Consensus get set for an action packed 10th celebration of the Big Health Check Event, Gloucester

May 21, 2018

Consensus are pleased to be participating in the annual Learning Disability Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day as it celebrates its 10th year of supporting people with learning disabilities stay active and healthy while also reducing health inequalities.

The action-packed event which takes place on Tuesday, 22nd May at Oxstalls Sports Park, Gloucester, is set to be the biggest and best yet, with over 1800 people expected to attend.

The day will feature a wide variety of inclusive activities and opportunities that are available for people with learning disabilities in Gloucestershire, including adapted cricket, adapted football, adapted archery, inclusive cycling, inclusive archery, bowls and martial arts. This year’s annual health check stand will be launching the GP card for the learning disability register as well as offering pre-health check questionnaires in easy read and summary care records with additional information. There will also be a range of stalls providing information on services and activities available locally, as well as other attractions such as a sensory room mobile unit, animals from Scrubditch Farm, a police display vehicle and the Big Red Bus.  The event will run from 9.30am-4pm.

Consensus will be hosting a stall within the main sports hall where in addition to offering information about our local services, we will be showcasing the wide range of materials used within our own services to support people with learning disabilities look after their health and wellbeing.

Belinda Robinson, Head of Development and Partnerships, South said, “At Consensus we recognise that a person’s health and wellbeing makes a vital contribution to their quality of life, that’s why we are always keen to participate in the annual Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day and share the knowledge and resources we use within our services to ensure the individuals we support are equipped to make well informed decisions about things that affect their health and can access essential healthcare services as and when they need to.”

“This year we will be showcasing our health and wellbeing booklet which features practical advice on being health aware, eating well and accessing health and exercise, as well as a range of easy read materials featuring healthy recipes, weekly meal plans and a fun dance routine that event attendees can try out for themselves. We look forward to welcoming you to our stall,” Belinda added.