About this website

  • Unique and flexible guidelines that can be used by practitioners, families and carers to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with intellectual disabilities
  • Guidelines are adaptable to individual communication ability and level of understanding
  • Background information, explanations of the guidelines, practical tips and exercises
  • Ideal learning resource for social care, medical, nursing and other healthcare students, as well as postgraduate professionals

My experience

“My mum never told me that she was dying. She wanted to protect me. It would have made it a lot easier if she had told me…” Amanda Cresswell

Why these guidelines?

“Too often, people with intellectual disabilities are protected from bad news…”

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

About intellectural disabilities

“People with learning disabilities want to be told what’s going on…”
Gary Butler