We’re supporting disability week
Mencap's annual campaign is all about making sure the world hears what life is like if you have a learning disability.
You can find out more here.
Did you know that we provide a Learning Disability Service at WHC?
The Community Team for People With Learning Disabilities (CTPLD) support people to access health care and support reasonable adjustments. The service can be accessed by calling 0300 456 0111 and asking for CTPLD Health.
The Learning Disability Service will be out and about across Wiltshire this week - raising the profile of the team and the great work that they do.
You can visit their stall at:
- Salisbury Arts Centre, 9:30am – 2:30pm, Wednesday 22 June
- Devizes Indoor Market, 9am -2pm, Thursday 23 June
Meet Mavis - a Community Learning Disabilities Nurse
"Hi I’m Mavis. In 2008 I was made redundant from the specialist LD nursing home where I worked for many years. I then joined CTPLD on a temporary contract whilst one of the nurses was on sabbatical for a few months. Wow what a change! After six months I applied for the permanent post which as you can gather was successful. That first year wasn’t my best - finding my feet, learning new experiences, lone working, but it was one of my best career moves ever. A fantastic team throughout, so supportive, compassionate as well as passionate about the work we do.
"My role developed into Hospital Liaison/Health Facilitation – where I have made some valuable connections within the acute settings and GP practices, as well as working with some wonderful people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Knowing that I can make a difference to peoples experiences in hospital is one of my greatest achievements, whilst supporting individuals with a variety of health needs. I am sure most of you will have heard of 'Death by Indifference' and the 'Confidential enquiry' and if you haven’t then please search this on the web. This is one of the reasons me and my colleagues fight for equality in healthcare for People with a Learning Disability."