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Women’s Health Survey

Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System Women’s Health Engagement survey is now live! It will remain live until 11pm Sunday 31st March. We need your input to make sure our local women’s health care offer is accessible and improves the health of all who use women’s services in Suffolk and north east Essex. The information gathered will be used to help design the local women’s health care offer.  This survey is for everyone who may use women’s health services and…

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SENDIASS Information Sessions for Families Autumn 2023

This information is designed for sharing online and reflects sessions confirmed as of September 2023. Further sessions may be added as the term progresses. You can also direct families to our events calendar and our SENDIASS News and Events webpage for details of upcoming sessions. To increase accessibility, we have created pre-recordings of all SENDIASS online sessions on our SENDIASS YouTube channel which parents, carers and practitioners can access at any time, to watch at their own pace and at…

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Accessible Information Advisory Group

A new advisory group has been set up to advise the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board about accessible Information. This is to help make sure people receive NHS information that is accessible to them. It is facilitated by Thinklusive. Information needs to be accessible in lots of different ways and the Accessible Information Advisory Group will represent the range of accessible information needs in our communities. The first meeting will be on Zoom on the 25th of…

Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Home Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Home Focus Group. About this meeting The My Home Focus Group is a new group as part of the updated Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. The re-fresh of this strategy maintains our commitments to work together with partners across Suffolk. We want to work in new and different ways to ensure…

Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group. About this meeting The My Voice Focus Group is a new group as part of the updated Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. The re-fresh of this strategy maintains our commitments to work together with partners across Suffolk. We want to work in new and different ways to ensure…

Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group. About this meeting The My Voice Focus Group is a new group as part of the updated Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. The re-fresh of this strategy maintains our commitments to work together with partners across Suffolk. We want to work in new and different ways to ensure…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Health Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Health Focus Group. About this meeting The My Health Focus Group is a new group as part of the updated Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. The re-fresh of this strategy maintains our commitments to work together with partners across Suffolk. We want to work in new and different ways to ensure…

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Explaining patient data in an accessible way

Understanding Patient Data have published accessible resources that explain how patient data is used and the role of large-scale health datasets in research.   There’s an easy-read guide, which has been co-created with adults with learning disabilities based in Suffolk and Leicester, available in both English and Gujarati. There’s also a talking text video where a narrator reads out the guide—see below for all the links.    Understanding Patient Data want these resources to be used by teams that need to communicate…

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New resources: explaining patient data in an accessible way

Today, Understanding Patient Data have published new, accessible resources that explain how patient data is used and the role of large-scale health datasets in research.   There’s an easy-read guide, which has been co-created with adults with learning disabilities based in Suffolk and Leicester, available in both English and Gujarati. There’s also a talking text video where a narrator reads out the guide—see below for all the links.    Understanding Patient Data want these resources to be used by teams that…

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Accessible Information Standard – know your rights

Thank you to Healthwatch Suffolk for sharing this information. The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. Here’s some key information about what it means for your rights when it comes to receiving information from services. What should you expect? The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get any communication support they need from…

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Same Day Emergency Care from the NHS

What is same day emergency care? Same day emergency care (sometimes called SDEC) is one of the many ways the NHS is working to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time for patients. It aims to benefit both patients and the healthcare system by reducing waiting times and hospital admissions, where appropriate. Patients presenting at hospital can be rapidly assessed, diagnosed and treated without being admitted to a ward. If safe to do so, patients…

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The Accessible Information Standard

Thank you to Healthwatch Suffolk for sharing this information. The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. Here’s some key information about what it means for your rights when it comes to receiving information from services. What should you expect? The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get any communication support they…

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War in Ukraine

Information shared by Learning Disability England. Lots of members have been telling us they are worried about the people in Ukraine and what is happening there. Sally Hirst has shared this easy read on Facebook It helps to explain what is happening. There is also Easy News from United Response has done an easy read that helps to explain too. Read the Easy News article here At the moment there is not very much easy read or accessible information about the situation…

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Your care, your way

Clear, understandable information is important to help you make the right health and care decisions. Join this national Healthwatch campaign, and have your say on what needs to change. Everyone should be told about healthcare in the way they need it. ‘Your care, your way’ aims to: Find out how well health and care services deliver the Accessible Information Standard. Help people to know their rights to accessible information from services. Find out who else has problems understanding information about…

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STOMP

STOMP is a project in England to stop the over use of psychotropic medicines. These medicines are used to treat mental health conditions. Sometimes they are also given to people because their behaviour is seen as challenging. People with a learning disability, autism or both are more likely to be given these medicines than other people. These medicines are right for some people. They can help people stay safe and well. Sometimes there are other ways of helping people so…

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Review of the NHS Accessible Information Standard

Urgent priorities for change, informed by patients’ livedexperience and NHS professionals. In late 2021, a coalition of charities surveyed NHS and social care professionals in England, as well as disabled people who have accessible information and communication needs, about the NHS Accessible Information Standard. More than 900 people gave responses. We have added an easy-read version of the review below. Here are some key facts from the findings: After five years of the Accessible Information Standard, only 11 percent of…

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Accessible information from NHS and care services – know your rights

Healthwatch Suffolk have written some helpful information about accessible information from NHS and care organisations. What is the Accessible Information Standard? The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. We have gathered some key information about the accessible communications you should expect from services. The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get…

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Coronavirus vaccine for children and young people, aged 12 to 15

 This easy read guide is for children and young people and their families and carers. You can view the guide by clicking the link below. Link not displaying? Try here: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/coronavirus-vaccine-for-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-15/

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How to write better alt-text descriptions for accessibility

Read the full article on the big hack website: https://bighack.org/how-to-write-better-alt-text-descriptions-for-accessibility/ Adding alt-text to images is an important part of web accessibility. It allows people using screen readers to process images on a page. It includes visually impaired and blind users in the conversation. WebAIM’s analysis of the top homepages in the world continues to cite missing alt-text as one of the most common accessibility failings. So why, given its importance, is alt-text often so badly implemented? From a technical perspective, alt-text…

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Prescription Prepayment Certificates

A Prescription Prepayment Certificates (sometimes called a PPC) lets you get as many NHS prescriptions as you need for a set price. If you regularly pay prescription charges, a PPC could save you money. The prescription charge in England is £9.35 per item. A PPC costs: £30.25 for 3 months £108.10 for 12 months The quickest way to buy a PPC is to buy it online. Click here to buy a Prescription Prepayment Certificate: https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/buy-prescription-prepayment-certificate/start Get a digital PPC You can…

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The Health and Care Video Library

The Health and Care Video Library is full of videos that help explain different health conditions and treatments. These short and simple videos will look to help you and the people you care for. You can access the website by clicking this link: https://healthandcarevideos.uk/

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National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026

The government’s national strategy for improving the lives of autistic people and their families and carers in England, and implementation plan for 2021 to 2022.

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LGBTQ+ An easy read guide

As part of the Leeds LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project, CHANGE produced an easy-read guide to being LGBTQ+ and what it means. Its aim was to help LGBTQ+ people who are also autistic, have a learning disability or mental health difficulties be involved in the health services they use. The Project was funded by a grant from the Government Equalities Office. It was run by Advonet, CHANGE and Yorkshire MESMAC. You can download a free PDF copy by clicking on the link below:

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