A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life.
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 who may otherwise have health conditions that go undetected. Visit NHS Choices for more information or speak to your GP practice.
THE SMEAR TEST FILM
a health education film about cervical screening
This book uses easy words and pictures to explain:
• what is the prostate
• how to spot a prostate problem
• what to do next
Looking after yourself advice leaflets from the Self Care Forum: www.easy-read-online.co.uk/erdocs/self-care-forum
NHS Choices - Children with learning disability
Netmums - Special Needs & Disabilities Support
Suffolk Coalition of Disabled People
Suffolk Transforming Care Plan
LD Mortality Review
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Looking after yourself advice leaflets: Click Here
The Suffolk Transforming Care plan looks at the life of a person with a learning disability and/or autism and throughout their life.
The plan makes sure that people can access mainstream and specialist health, education and social care services when they need them.
The local Transforming Care Partnership makes sure that there is local focus on improving services for people.
The Plan is written in Easy Read and you can see the Plans by clicking HERE