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HMP & YOI Askham Grange, Main Street, Askham Richard, York, YO23 3FT

Email:  tracy.fitzpatrick@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

Education, Healthcare and the Equality Officer jointly co-ordinate the best course of action so a resident receives the help needed during their stay in custody. This resident will have a care-plan raised on their arrival at the establishment.

HMP Frankland

Tel:  0191 376 5109

Matrix SS set-up listing the Oasys scores.  All learners complete an enrolment form which gives them an opportunity to disclose a learning difficulty.  The Oasys scores and self disclosure information is shared with all Tutors and Trainers on the Learner ILP.   An Equality Action plan is in place.  All staff have copies of both the Data Book and the Equality Action Plan. 

HMP High Down

Email: Stephen.Haynes2@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

Led by a specialist learning disability nurse in the healthcare team the prison has

  • availability of generic and personalised easy read information
  • learning disability awareness training available to all staff
  • learning disability resource and information pack provided to all departments
  • personalised information about prisoners needs provided to staff working with them
  • learning disability health screen in place 

HMP & YOI New Hall prison Flockton, Wakefield WF4 4XX

Email: jeanette.gagg@gmail.com

LD sits under our mental health pathway. We have designated nurses and a Health Action Plan that stays with the offender throughout custody and on release. We have done an awareness session about ASD and AS.

HMP Wandsworth, Heathfield Road, Wandsworth, London SW18 3HS

Email:  jo.darrow@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Communication of good practice via presentations to healthcare, admin and prison officers.

HMP Wakefield Love Lane, Wakefield WF29AG

Email: Toni.Wain@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

Regular clinics for identified prisoners with a learning disability (LD). Seen in primary care for physical health needs and Notts Mental Health LD lead regarding pathway progression through their sentence. We have multi agency pathways developed for learning disability prisoners.  We deliver training to all new starters at HMP Wakefield. Attend regular staff and prisoner meetings (PEAG, Safer Prisons) Deliver training to identified LD champions on each wing - prisoners and prison staff.

We are working alongside Toe byToe staff to provide mentoring for people that have difficulties in reading and writing.   All prisoner requests to see GP, optician, dentist etc. are now easier to read and have symbols. New reception leaflet that explains the services provided at HMP Wakefield.

Improved understanding of what a Learning disability is and how this can affect  prisoners and prison staff.