Keeping fit and healthy
Annual Health Checks
An annual health check helps you stay well by talking about your health and finding any problems early, so you get the right care.
Anyone aged 14 or over who is on their GP's learning disability register can have a free annual health check once a year.
You can ask to go on this register if you think you have a learning disability. You do not need to be diagnosed with a learning disability to be on the register.
Check with you GP practice if you or the person you care for is on the register.
Easy Eye Tests - Eye tests for people with learning disabilities
It is very important that everyone should have an eye test every two years or more often.
An eye test helps someone to have healthy eyes and to see well.
To use the Easy Eye Tests service in Sutton, your GP must be in Sutton. You can use the service if you are aged 14 or over.
Transitioning to Adult Services
Until the age of 18, services for children and young people with long-term health conditions are provided by child health and social care services.
From 18 they're usually provided by adult services.
Between the ages of 16 and 18, the young person will start a 'transition' to adult services.
This should involve all the services that support areas like:
- health and social care
- mental health
- financial benefits for the young person and their family
Planning for this transition should begin when a child is in Year 9 at school (13 or 14 years old) at the latest.
Transition should be an ongoing process rather than a single event, and tailored to suit the young person's needs.