A special event is being held on Friday 17th June to support people with learning disabilities (LD) in Bolton.
People who live with learning disabilities often experience extreme health inequalities, in some cases having a lower than average life expectancy of up to 20 years less than people without a learning disability.
Ahead of National Learning Disability Awareness Week, which starts on Monday 20th June, the learning disability service at Bolton Council and Bolton NHS Foundation Trust are hosting a unique drop-in on the 17th June, aimed at people with learning disabilities and those that support them.
The event will have a range of information and activities including:
The event aims to bring people together in a friendly environment, to help those with learning disabilities and their carers, families or support network learn more about what is available, and how they can best look after their own health and wellbeing with the help of local services.
The event will take place between 10am-4pm on Friday 17th June, at the Bolton Wanderers Stadium, Lion of Vienna Suite.
For more details, please email Gillian.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Led by LD charity Mencap, Learning Disability Week aims to raise awareness on what it’s like to live with a learning disability. It aims to help remove stigma and discrimination and educate more people about learning disabilities.