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Annual Health Check workshop

A virtual online workshop to learn more about Annual Health Checks. Do you live in Suffolk, have a learning disability and are over the age of 14? Then you can have an Annual Health Check. Ace Anglia, in partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS … Read Article about Annual Health Check workshop

PCPLD Network Podcast: Ep. 4 ‘When Deaths Go Wrong: The Story of Richard Handley’

Listen to Sheila Handley @PinguG talk with @TuffreyWijne about her son Richard, who had Down syndrome and died of constipation. In this episode Sheila Handley tells the story of her son Richard, who died in 2012 from constipation at the age of … Read Article about PCPLD Network Podcast: Ep. 4 ‘When Deaths Go Wrong: The Story of Richard Handley’

Do Not Resuscitate? DNACPR & people with learning disabilities

An event part of the PCPLD Network webinar series About this Event The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed huge problems with the way Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions are made, understood and communicated with people … Read Article about Do Not Resuscitate? DNACPR & people with learning disabilities

Self Employment & Organisational Adaptations: supporting people to get a job

Preparing for Adulthood are holding 2 online events on Thursday 25 March to learn about the ways that organisations have adapted to enable young people with additional needs to be employed. The first of these focuses on self-employment. SESSION 2| … Read Article about Self Employment & Organisational Adaptations: supporting people to get a job

Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability

This free online training is for family carers only and has been designed to help carers easily identify signs that someone may be unwell and to let them know what they should do next. About this Event The workshop is free and only for carers … Read Article about Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability

COVID-19: All people on learning disabilities registers to be invited for vaccine

All people on the learning disability register with their GP will be invited for Covid vaccine. This change is happening following updated advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The learning disability … Read Article about COVID-19: All people on learning disabilities registers to be invited for vaccine

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 … Read Article about Support my Right to Love (within the law)

People with learning disability and COVID-19 vaccinations

The PCPLD (Palliative Care for people with Learning Disabilities) Network recently hosted a webinar; 'Why all people with learning disabilities and their carers should be prioritised.' You can watch a video of the event on YouTube below. About … Read Article about People with learning disability and COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Making friends with your face mask

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand why wearing a face mask is important, how to find a face mask that suits them and how to get used to wearing it. Thank you to Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust for … Read Article about Making friends with your face mask

COVID-19 Vaccine: Accessibility and reasonable adjustments for individuals with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation have produced some information about the COVID-19 vaccine. It gives information to people and families about the vaccine and accessibility and reasonable adjustments for individuals with severe learning … Read Article about COVID-19 Vaccine: Accessibility and reasonable adjustments for individuals with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges

Supporting people with learning disabilities in Bereavement webinar

An event part of the PCPLD Network webinar series. PCPLD stands for Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities. You can find out more here about PCPLD here: https://www.pcpld.org/about-us/ About this Event With Baroness Sheila … Read Article about Supporting people with learning disabilities in Bereavement webinar

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

After scandals like Winterbourne View, why is basic decency still remarkable?

An article by Sara Ryan, originally posted to https://www.theguardian.com/uk Children with learning disabilities and their families need support that is kind, compassionate and thoughtful. You can read the article by visiting the following … Read Article about After scandals like Winterbourne View, why is basic decency still remarkable?

Personalising digital tools for people with learning disabilities: challenges and solutions

Supporting individuals with learning disabilities to access the care for their needs comes with a number of challenges. But could we finally put the people using services at the heart of planning and delivery with the use of technology? Join us for … Read Article about Personalising digital tools for people with learning disabilities: challenges and solutions