Learning disabilities and health - Information for professionals

This page provides links and information on how you can access resources specific to Hertfordshire and the Hertfordshire LD community nursing support. The resources are available to help them bridge the health inequality gaps faced by people with a learning disability as well as providing information on how they can apply and strive to become recognised as a health service of excellence for people with a learning disability through the Purple Star Strategy.


What are Purple Star awards?

The purple star branding is associated with the delivery of high quality services to adults with learning disabilities.

We give purple star awards to health services that work really hard to give the best help to people with learning disabilities.

Why should our service get a Purple Star?

You will be recognised for offering excellent customer care.

You'll also be raising awareness for people with learning disabilities.

How can our service get the Purple Star?

If your service makes all reasonable adjustments to bridge health inequality gaps then we'll support you to be accredited with the Purple Star Award.

If you'd like help to improve your health care delivery to people with a learning disability we will also help you to achieve this.

Read the Purple Star Strategy (Word doc 69kb)

If you've got any questions get in touch:

Resources for working with adults with LD

Learning Disability Nurses

The Learning Disability Nurses act as Link nurses for each GP surgery. Here are the contact details for each area team. Please mark any emails ‘for the attention of the Community Learning Disability Nurses’.

Dacorum

01442 454444
dacorum.adt@hertfordshire.gov.uk
AP2109 Apsley Campus,
Brindley Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9BF

East Herts

01438 843111
eastherts.adt@hertfordshire.gov.uk
SFAR006 Farnham House,
Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FQ

Hertsmere

01442 454242
hertsmere.adt@hertfordshire.gov.uk
AP2108 Apsley Campus,
Brindley Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9BF

St Albans

01442 454300 stalbans.adt@hertfordshire.gov.uk
AP2110 Apsley Campus,
Brindley Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9BF

Stevenage

01438 843 222
NHStevenage.adt@hertfordshire.gov.uk
SFAR005 Farnham House,
Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FQ

Watford

01442 454343
watfordthreerivers.adt@hertfordshire.gov.uk
AP2111 Apsley Campus,
Brindley Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9BF

Welwyn and Hatfield

01438 843600
WelwynHatfield.adt@hertfordshire.gov.uk
SFAR006 Farnham House,
Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FQ