Charity launches easy read booklets about lymphoma for people with learning disabilities

Illustrative guides provides information and support

Illustrative guides provides information and support

New information guides on lymphoma have been created specifically for people with learning disabilities and their caregivers.

The charity Lymphoma Action has created four booklets that chart the journey from diagnosis through to treatment, check up and after treatment.


The booklets, known as easy reads, are based on Department of Health and Social Care guidelines, plus consultations with people with learning disabilities and healthcare professionals who specialise in cancer and learning disabilities. 

Feedback led to the guides to consist of short sections of text next to illustrations and photos.  

Lymphoma Action’s editor Athena McCallum explained: ‘The insight we gained from our focus groups suggested that consistency was crucial, so we commissioned an illustrator to create a character who would appear throughout the whole series.


‘The idea is that any or all of these resources can be used by individuals or their caregivers to help explain what lymphoma is and how it is treated.

‘As a charity we want everyone affected by lymphoma to receive the best possible information, support, treatment and care. Part of that is making our information as accessible as possible to everyone affected by a lymphoma diagnosis.’

Download the booklets here

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