In 2013 We’re Prioritising Improving Learning Disability Health
As a charity run by and for people with learning disabilities, we can’t help to be motivated by the big things affecting the lives of our members, and they don’t come any bigger than health!
Our lovely neighbours Obergine created this infographic to leave you in no doubt about the scale of the problem for the learning disabled community:
As a charity we’re going to do 10 things in 2013 to improve the health of the learning disabled community:
JANUARY: We started the year off with a consultation event offering health care professionals the opportunity to hear the concerns of people with learning disabilities.
FEBRUARY: We’re working with the Oxfordshire NHS Trust to create a DVD to train hospital staff in specific issued related to caring for and supporting people with learning disabilities.
Clip from the training DVD
MARCH: Asking our groups throughout Oxfordshire to plan 10 things they can do to improve the health of their community.
Stephanie Ross speaking to members at our Didcot Group meeting.
APRIL: Joan’s going to post weekly tips to make your diet more healthy, without cutting out the treats!
Joan’s Top Tips Gallery. Click HERE to see her top tips.
OCTOBER: A team of 6 runners will be taking part in the Oxford Half Marathon to raise money for the 10 Things campaign. The target is to raise £500 for the campaign!
Watch this space for further updates of our year long project tackling health for the learning disabled community in Oxfordshire.
If you’re interested in doing further reading on the subject of Learning Disability Health, these documents are a good place to start:
Already Pledging 10 Things
My Life My Choice
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