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Using a pulse oximeter to check you are OK

If you get coronavirus your doctor may give you a pulse oximeter to check you are OK. This is an easy-read guide to explain how to use a pulse oximeter and how to record the information you get from it. You can download the file by clicking … Read Article about Using a pulse oximeter to check you are OK

Free PPE extended to June 2021

Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The PPE portal can be used by social care and primary care providers to get … Read Article about Free PPE extended to June 2021

Suffolk People First online

About this event The next Suffolk People First Online is on Friday 26th February 2021. The quarterly held events bring together the People First Groups from across Suffolk, family carers, self-advocates and health & social care … Read Article about Suffolk People First online

Human Rights and DNARs: People’s Experiences of DNAR Decision Making in 2020

Background to the report A Do Not Attempt Resuscitation decision is when medical professionals decide to not provide CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to an individual. A DNAR order is also sometimes called a DNACPR order or DNR order. When … Read Article about Human Rights and DNARs: People’s Experiences of DNAR Decision Making in 2020

Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report and easy-read summary

Disabled people have suffered a range of profoundly adverse effects from the pandemic, including starkly disproportionate deaths, says a report published by the Women and Equalities Committee. Read the Report: Unequal Impact? Coronavirus, … Read Article about Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report and easy-read summary

Jerry Newman Talks About Co-Production

Learning Disability Liaison Nurse Jerry Newman talks about co-production between health, Ace Anglia and self-advocates. You can watch the video below. If the video is not displayed, you can watch the film here: … Read Article about Jerry Newman Talks About Co-Production

Seven in 10 adults are motivated to get healthier in 2021 due to COVID-19

Better Health campaign This January, lots of us are thinking about what we can do for a boost. So, if there’s something you’d like to change in your life right now, like losing a bit of weight, getting active, sleeping better/improving your … Read Article about Seven in 10 adults are motivated to get healthier in 2021 due to COVID-19

Covid-19 vaccine information from Camden Learning Disability Service

Covid-19 vaccine easy-read leaflet developed by Camden Learning Disability Service. You can view and download the information by clicking the blue download button below. Alternatively you can download by clicking here: … Read Article about Covid-19 vaccine information from Camden Learning Disability Service

Noticed an unusual change to your body? Don’t sit it out, get it checked out.

Contact your GP, the NHS is here to help! During this time of COVID-19 there are different ways you can contact your GP to get advice or make an appointment. Suffolk County Council & Essex County Council have produced this helpful guide. You … Read Article about Noticed an unusual change to your body? Don’t sit it out, get it checked out.

NHS England and NHS Improvement: Easy-Read Newsletter – issue 11

The NHS England and NHS Improvement #EasyRead Newsletter issue 11 out now! Find out about how to get support for children and young people in crisis and the Mental Capacity Act. You can view the newsletter by clicking the blue … Read Article about NHS England and NHS Improvement: Easy-Read Newsletter – issue 11

DNAR Decisions and Human Rights: Workshop from LD England

Find out more about your human rights and share your experiences of DNAR decisions About this Event During Coronavirus some disabled people and older people have been told doctors will not restart their heart if they become very … Read Article about DNAR Decisions and Human Rights: Workshop from LD England

Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 14

Day 14: Why it's important to be active everyday You can download the infographic below. We have also listed them in the text below. Why it's important to be active every day Improves blood flowBoosts your immune systemIncreases energy … Read Article about Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 14

People with learning disabilities ‘haven’t been able to have the right support’ in pandemic

Public Health England figures show that during the first wave of the pandemic, 18 to 34-year-olds with learning disabilities were up to 30 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than the same age group in the general population. Channel 4 spoke to … Read Article about People with learning disabilities ‘haven’t been able to have the right support’ in pandemic

Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 7

Day 7: Running Running is one of the easiest keep-fit hobbies to get into. All you need to get started is a pair of running shoes and somewhere to run. Along with bringing a host of health benefits, running can give you some time out from … Read Article about Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 7

Living Well through the Lockdown Lows: a free webinar from Wellbeing Suffolk

This workshop will help you to reflect on the journey we have all been on over the last year. It will allow you to acknowledge how the situation may have affected you whilst helping you to apply simple but really helpful techniques to support you and … Read Article about Living Well through the Lockdown Lows: a free webinar from Wellbeing 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 ...

Wonderful work from artists supported by @suffolk_artlink ...

You can now download some pictures that help describe ypur reasoning for not wearing a face covering when out and about. Link in bio. ...