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Safeguarding - Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme

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. Click here for a film about the programme

The University of Bristol is one of the partners in the programme, which is funded and run by NHS England. It reviews any deaths that might have occurred, with a view to improving 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.  For more information click the link:

We will keep you updated of the lessons learnt from the review’s and inform you of the resources that are available.

For any comments or questions please email:

First LeDeR  annual conference on the 31st October

Following on from the recent LeDeR review, see updates for access to wheelchair services. 

Bedfordshire and Luton Wheelchair Service

Steppingley Hospital,  



MK45 1AB

Tel: 01525 631349


Personal Wheelchair Budgets (PWB)

Personal wheelchair budgets is a scheme offered to provide a wider choice for wheelchair users and is being introduced as part of a range of measures to improve current wheelchair service provision, to ensure people have better experiences of care and to give people greater choice over the wheelchair provided.

Personal wheelchair budgets are replacing the wheelchair voucher scheme. They build on progress to offer personal health budgets to more groups of people and ensure people receive care that is right for them.

With a personal wheelchair budget, wheelchair users should expect to have:

  • a personalised assessment where they are supported to identify the health and wellbeing outcomes they wish to achieve
  • a care plan which captures the health and wellbeing outcomes identified, which may be part of any wider care plans the person requires for their care, for example an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan
  • care that is better integrated, meaning that different agencies work together to support their postural and mobility needs and achieve their health and wellbeing outcomes
  • information provided upfront about the amount of money available in their personal wheelchair budget and the options available to them locally to use it
  • information about the repair and maintenance of wheelchairs, if the option to purchase a wheelchair outside of the NHS commissioned service is taken.

For more information

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