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The Department of Health has published a guide for people with learning disabilities, their carers and supporters, on services available from government departments and agencies, the health service, local government and voluntary organisations. NHS director of health services Dr Sheila Adam has sent copies to English health authorities, trusts and community health councils in a bid to widen distribution.

A Practical Guide for people with learning disabilities - where to find the help you need. DoH. Fax 01623-724524. Free.