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Annual Health Checks

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This does not need to be the case. Annual health checks are for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability. An annual health check helps…

Annual Health Checks - Mencap Easy Read

If you have a learning disability and have joined the learning disability register, you might also be able to have a free Annual Health Check. What is an Annual Health Check? An Annual Health Check is done by your doctor once a year. Your doctor will…

Education, Health and Care Plans Guidance

In Middlesbrough, the majority of children with special educational needs and disability(SEND) will have their needs met in the child's local mainstream school, sometimes with the help of outside specialists. In some cases, children attend specialist bases in mainstream schools or special schools depending upon…

Explaining Coronovirus to Children

Are you having difficulty explaining Coronovirus to your child. Download the 'Explaining Coronovirus to Children' document. Its straight forward easy read.

Health Services - Referral routes into Children and Adult Services

A handy guide has been created for you to understand how to get referred into services. Some services you can call and set up an appointment yourself while others you will need someone clinical to do this for you. See the attached documents in the…

Moving from CAMHS to adult services

Transitions from CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) to adult services   From the age of 17.5 years each young person who is under CAMHS will gradually move to the adult services. This should be a smooth, seamless process. Within Tees, Esk and Wear…

Moving from Childrens to Adults Health Services

Transition from children’s services to adults should be a smooth, seamless process during which young people and their families feel supported and confident that their care will continue to be delivered to the standard they expect. For many young people with long term conditions, the…

PALS - Health Services Concerns, Compliments and Complaints

Patient advice & Liaison Services (PALS) PALS provides on the spot help when and where you need it… The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is a service for anyone who needs help or information while using hospital services. If you have any questions, problems or…

Preventing Childhood Injuries

For information advice and guidance about preventing childhood injuries. More information will be added monthly. 

Tips for Going into Hospital if you have a Learning Disability

Going into hospital is a worrying time for any of us. It can be even harder for someone who has a learning disability. If you're looking after an adult or child with a learning disability, follow these tips to make a hospital stay go smoothly…
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