Sharmistha Bal is Physical Health Coordinator at Sheffield Mencap and Gateway, an independent charity supporting over 700 people with a learning disability and their carers in Sheffield every week.
Sheffield Mencap and Gateway’s Health Support Service is commissioned by the local Integrated Care Board and works in partnership with GP surgeries across Sheffield to engage learning disability patients. The service aims to reduce the health inequalities experienced by people with a learning disability by increasing the uptake of Annual Health Checks and routine vaccinations.
Sharmistha has worked within the learning disability community in Sheffield for over 6 years. She works collaboratively with health and care providers across the region to improve health outcomes for children and adults with learning disabilities and their carers, and support them to live fair, full and happy lives.