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Learning Disabilities

Please find details below of 4 new videos: 3 for people with learning disabilities and 1 for carers.

  1. Explaining the Tier system in England. https://youtu.be/H8_t22Om1QY
    This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand about the tier system in place in England. It describes what you can and can’t do.
  2. Making Friends with your Face Mask https://youtu.be/JktalrbL3T4
    This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand why wearing a face mask is important, how to find a face mask that suits them and how to get used to wearing it.
  3. Supporting a person with a learning disability to wear a face mask https://youtu.be/nYf6Gt7C08A
    This video is for family members or carers of people with learning disabilities to help them understand why wearing a face mask is important, how to find a face mask that suits the person they support and how to help them get used to wearing it.
  4. Christmas Bubbles – explaining the coronavirus rules over Christmas https://youtu.be/bBypR7Xxvy8
    This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand the rules on Christmas bubbles over the Christmas period.

Free Health Check for Over 14’s

Get checked out

  • Do you have a learning disability?
  • Are you over 14?

Ask for a free learning disability health check at your local GP practice.

  • Eat well
  • Be active
  • Stay well
  • Get checked out

What can you do

  • Visit your GP for a free health check for people with learning disability
  • When you visit your GP take this flyer to help you ask

Click here to download this information leaflet about free health checks (External Link)

People with learning disabilities often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This doesn't need to be the case.

The Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and may otherwise have health conditions that go undetected.

Please contact you Doctors Surgery to book an appointment for a Learning Disabilities Health Check on 017683 71369.

During the health check, the GP or practice nurse will carry out the following for the patient:

  • a general physical examination, including checking their weight, heart rate, blood pressure and taking blood and urine samples
  • assessing the patient's behavior, including asking questions about their lifestyle, and mental health
  • a check for epilepsy
  • a check on any prescribed medicines the patient is currently taking
  • a check on whether any chronic illnesses, such as asthma or diabetes, are being well managed
  • a review of any arrangements with other health professionals, such as physiotherapists or speech therapists

For information about Annual Health Checks please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/learning-disabilities/annual-health-checks/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AVkU9Hs7VM - Having a blood Test Example Video.

http://easyhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/null/Bloodtest.pdf - Easy Read infomation about having a blood test.

http://www.easyonthei.nhs.uk/ - Click on this link for lots of easy read information.

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