Welcome to Conwy Connect for Learning Disabilities

Conwy Connect for Learning Disabilities was set up in 1997 to help promote the rights of people with a learning disability living within the county of Conwy in North Wales. Our aims include ensuring people have equality of choice and opportunity in the community they live in. We provide an essential link between all stakeholders whilst keeping members up-to-date of relevant changes in learning disability services.

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Moving On Solution Bulletin June

Moving On Solution

 

Moving On Solutions Group was set up to look at supporting the development of newMOS-logo-300x300 opportunities for social and leisure activities in the community, for Adults with Learning Disability.  The group, mainly volunteers, has achieved a lot in the time it has been running. This Bulletin is to bring you up to date with current and future activities.

MOS Bulletin June 2015

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Breast Cancer and Breast Screening

20065-1_nBreast cancer can be a serious illness.  Every year many women are told they have it.

You can get breast cancer at any age but the older you are the more likely you are to get it.
1 in 3 of women who get breast cancer are over 70.

So older women need to be very careful to make sure they check their breasts. But all women should check their breasts regularly.
If breast cancer is found early it is more treatable.

You need to check your breasts regularly so you know how they normally feel. This will help you notice if anything has changed.

If you notice any changes in your breasts it may not be serious, but it is always best to get it checked out by your doctor.

Your breasts should be checked every year as part of your annual health check.

The ‘Easy Read’ leaflet below tells you about breast cancer and how to check yourself for signs of breast cancer. It also tells you about breast screening

Just click on the link to look at it. You can also print it if you want.

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The leaflet below is all about breast screening.

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Women aged 50 to 70 are invited to have a test every three years to look for breast cancer. This is called screening.

Women in Wales aged 50 to 70 should automatically get a letter inviting them for screening every 3 years. This will only happen if you are registered with a doctor.

If you are over 70 you can ask for screening but you will not be invited automatically. You can ask for an appointment by telephoning Breast Test Wales on 01492 860888

There will be breast screening for women living the in Colwyn Bay area from May 2015 to September 2015. This will be at Breast Test Wales, Llandudno or Le Sport Car Park, Rhos on Sea. If you are due a test you will be sent a letter to invite you.

For more information about screening you can contact Hannah Lloyd at Hannah.Lloyd4@wales.nhs.uk or phone her on 01978 356974

If you are a parent carer or support worker you might want to know more about supporting people with learning disabilities to look after their breasts. The leaflet below tells you all about this. Just click on the link below to open it. You can also print it off.

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supporting peaople with learning disabilities to take care of their breasts

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions about breast cancer or breast screening you can phone Breast Test Wales on 01492 860888 to find out more.

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‘Your Guide To Your Health Check’

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This is a new guide from Conwy Connect to tell you about health checks.

Every adult with a learning disability living in Wales can have a free health check once a year.

Your Guide To Your Health Check’ tells you about what should happen in your check. It is an ‘Easy Read’ guide I have made by adapting and adding to a Mencap guide.

Having a health check once a year is very important as it looks for health problems you may not know about. It also makes sure you are on the right medication if you take medication. It will tell you whether you have had all the vaccinations and medical tests you need.

We have printed some copies of ’Your Guide To Your Health Check’ to give out.

You can also download it and print it yourself. Just click on the link below –

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Your Guide To Your Health Check‘ is also available in Welsh – to download it click on the link below –

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Health checks are done by 16 of the 18 GP practices in Conwy. If your GP surgery does not do them then you have the right to have one at another Conwy GP.

If you haven’t been having a free health check every year you should ask your doctor about having one.

If you have any questions about health checks or have had any problems with your health check you can contact Sonia Winley on 07919 302 374 or 01824 712764. Sonia is the Learning Disability Acute Liaison Nurse who specialises in health checks.

 

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May 2015 Newsletter

Our May 2015 Newsletter is available to download  click belowNewsler May 2015

Newsletter Final April 2015

Articles include:

  • Connect Buddies Festival
  • “keeping Safe” Event
  • Engagement Service including how to get a Buddy
  • Connect Forum
  • Reducing Stigma update
  • Health Improvement  Service including the Easy Read Health Check
  • Reports on events and meetings that have taken place
  • Hynt Access Card
  • Single point of Access
  • Conwy People’s Partnership

 

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“Keeping Safe” Event

Our next scheduled event is to be held on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 at the Colwyn Bay Cricket Club 10.30 -3.00pm.

Please find below flyer and booking postcard for the event – “Keeping Safe”

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Keeping Safe Postcard 3rd June 2015

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