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Learning Disabilities Archive

Team of the Week: Learning Disability Inpatient Services

Team of the Week: Learning Disability Inpatient Services

Our Team of The Week this week is our Learning Disability Inpatient Services based at Berkley House in Stroud. The service is for individuals with a diagnosis of learning disabilities or with behaviours that can be described as challenging and/or mental health needs...

Lockdown Experiences – Learning Disabilities Week

Lockdown Experiences – Learning Disabilities Week

Dawn and Maisie Dawn and Maisie first met each other in 2009 when they both worked on a Learning Disability Partnership Board. They have known each other for 11 years and have been friends since they stopped working together. Maisie and Dawn speak on the phone...

A GPs Perspective on Lockdown

A GPs Perspective on Lockdown

‘New ways of working’ is a phrase that has been bandied about in General Practice for a few years. We felt the need to do things differently because we have been stretched, at times to breaking point. Then the tragedy of Covid19 and lockdown came along. Suddenly we...

What’s on during Learning Disability Week 2020

What’s on during Learning Disability Week 2020

Wednesday 17th June 11am - 12pm: Kingfisher Treasure Seekers will be playing Bingo live on Facebook! Send them a Facebook message if you would like to join in - https://www.facebook.com/KFTreasureSeekers/ All day - New Forwards website launches! Take a look at their...

Big Health Check Day 2019

Big Health Check Day 2019

After months of preparation, the sun shone (again) for this year’s Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day and a thoroughly good time was had by all.   With a record-breaking 1,400 people in attendance for its 11th year, the day continues to be a popular outing for...

Trust Helps Celebrate 100 Years Of Learning Disability Nursing

Trust Helps Celebrate 100 Years Of Learning Disability Nursing

A special event took place at the Churchdown Centre yesterday to mark a century of learning disability nursing and look at its progression in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. Inspiration for the event came from the University of the West of England (UWE) which...

Dysphagia and learning disabilities

Dysphagia and learning disabilities

My role as a Speech and Language Therapist within the Community Learning Disability Team involves me seeing people with swallowing and or communication difficulties. Swallowing difficulties are also known as dysphagia.  Typically someone will be referred for a...

Support Sessions for Carers in Herefordshire

Support Sessions for Carers in Herefordshire

We would like to invite carers to attend FREE carer information and support sessions facilitated and delivered by ²gether NHS Foundation Trust, Herefordshire Carers Support and Crossroads Care. These courses are for carers whose cared for are receiving services or...

A day in the life of a dietitian at 2gether

A day in the life of a dietitian at 2gether

So what does a dietitian working in mental health and learning disabilities do? It is such an interesting and diverse job. In my 7 years in this job I can honestly say I’ve never been bored! This morning I have been giving advice to a family who are trialling an...

Learning Disability Week 2017

Learning Disability Week 2017

This week, 19-25 June, is Learning Disability Week and, this year, the event has a focus on employment, including raising awareness of the benefits of employing people with a learning disability. A learning disability affects the way a person understands information...

Big Health Check Day 2017 a big success

More people than ever before joined us for the ninth annual Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day. The event, at Oxstalls Sports Park, was aimed at helping people with learning disabilities and complex health and physical health needs  to stay healthy and active....

Learning Disability Week Activities in Gloucestershire

Learning Disability Week Activities in Gloucestershire

A week-long series of events will be taking place across Gloucestershire to mark national Learning Disability Week 2016. The annual event is organised by the charity Mencap. The theme this year is ‘Friendships and Relationships’. The events, organised...

Day Encourages People with Learning Disabilities to Stay Active

Day Encourages People with Learning Disabilities to Stay Active

The eighth annual Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day will take place in Gloucester this month. The event is aimed at helping people with learning disabilities to stay active and healthy. The popular day is expected to be even bigger than usual this year, as it...

People with learning disabilities urged to get their flu vaccination

People with learning disabilities urged to get their flu vaccination

People with learning disabilities in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire are being encouraged to get their flu vaccination if they’ve been contacted by their GP. It is estimated there are 1.2 million people in England that have a learning disability many of whom...

Experts Talk Learning Disabilities and Criminal Justice

Experts Talk Learning Disabilities and Criminal Justice

Experts have gathered to discuss ways to improve the criminal justice services provided to people with learning disabilities and mental health conditions in Gloucestershire. A conference, held at Police Headquarters, in Waterwells, Quedgeley, was organised by the...

Learning Disabilities Week in Gloucestershire

Learning Disabilities Week in Gloucestershire

A week-long series of events will be taking place across Gloucestershire to mark national Learning Disability Week 2015. The annual event is organised nationally by the charity Mencap. Locally there will be Employability workshops, as well as many opportunities to...

²gether sign up to Get it Right for people with a learning disability

²gether sign up to Get it Right for people with a learning disability

²gether NHS Foundation Trust has signed up to Mencap’s ‘Getting it Right’ charter to show their commitment to ensuring that people with a learning disability get the healthcare they have a right to. By signing up to the nine-point charter, ²gether is pledging to...

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