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Develop your effectiveness in communicating with people who have learning disabilities and learn about the reasonable adjustments that can be made for people who have difficulties in expressing themselves or receiving information.


RCN members only

Who is this resource for?

This resource is aimed at the nursing workforce across all settings and levels of practice, including students of health, social work and care professions.

What will this resource give me?

  • information on your responsibility under the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments in accommodating people with communication needs
  • tips for improving communication with people who have learning disabilities.

Date updated

13 Sept 2022

Resource lead

The RCN delivers quality-assured and up-to-date resources for the nursing workforce. Reviewed annually, RCN Learn resources meet the RCN Nine Quality Standards.