***New fact sheets added Monday 4 September***
Are you a person with a disability, or a parent or carer of someone with a disability? Or maybe you're a concerned parent or foster carer.
People with disabilities are more prone to certain health issues and illnesses because of their condition or medication. Some children and young people are also vulnerable.
These fact sheets offer easy advice on:
- how to prevent and deal with common health issues
- your mental health
- what to do in an emergency
- who to go to for help and support.
- How to help people who can’t swallow properly (pdf file)
- Helping people who have had electric shocks (pdf file)
- Helping people with weeing problems (pdf file)
- How to protect people from heat stress (pdf file)
- How to stop someone choking (pdf file)
- Looking after teeth and gums (pdf file)
- What to do if you're anxious or depressed (pdf file) - for children and young people, people with disability, families and friends
- What to do when you can't stop being worried, sad or scared (pdf file) - for people with intellectual disability, families and friends
- Your health - know your rights and who can help (pdf file) - for people with intellectual disability, families and friends
The fact sheets are all no more than two pages long. You can print them on one double-sided sheet of paper, or you can read them online.
Lifestyle Solutions team members can also print these out for you if you don't have a printer.
More fact sheets will be added as they become available.