POhWER were pleased to participate in the Big Health Check Day on May 22 as it celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The event, held in Gloucester, was aimed at helping people with learning disabilities with complex physical and health needs to stay active and healthy. This year’s event was even bigger than usual, with over 1800 people attending.

Among the many health and social care stalls, there were information on annual health checks, easy read information and resources, learning disability teams, dental access services, podiatry, screening and the county council employment team.

The day also featured a wide range of sporting activities. People were able to have a go at plenty of sporting activities such as adapted tennis, football, Boccia, archery, golf, snooker, adapted bikes and trikes, adapted athletics, football and trampolining.

As well as a chance to try new activities and browse stalls, the day also included other attractions such as Scrubditch Farm Animals, assistive technology, fire engine and much more.

Jacob our Community Development Worker attended with volunteers and raised awareness for our Independent Health Complaints Advocacy service, to support people with learning disabilities to get the best service possible from our NHS.