Consensus support people with learning disabilities to stay healthy at Gloucester’s 10th Big Health Check Event

May 31, 2018

Consensus were pleased to participate in Gloucester’s Annual Learning Disability Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day as it celebrated its 10th year of supporting people with learning disabilities stay active and healthy while also reducing health inequalities.

The action-packed event took place on Tuesday, 22nd May at Oxstalls Sports Park, Gloucester, and was the biggest and best yet, with over 1800 people attending complemented by a host of exhibitors.

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

We valued listening to many attendees who in the main were people with LD, their support workers and parents. There was a strong Local Authority presence with members of the Children’s and Adult’s Social Care Team, and the local Commissioning Team, and the NHS Mental health service.

We provided many visitors with literature, in particular the recipe cards which went down very well, as did our stress balls!

The day featured a wide variety of inclusive activities and opportunities that are available for people with learning disabilities in Gloucestershire, including dancing, trampolining, along with many adapted inclusive sports, bowls and martial arts.

Siobhan and Jamie who attended on behalf of Consensus said, “The event was great and we will definitely be back again.”

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 events of this nature and share the knowledge and resources we use within our services that 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.”

[Pictured: Jamie White, Community Support Manager, St Stephen’s Road, Gloucestershire.]