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love you heart Interactive event for people with learning disabilities and their carer’s

Ealing Town Hall, February 14, 11am – 3pm

This Valentine’s Day, Certitude is hosting an interactive event designed to encourage people from all over the borough to take better care of their emotional and physical well-being.

Representatives from over 25 organisations will be offering advice, demonstrations, presentations and freebies to the hundreds of people expected to attend. As well as stalls there will be a healthy eating zone, a chill out area and performances by music groups, individuals and the Impact Theatre Company.

Elsa Morris who heads up Certitude’s “Treat Me Right” campaign is co-ordinating the event. She explains the thinking behind it:

“We want to make these services as accessible as possible to people with learning disabilities and the people who care for them. Health staff from all over the borough – including hospital & community services – will be on hand to offer advice as well as information about their services such as sexual health, dental care & physiotherapy and massage. And because well-being is about emotional as well as physical health, we are bringing together some of the amazing groups and activities available locally; from dance, music and drama classes to respite care services and sports groups.

“By bringing all these groups together under one roof in an easy-to-reach location we hope to kick start some healthy resolutions – particularly amongst people with learning disabilities who are often unaware of the services that are available to them and have a higher prevalence of health issues than the general population.”

The event is free to attend and there is no need to pre-register. It takes place on February 14th in Ealing Town Hall, from 11am – 3pm.  Those who want to exhibit can download booking form here

Stall holders and performances will include:

Diabetes UK with be offering Diabetes risk assessments

Active e Ealing will be offering a gentle keep fit session

Cian Binchy will be reciting a few of his poems

We will have drumming and signed dancing from IMPACT theatre

I love thunder hope to be performing a 30 minute set (LD rock band)

There will be a relaxation session offered by the Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities

And healthy food on sale from Accession – a social enterprise that supports people with LD’s and MH issues

and many more!

Contact Elsa Morris emorris@certitude.org.uk if you need further information.