Public Information

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.

 

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We want change

On this page we will help you find out how to get help with:

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Having the right care at home

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Seeing your GP for health check ups every year

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Getting help with medications

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Being given the right support to do exercise, sports or physical activity

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Help to understand your rights

Annual health check ups

By law, you can go to your GP to get a check up each year, they should know how to support you and take extra time to listen to you and answer your questions. Someone you know and trust can come with you if you’d like.

Click below to visit thr NHS wbsite which gives you some great information on annual health checks.

 

Exercise

“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.

Here are some groups that may be able to help with exercise.

Special Olympics Great Britain
Mixed Ability Sport
Cerebral Palsy sport

If you have any more links to add please submit them to us.

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.

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