CLASP End of healthy living project report

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Summary of report content

This is the end-of-project report from the CLASP healthy living project. CLASP is a self-advocacy group for people with learning disabilities in the Wokingham Borough, who created the project with funding and support from Healthwatch Wokingham Borough. The project lasted for 10 weeks and consisted of workshops which covered many aspects of healthy living, including: - Exercise and wellbeing - Sleep - Mental health 25 self advocates attended the workshops and CLASP’s Project Assistant helped to create a video of our project to capture the best moments. An important part of the project was signposting for the members to other health and wellbeing services. The project uncovered some interesting findings, including: - That there are lots of differences with the Annual Health Checks and that not everyone is having them. - The Health Action Plans are not being used to record the Annual Health Checks. - There needs to be more support to set realistic and achievable goals to help people reach targets like losing weight. - There is easy read health information available but it is not always used. There are no recommendations included in the report but there is a response from Wokingham Borough Council.

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General details

Report title 
CLASP End of healthy living project report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Wokingham
Date of publication 
Friday, 31 March, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 23 November, 2016
Date evidence capture finished 
Thursday, 2 February, 2017
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Engagement
Food and nutrition
Health promotion
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Support
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-5702

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Yes
What type of organisation requested the work 
Voluntary and Community Sector
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
CLASP Wokingham
Primary research method used 
Deliberative event
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Learning or understanding or concentrating
Types of long term conditions 
Learning disability

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
25
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
Not known
Does the information include other people's views? 
Yes
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Positive

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
No
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not applicable

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.