All aboard the Health Bus for Learning Disability Week

People with a learning disability and their carers are invited to get on board the Health Bus when it stops off around Doncaster during Learning Disability Week (19 – 25 June).

Staff from Doncaster’s Learning Disabilities Health Action Team, which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), are taking the bus to the Stirling Hub, Milton Walk, DN1 3QG on Tuesday 20 June and the Sandringham Health Centre, DN2 5JH on Thursday 22 June.

RDaSH Primary Liaison Nurse Jayne Thompson said: “Research shows people with a learning disability experience poorer general health and are three times more likely to die early than the rest of the general population.

“RDaSH is working in partnership with other health and social care organisations to improve information and services to meet their specific needs.

“We’ve also produced a series of booklets, which use clear images and appropriate language to describe a learning disabled person’s journey through a variety of situations, which we’ll be taking along with us on the bus.”

She added: “We’ll have a whole host of information and advice with us, so we hope people with a learning disability and their carers will come along to talk to us about the support that’s available across Doncaster.”

The Health Bus will be at the Stirling Hub, between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday 20 June, then at the Sandringham Health Centre , between 9am and 4pm on Thursday 22 June.

For more information please email jayne.thompson@rdash.nhs.uk