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Free health checks for over-14s with a learning disability

Reading Mencap has run the 'Being as Healthy as We Can’ multi-disciplinary Learning Disability Health Working Group this year and is focusing on Annual Health Checks. They have designed this flyer to raise awareness that children and young people with Learning Disability, from age 14…

Learning disability services and List of local Day Activities for people with Learning Disabilities

There is a wide range of day opportunities offered across the borough for people with learnign disabilities.  The services offered aim to make sure that people with learning disabilities have the support they need to: stay healthy and well be as independent as possible and…

Supported learning, training and working

Colleges Most colleges provide specialist courses and/or support to help people with disabilities. New Directions 330 Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 8DF Call 0345 842 0012 or visit www.newdirectionsreading.ac.uk Reading College (Activate Learning) Reading Campus, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ Call 0800 612 6008 or visit www.activatelearning.ac.uk/reading Bracknell…

NHS Long Term Plan

Here are some additional resources that have been made available following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan.  These include:  An easy read version of the Plan, which you can view here. A five minute video explaining provisions for learning disability and autism, featuring…

Learning Disabilities: Annual Health Checks

People with learning disabilities often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This doesn't need to be the case. The Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and who…

Disabled Students' Allowance

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty and are studying in higher education, you may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). These allowances cover extra disability-related costs or expenses you have while studying. There are four allowances to cover different areas of need. Specialist…

Housing options for people with a learning disability

Help at home If the person you care for needs support with personal care or carrying out daily tasks they may be eligible for some support from social care services to help them continue living at home or to move to independent living. Supported living…

Adjusting to disability

We often talk about disability as if it's a lifelong condition. In fact, more than 80% of people with a disability were born without it and find they have to adjust. If you become disabled through accident, illness or a deteriorating medical condition, life will change significantly. But…

What are shared lives schemes?

‘Shared lives’ schemes are designed to support adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems, or other support needs. In shared lives, an adult with care needs is matched with an approved ‘shared lives carer’; the adult and the shared lives carer will share family and…

What is Dyslexia?

What is dyslexia? The word 'dyslexia' comes from the Greek language and means 'difficulty with words'. It is a difference in the area of the brain that deals with language and affects the underlying skills that are needed for learning to read, write and spell.…
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