Welcome to the public information section!
This section of the website is designed to help you by not using complicated medical language that you may find confusing. It is hoped this may help you to be in charge of your physical health.
We know that the evidence suggests that people with learning disabilities experience poorer health than most people.
We want to change that.
We believe that everyone should be able to get high quality healthcare. This includes when you are poorly but also help to stop people becoming unwell in the first place.
We want change
On this page we will help you find out how to get help with:
Having the right care at home
Seeing your GP for health check ups every year
Getting help with medications
Being given the right support to do exercise, sports or physical activity
Help to understand your rights
Annual health check ups
Click below to visit thr NHS wbsite which gives you some great information on annual health checks.
“If exercise were a pill, we’d think it was a miracle drug”
Many people don’t get enough exercise or physical activity. This can mean they are more likely to become unwell.
Exercise improves your muscle and bone strength. It helps your heart to stay healthy and you to lose weight. Exercise has also been shown to help with our mood and how we feel.
Research has found that we can enjoy exercise more if we do it with others, here are some groups that may be able to help with exercise.
Help to know your rights
It’s important you understand what you can and can’t do when going to appointments. Click learn more below to see a link with some great information about your rights in lots of areas of life.
British Institute of Human rights have a fabulous website with an easy read document on human rights for people with a learning disability. Click here to vist the site.