Publish date: 1 November 2023

Today (Wednesday 1 November) marks national Learning Disability Nurse Day.

Here at Mersey Care, we’re proud to celebrate our learning disability nurses and the amazing contribution they make to our patients and service users each and every day.

The day allows us to share practice and experiences from our staff and those they support who strive for and value the contribution of people with learning disabilities. On this day, LD nurses have the opportunity to reflect on their careers and achievements which are only possible because of who they support. The day is also an opportunity to recognise collaborative contributions to progress made in learning disability nursing over the years.

The role of learning disability nurses is vital, as people with learning disabilities are some of the most marginalised in society. Learning disability nurses are inspirational, versatile and strive to address inequalities, improve independence, inclusion, choice and control so that people with learning disabilities can lead fulfilled lives. The role focuses on collaboration by including people with a learning disability and their families/carers in everything they do.

In our new video, our head of LD nursing Amy Shaw, says: “Every day is different. It’s a very versatile role, there’s a lot you can do, a lot of collaborative working with families and carers and staff.” Hear from Amy and some of her colleagues in this film.

Our LD nurses have also told us what the role means to them in some postcards. Take a look below.

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