Family health adviser Carl Borges had a blast when he took the Don’t Miss Out message to students at Reading College. After giving talks to 80 Skills for Life students, two budding reporters interviewed him for the college’s radio station Blast 1386.
He was stressing the importance for people with a learning disability - of all ages - to get an annual health check and to make sure they get themselves added to their GP’s learning disability register.
Anyone of any age and any level of disability can join the learning disability register and get extra support. It’s better to join early so adjustments and support are put in place before a person starts using adult services.
Carl supports clients at Reading Mencap as part of the Getting It Right in Reading health project.