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Living and dying with dignity

The best practice guide to end-of-life care for people with a learning disability

There are 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK. They are among the most excluded and disadvantaged people in today’s society, particularly where issues of health and end-of-life care are involved. This guide is written to support those health, social care, voluntary and statutory care providers and deliverers, either in the learning disability or end-of-life care field, who may be involved in caring for a person with a learning disability at the end of their life.