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Learning Disabilities Death Review (LeDeR)

LeDeR is a service improvement programme which aims to improve care, reduce health inequalities and prevent premature mortality of people with a learning disability and autistic people by reviewing information about the health and social care support people received. It does this by:

  • Delivering local service improvement, learning from LeDeR reviews about good quality care and areas requiring improvement.
  • Driving local service improvements based on themes emerging from LeDeR reviews at a regional and national level.
  • Influencing national service improvements via actions that respond to themes commonly arising from analysis of LeDeR reviews.

From 2021, the LeDeR programme includes the deaths reported for Autistic people. Notification of deaths for Learning disability and Autistic people is essential to identify the appropriate review process and identify the learning from these mortality reviews locally within the Black Country.

To make a notification, please refer to the LeDeR website – LeDeR – Home

LeDeR – Annual reports

Black Country Annual Report 2022/2023


West and East Midlands ADASS with Herefordshire County Council, Lincolnshire County Council Nottinghamshire County Council and Walsall Metropolitan Borough Councils and supported living providers in the council areas developed a pilot project to work with supported living providers and partners in the NHS to help social care staff to identify the signs that someone with a learning disability is deteriorating and work with NHS staff to get the person the care they need in this situation.

LeDeR Managing Deterioration Programme: ‘Good Health, Good Lives’ for people with a learning disability