Improving the general health of people with learning difficulties in the UK: experiences of the implementation of Annual Health Checks

Cook, Tina, Baxendale, Laura, Hill-Wilson, Claire, Bell, Debbie, Dennis, Matthew, McLeod, Andrew and Thompson, Graeme (2015) Improving the general health of people with learning difficulties in the UK: experiences of the implementation of Annual Health Checks. Die Gesellschaft Erwachsenenbildung und Behinderung (Deutschland), 15 (1).

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Abstract

This paper offers a brief overview of the background to implementing a policy of offering Annual Health Checks (AHCs) to all people with a learning disability/difficulty in the UK. It outlines what has been developed through national policy and then offers an insight into the experiences of four people with learning difficulties in relation to understanding and accessing AHCs. All four people are members of The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company (ITC) a company that aims to lay solid foundations for people with learning disabilities to participate fully in their own society, shaping their own environment and controlling their own futures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Tina Cook
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 14:08
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2017 13:57
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/29005

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