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people who are supported by Anglian Water's Priority Services scheme

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Priority services from Anglian Water

A message shared by Anglia Water: “As the cost-of-living crisis is affecting many of our customers, it’s more important than ever that people who need help paying their bills are being supported.” Anglian Water’s specially trained Extra Care support team can create personalised payment plans to help our customers budget, provide some breathing space if they need some extra time to pay, as well as guide them towards other help and benefits available. With different tariff options, customers could be eligible for…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy My Voice Focus Group 24 November 2022

The My Voice Focus group is a co-produced meeting that is part of the development of The Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22 About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Board would like to invite you to the My Voice Focus Group. We aim to co-produce this focus group with self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations and board members. We want to: Showcase and celebrate best practice Identify projects to work together on Explore how we want the group to work,…

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Living Well With Autism

The Recovery College is run by the mental health trust and the aim is to provide an educational approach to understanding and managing some of the mental health challenges that people are facing. The Recovery College are offering a new course ‘Living Well With Autism’.  “This 5 week free course helps people (16+ years) explore ways that people who have autism can live well and have a meaningful and purposeful life. Like all our courses at the Recovery College, this…

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Remap

Sharing information from the charity, remap. Remap is a charity that helps disabled people of all ages to live more independent lives. Our network of skilled volunteers design and custom-make equipment free of charge. We help to improve quality of life and increase independence for disabled people of all ages, providing solutions to everyday problems when there is nothing commercially available. We design and custom-make equipment for each individual because everyone’s needs are different. Our network of skilled volunteers respond to thousands of…

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Autism and Dementia-friendly visiting times at Ipswich Museum

Sharing details of the Autism and Dementia-friendly visiting times at Ipswich Museum. The relaxed visiting times take place on the first Saturday of the month and are intended to provide a more relaxed experience of the museum. About July’s Event Opening times: 3:00 – 4.30pm “We will be turning off speakers and screens to welcome those with autism or additional sensory requirements to enjoy the Museum in a relaxed environment.  Visitors can explore the Museum with gallery sound levels at a…

people who are supported by Anglian Water's Priority Services scheme

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Anglian Water: priority services

A message shared by Anglia Water: “As the cost-of-living crisis is affecting many of our customers, it’s more important than ever that people who need help paying their bills are being supported.” Anglian Water’s specially trained Extra Care support team can create personalised payment plans to help our customers budget, provide some breathing space if they need some extra time to pay, as well as guide them towards other help and benefits available. With different tariff options, customers could be eligible for…

people who are supported by Anglian Water's Priority Services scheme

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Anglian Water: priority services register

A message shared by Anglia Water: “As the cost-of-living crisis is affecting many of our customers, it’s more important than ever that people who need help paying their bills are being supported.” Anglian Water’s specially trained Extra Care support team can create personalised payment plans to help our customers budget, provide some breathing space if they need some extra time to pay, as well as guide them towards other help and benefits available. With different tariff options, customers could be eligible for…

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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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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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Review of the NHS Accessible Information Standard

Urgent priorities for change, informed by patients’ livedexperience and NHS professionals. In late 2021, a coalition of charities surveyed NHS and social care professionals in England, as well as disabled people who have accessible information and communication needs, about the NHS Accessible Information Standard. More than 900 people gave responses. We have added an easy-read version of the review below. Here are some key facts from the findings: After five years of the Accessible Information Standard, only 11 percent of…

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Learning disabilities needs assessment 2021

There are approximately 1.5 million people have a learning disability in the UK. About 350,000 people have a severe or profound learning disability. This number will increase in the coming decades. Therefore, it is critical to understand the changing needs of this population. People with learning disabilities face inequalities in health and social outcomes. We must understand these inequalities and changing needs to prioritise planning and resources. A needs assessment was initially undertaken in 2014. The outcome of this work…

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Young Person’s Network

Want to know more about the Young Person’s Network and how to get involved? Watch the video below! Video not displaying? Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c_8xmKR0Eo&list=PLhhTU9a-r64h9329NwCpJ_qzx2cV05ASG&index=3&ab_channel=TheSourceforyoungpeopleinSuffolk

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Accessible information from NHS and care services – know your rights

Healthwatch Suffolk have written some helpful information about accessible information from NHS and care organisations. What is the Accessible Information Standard? The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. We have gathered some key information about the accessible communications you should expect from services. The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get…

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Important information about new coronavirus treatments: easy-read information

This is an Easy Read document which explains a letter sent out in December 2021. This letter is from Professor Stephen Powis who is the National Medical Director of NHS England and NHS Improvement. The NHS is going to start giving new coronavirus treatments to some people. You can view/download the document by clicking the blue download button below. Link not displaying? Click this link to view/download the document: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/important-information-about-new-coronavirus-treatments-easy-read-information/

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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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Online event to help carers in Suffolk access support

To mark Carers Rights Day carers across Suffolk are invited to join an online event to find out about the support available to them. The event is open to everyone and will include speakers, information on the support available to carers, what rights carers have and provide the chance to ask questions to experts. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support. Each year, Carers…

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Time To Listen Events

Earlier this year, Suffolk County Council published the final report following the independent review of SEND Services in Suffolk undertaken by Lincolnshire County Council. You can read more about the review here. One of the things families fed back as part of the review was that they wanted the chance to meet with the leaders of SEND Services in Suffolk, to ask them questions and give them feedback directly. Suffolk County Council are looking to restart their Time To Listen events. In order…

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National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026

The government’s national strategy for improving the lives of autistic people and their families and carers in England, and implementation plan for 2021 to 2022.

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Top Tips for employers

Top Tips for employers developed by young people with Autism – developed by young people at Suffolk One with support from the Suffolk County Council Engagement Hub team. Please feel free to use, share and promote with your networks, employers and young people. Read the tips Make it clear what the job is. Expect me to do just that job, not lots of other tasks; it’s too confusing if I’m given lots of tasks! I need routine. Visual is best –…

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Transition to Secondary School: Gathering Your Views

These events from Suffolk SENDIASS may be of interest to family/carers of children moving from primary school to secondary school. Information about the events below: We want to make sure that the training and information we put together matches what families want to find out, to help them feel more confident. We are therefore offering 2 informal online sessions to gather the questions parents and carers have around transition to secondary school so they can tell us what kind of…

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How to improve your writing with plain English

Extract from an article by Lauren English on the The Big Hack website. View Lauren’s post by clicking here: https://bighack.org/how-to-improve-your-writing-with-plain-english/ What is plain English? Plain English is a style of writing that presents the intended message in a simple and effective way. It’s concise, easy-to-understand and free of jargon. Plain English puts the reader’s needs first and allows the reader to understand the message the first time they read it. It’s favoured by government and public health organisations like the…

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Why we need Changing Places toilets

How accessible are standard accessible toilets? Did you know that standard accessible toilets do not always meet the additional needs of all disabled people? People with certain disabilities, including profound or multiple learning disabilities, spinal injuries and muscular dystrophy, find their needs are often not met in regular accessible toilets. They require extra equipment and more space to allow them, or their carers, to assist them in using the toilets safely and comfortably.  The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006…

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Face coverings/face masks: latest advice 15th June 2020

Keep Safe have made some easy-read posters and information cards following the latest government advice around face masks. Free to print or use digitally. Use them on their own or in combinations to get the message across. Thank you to Keep Safe for these latest resources. They have also made some digital resources that you can save on your phone to show people when out and about. If you want to download a card as a photo to show on…

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