Providing useful information for people with learning disabilities, their carers and all health professionals

Archive: 2015

Finalists at North East Leadership Awards Ceremony!

Sunderland clinical commissioning group felt that the work that had been carried out to provide this website was really good and that we should put in for an award.

The website was one of three nominations in the Patient Champion Catorgory for the North East Leadership Academy Awards at  the Baltic in Newcastle yesterday.

Althought we did not win the overall award we were runners up and delighted to recieve the recognition.

We met Simon Weston who presented the awards and was a fantastic speaker and an inspiration to us all!

I would just like to extend my thanks again to Gillian Jackson and all the members of the Patient forum who make this website  accessible to all.award


Community Learning Disability Team Information added today!

We are pleased to let you know thats lots of new information has been added today!

This includes lots of information on different services offered by the Community Learning Disability Team based at Monkwearmouth Hospital in Sunderland.

It includes

Physiotherapy, Psychology, Speech and Language therapy, Epilepsy Specialist Service, Health Promoters and Getting Help from Learning Disability Services.

Please take a look by clicking on the Home Page then select Community Learning disability Team.


Down Syndrome UK – Vision Month


boy with downs

Downs syndrome UK are focusing on vision this month! Our local Optometrist who is based at Sundelrand Eye Infirmary, Simon Berry and who also has a practice in Durham has wrote a great article for parents and carers of children with Downs Syndrome, plese click on the link below for more information


Eye Examinations

Come and get involved, have a say in how services are run!

How do we work together to make services better?
Workshop Tuesday 27th October 2015
What is this about?
We at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust want to start involving more people with Learning Disabilities and family members in how services are run.
• To help us work out how we do this, Inclusion North are going to help us run a workshop at:

Thistle County Hotel
(opposite Central Station)
Neville Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 5DF.

The workshop will be from 10.30am – 3pm


Please click on the flyer to see how to book a place.

NTW Involvement flyer

Grab your flu vaccine!

People who have a learning disability are now in a high risk group and are all entitiled to be offered a flu vaccination. Your GP will be inviting you to the practice soon to have your jab, if you do not hear from them please give them a ring.

Please look at the easy read information here on what to expect from the flu jab.

Flu Vaccine Information.

Easy Read Health Action Plans

Contact Us

  • Health Promotion Team
  • Ground Floor
  • Monkwearmouth Hospital
  • Newcastle Road
  • Sunderland, SR5 1NB
Telephone 07468 710819

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