Please see the leaflet below for a mental health conference for people with a learning disability.
Archive: Jan 2018
Customers at Washington Resource Centre took part in one of our pop up clinics this week.
This was another chance for people with a learning disability to have a blood test and to have their hearing tested.
This was really successful , some people will be having a follow up appointment with their doctor to discuss their results.
This week our health promotion team are working closely with Sunderland University to pilot health tests in Sunderland for people with a learning disability.
So far we have been to Fulwell Resource Centre and Sunderland People First and we will also be going along to Washington Resource Centre with our Pop Up Clinic.
We are offering a simple finger prick test known as capillary testing where we obtain a tiny blood sample and we can check you are not pre diabetic or that you have high cholesterol.
We are also working closely with audiology at Sunderland Royal and we are offering hearing tests by using a simple quick test.
Everyone who has joined in has been amazing and we have enjoyed working with you. The test have already picked up cases of raised cholesterol, ear infection and hearing loss. It is hoped following the pilot this may become widely available.
Here are some pictures of people who took part.