Health & Well-Being
Our Health and Well-Being project provides light touch support for people with learning disabilities to promote physical and mental health and well-being. There are four main areas of this work:
Promotion of Health Checks
We have produced EasyRead literature to support all people involved in someone’s annual health check. We want to support people to take up their right to an annual health check as well as help all people involved to be prepared. If you would like a pack of EasyRead health cards please do get in touch.
Health and Well-being Activities
We organise and support activities that promote positive health and well-being on a variety of health related topics. These are organised by our Health Development team and can also involve external health professionals. Find out more here!
Activities take place at various locations across North Tyneside, including our premises in Wallsend.
Every session is fully interactive and a lot of fun!
Signposting and Support
The service offers light touch support if someone has a particular health or well-being need, helping them to understand options and supporting them if they need any help. This might include attending a medical appointment, registering with a dentist, going for an annual health check, or anything else impacting on someone’s health and well-being.
The Health and Well Being project also supports the production of EasyRead health related publications for people with learning disabilities. These are co-produced with health professionals and people with learning disabilities in line with European EasyRead Guidelines.
Our EasyRead service can support, advise and signpost professionals, carers and people with learning disabilities on suitable and accessible health literature or offer a bespoke in-house EasyRead service.