Improving the general health of people with learning difficulties in the UK: experiences of the implementation of Annual Health Checks

Tina Cook, Laura Baxendale, Claire Hill-Wilson, Debbie Bell, Matthew Dennis, Andrew McLeod, Graeme Thompson

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Abstract

This paper offers a brief overview of the background to implementing a policy of offering Annual Health Checks (AHCs) to all people with a learning disability/difficulty in the UK. It outlines what has been developed through national policy and then offers an insight into the experiences of four people with learning difficulties in relation to understanding and accessing AHCs. All four people are members of The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company (ITC) a company that aims to lay solid foundations for people with learning disabilities to participate fully in their own society, shaping their own environment and controlling their own futures.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDie Gesellschaft Erwachsenenbildung und Behinderung (Deutschland)
Volume15
Issue number1
Early online date4 May 2015
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 May 2015

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