Health and Well-Being Support for People with Learning Disabilities

Published on 01/09/2021

People with learning disabilities have specific health and well being needs that a currently not being addressed. Due to shielding from the pandemic some people with learning disabilities have had limited access to exercise and have gained weight. Some have struggled to lead a healthy lifestyle which has impacted on their physical and mental well-being. We know that this cohort of residents have lost confidence in going out and connecting with people.

What can be done to help?

·         Pilot a preventative model of support. Where patients will be offered a 1:1 holistic need assessment and personalised support and advise from a qualified health coach.

 

·         Deliver group-based activity session and group based healthy lifestyle session to educate on a healthy diet.

 

·         Co-design group healthy eating cookery classes in community spaces

 

·         Develop a community garden for people with learning disabilities that is co-produced.

 

·         Evaluate the model to test the effectiveness to seek sustainability through the PCNs.

 

Who? (Potential Partners)

·         Wirral Mencap

·         General Practices

·         One Wirral

·         Primary Care Wirral

·         Autism Together

·         LEAP/CWP

Outcomes

·         Patients with a learning disability get specialised health and well-being support which will reduce health inequality and reduce these patients developing long term health conditions.

 

·         People with a learning disability are more physically active and are eating a healthier diet which will improve their overall quality of life, aiming for them to live a happy, healthier and longer life.

 

 

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