How do I prepare for life as an adult?
The films on the website below offer helpful guidance to autistic young people, or anyone, preparing for adulthood:
A factsheet accompanies each film, with further information on where to get support.
The films were created in 2019 before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus and follow the latest government advice when meeting with other people, going to school/college/work or going out into your community.
Easy Read guide to self-isolating
Concerned about self-isolation during the Coronavirus outbreak, or just want to know more? Here is an easy read guide by Inclusion Gloucestershire: Tips for self isolating
The Butterfly Garden
The Butterfly garden is an educational, therapeutic and recreational scheme, based initially on gardening, but now offering so much more. It is a project for people of all ages dealing with disablement of any kind. It caters for those looking to escape the world, those looking to re-enter it and some, who are still just looking. Its doors are open to anyone without obligation.
Telephone: 01452 713068
Learning Disabilities Video Library
Coronavirus Easy Read Information
The Corona Virus is making many of us worried but trying to understand more about what is happening can be difficult for some people with additional needs, These resources help to simplify the information in an easy read format.
Easy read guides to common procedures
Having your temperature taken: flipbooks.leedsth.nhs.uk/LN004785
Having your blood pressure taken: flipbooks.leedsth.nhs.uk/LN004788
Having your pulse taken: flipbooks.leedsth.nhs.uk/LN004789
Having your oxygen level checked: flipbooks.leedsth.nhs.uk/LN004790
2gether NHS Foundation Trust (²gether) provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
Telephone: 01452 894000
Macmillan - Say Healthy Resources
Macmillan have created a variety of easy read, stay healthy booklets:
Learning Disability Annual Reviews
Learning Disability Annual Reviews are important. We would like to offer these reviews to all patients over 14 with a learning disability. Usually they will be done in the surgery, by one of our nurses.
Dr Jarvis will help to answer questions and manage problems that the nurses cannot. Visits can be arranged for people who really can’t come into surgery.
It is helpful for the pre-health check questionnaire to be completed beforehand and brought to the appointment.
We will create a Health Action Plan and send it to you after the appointment.
If you need special arrangements to be made (such as particular times for your carer to come too, or a quieter waiting space) please do tell us.
Learning Disability Team
Coronavirus/Covid-19: Helpful advice
Navigating through Coronavirus information is difficult for most of those but for those who have additional needs there are increased difficulties.
The following resources can help:
Coping with isolation: www.wales.nhs.uk/Coping with Covid isolation
Social distancing: www.district65.net/my social distancing story
NHS - Flu Vaccination Guide
The NHS has produced videos with information on flu vaccinations for those with a learning disability and their parents or carers.
Sunflower Lanyard - Hidden Disabilities
At Aspen Medical Practice we know that not all disabilities are visible.
Our staff have been trained to recognise the Sunflower Lanyards developed by the Hidden Disability store which are being introduced across the UK. These lanyards let our staff know that you may need a little more time or help which they will be very happy to give.
Coronavirus Vaccine Information - Easy Read
The Hand Washing Rap
Please watch the Hand Washing Rap to learn how to wash your hands thoroughly!
Videos: Accessing Health Services and What to Expect
A series of short films about accessing health services is available from Inclusion Gloucestershire.
Stay Supercharged and fully fit by having your Annual Health Check.
For anyone with a Learning Disability aged 14+.
The Smear Test Film
‘The Smear Test Film’ is a health education film resource for women eligible for cervical screening (smear tests) who have mild and moderate learning disabilities.
The film has been designed and made by women who have learning disabilities to give women and their carers information about smear tests and their role in preventing cervical cancer and help women make a decision about whether to attend their smear test invitation.
Coping With Death Easy Read
Coping with the death of a friend or someone in your family can be difficult. Please view the easy read leaflet for information and advice.