Information for service users, families, carers and supporters
What is a health facilitator?
A health facilitator is someone who is there to help you stay healthy
What do they do?
They can help you learn about things like healthy eating and how to get fit.
They can help you arrange appointments like the dentist or chiropodist.
Who can be your health facilitator?
A health facilitator can be anyone you choose.
It can be someone from your family, a friend, a key worker or someone from the health facilitation team
What happens if I decide to have a “ health action plan?
First your health facilitator will sit down with you and complete your “health action plan”. It will be all about you.
Next it is a good idea to have a check up at your doctors.
• See how tall you are
• See how much you weigh
• Take your blood pressure
You will also be able to ask the doctor any questions you have about your health.
It you need help with this your Health Facilitator could go with you.
You need to tell the doctor if you have changed the way you look after yourself at all since you saw them last. Next you can make your own health action plan.
A “health action plan” is a way of remembering what you are going to do to help you stay healthy.
Finally your “health action plan” will be checked by a health professional. This could be your community nurse or a member of the health facilitation team.
What happens next?
Your “health action plan” is yours to keep.
You may find it useful to take your “health action plan” with you to your appointments.
This would help the people to know more about you.
A step by step guide for you to follow!
Identify your health facilitator
Complete your health action plan
Have a health check
Develop a “health action plan”
Check your plan with a health professional.
If you have any questions about your health action plan, please contact:
Health facilitation team Team
Team contact Tel. 03000 269988
Team manager Tel. 03000 269967
Learning disability service
Tel. 01325 522050
Leaflet reference: L213E
Date last updated: 01 / 2018
Archive date: 01 / 2020
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