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What is a learning disability?

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.

Annual Health Check

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.

My Health

 

THE SMEAR TEST FILM

a health education film about cervical screening

 

Find out about your prostate



This book uses easy words and pictures to explain:

• what is the prostate
• how to spot a prostate problem
• what to do next









 

Watch this video about the flu jab for people with learning disabilities

 

mencap Direct

0808 808 1111
Lines open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday


Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime



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Suffolk Coalition of Disabled People

Useful links

Looking after yourself advice leaflets from the Self Care Forum: www.easy-read-online.co.uk/erdocs/self-care-forum

easyhealth.org.uk

LearningDisability.co.uk

NHS Choices - Children with learning disability

Netmums - Special Needs & Disabilities Support

Suffolk Coalition of Disabled People

Suffolk Transforming Care Plan

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Looking after yourself advice leaflets: Click Here


Looking after yourself advice leaflets: Click Here

Transforming Care

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

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