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Have your say: discharge from hospital to a nursing or care home
If someone is able to leave hospital but needs further care, they may be discharged to a nursing or care home. If you or a loved one has experienced this, or if you work in the pathway 3 system, please fill in our survey...
30 November 2021
“After having a road accident in 2009, I was left with progressive and degenerative nerve damage, classing me as disabled. This also prompted me to join Voices for Health which later became part of Healthwatch. My role as a Healthwatch volunteer, I believe, is very important as I know what discrimination feels like and no one should be left out just because of the costs involved with supporting people who need a bit of extra help. A voice to the silent, and knowing that someone cares - that is what Healthwatch is to me."
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Advice and information
People with learning disabilities and their carers are entitled to a free flu vaccination
Preventing flu can be particularly important for people with a learning disability. Flu can lead to pneumonia and sepsis, which many people with a learning disability are much more vulnerable to than the general population.
21 October 2021
How to help someone get the most out of their learning disability Annual Health Check
People with a learning disability may find it hard to know when they are unwell, or to tell someone about it. We've put together a checklist to help people with a learning disability and their carers make the most of their annual health check.
6 October 2021