My Health, My Choice – a new service for people with learning disabilities in Brent

2 May 2017

Brent CCG has commissioned The Advocacy Project to start a new user engagement service for people with learning disabilities in Brent.

The new service, “My Health, My Choice”, will seek views and opinions from people with a learning disability living in the borough about their experiences with local health services. It aims to improve access and reduce barriers to health care, enable greater self-management of health conditions and increase awareness about learning disabilities for Brent health professionals and commissioners.

The service is holding user engagement group meetings in two day centres within Brent, and is open to anyone with a learning disability or autism.

We have already held a meeting in The New Millennium Day Centre on Wednesday 26 April. If you were not able to attend, we hope you will be able to come to the next meeting on Wednesday 10 May at The John Billam Centre.

These first meetings will establish the group and seek to find out what people already understand about local health services and their knowledge of specific services that have been set up for people with learning disabilities. This includes hospital passports, annual health checks, hospital learning disability nurses and learning disability champions.

Information about the project has already been sent to all learning disability services in Brent in an accessible format, and drop in sessions for people to find out more about the service have been set up.

For further details about the service, please contact advocacy.project@nhs.net A selection of resources for My Health, My Choice can be found here.