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Suffolk Libraries: What’s on?

Did you know that there’s a whole host of events that happen at libraries around the county? Visit the Suffolk Libraries What’s On page for details on what is coming up near you: https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/whats-on Libraries host lots of different events, with things such as: Community Cinema Live music events Performance & Song Writing Workshop Creative Writing workshops Book clubs and book groups Knit & Natter Author talks

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Suffolk Mind: supporting you through the festive period

Supporting you through the festive period. A blog posted on the Suffolk Mind website. For some, Christmas may be filled with much excitement, but for others, Christmas can be a stressful time, prompting them to seek help with stress, anxiety, depression and other difficult feelings. Head of Education at Suffolk Mind, Ezra Hewing provides you with this advice to help you better cope with the festive period. Christmas is a time of year when you can get key emotional needs…

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Join our WhatsApp messaging service

We have re-launched our WhatsApp messaging service. We will now be using WhatsApp’s ‘broadcast’ feature which keeps individual’s number private from other group members. We will be sending messages about things like: Health information News stories from around the UK Details of upcoming meetings, events and webinars Updates from local support organisations Information about social care Opportunities to join workshops, sessions or learning events easy-read information. To receive messages, please text join and your name to 07398 699001.

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Most Active County Outreach Programme

A message from Most Active County: Most Active County (MAC) is a unique partnership of local authorities, public sector bodies, the voluntary sector and private companies in Suffolk which has been established to begin to turn the tide of inactivity. Find out more about MAC The MAC partnership has been responsible for bringing many large and small scale, mass participation events to the county, characterised by a programme of activity wrapped around them to encourage and inspire people to be active.…

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Suffolk User Forum newsletter – Connect

Suffolk User Forum have published their latest newsletter. “Find out what we’ve been up to over the past year and how things have been working differently for us throughout the pandemic. We also feature the latest news and events from changes to the Mental Health act, SUF news, coproduction work and we hear from our group members and find out what they’re up to.” “We hope that you enjoy this edition of Connect and look forward to the Spring.” Please…

COVID-19 Vaccine Session 11 February

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Vaccines, campaigns and resources session hosted by Learning Disability England

Learning Disability England are hosting a self-advocacy and family session this Thursday 11th February 2021 at 3pm on Zoom. They will be talking about vaccines, campaigns and resources. You can sign up to this event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/self-advocacy-and-families-supporting-each-other-meeting-23-tickets-133355430683 Coronavirus and people with learning disabilities – what do we know now? Another event you may be interested in is happening on 2nd March at 10:30-11:30am on Zoom. You can sign up to this event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coronavirus-and-people-with-learning-disabilities-what-do-we-know-now-tickets-140046337365 About this Event This workshop is open…

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Using technology in the ‘new normal’

We have seen and heard some of the great ways that providers have been supporting people to use technology during COVID-19. Many of these were highlighted in the Talk Tech 2 online conference, hosted by Ace Anglia. People are telling us that they need more help and support to get online and go access the wide range of activities, events and meetings now available to them. People have told us about wonderful things that they have been able to do…

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Gig Buddies Information

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 and someone with a learning disability together. They then get to enjoy going to live events together. They get to share their passion for music with each other and build a friendship through going out. If you would like more information then visit their website: https://www.gigbuddies.org.uk/gig-buddies-norwich/ or email Hannah, the project coordinator: Hannah.Riches@mencap.org.uk…

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Talk Tech agenda announced

The Talk Tech conference will explore how technology can support people with learning disabilities to live a a good, ordinary life in line with Suffolk’s Joint Learning Disability Strategy. Tickets are still available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-tech-conference-tickets-59179556647 We will cover 5 broad themes: Access to services Keeping safe Looking after your money: benefits, savings, spending and work Looking after your health Out and about: travel, holidays and social activities Agenda for the day 09.30-10:30 Coffee and Cake look around the stands 10.30-10.35…

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Suffolk Family Carers fun day

Suffolk Family Carers are arranging a Family Carers Fun Day on the 12th of June 2019 which is open to all. Please see the poster for full details. Where? – Suffolk Family Carers, Unit 9, Hill View Business Park, Claydon, Suffolk IP6 0AJ When? –  10am – 2pm on the 12th of June 2019 What is available on the day? Free buffet lunch & refreshments Free information (local services & support organisations) Massage Therapy Smoothie Bike RSVP by 31st May…

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Family carer events

Are you a family carer in Suffolk? Find out how carer experiences are helping Suffolk County Council decide what happens next, following the family carer survey in 2018. Join us in one of three locations in April and May. Full details coming soon. Dates for your diary: West Suffolk: 2nd April, 10-11:30, Elmswell Waveney/Lowestoft: 25th April, 1:30 – 3:00, Lowestoft Ipswich & East Suffolk: 1st May, 1:30 – 3:00, Kesgrave GP’s practitioners, carer support organisations and charities welcome too.

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Co-production Event

On September the 13th, Matthew Foulger , Toby De Roy (Strategy Champions) and Anya Wooddissee (Co-production project lead), went to an event in Cambridge all about co-production. There were people there from the whole of the Eastern region, this included Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex. 

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Support Worker & PA Network planning event

On Thursday 3rd August the Learning Disability Partnership hosted a planning session for the Support Worker & PA Network. The network was of the original priorities of the Learning Disability Strategy. Support Workers are integral to the implementing the vision of the Strategy, and there needs to be a space to hear their voice. We had representatives from organisations working across Suffolk attend the planning meeting, discussing: How the network could function (who, when, where) The support needed to resource…

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