Accessible leaflets provide information in a way that people with learning disabilities, and children, can understand even though they find reading hard. Accessible leaflets have written information with easy words and use visual things like videos and pictures that match them.
CHANGE sells a range of award-winning resources to support organisations and professionals working in health and social care to work inclusively with people who have learning disabilities.
The Easy Read Health Wales website provides people with learning disabilities and their families with easy to read information on a wide variety of topics on health and well-being.
The Easyhealth website has links to over 500 easy to read leaflets which have been written by a number of organisations.
The NHS Inform Easy Info Zone was developed in conjunction with the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD) to provide easy read accessible health information.
FAIR produces a range of free information guides for people with learning disabilities, carers and professionals in Edinburgh which are updated every year.
The Children's Zone has a wealth of information in easy to understand formats specifically for children.
A set of easy read booklets about cancer.
The My Life website provides videos and easy to read leaflets on friends, home, money and work for people with learning disabilities.
Easyread leaflets which set out patients' rights to choice in healthcare, where to find information to help choose, and how to complain if choice isn't offered.
A summary of the Pif guide to producing health information for children and young people.
Provided by NHS South of England this website has a range of easy read leaflets and help on how to create easy read leaflets.
An Easy Read Library from the My eye care website.
The Elfrida Society website has a set of easy to read leaflets and booklets which are free to individuals but this has to be done as a telephone order.
The Care and Support Jargon Buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean.
The Welsh Ambulance Service's learning disabilities zone focuses on where and how to find help if a person feels hurt or unwell. The zone includes video, illustrations, written information and games.
WidgetHealth provides a range of materials for individuals, general first aiders and medical professionals. They use graphic symbols to aid communication and understanding in a variety of settings - from home to hospitals.
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Dr Hayley Willacy