Health and Wellbeing

We want people to have the healthcare they need.

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Everyone should have access to the same quality of health care.

It is important to have a health system that is for everyone and meets their needs.

There need to be changes made to help people with a learning disability, autism and other support needs to get the healthcare they need.

To do this we need to look at

  • increasing the confidence in dentists, doctors and wider healthcare staff in supporting people with a learning disability
  • making accessible health information
  • co-producing healthcare plans and co-ordinating care and
  • making reasonable adjustments in healthcare environments.
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ARC NI advocates for and work towards

More learning disability awareness training for staff.

More people going for their annual health checks.

More services for people who have a learning disability.

More Health Facilitators to help patients to get and understand health care services.

Better working between Community Learning Disability Teams and primary care staff.