Health Education England North West (NW HEE) and Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust have been working collaboratively to understand whether or not the Make Every Contact Count (MECC) training materials equip staff to have effective MECC conversations with people with learning disabilities and autistic people.
This work forms part of the Northwest population health and prevention (NWPHPN) portfolio of work in partnership with the NW HEE Learning Disabilities & Autism team.
The report contains three recommendations.
- National resources to be updated with an additional section: ‘MECC for the workforce supporting those living with learning disabilities and /or autistic people’.
- Curation of signposting resources that are accessible to people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people, and families and carers.
- Development of resources to support MECC conversations for people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people (where they are not currently available).
HEE encourage implementing the above recommendations to aid the reduction of inequalities as the MECC programme addresses key health-related behaviours associated with these causes.
You can find the full report here