We are planning our Halloween Cake Sale on Saturday 28th October from 10am at Santander Bank, Winchester.
Find out more details on our Facebook page here.
Paralympic PBs struck a new record this year with over 100 competitors. It was an inspiring and active day with chances to learn new sports and brush up skills including tennis, football, archery, boccia, cricket and a circuits workout.
This was a joint collaboration with River Park, WCC, Go LD and SPAA. Congratulations to everyone there and all the Santander helpers, Saintsability and other volunteers.
Winchester, Gosport and Fareham are part of the Purple LIG (Local Implementation Group). The group meets every month on the 3rd Monday of the month in Bishop’s Waltham at 12.30 – 2.30pm.
The group includes people with learning disabilities, carers, parents and professionals. It is an opportunity to share information across the area. Everyone is welcome.
Here are the minutes from the July meeting.
What is Launchpad?
Launchpad is a model of day care provision, which was initially aimed at getting more able service users, from in-house day services, to being supported in the community by external provider services.
This process is part of the Hampshire’s Transformation agenda and in established Launchpad areas, new service users can be referred to Launchpad directly, or by the service user themselves using Direct Payments, instead of going via day services.
(full report attached below)
The Smoothie Bike team were a real hit at the Winchester Ukulele Festival in June and not just for all the healthy drinks they produced! The Team took part in a ukulele workshop and performed several songs including favourites Singing in the Rain and How Much is that Dog…
The event was so enjoyed by members we are looking forward to starting a Winchester Go LD Ukulele Band – more details will be announced soon!
The Ukulele Festival included a line up of national and international performers and we were delighted to be one of the 4 chosen charities they were fundraising for.
Visit their Facebook page for more details and photos here.
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