From 18 to 22 November 2019 Mencap is celebrating what great employees people with a learning disability can make! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=9XOIWc6WuJs&feature=emb_logo Mencap are sharing stories of people … Continue reading Learning Disability Work Week 2019
25 million to be offered free NHS flu jab this winter. The health service in England has prepared for its largest-ever flu protection drive to help keep people well and ease pressure on urgent care services over the colder months. It … Continue reading Could you get a free flu jab?
Our Am I Your Problem? campaign aims to challenge the indifference, hidden discrimination and sometimes outright hostility faced by people with a learning disability or autism. United Response is calling on the general public to consider how … Continue reading Am I Your Problem? Campaign
For this year’s Learning Disability Week Mencap have created a guide on holding your own sport event. Learning Disability Week is 17th - 23rd June 2019 If you fancy holding your own football match or relay race or sport day then check … Continue reading Hold your own sport event
"I feel it is important for people who have a learning disability to understand and know of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual community. It may empower some of them to come out and accept who they are, whether they have feelings for people of … Continue reading Learning Disability Pride
The new sensory room at Gatwick airport is a calming space for passengers with special needs to relax before their flight. "The new space in the North Terminal has been designed for passengers with autism, dementia, cognitive impairment or … Continue reading Gatwick is the First UK Airport to Open Sensory Room
Don't Miss Your Chance to Have Your Say Anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support is a carer. If the person you care for is also … Continue reading Family Carer Survey
Earlier this year Karl Butler went to South Street Studios with the idea of setting up a DJ course for people with Learning Disabilities. South Street thought it was a great idea. They then put on a Pick and Mix Club Night to showcase the talent … Continue reading Pick and Mix Club Nights
Getting Things Changed was a 3 year research programme funded by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) The project started in April 2015 and finished in May 2018. The research • ‘Getting Things Changed’ was a large programme of research … Continue reading Getting Things Changed (Tackling Disabling Practices: Co-production and Change)
Recently I went to an event in Newmarket. It was about 10 year plan for the NHS. In the plan they have set out the top priorities. They are: Cancer, Cardiovascular and … Continue reading Learning Disability and Autism – 10 year planning meeting
Suffolk’s Learning Disability Partnership would like to invite you to the Support Worker and PA Network meeting, as co-produced by you. The Network offers a place for support workers to come together and support one another. The importance of … Continue reading Support Work & PA Network Meeting
Survey for a workforce that works better for and with people with learning disabilities and / or autism. Health Education England (HEE) want to make a new long-term plan for workers in health, education, and social care services. This is … Continue reading Survey on Future of NHS Workforce
Please note that these are the thoughts and views of an individual working in Suffolk, and don't necessarily convey the thoughts or views of the Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership as a whole. Names and identifying details have been changed / … Continue reading Think Piece: 1. What does good inclusion look like?
This short animated film is raising awareness to the Annual Health Check for people with learning disabilities over the age of 14. Ask you Doctor's Surgery for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gANZupyBHM&feature=youtu.be … Continue reading Be Happy, Be Healthy, Don’t Miss Out
New standards have been developed to measure the quality of health care for anyone with a learning disability, autism, or both. NHS Trusts have developed the standards by asking patients and carers what they expect for their health care. By using … Continue reading New Learning Disability Improvement Standards for NHS Trusts
Campaign on Facebook and Twitter between 25 June to 6 July Hello, my name is Carl Shaw. I am a learning disability adviser at NHS England and I co-lead on a project called Ask Listen Do with my colleague Sarah Jackson. We are … Continue reading Please Support Ask Listen Do!
Gig Buddies has been set up to enable people with learning disabilities to enjoy events within their communities, including live music! Gig Buddies match up a volunteer, a Gig Buddy, and someone with a learning disability and then they both get to … Continue reading Who are Gig Buddies?
The Green Light Toolkit is from the National Development Team for Inclusion. It is an audit (a way of checking) how well Mental Health services meet the needs of people with Learning Disability and/or Autism. It then informs the development of … Continue reading Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: Green Light for Mental Health
Ipswich Hospital has set up a new Learning Disability Action Group. This is a group for people with a learning disability and / or autism who use the Ipswich Hospital and would like to influence change. The group is facilitated by Roger Blake, the … Continue reading Ipswich Hospital: Learning Disability Action Group
The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership is an independent partnership of self-advocates, family carers, health and social care commissioners, police, Healthwatch, voluntary organisations and housing providers. What is its Purpose? The … Continue reading A Support Worker rep on the Learning Disability Partnership Board