Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR)

This is the third annual report of the English Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme. It presents information about the deaths of people with learning disabilities aged 4 years and over notified to the programme from 1 July 2016 – 31 December 2018.

The methodology of the LeDeR review process is inclusive of families of those with learning disabilities and recommends that all families should have the opportunity to be involved in the review of their relative’s death from the outset. Over three-quarters (81%) of families were invited to contribute to the review of their relative’s death in 2018.

Findings published in May 2019 in the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme’s 2018 annual report indicate ongoing concerns about the premature deaths of people with learning disabilities.

This report provides examples of the local changes that have been made to services so far and highlights the extensive work which is happening nationally in response to common themes raised through LeDeR reviews across the country.

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme: Action From Learning

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme: Action From Learning – Easy Read

Do you someone with learning disabilities who has recently died? If so, please see this LeDeR Flyer for who to report it too.