Inspiration: Teaching people with learning disabilities about health and wellbeing

Inspiration: Teaching people with learning disabilities about health and wellbeing

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Organisation: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust

Overview

Target 4 is a set of four board games that were designed with people with learning disabilities and have also been used with children, looked after children,people with Autism and people with dementia.
(We have used the Royal College of Nursing HQ postcode as that is where a copy of the games are available for looking at)

Brief Summary

Target 4 is a set of four board games that were designed with people with learning disabilities to teach them about health and well being and promoting healthy living.

The board games are big, bright and fun and can be used to promote social interaction and discussion amongst groups.

Although developed with people with learning disabilities, the games have since been used with children, looked after children, people with Autism and people with dementia.

The games have also been used to assess a person’s sensory needs in terms of visual defects and co-ordination and equally can be used individually or in a group setting.

The games were previously published in the late 1990s and became a best seller nationally. Last year we updated the games and they are currently available for all groups.

The RCN have a copy of all the games in their headquarters as they liked the idea of a fun and interactive resource.

The outcomes from using the games are that people remember the contents and enjoy networking and interacting with others.

Area of work

In relation to the four foundations of our declaration, this project aims to:

  • Care is about me
  • Make London healthier and happier

Service user involvement?

People with learning disabilities were attending a health promotion group at the time, and due to the lack of suitable resources we decided to develop our own resource that was designed by the group.

Advice for others

Involve the people who use the services as they can tell you what they need, what will work and how to design from their perspectives.

Link for more information

www.target4.co.uk

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