Washing your hands is very important to stop the spread of germs. You should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. It is recommended by the NHS to wash your hands regularly throughout the day. It should be the first thing you do … Continue reading Washing Your Hands
It is very difficult to give advice about the Coronavirus, which is also known as COVID-19. New information is given out on a daily basis and advice on how to stay safe is always changing. It can be very confusing seeing different advice … Continue reading Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We live in a world where it is easy to meet new people and make new friends on Facebook and other social media platforms. While this can be a great thing, we also need to keep in mind not everyone on the internet is who they say they are. … Continue reading Talking to New People Online
iDeeJay, our exciting DJ project for adults with additional needs, is hosting another ‘Pick & Mix Clubnight’ at The Smokehouse. It is on Thursday 13th February at 6:30pm to 9:30pm. We would love to invite you and anyone else you think … Continue reading iDeeJay Night
Are you a PTA or Friends of Schools/PRUs or community group? Would you like £1000 to help children and young people be a part of a project about reducing sugar in their diet? Public Health Suffolk in conjunction with Suffolk Community … Continue reading £1000 Sugar Reduction Fund
What is Suffolk how are you? Source: onelifesuffolk.co.uk Suffolk how are you? is run by Public Health Suffolk . We are working with Public Health England to promote One You which provides tips, … Continue reading Suffolk How Are You?
Leading Lives have funded Ace Anglia to facilitate 6 Staying Safe Online awareness sessions. Peer Educators will deliver an accessible awareness session. The session highlights how we can best stay safe while using the internet. … Continue reading Staying Safe Online Peer Educator Awareness Sessions
Source: protzonbeer.co.uk In a BBC Radio 4 programme, Brewer and broadcaster Jaega Wise visits breweries where a progressive approach to employing people with learning disabilities is pouring away preconceptions. Source: … Continue reading Pints of progress: The brewers changing attitudes to learning disabilities
The Care Quality Commission has launched the #DeclareYourCare campaign today. #DeclareYourCare campaign encourages people to speak up about their experiences of care – both good and bad - which is essential for helping health and social care … Continue reading #DeclareYourCare Campaign
About the consultation This consultation is being carried out to inform the revised transport policy for Adult and Community Services. The revised policy will bring Suffolk County Council into line with the current statutory requirements, … Continue reading ACS Transport Policy Consultation
Ace Anglia facilitates 6 self-advocacy groups across Suffolk for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. The groups are a great opportunity to: Speak up about current issues that matter to you. Work on projects that will … Continue reading Ace Anglia self-advocacy group dates 2020
Meet Rahman and Murtaza who tell us what it is like to travel with Autism. Thanks to both for helping us understand the challenges that people with Autism face when using public transport and … Continue reading Training with Autism
There are four planned meetings for Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board in 2020: Dates: 6th January 2020 | 1:30pm - 4:30pm | Elizabeth Room, Endeavour House, Ipswich, IP1 2BX 8th April 2020 | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Elizabeth Room, … Continue reading Dates for 2020 Learning Disability Partnership Board Meetings
On Wednesday 27th November, at the Royal College of Nursing, Beyond Words launched a brand new story to get people talking about poo!It’s been estimated that up to 50% of people with learning disabilities may suffer from constipation, compared to … Continue reading The Trouble with Poo
From 18 to 22 November 2019 Mencap is celebrating what great employees people with a learning disability can make! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=9XOIWc6WuJs&feature=emb_logo Mencap are sharing stories of people … Continue reading Learning Disability Work Week 2019
Healthwatch Suffolk is asking people about what it’s like to live in our local care and nursing homes. The aim is to inform positive change and continued good practice by learning more about the quality of care home services in the county, … Continue reading What’s It Like
Did you know if you're on low income or mean-tested benefit you could qualify for £140 discount on your energy bill this winter? The money is not paid to you - it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between September and … Continue reading Warm Home Discount Scheme
A year in two minutes - The quickest way to understand more about our impact last year. Please refer to our annual report (available from www.healthwatchsuffolk.co.uk) for more or to feedback about local NHS and social care services. … Continue reading Making Change Happen
The General Election is coming up on 12th December 2019. It is your chance to have your say by electing a Political Party that best relates to you. If you are unsure who to vote for lookup issues that matter to you and see what Party … Continue reading Are you registered to vote?
25 million to be offered free NHS flu jab this winter. The health service in England has prepared for its largest-ever flu protection drive to help keep people well and ease pressure on urgent care services over the colder months. It … Continue reading Could you get a free flu jab?
The Reach Standards are an essential tool in helping providers to meet their responsibilities to support people to live an ordinary life. That is why we recommend that providers consider how The Reach Standards are met when developing and providing … Continue reading Reach Standards Training Packages
Please find below the public link to the Suffolk Hate Crime video. The video was launched yesterday during a countywide conference to support the National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019. The video has been designed to be used widely by members of … Continue reading #NoHateInSuffolk
A group of youngsters from Suffolk with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are the brave stars of a hard-hitting video aimed at raising awareness of hate … Continue reading Stop the Hate
If you are not familiar with A Very Different Conversation you can read an Easy Read newsletter from the Mental Health Alliance that explains all about it: https://issuu.com/suffolkordinarylives/docs/alliance_newsletter__final_ Three drop-in … Continue reading A Very Different Conversation – Public Engagement Sessions