Learning disability week 2024, 17th-23rd June

May 29, 2024


Supporting people with a learning disability to access healthcare

This year’s Learning Disability Week (17th-23rd May), run by MENCAP, focuses on the theme ‘Do you See Me?’, to highlight the importance for people with learning disabilities being heard, seen and valued.

People with a learning disability can suffer poorer health outcomes than the general population, due to inequalities in access to healthcare services.

If you have a learning disability, you can ask to join your GP’s learning disability register to help you get the health care you need. This will make it easier to ask for support such as extra time at appointments, help to understand what your doctor says, and ensure you get your invite to an annual check-up.

The East Sussex Learning Disability and Autism Health Facilitation Team offer support to people 14 and above to access health services and stay healthy. The team can be contacted by:

Email: sxicb.ldahfteastsussex@nhs.net

Phone: 07717 421948

Information leaflet: East-Sussex-Health-Facilitation-Team-leaflet-2023-1.pdf (ics.nhs.uk)

To find out more about the learning disability register and annual health checks, follow the link below:

Support for people with a learning disability – Sussex Health & Care (ics.nhs.uk)




Everything you need to know about the learning disability register | Mencap

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