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Reason Not the Need The ‘Down Syndrome Bill’ is a retrograde step

Ramandeep Kaur and Stephen Unwin 7 December 2021. We’re sharing part of the article below. To read the article in full, please click this link: https://bit.ly/3x7LgX3 Ramandeep Kaur and Stephen Unwin fear new legislation will divide their children based on an old discredited medical model which pathologises disability. Any legislation which defends the rights and champions the opportunities of a historically oppressed minority must surely be an unequivocally good thing. Standing up for people who have Down’s syndrome is something…

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Living with Covid

This is an easy-read version of Public Health Suffolk’s living with Covid Message Cascader. It explains the Government plans about Covid and how to keep yourself and others safe. You can view or download the document by clicking this link: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/living-with-covid/ For more information please go to: http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/suffolks-response/message-cascaders/

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Your care, your way

Clear, understandable information is important to help you make the right health and care decisions. Join this national Healthwatch campaign, and have your say on what needs to change. Everyone should be told about healthcare in the way they need it. ‘Your care, your way’ aims to: Find out how well health and care services deliver the Accessible Information Standard. Help people to know their rights to accessible information from services. Find out who else has problems understanding information about…

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Legal resources from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The legal resources directory from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation is a series of practical resources designed to help you get the information you need about the law and rights, covering a range of topics. The resources cover things such as: Special Educational Needs (SEN) Social care (adult and child) Carers’ rights Family Law Finance Direct payments Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Healthcare Do Not Resuscitate orders (‘DNRs’) NHS complaints Mental Health Act and ‘sectioning’ Mental capacity and best interests Deprivation of…

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The 3 Cs Project – Free Peer- to Peer Training for Autistic people / people with Learning Disabilities to Challenge Discrimination and Harassment

The Suffolk Law Centre, in partnership with Ace Anglia and funded by National Lotteries Reaching Communities are pleased to offer a great 2-hour workshop training opportunity. The training is co-developed, co-written by specialist discrimination lawyers and a group of autistic people and/or with a learning disability. The workshop is co-presented by a specialist Discrimination Legal Adviser from Suffolk Law Centre plus one or two specially trained Peer Educators, who themselves are autistic or with a learning disability. It is undertaken…

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Support my Right to Love (within the law)

An event from Supported Loving / Choice Support About this event A practical overview of the main legal issues individuals may face in supporting sex and/or relationships in social care. The event will split into two sessions over two consecutive days. Tuesday 2nd March – 10am -1pm Wednesday 3rd March – 10am- 1pm Despite being an online event it will be fully interactive – there will plenty of space for small group discussions and questions Dr Claire Bates is the…

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Suffolk Police – community update, 7th January 2021

Please see update below from the Suffolk Police Chief Superintendent, Kim Warner: “It maybe a new year but the current Covid-19 pandemic and its associated challengesremains and continues to face us all. The government announcement of a third national lockdown is a bitter pill to swallowbut it is an necessary one. The message is simple – please stay at home to protectthe NHS and save lives. It’s especially important as we are also combatting a new andmore infectious strain of…

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Coronavirus Act 2020: Easy Read

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has been written to help the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic. It says that Local Authorities (councils) can decide not to follow parts of the Care Act. This easy-read guide is about the changes that might need to happen. We are very grateful to Citizen Network member Dorset Advocacy for making this helpful guide freely available. Read and download the free pdf in your browser by clicking the download button below.

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Online abuse and the experience of disabled people

The Petitions Committee has recently published its report “Online abuse and the experience of disabled people”, revealing the extreme level of abuse that disabled people receive online. You can read the easy-read version of the report by clicking here You can read the conclusions & recommendations by clicking here You can read the full report by clicking here Coverage of the report on T.V Victoria Derbyshire speaks to a woman who has faced online abuse and gave evidence to a parliamentary committee about…

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