Lewisham Speaking Up

Health Ambassador Project

Annual Health check - man at GPs
The NHS wants to make sure more people with a learning disability get annual health checks.

You can read more here.
Group of three people sitting with one holding up a tick sign
They want all people with a learning disability to get treated the same in all GP areas.
Group of people included in a circle
Calender showing months
They have asked us at Lewisham Speaking Up to help them over the next year.
WOman standing in front of large health diary
We have new health ambassadors. These are people with a learning disability who will do the work. They will look out for when GP practices work well and tell people.
Person entering a health centre through glass doors
They will visit GP Practices across the Borough of Lewisham.
Four people expressing themselves dispaying talk bubbles
They will find out how people with a learning disability are invited for their health checks.

They will look out for when GP practices work well and tell people.
Man using a wheelchair in front of fruit
No matter where you live in the Borough everyone should get the information and support they need to stay healthy and well.
Woman with speech bubble saying 'I need' with list of needs and mobility ramp behind
No matter where you live in the borough everyone should have fast and friendly referral and treatment for any ill health.
Woman displayed in magnifying glass shown listening
The project wants to learn from people with a learning disability. So, if you know anyone with a story to share please contact us.

Health Checks Information

Please read the following important leaflets about annual health checks: