SCAS and Oxford Health hold health promotion event for people with a learning disability and their carers in Oxfordshire

Dec 21, 2023 | Members e-Bulletin

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust held the ‘Live Better, Live Longer’ health promotion event for people with a learning disability and their carers, on 7 October in Oxfordshire. 

Saricka March, Learning Disability Specialist, coordinated the SCAS attendance at the event, with the invaluable help of Michael Hankins, PTS Hospital Liaison Officer.

SCAS showcased the All About Health website which has just been launched. This is a new website created by the Oxfordshire Family Support Network to provide easy read health information all in one place. From head to toe, there are webpages and easy read documents to support you to understand your body, health needs and different health related conditions.

All the services attending had great displays with interactive stands and lots of easy read and accessibly presented information to talk about and to take away. These included – oral health, dysphagia, bladder and bowel care, infection prevention, homelessness, healthy lifestyle and weight, sexual health, annual health checks, bowel screening, breast screening, research, the Move Together pathway, My Life My Choice Power Up campaign, smoothie bike, Oxford University Hospitals’ learning disability liaison service, ambulance service and healthy ears.

Saricka said:

“We had some great feedback from people with learning disabilities, families, and professionals about how great and useful the event was.”

Watch this space for our next health promotion event or contact for more information.  .