? Ask a question Ask a question

family

Government announces funding to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Shared by Learning Disability Today The government has announced a £2.5 million funding package which will support people with disabilities to travel more confidently on public transport. The funding includes £1.5 million to support 13 … Read Article about Government announces funding to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Government announces £2.5 million package to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Shared by Learning Disability Today The government has announced a £2.5 million funding package which will support people with disabilities to travel more confidently on public transport. The funding includes £1.5 million to support 13 … Read Article about Government announces £2.5 million package to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Life Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My … Read Article about Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Life Focus Group

Ace Anglia are looking for two people to join its board of trustees

About Ace Anglia "Ace is an influential, people led, advocacy charity that supports and promotes inclusivity for people with a learning disability." "We are particularly keen to recruit members of the local community in Suffolk who have the … Read Article about Ace Anglia are looking for two people to join its board of trustees

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 … Read Article about Review of the NHS Accessible Information Standard

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 … Read Article about Coronavirus and People with Learning Disabilities

Safer Online Lives research project

The Safer Lives Online project from The Tizard Centre is looking for people with learning disabilities to take their survey. There is a £10 Love2Shop voucher available for those taking part. About the project The internet and social media … Read Article about Safer Online Lives research project

Suffolk Family Carers: parent carer survey

A message from Suffolk Family Carers: "In the coming months we will establish peer support groups and workshops for parents and carers of children and young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties." "To ensure we meet the needs of … Read Article about Suffolk Family Carers: parent carer survey

Climbing the Rainbow

A message from Melanie: "Hi I'm Melanie, mother of two lovely children, one of which is wonderfully autistic. I am the creator behind the blog Climbing the Rainbow." "The blog is about my autistic son Harry and our journey, as well as providing … Read Article about Climbing the Rainbow

Universal Credit: claiming for a young disabled person

Universal Credit is a new benefit for people aged between 16 and Pension Credit qualifying age. It is replacing new claims for most of the existing means-tested benefits for people of working age with a single monthly payment. This factsheet … Read Article about Universal Credit: claiming for a young disabled person

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, … Read Article about Suffolk Mind: supporting you through the festive period

December Kindness

This December, you can help change the world by spreading kindness. Even small things can make a big difference, like asking someone how they are and really listening, or simply making them a cup of tea! The December Kindness calendar is packed … Read Article about December Kindness

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 … Read Article about Online event to help carers in Suffolk access support

Time To Listen Events

Earlier this year, Suffolk County Council published the final report following the independent review of SEND Services in Suffolk undertaken by Lincolnshire County Council. You can read more about the review here. One of the things families fed … Read Article about Time To Listen Events

Eating Disorder support: a new programme for young people in Suffolk

Aged 16-25 and struggling with an eating disorder? If you live in Suffolk and are looking to tackle recoveryhead on, this one’s for you. What? TEDS (Tackling Eating Disorders in Suffolk) is a 6 month programme of knowledge, support, befriending … Read Article about Eating Disorder support: a new programme for young people in Suffolk

The NHS has recently launched the 'Help Us, Help You' campaign. The campaign encourages people to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer. Find out more: NHS.uk/cancersymptoms ...