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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 … 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

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 … Read Article about Friends around the table

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

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 … Read Article about Strategic VASP meeting

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 … Read Article about Suffolk Autism Social Club

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

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 … Read Article about A West Stow Country Park course, supported by Green Light Trust

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

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 ...