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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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)
Recently I went to an event in Newmarket. It was about 10 year plan for the NHS. In the plan they have set out the top priorities. They are: Cancer, Cardiovascular and … Continue reading Learning Disability and Autism – 10 year planning meeting
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
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
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!