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Health road shows for carers in Doncaster

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People with a learning disability and their carers are invited to get on board the Health Bus in Doncaster next week.

Next week (June 16 to 22) is Learning Disability Week and a road show by staff from the Learning Disability Health Action Team will be held in the town centre and at Doncaster College.

This is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), to raise awareness of the range of health and social care services in the local community that offer support to people with a learning disability.

RDaSH acute liaison nurse, Glynis Smith, said: “Learning Disability Week is all about celebrating people with a learning disability and promoting equal opportunities for them throughout every stage of their lives.

“People with learning disabilities may often have difficulty in recognising illness, communicating their needs, or generally using health and social care services.

“We’re going out and about to offer help and advice on staying healthy, improving your wellbeing and keeping safe in your home, as well as lots of fun activities along the way.”

Look out for the Health Bus between 10am and 4pm on both Monday 16 June in Doncaster town centre, in the layby at St Sepulchre Gate, next to Clock Corner and Thursday 19 June at Doncaster College. For more information please ring Glynis Smith on (01302) 796833.

 

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