NHS Brent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with Brent Mencap is holding the annual Big Health Check Day on Thursday 16 October.
It is a day where people with learning disabilities, their carers and health and social care professionals can work together, talk to each other, reflect on last year’s achievements and think about how to improve health and social care services for people with learning disabilities in Brent as well as finding out more about available services.
People with learning disabilities face many health inequalities and Brent CCG has made healthcare for people with learning disabilities a priority area.
Dr Ethie Kong, Chair of Brent CCG said: “The Big Health Check Day ensures all people in Brent with a learning disability have access to health and social care services. We will be looking at ways to make access easier.
“Unfortunately people with learning disabilities don’t often seek medical help or know there is a problem. We all need to work together and change this situation.”
The Mayor of Brent will also be in attendance as Brent Mencap is one of two charities being supported Brent Council this year.
Brent CCG has recently launched the Health Passport for people with learning disabilities and Brent GPs offer learning disability health checks.
Big Health Check Day is on Thursday 16 October, 10.00am - 3.00pm with a workshop for professionals from 3.00pm - 4.00pm at Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre, Brentfield, NW10 0RG.