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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Health Focus Group

Sign up to the free My Health Focus Group Date and time of this meeting Wednesday 20th December 1:30pm – 3:30pm On Zoom To register for the free My Health Focus Group meeting, please click this link: https://tinyurl.com/MyHealthFGDec2023 The My Health Focus Groups are for anyone interested in the Suffolk Joint Learning Disability Strategy. This could be people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers, provider organisations, members of the public, key organisations and businesses. There are 6…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Health Focus Group

Sign up to the My Health Focus Group Date and time of this meeting Fri, 20 Oct 2023 10:30 – 12:30 Venue of this meeting Kesgrave Community Conference Centre (The Orwell Room ) Twelve Acre Approach Kesgrave IP5 1JF To register for the My Health Focus Group meeting, please click this link: https://tinyurl.com/MyhealthFocusOcto23  The My Health Focus Groups are for anyone interested in the Suffolk Joint Learning Disability Strategy. This could be people with a learning disability, autistic people, families…

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SCA Care Conference 5th October 2023

The Suffolk Care Association Care Conference theme this year is: social care is the solution – Not the problem. How can we fix it? There will be guest speakers on the day: Professor Will Pope– Chair, NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB Board Michelle Dyson- Director, General, Adult Social Care Professor Martin Green- CEO, Care England Ruby Peacock- Policy, Practice and Innovation Director, Homecare Association Kevin Barker- Director SL&V –talks on immigration law and implementation Jonathan Cunningham – MBE–…

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Making Every Contact Count

One Life Suffolk is offering training called Making Every Contact Count. Making Every Contact Count will provide you with the skills, confidence and tools to have a positive and effective conversation about health and behaviour change; particularly around weight management, stopping smoking and increasing physical activity. Having even a brief chat with someone about what is happening in their life can be all it takes to make a positive impact to their health and wellbeing. That’s where the Making Every…

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Know your body, Know your breasts

Ace Anglia have worked in co-production with Suffolk Community Foundation, Self-Advocates and Learning Disability Liaison Nurses to make a film about breast awareness, ‘Know your body, Know your breasts.’ Men and women can both get breast cancer. This film highlights signs you should look out for and what to do if you are worried or notice anything different. For more information: Breast Sense Glove, buy here: https://tinyurl.com/yc8659za How to Check for the Signs of Male Breast Cancer | Lorraine https://www.aceanglia.com/news/…

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Newmarket Community Event

You and your communities are invited to attend a small and welcoming Community Event kindly being hosted by Newmarket Abbeycroft Leisure on Friday 10th February. Located in the reception / café area of the Leisure Centre this informal and relaxed event has: In addition to this the COVID vaccination team will be present providing the last opportunity for those to receive their Autumn / Winter booster, as these will cease to be available from February 12th.  All clinics after this date will continue…

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Family Live Well, Community Event in Colchester

On Wednesday 15th February, C360, in Colchester are hosting a Family Live Well, Community Event with the focus on providing people with an opportunity to have time with specialists within their fields, who are offering one to one advice and support on a range services catering to every age, such as; Running along side this event is the vaccination team, who will be able to administer COVID 1st & 2nd doses only, to those 5+ years and flu for those eligible 18+ years. To add to the fun there will be a craft table for anyone who wishes to…

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My Health Focus Group 3rd February 2023

The ‘My Health focus group’ is a co-produced meeting, part the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22 About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, key organisations, and wider partnership members to a meeting for the My Health focus group. The refresh of this strategy maintains our commitment to work together with partners across Suffolk, to work in new and different ways to ensure that people with learning disabilities live…

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Ace Anglia Women’s Health Project (Bowel Screening) – 12th & 13th January 2023

Ace Anglia are hosting women’s health workshops starting 12th January 2023 – 10th March 2023. The first Women’s Health Workshop is about Bowel Screening. 12th January Date and Venue: January 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Realise Futures Lovetofts DriveSuffolk, Ipswich IP1 5NZ FREE To register for the Bowel Screening workshop please click this link: https://tinyurl.com/383hsp8t 13th January Date and Venue: January 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Zoom FREE To register for the Bowel Screening workshop please click this link: https://tinyurl.com/yrkc88a7 This workshop…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Health Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Health Focus Group. About this meeting The My Health Focus Group is a new group as part of the updated Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. The re-fresh of this strategy maintains our commitments to work together with partners across Suffolk. We want to work in new and different ways to ensure…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Health Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Health Focus Group. About this meeting The My Health Focus Group is a new group as part of the updated Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. The re-fresh of this strategy maintains our commitments to work together with partners across Suffolk. We want to work in new and different ways to ensure…

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NEW Inclusive Boccia Sessions

