Learning Disability Week takes from 18-24 June.
On Wednesday 20 June we are hosting a morning event at the Gloucestershire Deaf Association from 9am-1pm about ‘Assistive Technology Supporting Independence’.
The purpose of this event is to empower people with learning disabilities so that they can live and be more independent. The event is open to service users, carers and members of the public. Three workshops are running during the morning:
9.15am – 9.45am – Ageing Well – health improvement and living books
10.00am – 10.45am –Independence through technology – service users talking about their experience of using equipment to help them be more independent. There will also be a short film shown from the Brandon Trust.
11.15am – 11.45am – National Star College – Gloucestershire Accessibility Support Service on assistive technology.
There will also be a market place with stalls and information from:
• NHS Gloucestershire Telehealth
• National Star College
• Speech and Language Therapists
• Gloucestershire Voices
• Gloucestershire Deaf Association
• Sensory Services Team
• Guide and PALS
• Health Facilitation
• Intensive Health Outreach Team
• Brandon Trust
Anybody is welcome to attend what will be an exciting morning for people to find out more about learning disabilities and the help and support available locally.
Gloucestershire Deaf Association has car park space and is also on the Number 10 bus route which runs every 10 minutes from Gloucester bus station.
For more information contact Simon or Lorraine from the Health Facilitation Team on 0800 019 3346.