COG 4 has been made aware of the annual decline in uptake figures in Conwy County of the Welsh Adult Health Checks for individuals who have Learning Disabilities. COG 4 Co-Chair attended the General Practitioners Cluster meeting to highlight this in May. Following further discussion at the COG a task and finish group is to be established to identify the barriers to the take up of the Welsh Health Check. In addition the group will look to address issues around the use of gathering information during the health check process to inform service improvement.
The Communication Task and Finish Group have developed an ‘Accessible Communication Guide’ to inform individuals and their organisation of aspects of communication that are important to consider when in contact with people who have communication difficulties. Whether that is face to face or through other means of contact for example documents, posters, or letters etc. This guide is aimed at professionals working with individuals with disabilities; (including sensory impairment, deaf or hard of hearing, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and chronic conditions). The next steps for COG 4 will be to embed the guide within Conwy County Borough Social Services induction processes and promote usage with other multi agency partners and organisations. The guide was shared with Board members and a very positive response was received.
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