The Group were invited to again attend this years NHS 2gether Trusts Big Health Check Day at the Walls Club, Gloucester on Wednesday 14 May.
The Big Health Check Day was a follow-up to the one held last year, for people with a learning disabilities. The event was held to check on progress made since last year in all health care issues affecting those with learning disabilities and to discuss what will be important for them over the coming years. Individuals were invited to have their say about health services in the electronic voting session as well as posits on the evaluation posters and the changes they want to see. This year’s theme was ‘Healthy Eating and Healthy Living’.
Graham (in the photo) and Mike from the Committee attended and set up a display to raise awareness of both Diabetes in general and the existence of the Glevum Group. We had many enquiries about diabetes, from both individuals with learning disabilities, their carers and various health care professionals who were in attendance. Quite a few were interested to hear about the Group, with many not having heard about us or in fact the diabetes support groups in general. Hopefully they will spread the word and we may get some new members as a result.