-NC-ND

This work is the property of NHS Lanarkshire and is licensed under the creative commons license CC-BY-NC-ND -Aribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs.

All worked marked with the license allows you to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format under the following terms:

  • Attribution - You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests that NHS Lanarkshire endorses you or your use.

  • Non Commercial - you may not use the material for commercial purposes.

  • No Derivatives - If you remix, transform or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.

  • No additional restrictions - You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

  • You may need to get additional permissions before using the material as you intend

For any further information please contact

Jean Howieson

Acute Liaison Nurse Practitioner

On 01698 855628


Karen Clarke

Primary Care Liaison Nurse Practice

On 01698 274477



Developed By NHS Lanarkshire Adult Learning Disability Service.

Thanks to Lanarkshire Ace group and Speak Out Advocacy for all their help with this project.

Thanks to smallvideo@mac.com.

Thanks to NHS Lanarkshire Medical Illustrations Dept.

Within the Total Communication Aide ©Makaton symbols and signs where used with permission from The Makaton Charity www.makaton.org

Most photos used in this book are photosymbols. Photosymbols is a photo image bank you can buy and use. Go to www.photosymbols.com

Easy Read appointment letter tools created by The Clear Communication People Ltd and Fractal Web