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  • Annual health checks - Learning disabilities

    Annual health checks - Learning disabilities

    Anyone aged 14 or over who’s on their GP’s learning disability register can have a free annual health check once a year.

    You can ask to go on this register if you think you have a learning disability. You do not need to be diagnosed with a learning disability to be on the register.

    The learning disability register is different from the register of social care needs managed by local councils.

    Check with your GP practice if you or the person you care for is on the register.

    To find out more go to the NHS website ….

  • New Forum for carers and people with learning disability – The Independent Living Action Group

    New Forum for carers and people with learning disability – The Independent Living Action Group

    In August the first meeting of a tentative new forum met in Long Eaton.

    Back in the spring a carer approached me with an idea for a group that would promote good ways of supporting independent living, encourage best practice and monitor service systems already in place.

    This new group’s inaugural meeting was attended by a dozen people which included people with learning disability’s, family carers and voluntary sector organisations.

    Our intention is that the group will have a practical focus and that problems that crop us with regard to developing or maintaining independent living for people who have learning disability can be identified at grass-roots and solutions proposed.

    In this way members of the group can achieve a sense of “ownership” and effective involvement in problem solving and development of independence.

    It was agreed that we would meet again and extend an invitation to carers and people with learning difficulties who have an interest in the issues we are concerned with.

    The next meeting is on Wednesday October 3rd from 11.00 am – 12.30 pm at the Happyivale club at Tamworth Rd., Long Eaton, post code NG103JS.

    For further details please contact Peter Dawson – Learning Disability Engagement Worker, email address: peter.dawson@derbyshirecarers.co.uk or on 01773 833 833

  • Pop-up coffee mornings for Carers of Adults with a Learning Disability

    Pop-up coffee mornings for Carers of Adults with a Learning Disability

    Derbyshire Carers Association and No Limits have come together to organise a series of pop-up coffee mornings for Carers of Adults with a Learning Disability.

    Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland Road, Chesterfield, S41 0AY – Tuesday 5th June 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

    Shirebrook Leisure Centre, Park Road, Shirebrook, N20 8JQ – Tuesday 24th July 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

    Bainbridge Hall, Carr Vale Road, Bolsover, S44 6JS – Tuesday 28th August 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

    The Stavely Centre, Calver Crescent, Staveley, S42 3LY – Tuesday 9th October 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

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