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19 July guidance on protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

The government has issued new guidance for anyone who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. This guidance comes into effect on 19 July 2021 Who this guidance is for This guidance is for everyone in England who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes those people who have been identified by the NHS as being clinically extremely vulnerable and those identified through the COVID-19 population risk assessment. All of those identified have…

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New rules from the 12 April

Members of the Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership have made some easy-read information about stage 2 of the easing of lockdown, explaining changes to guidance from the 12 April. You can download by clicking the link below, or you can click the following link: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/information/new-rules-from-the-12-april/

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Connections: unique ‘how to’ interactive zoom sessions

In March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Voice cLoud launched a digital inclusion programme and digital access consultation, which explored creative and innovative ways to keep people connected. Since then, Voice cLoud have been working with, and supporting, many vulnerable people who have been disproportionately affected by the impact of extended social restrictions and national lockdowns. Their digital projects have connected people across Suffolk; friends, relatives and strangers as well as further afield. Schedule of Events LEARN…

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COVID-19: Roadmap out of lockdown: step 1

The Government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’, setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership have created an easy-read guide which explains the first step of the Government’s ‘road map’ out of lockdown. You can view and download the guide by clicking the download button below. Alternatively, you can click this link to view or download: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/information/covid-19-roadmap-out-of-lockdown-step-1/

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Mindfulness Made Easy – an online event from Action for Happiness

Join Action for Happiness for a special event with Shamash Alidina to learn how we can make mindfulness a natural part of our lives. About this Event Want to feel calmer and find ways to bring mindfulness into your daily life? Messages telling us to be mindful or appreciate what we have can leave us feeling that we’re falling short, especially in challenging times. There are so many demands on our attention and simply not enough hours in the day…

Mindfulness Made Easy

Join Action for Happiness for a special event with Shamash Alidina to learn how we can make mindfulness a natural part of our lives. About this Event Want to feel calmer and find ways to bring mindfulness into your daily life? Messages telling us to be mindful or appreciate what we have can leave us feeling that we’re falling short, especially in challenging times. There are so many demands on our attention and simply not enough hours in the day…

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Rules for Christmas Day: an easy-read guide

Norfolk County Council have made an easy-read letter to help people understand the rules around keeping safe at Christmas. The Government brought in new rules on Saturday which means that the guidance has changed in order to keep people safe. You can download the letter by clicking the blue download button below. Or you can click this link: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/information/rules-for-christmas-day-an-easy-read-guide/ For the full guidance please click here

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Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 17

Day 17: Suffolk Socials A message from Wellbeing Suffolk: Every month we organise socials across Suffolk to give people the opportunity to expand their social network and catch up with those they’ve met through Wellbeing. This is all about meeting like-minded people and finding out what’s going on in your local area. These aren’t support groups but a chance to meet new people and talk about what you have been up to! If you are nervous coming along to things like…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 15

Day 15: Start to learn a new language on your phone Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Exercises are tailored to help you learn and review vocabulary effectively. https://www.duolingo.com/

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Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 14

Day 14: Why it’s important to be active everyday You can download the infographic below. We have also listed them in the text below. Why it’s important to be active every day Improves blood flow Boosts your immune system Increases energy levels Develops stronger bones Develops stronger joints Improves reflexes Reduces fatigue (tiredness) Improves your sleep Improves brain functioning Helps to reduce obesity Increases confidence Reduces anxiety Improves breathing Helps to maintain weight Improves cholesterol levels Improves posture Improves mood Reduces…

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Explaining the 2nd National Lockdown

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand about the Second National Lockdown in England. It describes what you can and can’t do during this time. Thank you to Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust for creating this video. If you can’t see the video preview, click the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3XNVtrgbDw&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=SurreyandBordersPartnershipNHSTrust

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Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 13

Day 13: Join a friend doing their hobby and find out why they love it Most people have a hobby that they do in their spare time. People have weird and wonderful hobbies of all kinds — from making cheese to geocaching — we all have our reasons for enjoying these activities, and generally want to share our love of them with our friends and family. During lockdown, why not share your hobby with friends or family? Or ask someone…

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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…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 10

Day 10: 10 practical tips for dealing with stress Please see the poster below from Believe Perform: 10 practical tips for dealing with stress. You can also read the tips below. 01. Ask for help Speak to someone about your struggles. This could be your GP, a friend, a family member, a support worker, mental health organisation or support charity. 02. Exercise Regularly Exercise is a great tool which can help to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. 03. Problem Solve Challenge…

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Support bubbles

The aim of a support bubble is to help people who’ve been cut off from friends and family. What is a support bubble? A bubble is defined as a group of people with whom you have close physical contact. In England, single adults living alone – or single parents whose children are under 18 – can form a support bubble with one other household. The second household can be of any size and can include “at risk” people who were previously…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 6

Day 6: Listen to an audiobook Reading can offer a wonderful escape into our imaginations, and it’s proven to be good for our wellbeing. But, what about the people whose mental health might make reading difficult? Just 6 minutes of reading can be enough to reduce stress levels by more than two thirds, according to research from the University of Sussex. But when your mind is keeping you from concentrating, what else can you do? Audiobooks can be a great way to…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 5

Day 4: Make a meal using a recipe or ingredient you’ve not tried before As we’re all spending more time at home, it can become difficult to stay motivated to cook and eat well. Eat This Not That have rounded up a list of our favourite recipes, including creations you haven’t yet served or perhaps have never even tasted. “Boost your cooking game and put your taste buds to the test with the drool-worthy dishes below.”

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Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 4

Day 4: a mental health guide to coping with lockdown during winter Today, we are sharing a great resource from Believe Perform with some really helpful tips to coping with lockdown during the winter months. You can view or download the infographic by clicking the download button below.

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Living Well through the Lockdown Lows: a free webinar from Wellbeing Suffolk

This workshop will help you to reflect on the journey we have all been on over the last year. It will allow you to acknowledge how the situation may have affected you whilst helping you to apply simple but really helpful techniques to support you and your Wellbeing as we move into a new Lockdown and the Winter months. This is a live online presentation, where you log in on your computer, phone or tablet. A clinician will present the…

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Lockdown rules

COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives. When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection. That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, you must:…

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Back to School – what you need to know in Suffolk

Suffolk SENDIASS have updated their Back to School video which aims to help parents, carers and young people prepare for the return to school in September. The video looks at what the government expects regarding attendance, safety measures, the curriculum, catch up and wellbeing and looks at resources which may help your child with the return. Watch our video here: There are timestamps for different sections in the description under the video on YouTube – if you have a computer,…

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Meeting Your Emotional Needs during Lockdown: a course from the Realise Futures Learning Team

Course title: Meeting Your Emotional Needs during LockdownStart date: Tuesday 30th JuneEnd date: Tuesday 28th JulyTime: 10:00 – 11:20Sessions: 5 (one per week) Are you experiencing mood swings during the ‘Coronavirus lock-down’? Well, you are not alone! This course comprises of five 80 minute sessions developed to allow you to explore and find ways of dealing with some of your emotional needs during these challenging times. To attend please email info@rflearn.co.uk and specify the specific session title in the email…

Meeting Your Emotional Needs during Lockdown: online course

Meeting Your Emotional Needs during Lockdown Start date: Tuesday 30th June End date: Tuesday 28th July Time: 10:00 – 11:20 Sessions: 5 (one per week) Are you experiencing mood swings during the ‘Coronavirus lock-down’? Well, you are not alone! This course comprises of five 80 minute sessions developed to allow you to explore and find ways of dealing with some of your emotional needs during these challenging times. To attend please email info@rflearn.co.uk and specify the specific session title in…

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