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Open Doors to the Community: spotlight on health and wellbeing

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is working with Great Yarmouth Borough Council and East Suffolk Council for local residents. The event will be on Friday 26 November, 10am until 2pm. The event will be at The Shrublands … Read Article about Open Doors to the Community: spotlight on health and wellbeing

Supporting people to use technology: an introduction to a new toolkit

A webinar from Learning Disability England: Covid-19 has made us realise how important technology is, but how can support workers help people with learning disabilities access tech? About this event During the pandemic many of us have … Read Article about Supporting people to use technology: an introduction to a new toolkit

5 Stories that celebrate people with Down syndrome

October is Down Syndrome Month and a perfect time to recognize how much those with developmental challenges enrich the world. Words from aleteia.org In a bid to help raise awareness, feel free to share their incredible stories with your friends … Read Article about 5 Stories that celebrate people with Down syndrome

Could you be a Co-Chair for the LeDeR Independent Advisory Group?

About LeDeR Independent Advisory Group LeDeR is an NHS programme aimed at improving services for people with a learning disability and autistic people. The NHS England and NHS Improvement LeDeR Independent Advisory Group is a national forum … Read Article about Could you be a Co-Chair for the LeDeR Independent Advisory Group?

The treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities: a report from the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Information below extracted from the summary of the full report: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/6669/documents/71689/default/ - some sentences shortened/simplified. The poor treatment of autistic people and people with learning … Read Article about The treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities: a report from the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

PCPLD Network Podcast: Ep. 4 ‘When Deaths Go Wrong: The Story of Richard Handley’

Listen to Sheila Handley @PinguG talk with @TuffreyWijne about her son Richard, who had Down syndrome and died of constipation. In this episode Sheila Handley tells the story of her son Richard, who died in 2012 from constipation at the age of … Read Article about PCPLD Network Podcast: Ep. 4 ‘When Deaths Go Wrong: The Story of Richard Handley’

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 … Read Article about Unpaid carers urged to register for their COVID-19 vaccination appointment

Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability

This free online training is for family carers only and has been designed to help carers easily identify signs that someone may be unwell and to let them know what they should do next. About this Event The workshop is free and only for carers … Read Article about Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability

Using the add call function on your phone: a guide from KeyRing

Maybe you want to support someone with a tricky call, you can use the add call feature for this. You could also use add call to connect up to five people. It's especially useful for those who don't use social media. TO USE ADD CALL: Dial the … Read Article about Using the add call function on your phone: a guide from KeyRing

Supporting recovery after COVID-19

NHS England have a website with lots of information for recovering from COVID-19, including: Managing the effects: Effects on the bodyEffects on the mindCOVID's links with other conditions Wellbeing: Eating wellSleeping wellGetting … Read Article about Supporting recovery after COVID-19

COVID-19 Guidance: Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family

Click the blue download button below to view or download an easy-read guide to making a Christmas bubble. This document was made by the Government. Alternatively you can click this download link: … Read Article about COVID-19 Guidance: Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family

Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 26

Day 26: simple steps to look after your mental and physical health over winter Support your emotional wellbeing during the current restrictions, with this five ways to wellbeing planner from Public Health Suffolk You can download the … Read Article about Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 26

Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 13

Day 13: Join a friend doing their hobby and find out why they love it Most people have a hobby that they do in their spare time. People have weird and wonderful hobbies of all kinds — from making cheese to geocaching — we all have our … Read Article about Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 13