Sunderland residents living with disabilities and autism and their family and carers are being given the chance to find out more about how to stay well at a free event next week.

Sunderland People First – a Leechmere based Community Interest Company (CIC) set up to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism – has come together with Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Sunderland University and the NE & Cumbria Learning Disability Network to run an event called ‘Be Health Smart’, which will take place at the University of Sunderland on Tuesday [March 3].

The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about ways they can better monitor their general health and wellbeing, and get the right support to stay well.  There will be information and advice on health screening and other ways of spotting the early signs of illness as well as advice on how to prevent becoming unwell.

The event will take place between 10am and 4pm at the University of Sunderland’s Reg Vardy Building, at St Peters Campus, and there are just 100 places available.

People looking to attend should book a place directly by using the Eventbrite link:

Be Health Smart has been supported by All Together Better, an alliance which brings together health and social care providers and commissioning organisations in Sunderland to deliver personalised, pro-active and joined-up out of hospital care for people in the city.  To find out more about All Together Better, visit