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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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My Planned Care

Helpful information and guidance for patients waiting for a hospital consultation, treatment or surgery. The COVID 19 pandemic has meant that there are more people waiting for an operation. This means that some people are waiting a long time for a hospital appointment or for treatment. The NHS know that this can be very difficult for many people who are waiting. The NHS is working hard to see people as quickly as possible, but it is going to take a…


Coronavirus and People with Learning Disabilities

The Coronavirus and People with Learning Disabilities Study The Coronavirus and People with Learning Disabilities Study directly interviewed adults with mild/moderate learning disabilities at three time points over 12 months (Cohort 1). There was also an online survey at the same time points with family members or paid carers of people with severe/profound learning disabilities (Cohort 2). The three waves of data collection took place in December 2020 – February 2021; April – May 2021; and July – August 2021.…

front page of the coronavirus vaccine guide on vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds


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/


Covid-19 Vaccination and Booster information

An easy-read information booklet about the COVID-19 vaccination and booster vaccination. You can view/download the booklet by clicking the blue download button below. Alternatively, you can click this link: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/covid-19-vaccination-and-booster-information/


Important information about new coronavirus treatments: easy-read information

This is an Easy Read document which explains a letter sent out in December 2021. This letter is from Professor Stephen Powis who is the National Medical Director of NHS England and NHS Improvement. The NHS is going to start giving new coronavirus treatments to some people. You can view/download the document by clicking the blue download button below. Link not displaying? Click this link to view/download the document: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/important-information-about-new-coronavirus-treatments-easy-read-information/


NHS England and NHS Improvement: easy-read newsletter

This issue is mostly looking at changes that are happening in the NHS which includes: Services working together – integrated care systems (ICSs). NHS led provider collaboratives – plans for mental health, learning disability and autism services. Primary care networks – how local services are working together to give you the best care. You can also read about getting vaccines for a healthy winter. You can view/download the newsletter by clicking this link: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/nhs-england-and-nhs-improvement-easy-read-newsletter-2/


Join the East of England Covid booster conversation

Ace Anglia are working with the NHS in the East of England to run an online meeting to talk about the Covid booster vaccination. There will be various speakers from the NHS who will share information and be able to answer questions. We have shared a list of the speakers in an image below. For more information, or for support to sign up, please e-mail: abbie@aceanglia.com If you would like to sign up please click the link: https://tinyurl.com/4wbwrfz8

people in different health settings. A baby, a man waiting for a minor surgery and a doctor.


#whatarewemissing: November 2021 event

Sharing an invite from Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE): The event will provide an environment for our community to give honest feedback to the system on health services. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences, their needs from a service and what they would like to see in the future. We will focus on three specific areas of interest and encourage open discussion and co-production conversations. The topics we will be covering are: Diabetes, Cancer and…

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Long Covid (easy-read)

This easy read booklet was translated from a message cascader made by the Suffolk Collective and Suffolk Resilience. This easy-read booklet explains: What long COVID is How to spot the signs of long COVID How to keep yourself and others safe Where to get help

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Disability Advice North East Suffolk coffee morning

Disability Advice North East Suffolk are running a coffee morning in Southwold on the 1st September for anyone with a disability or long term health condition, or those who care for someone who does. Do you have a long-term health condition or disability? Or care for someone who does? Have COVID-19 left you feeling isolated? Would you like to make friends and find out about local services? Event details: Wednesday 1st September, Stella Peskett Hall, Southwold, 10-12. Refreshments will be…


19 July guidance on protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

The government has issued new guidance for anyone who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. This guidance comes into effect on 19 July 2021 Who this guidance is for This guidance is for everyone in England who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes those people who have been identified by the NHS as being clinically extremely vulnerable and those identified through the COVID-19 population risk assessment. All of those identified have…

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Let’s Talk About Long Covid

The Suffolk Voluntary and Statutory Partnership is offering an open meeting… ‘Let’s Talk About Long Covid’ If you would to share your experience of living with Long Covid, and/or, if you’re part of a service that can help people living with Long Covid in Suffolk, especially with their emotional health, mental health, I’d welcome hearing from you, thank you – Simon King, Suffolk VASP Co-ordinator; simon.king@healthwatchsuffolk.co.uk When? Tuesday 20th July What time? 2.30 to 3.30pm (online) The meeting link can…


We want to ask you…What has the pandemic been like for you?

A unique webinar from PCPLD Network: planned, produced and presented entirely by people with learning disabilities About this event They wrote this invitation to a range of people, including keyworkers and public figures: “We are the GRASSroots group. We are a group of people with a learning disability who talk about death and dying. We would like to interview you on Zoom. We would like to ask you questions about your experience during the pandemic.” Get ready for some interesting…


New rules from the 12 April

Members of the Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership have made some easy-read information about stage 2 of the easing of lockdown, explaining changes to guidance from the 12 April. You can download by clicking the link below, or you can click the following link: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/information/new-rules-from-the-12-april/

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Unpaid carers urged to register for their COVID-19 vaccination appointment

In line with national guidance, appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations are now being offered to eligible, unpaid carers in Suffolk and north east Essex within priority cohort 6. Eligible unpaid carers are identified by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) which for the purposes of accessing a COVID-19 vaccination is defined as: “Those who are eligible for a carer’s allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased…


A poster about having a lateral flow test for Covid

https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/ have made an accessible poster to help explain lateral flow tests for COVID-19. You can download the poster by clicking the blue download button below. Alternatively you can click here: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/information/a-poster-about-having-a-lateral-flow-test-for-covid/


COVID-19: All people on learning disabilities registers to be invited for vaccine

All people on the learning disability register with their GP will be invited for Covid vaccine. This change is happening following updated advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The learning disability partnership have made an easy-read booklet about the updated guidance. You can view and download by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3q1UTzz


COVID-19: Roadmap out of lockdown: step 1

The Government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’, setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership have created an easy-read guide which explains the first step of the Government’s ‘road map’ out of lockdown. You can view and download the guide by clicking the download button below. Alternatively, you can click this link to view or download: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/information/covid-19-roadmap-out-of-lockdown-step-1/


The Gr8 Support Snapshot Survey 2 – Let’s continue to raise the voice of Support Workers/PAs!

You may know that in 2020, as the first Covid-19 Lockdown came into place, Paradigm designed a Snapshot Survey to capture the experience and feelings of Support Workers/PAs working through the pandemic. The findings of this survey led to the creation of the report ‘Don’t ever call us unskilled again!’ which was read across the world.  It stimulated conversations and action as part of the journey to raise the profile of and to value, Support Workers/PAs.   Paradigm want to hear from Support Workers…

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