NHS Westminster, Westminster City Council and Central London Community Healthcare are working together.
Westminster is home to 236,000 people. During the day Westminster is visited by lots of tourists and people that work in the city. This increases the number of people in Westminster during the day to be over 1 million.
In Westminster there are:
The people living in Westminster are mostly white (71%) this is expected to change as the number of people from black and minority ethnic groups are increasing.
There are about 4,377 people with learning disabilities in Westminster. About 708 of these people have moderate to severe learning disabilities.
Elaine Ruddy is leading on this work. More about Elaine
A healthy living group ‘Choosing the Chance to Change’ was set up to support people with learning disabilities to lose weight. The 8 week course looks at choosing healthier foods and different ways of exercising each week.
The “Good Sexual Health Project for people with learning disabilities in Westminster” provides:
The project group has developed a policy on sexual health and relationships for care staff. This policy is also available in an easy read format.
NHS Westminster, Central London Community Health care Trust and Westminster City Council have funded a project to improve the dental care for people with learning disabilities. All people with learning disabilities getting support from the learning disability team are being invited to the dentist so they can look at their teeth and how they keep them clean. If a person with learning disability is worried about seeing the dentist they can be seen at home or visit the dentist a few times before having the examination. The dental service has managed to see 70% of the people on there list and each person has a plan on how to keep their mouth healthy. This project is helping to find out what support dentists need to provide people with learning disabilities around keeping their teeth healthy.