London Ambulance Services Resources
The London Ambulance Service have coproduced 3 new resources to support people with a learning disability or autistic people when using the ambulance service. This can be required by anyone when least expected however causing significant anxiety and distress.
These resources are designed to help to know what to expect when an ambulance comes to see you including assessments we may ask to complete, the inside of an ambulance and demystifying common concerns.
Using content requested by people with lived experience, we have made an easy read document, social story and a video.
We hope these can be used proactively and in the event of needing an ambulance by people with a learning disability, autistic people and those that support them. By increasing understanding, reducing anxiety and supporting engagement with the service, the resources hope to reduce barriers to accessing the service and promote people getting the help they need with their health in a timely way.
Please share these resources below with as many provider, carer, patient, advocacy and service groups/networks/ forums you can, to ensure as many people as possible can be aware and benefit from them.
Social story: https://online.fliphtml5.com/jbhej/fihy/#p=1
Video without subtitles : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiIIFlBWZ3k
Video with subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMfU4XUZxB0
This link will take you to our new LAS website Learning Disability and Autism page for more resources : https://www.londonambulance.nhs.uk/calling-us/learning-disabilities-and-autism-zone/