Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the most common causes of illness and premature death amongst people with a learning disability and/or autistic people.
People with a learning disability and/or autistic people continue to die at a significantly younger age than the general population. This is a health inequality.
Reducing health inequalities
Do you support a person or work in a service caring for people with a learning disability?
Sussex Health & Care and Brighton & Hove Speak Out are offering training to reduce health inequalities for people with a learning disability and/or autism by identifying and reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease.
- is suitable for family, Shared Lives Carers and all services providing care to those with a learning disability
- is suitable for those with some or no knowledge of cardiovascular disease (CVD)
- will be co-delivered by Brighton & Hove Speak Out’s Thumbs Up trainers who have lived experience of having a learning disability
The training will:
- enable you to help prevent and manage CVD risks in those you care for
- help you understand the importance of annual health checks and promoting a healthy lifestyle in preventing and managing CVD
- promote a preventative culture for CVD and help those you care for to have good heart health.
Free training sessions
Monday 19th February 2024
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Brighton & Hove
Monday 18th March 2024
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Looking after your heart video
Please watch this accessible video for people with learning disabilities and/or autism on looking after your heart.