Please feel free to have you say. To view the questionnaire please click here.
Winter’s the time when illnesses such as sore throats, colds, coughs and stomach bugs become more common. If you’re generally quite healthy, you can usually treat these illnesses at home with rest and over the counter medications.
During Self-Care Week (18 – 24 November), the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are sharing a series of animations that give basic advice for treating common ailments, together with more detailed advice online.
Self-care is not the same as no-care, and the local resources and website offer simple practical steps to help you feel better and recover as soon as possible. You can also get advice on how long you can expect to feel ill for and when you should seek medical attention.
You can also view and download a locally produced booklet – the Good Health Guide – with comprehensive self-care advice plus information on the NHS services that help prevent ill health, such as immunisations, and services that can detect early signs of illness. These include NHS Health Checks and screening programmes for certain types of cancer, which can help to find them at an early stage, when they are easier to treat.
Lookout for the hashtag #SelfCareWeek on Twitter and Facebook this week. The Good Health Guide can be downloaded from your local NHS Self-Care website.
To view the communications toolkit click here.
On the 27th September 2019 we held a Learning Disability Partnership Board Training Event.
To view a highlight video of this event click here
There is a Learning Disability Today London 2019 Exhibition and Learning day on the 28th November 2019.
To find out more information about this event please click here for full details.
New easy read information
We have recently been making easy read documents that would be interesting to many people with learning disabilities. Please help to make these more widely known by passing this email on to colleagues who work with people who have difficulty in reading.
Please share this with other people who you think may be interested in this work. If you are a young person and want to complete the questionnaire but need some support to do it, ask someone you know to help you.
We have prepared a short questionnaire to help us start our conversation with you. You can complete the online questionnaire or you can ask us for a paper copy that you can print out. Just tell us what’s best for you by calling 0116 305 0232 or emailing us at ASCengage@leics.gov.uk
To view the Easy Read version click here.
To view the online survey click here.
If you are a young person and want to complete the questionnaire but need some support to do it, ask someone you know to help you.
We’d like you to complete and return the questionnaire to us by Monday 8 July but if you can’t, just send it back to us as soon as you can.
We are excited to invite you to an Learning Disability Health Promotion Event for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, which will take place during Learning Disability Week on:
Date: Friday 21st June
Venue: The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester LE3 1LE
Click here to see the poster.
Here is a questionnaire about Residential and Nursing Fees. To view the document please click here.
To view the Easy Read Whole Life Disability Strategy click here
NHS partners will be visiting public venues in Shepshed and Blaby in March to discuss proposed improvements to the healthcare that patients receive in hospital, at home and in the local community.
The drop-in sessions will be held on:
Monday 18th March 2019, 1.00pm – 4.00pm, Shepshed Library, Hall Croft, Shepshed, LE12 9AN
Thursday 21st March 2019, 10.00 – 4.00pm, Blaby Library, Lutterworth Road, Blaby LE8 4DW.
The public can just drop-in for a chat and have a look at informative displays that include plans that could see significant investment in the outdated acute hospital estate in Leicester that will significantly improve services for the benefit of the local population. People will also be able to talk to representatives from NHS partner organisations about what matters most to them about NHS services.
They can also hear about the progress being made to keep more people well and out of hospital and provide better care in a crisis, as well as discussing the changes that will deliver more care close to home – particularly for those people who have one or more long term condition and those in need of high quality specialist care.
Further information on the work of the NHS can be found by visiting the Better Care Together website – the partnership site for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk