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Learning Disability Health Event May 21st Stadium of Light Sunderland!

Do you have a learning disability or care for someone who does?

Do you have a GP in Sunderland?

Do you want to come along and find out more about keeping healthy and having fun at the same time?

If its YES then please come along to our conference on May 21st at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.

Click below to see how to book your place – See you there

Ashley Murphy.

Poster 21st May 2018

Washington Resource Centre involved in Pop up Clinic

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.

Point Of Care Testing in Sunderland for People with learning disability and autism

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.

Summary Care Records

We want to make sure that people with a learning disability have a good experience when using health services. One way to do that is make sure that we know as much about you as possible.

The summary care record holds extra information about you and is kept at your doctors, it can be shared with other health professionals if you consent to this.

Please click on the leaflet below to find out more about the summary care records. It would be great if you could tell your doctor’s surgery things about you that could be added to your record that will make your experience better.

Examples of this are things like

A longer appointment.

A quiet area to wait.

Easy read information.


Palliative Care -Delivering Excellence

We have been working closely with our local hospice, St Benedict’s to develop information for people with a learning disability who may be reaching the end of their lives.

These helpful leaflets can be found under the ‘Palliative Care Section’ in Other Health Services.

Beverley Brown and Matthew Rutherford help deliver important teaching to Doctors and Nurses in Sunderland.

We  recently attended the Stadium of Light to deliver an awareness session in relation to the health needs of people with learning disability and autism to hundreds of doctors and nurses in Sunderland who were at their monthly time in time out session.

The session went well and we would like to offer a huge thank you to both Beverley Brown and Matthew Rutherford who spoke form the heart and were very professional.

Well done guys !



Bev and I at titoBEV SOL

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