My health: health action planning and health facilitation for people with a learning disability
This DVD asks viewers to consider their physical health, mental health and aspects of their life style that contribute in good or bad ways to both of these. It advocates regular physical health checks and the creation of a personal health action plan as part of a personalised and joined up service. It also describes the role of 'health facilitators', who can be friends, relatives or another trusted individual, to act as a broker between health services and a person with learning disabilities. These services are explicitly connected to the UK government's Valuing People plan to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.