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National Trust Ickworth Estate Light Nights

A magical light trail | 10 – 26 November 2023 Don’t miss out on this winter walk and a chance to see Ickworth in a new light. Pre-booking is essential. Timed Tickets available from 4.30pm. Please note that due to the nature and location of this event, assistance dogs only are welcome. Winter National Trust Images / Jim Woolf https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/suffolk/ickworth-estate/ickworths-light-nights Book tickets for Monday to Thursday nights Tickets for Monday to Thursday nights are priced at £11.50 per adult (18…

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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…

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 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…

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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…

doctor writing notes with patient

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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What’s it like living with an invisible disability?

What’s it like living with a chronic condition? BBC London’s Gem O’Reilly has scoliosis and wanted to look into what it means to have an invisible disability. Chronic conditions like scoliosis make up about 18% of non-visible disabilities in the UK, according to a survey by Hidden Disabilities UK. Emily Hale had to have spinal fusion surgery for her scoliosis, now she’s helping others through Pilates and pain management. You can watch a video made by the BBC by clicking…

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Social care activity pack

Get Yourself Active is a programme funded by Sport England, led by Disability Rights UK working with social care, health and sport sectors to support disabled people to get active. View or download the activity pack which includes information and resources to support Disabled people to be active. Download button not displaying? Click here to view on the Get Yourself Active website: https://getyourselfactive.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/GYA-Social-Care-Activity-Pack-Full.pdf More information about Get Yourself Active Get Yourself Active is a programme run by the leading national user-led pan-disability charity Disability Rights…

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Remap

Sharing information from the charity, remap. Remap is a charity that helps disabled people of all ages to live more independent lives. Our network of skilled volunteers design and custom-make equipment free of charge. We help to improve quality of life and increase independence for disabled people of all ages, providing solutions to everyday problems when there is nothing commercially available. We design and custom-make equipment for each individual because everyone’s needs are different. Our network of skilled volunteers respond to thousands of…

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Social care activity pack from Get Yourself Active

Get Yourself Active is a programme funded by Sport England, led by Disability Rights UK working with social care, health and sport sectors to support disabled people to get active. View or download the activity pack which includes information and resources to support Disabled people to be active. Download button not displaying? Click here to view on the Get Yourself Active website: https://getyourselfactive.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/GYA-Social-Care-Activity-Pack-Full.pdf More information about Get Yourself Active Get Yourself Active is a programme run by the leading national…

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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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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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The Voice You Never See

Sharing details of a new disabled community arts project, ‘The Voice You Never See’. This project is run by Suffolk-based group Poetry People and funded by Suffolk County Council’s COVID Continuity Fund for Culture. The project has commissioned a new video poem by Karl Knights, a young Suffolk-based disabled poet Poetry People has been supporting and championing for over a decade. Karl will be gathering material for ‘The Voice You Never See’ through a series of Zoom or phone conversations with disabled…

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Valuing Lived Experience – Learning with National Voices

Sharing details of an event hosted by National Voices. Voices for Improvement Facilitating the co-existence of Lived and Learned Experience We know that people with Lived Experience bring important insight to the design and delivery of care, and understand how resources can be directed for better value. However, they do not often get the opportunity to work alongside system leaders to support improvement. Voices for Improvement, a National Voices project in partnership with Q Community, offers Lived Experience Partners the opportunity…

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Adult Multi-Sport Disability Sessions

Ipswich Town Community Trust are delighted to be able to offer two FREE to attend Adult Multi-Sport Disability Sessions in Ipswich. This project is funded through Active Suffolk and Sport England. “We will be offering a range of fun activities from Boccia to Football to allow our participants to try a range of activities!” Please find session information and booking links below: Whitton Sports Centre:Wednesday – 2:00 – 3:00pm– https://www.participant.co.uk/ipswichcommunitytrust/event/adult-_disability_sessions-_multi-sports_06102021 Murrayside Community Centre: Friday – 2:00 – 3:00pm– https://www.participant.co.uk/ipswichcommunitytrust/event/adultdisability_multisports Sessions will run…

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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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Government teams with charity Scope on Disabled Persons Passenger Charter

New charter to boost consumer confidence and provide an online one-stop shop on passenger rights and complaints procedures for disabled people. charter to help all passengers travel with confidence as we build back fairer a one-stop shop of advice for disabled passengers travelling by road and rail updated expert guidance on tactile paving and inclusive mobility also launched The government has joined with disability charity Scope to develop a new Disabled Persons Passenger Charter for bus, coach, taxi, private hire…

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Online event to help carers in Suffolk access support

To mark Carers Rights Day carers across Suffolk are invited to join an online event to find out about the support available to them. The event is open to everyone and will include speakers, information on the support available to carers, what rights carers have and provide the chance to ask questions to experts. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support. Each year, Carers…

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Strategic VASP meeting

Sharing details of an upcoming meeting: ‘Let’s Talk About Women’s Mental Health and Wellbeing in Suffolk’ What is the meeting about? Several speakers shall be contributing, sharing experience and helping us think about how this effects ourown and others mental health and wellbeing… including: • Perinatal Health Practitioners• This Girl Can Suffolk Ambassadors• The wonderful BME Suffolk Support Group• Journeying through Peri-Menopause, Menopause and Post Menopause• Conversation about wellbeing experiences of women with a physical disability• Dynamics of Domestic/Honour Abuse,…

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Moving and Handling training from Suffolk Family Carers

Do you have to help the person you care for get out of bed? Or move around the house? Suffolk Family Carers work with occupational therapists who can visit your home and help you learn how to safely move your cared for? Not safely for them but also safely for you. More information about the training It’s essential to understand safe moving and handling practice so that you don’t hurt yourself, or the person you care for. The most common…

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Kickstart Scheme 2021

Are you a disability confident business? Kickstart are creating great opportunities for employers and young people. The kickstart scheme is to fund hundreds of job placements for young people. By signing up to Kickstart you can have young people aged 16-24 working for you for six months, funded by the Government. Your business will benefit from taking on these young people full of energy, ideas and digital know-how. Young disabled people who are on Kickstart can apply for Access to…

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Hate crime

Hate crime causes great distress to its victims and the wider community. Suffolk Police takes this type of crime very seriously and is committed to tackling it to make our communities safer. What is Hate Crime? Any criminal offence which is perceived to be motivated by prejudice based on: race religion or belief physical or sensory disability learning disability or mental health age gender sexual orientation gender identity. What does Suffolk Police do about Hate Crime? It is the policy of Suffolk…

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