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My Health Focus Group 2nd December 2022

The Health Focus group is a co-produced meeting that is part of the development of The Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22 About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Board would like to invite you to the My Health Focus Group. We aim to co-produce this focus group with self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations and board members. We want to: Date and time Friday, 2nd December 2022 10:00 – 12:00 Where is the meeting? On Zoom Click here to register…

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My Life Focus Group Agenda 3rd November 2022

The My Life Focus group is a co-produced meeting that is part of the development of The Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22 About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Board would like to invite you to the My Life Focus Group. We aim to co-produce this focus group with self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations and board members. What is happening on the day? We will be hosting the My Life Focus Group at Kesgrave Conference Centre. Please see easy…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy My Home Focus Group is now Monday 3 October 2022

The Home Focus group is a co-produced meeting that is part of the development of The Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22 About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Board would like to invite you to the My Home Focus Group. We aim to co-produce this focus group with self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations and board members. We want to: Showcase and celebrate best practice Identify projects to work together on Explore how we want the group to work, communicate…

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Thursday 28 July: Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy – My Voice focus group

The ‘My Voice focus group’ is a co-produced meeting, part the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, key organisations, and wider partnership members to an online meeting for the 2nd ‘My Voice focus group’. The refresh of this strategy maintains our commitment to work together with partners across Suffolk, to work in new and different ways to ensure that people with learning…

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Brave Art One World Exhibition at the Geek Retreat

Celebrating the work of students from Suffolk Artlink’s Brave Art project. Exhibition opening times Monday to Saturday 10AM until 10PMSunday 11AM until 7PM Friday 29 July – Wednesday 10 August 2022 Exhibition venue Geek Retreat,41A Upper Brook Street,Ipswich, IP4 1DU To find out more about Suffolk Artlink visit suffolkartlink.org.uk or call 01986 873955

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Brave Art One World Exhibition

Celebrating the work of students from Suffolk Artlink’s Brave Art project. Exhibition opening times Monday to Saturday 10AM until 10PMSunday 11AM until 7PM Friday 29 July – Wednesday 10 August 2022 Exhibition venue Geek Retreat,41A Upper Brook Street,Ipswich, IP4 1DU To find out more about Suffolk Artlink visit suffolkartlink.org.uk or call 01986 873955

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Patients and carers wanted for an online workshop on diagnosing urinary tract infection (UTI)

Sharing details of an opportunity for patient and carers to get involved in a workshop on diagnosing urinary tract infections to get the views from people to help improve diagnosis and how to best work with people to identify issues.  The Office of the Chief Scientific Officer in the Medical Directorate at NHS England and NHS Improvement is working on how improvements could be made to diagnosing urinary tract infections. An online workshop is taking place on Wednesday 20 July…

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‘Can Do Health and Care’ Expo 2022: Friday 1 July 2022

A key date in the diary for everyone involved in health and care across Suffolk and North East Essex. ‘Can Do Health and Care’ Expo 2022 will be an opportunity to look forward to the next chapter for Suffolk and North East Essex ICS – from ‘Thinking Differently Together’ to ‘Doing Differently Together’.  Attendance is free of charge. All delegates, speakers and other participants must register using the link below. To find out more details and for registering your place…

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What can Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) contributors in research actually do?

Would you like to learn more about the different roles that patients and members of the public involved in health research can hold? About this event Date and time Thu, 16 June 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 A 60-minute information session for members of the public based in the UK. The NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a partnership between the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) to support health research that makes a difference to the lives of…

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Changes to the law about making your own decisions (easy-read)

The government is making changes to the rules about making your own decisions. We are updating the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice and considering a new system of safeguards – the Liberty Protection Safeguards. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 7 July 2022. Consultation description You can read about our plans in the documents below. You can also read other documents we have published that are not in easy read. We want to know what you think about our plans. Please…

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WEA Eastern Region Courses from June 2022 onwards

Courses available for adult learners aged 19 or older in Norfolk, Suffolk and online. The WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland. The WEA is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. Last year the WEA helped 28,219 students, with the support of nearly 2,000 volunteers, 900+ tutors and over 6,000 members.  Some of the courses starting soon include: More Healthy Cooking on…

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Changes to the law and guidance about making your own decisions (easy-read)

The government is making changes to the rules about making your own decisions. We are updating the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice and considering a new system of safeguards – the Liberty Protection Safeguards. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 7 July 2022 Consultation description You can read about our plans in the documents below. You can also read other documents we have published that are not in easy read. We want to know what you think about our plans. Please…

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Dysphagia – Eating and drinking difficulties -Free online training offer

The aim of the training is to increase the knowledge and confidence of staff and families who support people with dysphagia. This training is a 3hr session accessed via Microsoft Teams. The training will cover: • The normal swallow, what can go wrong and why• What can cause a problem and signs to look out for• The role of Speech and Language Therapy in supporting eating and drinking• Reports, guidelines and support tools (placemats)• Food and drink modification (IDDSI)• Support…

