Here are a range of materials you might find useful produced by Oxford Health and other organisations.
Where to get information in easy read
Going to the GP
A-Z health conditions in easy read
- Abortion leaflets
- Asthma leaflets
- Bladder and bowel services leaflets
- Breast screening and breast cancer leaflets
- Cancer leaflets: Easyhealth, Southwest NHS, Macmillan
- Chest and lung leaflets
- Choking leaflets
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease leaflets
- Colds and the flu leaflets
- Contraception leaflets
- Dementia leaflets
- Diabetes leaflets
- Down syndrome leaflets
- Epilepsy leaflets
- Ear problems leaflets
- Eye problems leaflets
- Foot health leaflets
- General mental health: EasyHealth, Southwest NHS
- Having a baby leaflets
- Heart disease leaflets
- Hepatitis leaflets
- Hernia leaflets
- HIV and AIDS leaflets
- Hypertension leaflets
- Hypothyroidism leaflets
- Maternity leaflets
- Pain and discomfort
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Puberty leaflet
- Sexual health leaflets: EasyHealth, Southwest NHS leaflet
- Self-harm leaflet
- Shingles leaflet
- Sleep leaflet
- Stroke leaflet
- Swine flu leaflet
- General information about mental health medication
- Medications for epilepsy
- Medications for dementia
- Taking medications
- Taking painkillers
- Medications for high-blood pressure
- Medications for behavioral problems
- Medications for anxiety, panic disorders and insomnia
- Medications for mental health
- Medications for schizophrenia, psychoses and mania
- Medications for substance abuse
- Psychoactive medication potential side-effects
Making services more accessible
Going to hospital
Other places to get support
- Oxfordshire Family Support Network: set up in 2007 by family carers who wanted to use their experience to help others in the same situation, Oxfordshire Family Support Network (OxFSN) provides information, advice and support to families of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities.
- My Life My Choice: My Life My Choice is a self-advocacy organisation run by and for adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire.
- Autism Oxford: Autism Oxford provides support, training and consultancy aimed at spreading awareness of the realities of life on the autism spectrum and supporting the development of autism services.
- OxForward: OxForward is the voluntary Wellbeing and Employment Support service for adults living in Oxfordshire, including individuals who have a disability, commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council.
- ACE Centre: Ace Centre is a charity providing support for people with complex communications difficulties.
- Oxford and District Mencap: Oxford and District Mencap provide services such as group holidays, evening clubs and fundraising.
- Oxfordshire Sports Partnership: Accessible sport and physical activity.
- Mates ‘n’ Dates: Mates ‘n’ Dates gives adults with learning disabilities living in and around Oxfordshire greater access to leisure activities which most of us take for granted and a better social life, with the chance of forming friendships or more, in a safe and supportive environment.
- Oxsrad: OXSRAD is an inclusive centre that integrates people with disabilities through sport and recreation. They offer a huge range of facilities and activities so that there is something for everyone.
- Riding for Disabled:RDA Abingdon offers horse riding opportunities to disabled people in Oxfordshire and beyond.
- FarmAbility: FarmAbility is an outdoor, farm-based programme for people with autism and/or learning disabilities.
Last updated: 29 November, 2018