Release date: 26 January 2021
Health leaders will discuss a new report that focuses on preventing health inequalities in people with learning disabilities at the upcoming meeting of the West Sussex Health & Wellbeing Board.
Members will review the report by the Learning Disability Partnership Board which works to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families in West Sussex.
The report also focuses on digital inclusion so that nobody with a learning disability is excluded due to a lack of digital access, confidence or skills.
Members of the public will be able to watch the online meeting which will take place on Thursday, 28 January from 10.30am. A link to the meeting is available, along with the meeting agenda, on the West Sussex County Council website.
Another item which will be discussed during the meeting include an update from the Local Outbreak Engagement Board on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in West Sussex. Members will consider how the Board could further increase engagement with communities across West Sussex to further reduce the spread of infection and save lives.
The Health & Wellbeing Board brings together senior leaders and officers from the NHS, County Council’s Adults’ and Children’s Services, District and Borough Councils, Public Health, Clinical Commissioning Groups and GPs as well as representatives from Healthwatch, the voluntary sector and elected members.
The Board aims to reduce the health inequalities gap and improve the health and wellbeing of all West Sussex residents.