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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy My Home Focus Group is now Monday 3 October 2022

The Home Focus group is a co-produced meeting that is part of the development of The Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22 About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Board would like to invite you to the My Home Focus Group. We aim to co-produce this focus group with self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations and board members. We want to: Showcase and celebrate best practice Identify projects to work together on Explore how we want the group to work, communicate…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy My Voice Focus Group 24 November 2022

The My Voice Focus group is a co-produced meeting that is part of the development of The Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22 About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Board would like to invite you to the My Voice Focus Group. We aim to co-produce this focus group with self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations and board members. We want to: Showcase and celebrate best practice Identify projects to work together on Explore how we want the group to work,…

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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 Mobility Centres across England and £1 million for lifeline ferries and seaports serving the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly. The Accessibility Minister, Wendy Morton said the money will “help people to access services… and scale up and extend the services [the government] has been…

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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 Mobility Centres across England and £1 million for lifeline ferries and seaports serving the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly. The Accessibility Minister, Wendy Morton said the money will “help people to access services… and scale up and extend the services [the government]…

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Friends around the table

Sessions from Suffolk Artlink: Creatively connecting rural communities Celebrate ‘Food and Print’ in a series of creative get-togethers exploring food, culture and nature. Sessions will offer opportunities to learn new skills and meet new people. Sessions will particularly welcome family carers and adults living in rural areas. Sessions are totally FREE, but booking is essential. To find out more and to book please contact Carrie, e-mail: carrie@suffolkartlink.co.uk or phone: 01986 873955  For more information about Suffolk Artlink, visit their website by clicking…

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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 with inspiring actions so please share it with others and help spread the kindness. Click here to go to the Action for Happiness website: https://www.actionforhappiness.org/december

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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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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 back as part of the review was that they wanted the chance to meet with the leaders of SEND Services in Suffolk, to ask them questions and give them feedback directly. Suffolk County Council are looking to restart their Time To Listen events. In order…

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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 and recovery motivation. Who is the programme for? People aged 16-25 who live in the Suffolk area. All genders, sexualities and ethnicities welcomed. Where? Online content for you to stream at a time convenient to you, landing monthly. How much?…

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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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Suffolk Autism Social Club

About the Club This is a social club for adults on the autism spectrum run by Leading Lives. Come and meet like-minded people in an informal setting. You are welcome to bring along a friend or family member. There will be a monthly programme of activities/speakers. Please go online at www.leadinglives.org.uk or call 01473 602931 for more details. This club is in partnership with Your Wellbeing in Mind and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Details When: First Friday of each month. Time: 6:00pm…

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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 Centre, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP. More information will be available soon. If you have any questions, you can e-mail: joanna.pawlett@jpaget.nhs.uk

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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 realized the importance of being able to use technologies such as Smartphones, tablets, WhatsApp and Zoom in order to be able to keep connected with our friends and family and stay mentally well. For support workers, helping people with learning disabilities to use…

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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 and family! Demonstrating faith This 28-year-old put her heart and soul into copying out the Bible. Her efforts took a level of dedication that very few of us can attest to having. Woman with Down syndrome copied out the entire…

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A West Stow Country Park course, supported by Green Light Trust

8 week funded course for adults with a Suffolk postcode and aged 19 or over on 31 Aug 2020, who are dealing with mental health issues. Every Thursday 10am-3pm starting 28 October – 16 December 2021 Held at West Stow Country Park, Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6HG There is no need to bring food, lunch and all refreshments are provided. Please be sure to state on the booking form if you have any allergies or dietary requirements. Book…

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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 disabilities has been a problem for the NHS and care system for a long time. An example of poor care and abuse was exposed by reports and investigations into the Winterbourne View hospital which took place in 2011. The fact that these issues have not been resolved 10 years later is a scandal in its…

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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 first number, say hi. Click on add call and they will be placed on hold. Find the number you wantto add to the call and call them. Then click to the merge the…

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Christmas Day bubbles

You can read the full guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family The latest in the Message Cascaders infographics series is an update of the Christmas Bubbles rules that will be in place on 25 December ONLY. You can view the information by clicking the blue download button below.

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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: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/information/covid-19-guidance-making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family/

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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 planner below:

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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 reasons for enjoying these activities, and generally want to share our love of them with our friends and family. During lockdown, why not share your hobby with friends or family? Or ask someone…

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Support bubbles

The aim of a support bubble is to help people who’ve been cut off from friends and family. What is a support bubble? A bubble is defined as a group of people with whom you have close physical contact. In England, single adults living alone – or single parents whose children are under 18 – can form a support bubble with one other household. The second household can be of any size and can include “at risk” people who were previously…

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Green Light Trust Air

What’s Involved..? Click the video below to hear CEO Tom Brown explain how Green Light Trust Air works. Course participants are invited to join online interactive activities, hosted by Green Light Trust staff.Programmes are designed to reduce isolation and anxiety, improve mental and physical well-being, increase confidence and self-esteem, give a sense of structure and belonging, improve social and communication skills, and build a knowledge of and appreciation for the natural environment. Activities include: group video call meet up session, nature learning through video…

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