Manchester Local Care Organisation: Collaborative Working to Develop and Promote Effective Self-Care Strategies for Patients with Learning Disabilities and Lower Limb Chronic Oedema.

The service developed strategies and adapted practice to support patients with learning disabilites and their carers in effectively managing their condition. This client group can face difficulties in accessing services and require the need for services to make reasonable adjustments. Organisers wanted to ensure that all patients received a high level of care promptly and effectively. This required collaborative working partnership with the learning disabilities service and agencies involved with individual patient care to provide holistic management of their needs, providing them with the resources needed to promote self-care and healthy legs.

A truly innovative and responsive approach to service delivery that has clearly benefited people with learning disabilities in a range of ways, said the judges.

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