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
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
Introducing the SEND Young Person's Network (SENDYPN). What is it? The YPN is a growing network (a bit like a Facebook group) of young people who want to have their say to help shape the services and support provided in Suffolk for children and … Continue reading The SEND Young Person’s Network