The aim of the group is to make sure that good communication happens for all people with learning disabilities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland including those with high support needs. Organisations should make sure their information is easy to understand for people with learning disabilities. Our aim is to help make that happen.

We meet 6 times a year.

Our membership includes people with learning disabilities, social care professionals, health care professionals including speech therapists and family carers.

Click here to see the action plan for 2012 – 2013
Click here to see the easy read plan for 2010 – 2014.
Easy read


5 Good Communication Standards.  Click here to see this presentation.





Signalong  Communication has never been simply a matter of words. People who find it hard to use the spoken word to communicate benefit from using some form of sign language. The sign language taught within Rutland is Signalong, it is very similar to Makaton. Click here to go to the signalong website


Communication passportsCommunication Passports

Anybody with a learning disability who wants a communication passport should be able to have one. A communication passport shows how a person communicates.
For communication passport training contact Ashleigh Burrows.
Click here for information about communication passports
Click here to see some communication passport guidelines.


high support needsComplex Needs

Click here to see some easy read guidelines produced by Mencap to help communication with people with complex needs
Click here to see the more detailed version of the guidelines produced by Mencap.
Click here to go to get information about the Mencap involve me project
Click here to go to see a DVD called “If you listen you will hear me” You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page.


Speaking up for health group


Speaking up for health group
Click here to see information about the speaking up for health group
Click here to see a Mencap speaking up for health presentation part 1 and click here for part 2.