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Changes to the law and guidance about making your own decisions

The government is making changes to the rules about making your own decisions. We are updating the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice and considering a new system of safeguards – the Liberty Protection Safeguards. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 7 July 2022 Consultation description You can read about our plans in the documents below. You can also read other documents we have published that are not in easy read. We want to know what you think about our plans.…

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Reason Not the Need The ‘Down Syndrome Bill’ is a retrograde step

Ramandeep Kaur and Stephen Unwin 7 December 2021. We’re sharing part of the article below. To read the article in full, please click this link: https://bit.ly/3x7LgX3 Ramandeep Kaur and Stephen Unwin fear new legislation will divide their children based on an old discredited medical model which pathologises disability. Any legislation which defends the rights and champions the opportunities of a historically oppressed minority must surely be an unequivocally good thing. Standing up for people who have Down’s syndrome is something…

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Acquired brain injury call for evidence (easy read)

Summary The government is making a new plan for acquired brain injury (ABI). They want to know your thoughts and ideas about what should be in the plan. This consultation closes at:11:45pm on 6 June 2022 Consultation description You can tell us your thoughts and ideas if you are aged 16 or over and are from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Click on the ‘Respond online’ link in the box below to tell us what you think about the…

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Wellbeing Friends session at Christchurch Mansion

Wellbeing Suffolk have a free session taking place on 19th April 2022 at 12-1pm at Christchurch Mansion’s Lower Tudor Room. This room is a ground floor accessible room. Are you passionate about mental health? Do you know a colleague, friend, family, client or other member of your community who needs our support? Become a Wellbeing Friend. To become a Wellbeing Friend, you need to simply to attend a one hour session, just like this one at Christchurch Mansion. This 1…

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Environmental Pop-Up Events

Ipswich Borough Council will be holding four pop-up events promoting all things environmentally friendly this Easter. Including: Free wildflower seeds Tackling climate change Making homes for insects Green travel Litter picking games Fun activities When and where? MAPLE PARKTue 12th April11am – 1pm IPSWICH WATERFRONTThu 14th April1 – 3pm ALEXANDRA PARKTue 19th April11am – 1pm ST AUGUSTINES RECREATION GROUNDThu 21st April1 – 3pm For more information please e-mail: Health&wellbeing@ipswich.gov.uk

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Protégé exhibition

A new art exhibition exploring artists and their mentors. An art exhibition which brings together two artists at different stages in their careers, one the mentor and the other the mentee, will open at Frame Workshop & Gallery, 22 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich. Exhibition venue and dates Frame Workshop & Gallery, 22 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich. Wednesday 6th April to Saturday 30th April Opening hours Mondays 10am to 4pm Tuesdays to Saturdays 9am to 4pm Hannah describes her-self as a neurodivergent,…

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Leading charities call for accessible voting for all

Leading charities like Mencap and Sense have co-signed a letter from United Response, calling on government to guarantee accessible voting for people with disabilities and autism. There are approximately 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK. But, a United Response survey in 2021 found that only two thirds of people knew that people with learning disabilities have a legal right to vote. The same year a Dimensions survey found that 80% of people felt that polling stations…

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Coffee, Cake and Chats at Cult Cafe

Join Autism and ADHD for a relaxed meet up. A time to talk, smile and meet new people. Anyone who is on a pre or post diagnosis journey with autism or ADHD is welcome. If you have any questions or accessibility needs please e-mail info@autismandadhd.org Dates for 2022 8th March: 10am – 12pm 12th April: 7pm – 9pm 10th May: 10am – 12pm 14th June: 10am – 12pm 12th July: 10am – 12pm

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Living with Covid

This is an easy-read version of Public Health Suffolk’s living with Covid Message Cascader. It explains the Government plans about Covid and how to keep yourself and others safe. You can view or download the document by clicking this link: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/living-with-covid/ For more information please go to: http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/suffolks-response/message-cascaders/

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Parent Carer drop-in sessions

Parent Carer drop-in sessions hosted by Suffolk Family Carers for those who have children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Processing Difficulties. Claydon Starting Tuesday 10th May and then every 2nd Tuesday of the month. The drop-ins will run from 10am until 12 noon at Suffolk Family Carers, Unit 9, Hill View Business Park, Claydon. Felixstowe Starting Monday 28th March and then every 4th Monday of the month. The drop-ins will run from 12:30pm until 2:30pm in the Hadwen Room at…

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Coffee, Cake and Chats at Cult Cafe Bar

Join Autism and ADHD for a relaxed meet up. A time to talk, smile and meet new people. Anyone who is on a pre or post diagnosis journey with autism or ADHD is welcome. If you have any questions or accessibility needs please e-mail info@autismandadhd.org Dates for 2022 8th March: 10am – 12pm 12th April: 7pm – 9pm 10th May: 10am – 12pm 14th June: 10am – 12pm 12th July: 10am – 12pm

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