Norfolk and Suffolk's mental health trust (NSFT) has been rated inadequate for a third time. When the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspect a service, they give it a rating. There are four ratings: Outstanding - Performing exceptionally … Continue reading Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, CQC Report
In the aftermath of the Winterbourne View scandal the government pledged to transfer people with learning disabilities and autism out of unsuitable hospital placements and into supported community living settings. A key milestone was to cut inpatient … Continue reading File on 4:Transforming Care – Is it Working?
The partnership is keen to work with providers and services in co-producing some of the principles under the Learning Disability Strategy 2015-20. The partnership is keen to engage with people and their support providers to listen to issues and to … Continue reading Partnership meetings in 2019
Workstream 3 meeting, 25th September 2018 Present: Jacquie Knott, Angela Keighley, Max Clark, Joel Mayo, Roger Blake, Ian Dunstan & Andrea Clark Transformation funding. How can the project be led by the Workstream? Ace have recently … Continue reading Workstream 3: Staying Healthy, Safe & Well meeting
Getting Things Changed was a 3 year research programme funded by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) The project started in April 2015 and finished in May 2018. The research • ‘Getting Things Changed’ was a large programme of research … Continue reading Getting Things Changed (Tackling Disabling Practices: Co-production and Change)
Please note that these are the thoughts and views of an individual working in Suffolk, and don't necessarily convey the thoughts or views of the Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership as a whole. Names and identifying details have been changed / … Continue reading Think Piece: 1. What does good inclusion look like?
Shoppers have praised ASOS after it created a range of clothes designed specifically for people with disabilities. Paralympian Chloe Ball-Hopkins was enlisted to work in a new collaboration with online retailer to create a range of … Continue reading ASOS disability-friendly clothing line
SignKid is a London-based writer, producer and signsong rapper who is Deaf. His musical influences range from Public Enemy, Tupac and Biggie Smalls to Chance the Rapper. SignKid hasn’t let being Deaf get in the way of creating music and he … Continue reading Inspirations: SignKid
Members of the Information, Communication & Advocacy Workstream attended the first Greater Anglia Stakeholder Equality Group meeting of 2018. The meeting looks at how to make things better for people with disabilities who use Greater Anglia … Continue reading Greater Anglia, Stakeholder Equality Group
The Green Light Toolkit is from the National Development Team for Inclusion. It is an audit (a way of checking) how well Mental Health services meet the needs of people with Learning Disability and/or Autism. It then informs the development of … Continue reading Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: Green Light for Mental Health
Local elections are taking place in some parts of England. In these elections, voters are choosing who represents them on their local council. You can enter your postcode on the site to find out if there are elections taking place where you … Continue reading Elections in May 2018
The second Joint Workstream meeting of 2018 took place on the 3rd April. Joint Workstream meetings are an opportunity for the Workstream members to meet, update others on their work and co-produce work moving forward. If you are interested in joining … Continue reading Joint Workstream meeting
Suffolk's Learning Disability Partnership Board is interested in what you think about the strategic direction and support available for adults with autism … Continue reading Strategic direction and support available for adults with Autism living in Suffolk
Ace Anglia worked with Orwell Housing to create an accessible guide to a tenancy. The document explains: an explanation of … Continue reading Tenancy Agreement, an easy-read guide
Last week, Ace Anglia hosted their quarterly meeting, Suffolk People First. We had presentations from: Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Evie Edwards (2016 Paralympian) NHS England The Learning Disability Partnership … Continue reading Suffolk People First
Latest updates from the Staying Healthy, Safe and Well Workstream of the Strategy. The Staying Healthy, Safe and Well workstream has been working in co-production with new members on lots of exciting projects. We meet 6 times a year and our … Continue reading Staying Healthy, Safe and Well Workstream
Members of the Learning Disability Partnership recently attended a workshop supported by ADASS, Inclusion East and NHS England. Angela, a Strategy Champion, made a pledge to share the information with the Suffolk Learning Disability … Continue reading The LeDeR Programme Workshop
A group of 50 mums of kids with Down’s syndrome has created a Carpool Karaoke-style video to raise awareness of children with an extra chromosome. Mums who were part of the Facebook group “Designer Genes”, who all had a child with Down’s syndrome … Continue reading Designer Genes video, celebrating World Down Syndrome Day 2018
Pioneered by the National Autistic Society (NAS), World Autism Awareness Week aims to draw attention to the 700,000 people living with autism in the UK – both to educate those unaware of the condition, and to help make the world friendlier to those … Continue reading It’s World Autism Awareness Week!
Ace Anglia are setting up some new Expert Networks. These will support the workstreams of the Learning Disability Strategy to co-produce projects. The Networks will also offer a space for people to learn more about the areas that they are interested … Continue reading Ace Anglia, Expert Networks: Health Network Meeting
Ipswich Hospital has set up a new Learning Disability Action Group. This is a group for people with a learning disability and / or autism who use the Ipswich Hospital and would like to influence change. The group is facilitated by Roger Blake, the … Continue reading Ipswich Hospital: Learning Disability Action Group
The Partnership Board met for the first time in 2018 on February the 20th. 2018 brings some exciting new changes for the Board. We welcome three new members. Representatives from Cephas, Green Rose Care and Thera will now be active members of the … Continue reading Learning Disability Partnership Board: February Meeting
The National Autistic Society (Lowestoft and North Suffolk Branch) is holding their 2018 AGM on the 7th March. The meeting will be held at the Seagull Theatre, Morton Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0JH. The meeting will run from 9:45am - 2:45pm. … Continue reading National Autistic Society – AGM
Suffolk’s Learning Disability Partnership would like to invite you to be part of implementing the five-year Learning Disability Strategy. The Strategy is underpinned on the simple vision that “people with learning disabilities, live good lives as … Continue reading Family Carer Workstream members