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Local health partners join forces to support people with learning difficulties

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:27 PM

People with learning difficulties, their families and carers are being invited to take part in a special ‘Your Health Event’ to find out more about their health and services that are available to them locally taking place in the Lammas Leisure Centre on Wednesday 19 June (10am-3pm).

In the first event of its kind locally, teams from Sherwood Forest Hospitals, the Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group (GGC) and Everyone Active have come together to give people with learning difficulties the opportunity to meet their specialist teams. The event will also include information stalls on services and products available to them, the chance to find out more about their health and the chance to take part in activities like ice skating, bowls and dancing.

Refreshments will be available on the day, and there will also be the opportunity to help influence future health services.

If you would like to book a place at the event or to find out more, please contact Grace Kinsey on 07827 873 131.

Ruth Harrison, Lead Learning Disability (IDD) Specialist Nurse at Sherwood Forest Hospitals said:

“There are lots of great services locally that can help people with learning disabilities as well as their families and carers, but we know full well that it can sometimes be difficult finding your way through the system. By coming together with our partners to hold a single event under one roof we’re aiming to make that process much simpler. I would encourage anyone interested to pop along to the event and have chat to see what we might be able to do to help them more.”