Health and Wellbeing Support
The Health and Well Being project provides light touch support for people with learning disabilities to promote physical and mental health and wellbeing. There are four main areas of this work:
Promotion of Health Checks
We have produced easy read 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 health cards, or to find out more, call us on 0191 262 2206
Health and Wellbeing Activities
We organise and support activities that promote positive health and wellbeing 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!
The activities take place at our premises in Wallsend as well as across the community of North Tyneside.
All activities are fully interactive and a lot of fun!
Claire receives her dental pack from the dentist
Signposting and Support
The service offers light touch support if someone has a particular health or wellbeing need, enabling them to find out about what they might choose to do, 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 wellbeing.
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.
For more information contact us on (0191) 262 2261 or email email@example.com