Learning Disability England is part of a partnership of 4 organisations looking into what things are getting in the way of people with a learning disability having their vital Annual Health Check. Current evidence already shows that these checks identify unmet health needs and reduce inequalities however, only 53% of people with a learning disability are having their Annual Health Check. The actual figure is known to be much higher as this only identifies those who are registered with their GP.
The partnership will be checking if there are particular barriers that can be overcome before working with people with learning disabilities, their families and supporters on a range of resources to improve the uptake.
Funded by Health Education England (HEE South), the 4 organisations: The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi), Learning Disability England (LDE), Skills for Care (SFC) and Voluntary Organisation’s Disability Group (VODG) will be working together to find out what the uptake of Annual Health Checks are across the south region, and if any particular groups of people are having difficulties in getting their check.
Find out more the project and the partners here