New NICE quality Standard on learning disability care and support
NICE have issued a new quality standard [QS187] that covers a range of issues, including identifying, assessing and regularly reviewing the care and support needs of people with a learning disability as they grow older.
People with a learning disability have many of the same age-related health and social care needs as other people, but this quality standard focuses on the specific challenges associated with their learning disability. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
They have not used a specific age limit to define people growing older with a learning disability. This is because adults with a learning disability typically experience age-related difficulties at different ages, and at a younger age than the general population.
More information can be found on the NICE website: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs187