Don’t miss out on getting the very best healthcare
If you have a learning disability you can get extra support when visiting the doctor.
To get extra support and the very best healthcare you need to be on the learning disability register.
Ask the receptionist at your doctor’s surgery if you are on the register. If you are not on the register then ask for an appointment with your doctor. At the appointment tell your doctor you have a learning disability and would like to be added to the register. You can use a letter to tell your doctor you want to be added to the register.
Once you are on the register, ask your doctor if you can have a free health check every year. During this check your doctor will take a closer look at how you are doing – making sure you are healthy and stay healthy.
Your doctor can also talk to you about your Summary Care Record which is a short summary of your GP medical records. With your permission, other health and care staff can access your Summary Care Record so they know about the medicines you take and any allergies. This includes people who treat you in an emergency and in routine scheduled care (such as hospital appointments).
Tell your doctor they can add more information to your record so you don’t miss out.
Click here for Mencap Don’t Miss Out guides
8 June – General Election
You have probably heard that there is going to be a general election on Thursday June 8th. We hope that people with learning disabilities take this opportunity to vote and have some influence on the next government.
Click here to for easy read information sheet on “What Is A General Election?” and also a guide to explain how to get registered to vote.
We had some wonderful Easter nest builders at Tuesday’s drop-in activity session!
This is a reminder there will be no Funky Lunch on 14 April or Monday Tea due to Easter bank holidays.
We will be back on Tuesday 18 April and look forward to Calum from Winchester Sports joining us to tell us what’s going on this summer at River Park Leisure Centre.
Winchester City Council, Places for People and the Tennis Foundation are offering free Disability Tennis Sessions starting Thursday 27th April 2017 for 18 weeks
Thursday 5pm to 6pm at River Park Leisure Centre.
Please book your place using the on-line booking form or 01962 848405
See link for more details.