There are so many ways you can support to improve health of people with a learning disability in your local communities, whether it be through informing your members about healthy living or working with local health professionals to enable them to have a good understanding of learning disability.  

These Network Partners have shared with us stories of how they have improved health locally.

We would love to hear what your group is doing about improving the health of your members. Contact yournetwork@mencap.org.uk to share your stories

 

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The Riversiders Trust

The Riversiders Trust have recently introduced a number of changes to their club to encourage their members to eat healthier and get involved in trying new sports and activities.

Read about The Riversiders healthy projects

Getting it Right in Reading

Reading Mencap are running a project to help support improvements in health services for people with a learning disability.

As part of the project, they have developed a resource pack for GP’s to have practice staff make reasonable adjustments to better accommodate the needs of people with a learning disabilities.

Reading Mencap are happy to share these resources with other Network Partners. You can view them here http://stuff.readingmencap.org.uk/gp-pack/  or look at their web page http://readingmencap.org.uk/services/getting-it-right-in-reading/

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