Boccia is a very inclusive sport where players propel a ball with the aim of getting closest to the jack. It is a sport that is played whilst seated – easy to play, but tricky to play well! Where: Studio 2 at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, Stowmarket, IP14 1LH. When: Thursdays 1.30-3.00, starting on 19th January 2023 (first block of sessions until 23rd March). Cost: The first session on 19th January is FREE, so why not come along and give…

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Free Online Training: Dysphagia – Eating and Drinking Difficulties 

 East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust are offering free training on Dysphagia. Dysphagia is difficulties with eating and drinking. This training is a 3 hour session accessed via Microsoft TEAMS. The training is provided by the Speech and Language Therapy service for adults with learning disabilities in Suffolk and is open to carers/support workers who support an adult with a learning disability in Suffolk. Separate training is available to those who live in the Lowestoft/Waveney area.  The aim…

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My Health Focus Group 2nd December 2022

The Health 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 Health Focus Group. We aim to co-produce this focus group with self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations and board members. We want to: Date and time Friday, 2nd December 2022 10:00 – 12:00 Where is the meeting? On Zoom Click here to register…

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3 questions for better health

The national NHS Knowledge and Library Services team has worked with people with lived experience to produce two, new, easy read guides for people with learning disabilities. Anyone can have problems understanding and accessing health information.  This could include information about medication, appointments, treatment or their health conditions, as well as the format information is provided in, for example by letter, email and online. Get ready to talk about your health prepares people for what to do before they go for a consultation…

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Walk-in Covid Vaccination – 8th September 2022

The NHS is offering coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to children and young people As we enter the autumn and winter months, it is advised that children/young people aged 5 to 18 years should be offered the chance to be vaccinated. Vaccination is particularly important for children/young people who have health conditions that put them at high risk from COVID-19. We are holding a family-friendly Covid 19 vaccination clinic on Cornhill and the Unity Centre, Whitton, in Ipswich. We also welcome enquiries…

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Action From Learning LeDeR Report 2021 – 2022

We use the information we learn from the LeDeR reviews to improve the health of people with a learning disability. It also helps us to reduce health inequalities. Action from learning reports provide examples of changes that we made to services so far. It shows the work we are doing to respond to common themes raised through LeDeR reviews across the country.  We are also doing work on annual health checks, STOMP, STAMP, Ask Listen Do and reasonable adjustments through digital flagging. From 2023, the action from learning…

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Learning from Lives and Deaths People with a Learning Disability and autistic people (LeDeR)

The LeDeR programme, funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement, was established in 2017 to improve healthcare for people with a learning disability and autistic people. LeDeR aims to: Improve care for people with a learning disability and autistic people. Reduce health inequalities for people with a learning disability and autistic people. Prevent people with a learning disability and autistic people from early deaths. LeDeR summarises the lives and deaths of people with a learning disability and autistic people who…

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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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Priority services from Anglian Water

A message shared by Anglia Water: “As the cost-of-living crisis is affecting many of our customers, it’s more important than ever that people who need help paying their bills are being supported.” Anglian Water’s specially trained Extra Care support team can create personalised payment plans to help our customers budget, provide some breathing space if they need some extra time to pay, as well as guide them towards other help and benefits available. With different tariff options, customers could be eligible for…

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Decision support tools: making a decision about a health condition

These decision support tools are designed to support shared decision making between people and a clinician. People may find they are useful before, during or between consultations depending on their care pathway. These tools have been developed in accordance with The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence standards framework for shared decision making support tools, including patient decision aids. You can find all of the decision support tools by clicking this link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/decision-support-tools-making-a-decision-about-a-health-condition/

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999 BSL

A new App called 999 BSL has been launched to enable deaf people to get emergency help from their local police, ambulance, fire and coastguard services instantly. The Royal Deaf Association have made a video explaining how 999 BSL enables emergency calls to be made through a BSL interpreter, providing a ‘UK Emergency Video Relay Service’. You can watch the video by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqSa0Yv7iOI&ab_channel=RoyalAssociationforDeafpeople If you want to find out more There are some useful resources in the 999bsl website.…

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Thursday 28 July: Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy – My Voice focus group

The ‘My Voice focus group’ is a co-produced meeting, part the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, key organisations, and wider partnership members to an online meeting for the 2nd ‘My Voice focus group’. The refresh of this strategy maintains our commitment to work together with partners across Suffolk, to work in new and different ways to ensure that people with learning…

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NSFT Being Together Group

This is a new group from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) Message shared by NSFT: “Our services are changing and we would like you to be part of this. The Learning Disability and Autism Being Together Group is something new to get involved in online.” The meetings will be on every fourth Friday of the month. “Join us on Zoom to talk about what you like about our service, or tell us about what you would like to be different.“…

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