At the last Suffolk People First we invited Tracey from Norfolk & Suffolk Victim Care. She explained what they do and the many ways they can help and support victims of crimes. Crime can have a long-term affect on the victim, whether physical … Continue reading Norfolk & Suffolk Victim Care
The new sensory room at Gatwick airport is a calming space for passengers with special needs to relax before their flight. "The new space in the North Terminal has been designed for passengers with autism, dementia, cognitive impairment or … Continue reading Gatwick is the First UK Airport to Open Sensory Room
Don't Miss Your Chance to Have Your Say Anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support is a carer. If the person you care for is also … Continue reading Family Carer Survey
Back in July Morrisons introduced a Quiet Shopping Hour every Saturday between 9am-10am. For people with autism and sensory overload disorder this has been a very welcomed initiative as shopping under normal conditions with noises from music, … Continue reading Quiet Shopping Hours
Earlier this year Karl Butler went to South Street Studios with the idea of setting up a DJ course for people with Learning Disabilities. South Street thought it was a great idea. They then put on a Pick and Mix Club Night to showcase the talent … Continue reading Pick and Mix Club Nights
Purple Tuesday, the UK's first accessible shopping day, is on Tuesday 13th November 2018. Purple Tuesday has been created and co-ordinated by disability organisation Purple. The aim is to create awareness of the needs of shoppers with … Continue reading Introducing Purple Tuesday
On May 10th 2018 the House of Lords held a debate on Health Inequality: Autism and Learning Disabilities. Lord Touhig of Labour asked Her Majesty’s Government what steps were they taking to eradicate health inequalities for autistic people and … Continue reading House of Lords Debate on Health Inequality: Autism and Learning Disabilities
For those who don’t know Hilda, she is Life President of Ace Anglia and one of Suffolk’s leading voices in the demand for an ordinary life for all people regardless of disability. As part of the celebrations in the run up to the Women Voices Women … Continue reading 100 of Suffolk’s inspirational women, Hilda
Mencap have produced an Easy Read factsheet highlighting what the Government said about the call for evidence on access to elections Read it now in our Useful Information section: Easy Read Factsheet … Continue reading Government response to the Call for Evidence on Access to Elections
Suffolk’s Learning Disability Partnership would like to invite you to the Support Worker and PA Network meeting, as co-produced by you. The Network offers a place for support workers to come together and support one another. The importance of … Continue reading Support Work & PA Network Meeting
Survey for a workforce that works better for and with people with learning disabilities and / or autism. Health Education England (HEE) want to make a new long-term plan for workers in health, education, and social care services. This is … Continue reading Survey on Future of NHS Workforce
This short animated film is raising awareness to the Annual Health Check for people with learning disabilities over the age of 14. Ask you Doctor's Surgery for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gANZupyBHM&feature=youtu.be … Continue reading Be Happy, Be Healthy, Don’t Miss Out
Please see the poster below for the Waveney Disability Forum event to be held at Water Lane Leisure Centre in Lowestoft on Tuesday 4th September, from 1.30pm - 4.00pm. The event is a great opportunity to find out what services, support, groups, … Continue reading Keeping Active and Informed in Waveney
New standards have been developed to measure the quality of health care for anyone with a learning disability, autism, or both. NHS Trusts have developed the standards by asking patients and carers what they expect for their health care. By using … Continue reading New Learning Disability Improvement Standards for NHS Trusts
Campaign on Facebook and Twitter between 25 June to 6 July Hello, my name is Carl Shaw. I am a learning disability adviser at NHS England and I co-lead on a project called Ask Listen Do with my colleague Sarah Jackson. We are … Continue reading Please Support Ask Listen Do!
The NHS have now published a forward view easy read booklet going through the areas they are looking to make better in the next 5 years. Points of interest in the booklet: Opening new Urgent Treat Centres to reduce number of patients … Continue reading What’s in Store for NHS in Next 5 Years?
Growing older isn’t something we think about but it is worth planning for. Therefore, the National Institute for Health Care Excellence has produced an easy read guide with great advice for people with Learning Disabilities. In this … Continue reading Growing Older with Learning Disabilities
The NHS has reported people with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. They need to understand why so that they can make a difference to people’s lives. One of the ways they are finding out this … Continue reading What is LeDer?
Gig Buddies has been set up to enable people with learning disabilities to enjoy events within their communities, including live music! Gig Buddies match up a volunteer, a Gig Buddy, and someone with a learning disability and then they both get to … Continue reading Who are Gig Buddies?
It can be daunting planning a trip to London for anyone but when you have a disability it can be more difficult. Hours of phoning, e-mailing and searching the internet in hope that the attraction you want to visit caters for your needs. That is why … Continue reading Autism-friendly Guide to London