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Helping to improve the quality of health and social

care services


The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme is a national research programme delivered by Bristol University. The aim of the LeDeR programme is to promote improvement in the quality of health and social care service delivery for people with a learning disability in England and to help reduce premature deaths and health inequalities in this population.


The LeDeR Programme will gather together, review and share anonymised information about the deaths of people with learning disabilities, so that common themes, learning points and recommendations can be identified and taken forward into policy and

practice improvements.


To learn more about LeDer, follow this link.

Speakup is committed to LeDeR and we regularly hold review panels in our organisation, together with Bristol University.


“The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is a world-first. It is the first national programme of its kind aimed at making improvements to the lives of people with learning disabilities. Reviews are being carried out with a view to improve the standard and quality of care for people with learning disabilities. People with learning disabilities, their families and carers have been central to developing and delivering the programme.”

Bristol University website


if you want to get involved or learn a bit more, click on our carer hub button; you will find more information there.

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