Vaccine priority for people with learning disabilities
Our Managing Director of UK Community Services, Hugh Fenn responds to today’s news that all adults on the GP learning disability register will get vaccine priority.
Following today’s news that all adults on the GP learning disability register will get vaccine priority, Hugh Fenn, Leonard Cheshire’s Managing Director of UK Community Services said:
“Adults with learning disabilities we support in supported living services will now crucially be able to get protection sooner because of this change.
“Good progress has undoubtedly been made in the vaccination programme at care homes such as ours in recent weeks. But it’s also important that disabled people who live independently in supported living services get the opportunity to be vaccinated as soon as possible.
“It’s vital that disabled people at greatest risk in the wider community are prioritised as the Government attempts to meet its longer term targets.”
For further information, please contact Jon Sim in the Leonard Cheshire press office on email@example.com or 020 3242 0313/07845 773 370.