HEALTH ACCESS CHAMPIONS

Health Access Champions are employed by Essex County Council and supported by SUMMIT.

WHAT WE DO

The Health Access Champions are people from the community with learning disabilities. They use their experience to help identify issues and improve health and social care. They aim to change the culture and approach of healthcare professionals to be inclusive, supportive and accessible when dealing with people with learning disabilities. They work alongside members within locality teams to raise key issues. They deliver training to people working in health and social care to help them support people with learning disabilities