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Preparing for Adulthood and Learning disability

In this section:

Arrow For people who have a Learning disability

Arrow Information for Parents

Arrow Looking after yourself



For people who have a Learning disability Learning disability icon 

From 14 years of age, young people with a learning disability are entitled to an annual health check with their GP.

This is a way to look holistically at a person’s health needs.

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Annual Health Checks and Health Action Plan - Video

Please ask for more information at your GP surgery or click here to find out more.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and other organisations have Nurses working in G.P practices and Acute Hospitals to support young people and adults in these settings. Please click the links below to find out more.



Information for Parents

When a young person reaches 16 years old, a legal process called the Mental Capacity Act will be followed by Health and Social care professionals when big decisions need to be made. You will still be included in the decision-making process. It is important for families to know about this change.

Please look at the following information:



Looking after yourself

Being a carer for a family member can be stressful. Here is some information and links to help yourself to stay well and get support when you need it.

If you want to know more about Preparing for Adulthood or “Transition” within the Childrens and Young People Specialist Service, please talk to someone in the healthcare team working with you.



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