Keeping yourself healthy
Find important information about your health and keeping healthy.
Live Well Leicester
We support people in Leicester to become, happier, healthier and fitter with lots of different support services. We can help if you want to stop smoking, manage how much alcohol you drink, manage your weight, eat healthier or become more physically active. Our friendly team at the hub will talk to you about our free services.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of keeping good health and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right amounts, to keep a healthy body weight.
Managing your weight
You may need help and support to stay a healthy weight. People with a learning disability are more likely to have problems with their weight.
Some people with a learning disability can get very ill if they get flu. This winter it is extra important to get your flu vaccination because you may get very poorly if you catch both coronavirus and flu. It’s important to understand how to protect yourself from flu.
Annual health checks
It’s good to have a health check even if you do not think you have a health problem. A health check will help you make sure you are doing the right things to stay healthy. Health checks take place at your doctor’s surgery. The doctor or nurse will check if you are healthy, examine you and ask some questions about your health.
A hospital passport is about you and your health needs. It gives the hospital staff important information about you.
Your health records
When you visit an NHS or social care service, information about you and the care you receive is recorded and stored in a health and care record. This is so people caring for you can make the best decisions about your care.
Tell your GP if you have a carer
If you have someone that cares for you, you can tell your GP that they are your carer. This is so we can make sure we look after their health and wellbeing too. Please fill out this form and post or email it to your GP practice so they know who your carer is. You can ask your carer to do this for you.