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NHS pharmacies in England to offer over-40s heart check-ups

Blood pressure health checks will be available from October at all NHS high street pharmacies in England. High street pharmacies are to start offering heart health check-ups in a move that could save thousands of lives every year. From … Read Article about NHS pharmacies in England to offer over-40s heart check-ups

Opportunity to be part of a trial of a new game “Staging Posts on the Journey of Life”

A message from Gail Cardy, Transformation Project Manager – Mental Health, West Suffolk, Ipswich & East and North East Essex Clinical Commissioning (ICS).   "I am writing to invite you to take part in a trial run of a small group … Read Article about Opportunity to be part of a trial of a new game “Staging Posts on the Journey of Life”

Open Doors to the Community: spotlight on health and wellbeing

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is working with Great Yarmouth Borough Council and East Suffolk Council for local residents. The event will be on Friday 26 November, 10am until 2pm. The event will be at The Shrublands … Read Article about Open Doors to the Community: spotlight on health and wellbeing

Sexual Health Easy Read Booklets

The 4 new sexual health easy read booklets are now available! The booklets were co-produced by people with learning disabilities, autistic people, Ace Anglia, Public Health Suffolk and Thinklusive. People helped with the development of the … Read Article about Sexual Health Easy Read Booklets

Integrated Care Systems

Over the last few months, you may have heard about Integrated Care Systems. Integrated Care Systems are sometimes called an 'ICS'. We are sharing two helpful resources to help you understand what Integrated Care Systems are and how they will … Read Article about Integrated Care Systems

Legal resources from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The legal resources directory from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation is a series of practical resources designed to help you get the information you need about the law and rights, covering a range of topics. The resources cover things such as: … Read Article about Legal resources from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Supporting people to use technology: an introduction to a new toolkit

A webinar from Learning Disability England: Covid-19 has made us realise how important technology is, but how can support workers help people with learning disabilities access tech? About this event During the pandemic many of us have … Read Article about Supporting people to use technology: an introduction to a new toolkit

I Matter Too

Sharing information about the 'I Matter Too' Project from BSEVC: "Starting September, we are running fortnightly sessions for carers to enjoy and connect with other carers. The free 2-hour sessions are an opportunity for carers to come together, … Read Article about I Matter Too

Hate crime

Hate crime causes great distress to its victims and the wider community. Suffolk Police takes this type of crime very seriously and is committed to tackling it to make our communities safer. What is Hate Crime? Any criminal offence which … Read Article about Hate crime

Hospital care for young people with a learning disability

Do you know what Transition is? It's the process when someone moves from children's to adult services. Mencap have made a new easy-read guide about the differences you might find if you go to hospital as you get older. You can view and … Read Article about Hospital care for young people with a learning disability

5 Stories that celebrate people with Down syndrome

October is Down Syndrome Month and a perfect time to recognize how much those with developmental challenges enrich the world. Words from aleteia.org In a bid to help raise awareness, feel free to share their incredible stories with your friends … Read Article about 5 Stories that celebrate people with Down syndrome

National Disability Strategy

The government has launched the new National Disability Strategy! The strategy explains: – How they want the lives of disabled people to improve.– What the different parts of the government will do to help improve the lives of disabled people.– … Read Article about National Disability Strategy