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WEA Eastern Region Courses from June 2022 onwards

Courses available for adult learners aged 19 or older in Norfolk, Suffolk and online. The WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland. The WEA is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. Last year the WEA helped 28,219 students, with the support of nearly 2,000 volunteers, 900+ tutors and over 6,000 members.  Some of the courses starting soon include: More Healthy Cooking on…


Coronavirus and People with Learning Disabilities

The Coronavirus and People with Learning Disabilities Study The Coronavirus and People with Learning Disabilities Study directly interviewed adults with mild/moderate learning disabilities at three time points over 12 months (Cohort 1). There was also an online survey at the same time points with family members or paid carers of people with severe/profound learning disabilities (Cohort 2). The three waves of data collection took place in December 2020 – February 2021; April – May 2021; and July – August 2021.…

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Sharing news from Green Light Trust Green Light Trust are looking for people to join there EARTH SEND course at Castan Woods in Ipswich. The course is fully funded so it will be free. Participants will also get a free lunch which is cooked over the campfire! The course is running from the 5th May until the 16th June 2022 (7 weeks), every Thursday from 10am-3pm. Participants must be over 21 years old with special educational needs and a Suffolk…

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Ace Anglia Health and Wellbeing meetings

Every Wednesday, Ace Anglia host Health and Wellbeing meetings. The meetings are free and on Zoom. There are a variety of different guest speakers, about anything health and wellbeing. Each meeting gives people a chance to talk and ask questions. This week’s meeting on Wednesday the 26 January is about Allergies and Asthma. If you would like to join please contact Abbie. e-mail abbie@aceanglia.com or call 07949 322812.


Roots to Work

A message from ActivLives, Activ Gardens: If you are looking for a new direction in 2022, come and take part in our brand new programme to develop practical skills and build confidence on your way to further learning, training or employment! In this 8-week course you will learn about gardening, food growing and nature conservation, with a chance to get involved in activities such as woodworking or bee-keeping, in our safe, welcoming and inspiring community gardens. Where? The People’s Community…

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Autism Peer Support

Have a say in the future of Peer Support for Autistic people Health Education England (HEE) are exploring what capabilities are required for people that become peer support workers for autistic people. These capabilities will cover the skills, knowledge and values that Peer Support workers must have to do the job. Autism Peer Support is where autistic people use the lessons learned from their own experiences to support other autistic people. As well as their own experience they also need…

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Join our WhatsApp messaging service

We have re-launched our WhatsApp messaging service. We will now be using WhatsApp’s ‘broadcast’ feature which keeps individual’s number private from other group members. We will be sending messages about things like: Health information News stories from around the UK Details of upcoming meetings, events and webinars Updates from local support organisations Information about social care Opportunities to join workshops, sessions or learning events easy-read information. To receive messages, please text join and your name to 07398 699001.


Wild About Kirkley

Sharing details of Wild About Kirkley, creative get-togethers from Suffolk Artlink. What? We welcome you to learn, grow, eat and share through a series of inspiring, social and creative bi-weekly get-togethers centred around Kirkley. From now until March, you can enjoy free activities led by artists, Carrie Phoenix and Kasia Posen, plus guests. From foraging and tasting to learning about local marine life and growing organic vegetables, you will creatively explore this place you call home alongside your friends and…


The Future of Lived Experience: a conference hosted by the Institute of Community Reporters

Everyone has a story to tell – we know this wholeheartedly, but right now, it also feels like everyone is asking for our stories and there is a risk of storytelling fatigue setting in. How do we ensure that people who share their lived experiences are valued and that those experiences are treated as a valid form of data in their own right? How does society, institutions and organisations – ourselves included – to get better a working with stories…


Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 26

Day 26: simple steps to look after your mental and physical health over winter Support your emotional wellbeing during the current restrictions, with this five ways to wellbeing planner from Public Health Suffolk You can download the planner below:


Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 12

Day 12: ‘How to find a new hobby’ from FutureLearn “We’ve got 40 top ideas to give you some inspiration when trying to find a new hobby.“ If you feel like you’re in a bit of a rut and you definitely don’t want to spend time watching yet another series, perhaps it’s time to find a new hobby? It can be difficult to find new things that you could be passionate about, but don’t worry!  We’ve got you covered. This list…


Personalised Care: Peer Leadership Foundation – Step One. A free course from FutureLearn

Learn what personalised care is and how the whole population can benefit As the NHS moves towards a more personalised health and care system, it’s important for people to have a clear idea of what this new, more targeted approach to health and care means for them. On this course you’ll learn what personalised care is, and how it can benefit the whole population in England. You’ll also hear how it works in practice. What topics will the course cover?…


Ofsted and CQC County SEND Re-Visit

For the attention of all parents, carers and children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) Re-visit of Suffolk issued with a written statement of action for SEND, from Monday 21 January 2019 to Wednesday 23 January 2019. Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly a re-visit of your local area following the previous inspection of SEND services that took place between 12 December 2016 and 16 December 2016. The re-visit will evaluate how effectively leaders…

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