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East Of England NHS Co-Production Group

Ace Anglia are facilitating the East of England NHS Co-production Group. September 14, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm This is FREE event and you can sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/52856dfh Learn about what makes good co-production and how we can work together. This group is for people with a learning disability, autistic people, parent carers, self-advocacy groups and parent carer groups. For more information please contact: nikki@aceanglia.com

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Learning Disability Annual Health Check

Are you on the learning disability register and have you had your annual health check? Ace Anglia have made a film about having your first Learning Disability Annual Health Check. If you have a learning disability and are not on the learning disability register you can find out more information here on how to get on the learning disability register: https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/learning-disability-register?gclid=Cj0KCQjwiZqhBhCJARIsACHHEH-B4aLTsr1g249i79FA7BrONsQ0ENAdPFeclK-Jz-fjf4expv-cOV4aAnjiEALw_wcB For more information about Ace Anglia check out their website: https://www.aceanglia.com/

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Know your body, Know your breasts

Ace Anglia have worked in co-production with Suffolk Community Foundation, Self-Advocates and Learning Disability Liaison Nurses to make a film about breast awareness, ‘Know your body, Know your breasts.’ Men and women can both get breast cancer. This film highlights signs you should look out for and what to do if you are worried or notice anything different. For more information: Breast Sense Glove, buy here: https://tinyurl.com/yc8659za How to Check for the Signs of Male Breast Cancer | Lorraine https://www.aceanglia.com/news/…

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Newmarket Community Event

You and your communities are invited to attend a small and welcoming Community Event kindly being hosted by Newmarket Abbeycroft Leisure on Friday 10th February. Located in the reception / café area of the Leisure Centre this informal and relaxed event has: In addition to this the COVID vaccination team will be present providing the last opportunity for those to receive their Autumn / Winter booster, as these will cease to be available from February 12th.  All clinics after this date will continue…

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Family Live Well, Community Event in Colchester

On Wednesday 15th February, C360, in Colchester are hosting a Family Live Well, Community Event with the focus on providing people with an opportunity to have time with specialists within their fields, who are offering one to one advice and support on a range services catering to every age, such as; Running along side this event is the vaccination team, who will be able to administer COVID 1st & 2nd doses only, to those 5+ years and flu for those eligible 18+ years. To add to the fun there will be a craft table for anyone who wishes to…

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My Health Focus Group 3rd February 2023

The ‘My Health focus group’ is a co-produced meeting, part the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22 About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, key organisations, and wider partnership members to a meeting for the My Health focus group. The refresh of this strategy maintains our commitment to work together with partners across Suffolk, to work in new and different ways to ensure that people with learning disabilities live…

Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Life Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Life Focus Group. About this meeting The My Life Focus Group is a new group as part of the updated Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. The re-fresh of this strategy maintains our commitments to work together with partners across Suffolk. We want to work in new and different ways to ensure…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Health Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Health Focus Group. About this meeting The My Health Focus Group is a new group as part of the updated Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. The re-fresh of this strategy maintains our commitments to work together with partners across Suffolk. We want to work in new and different ways to ensure…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Health Focus Group

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Health Focus Group. About this meeting The My Health Focus Group is a new group as part of the updated Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. The re-fresh of this strategy maintains our commitments to work together with partners across Suffolk. We want to work in new and different ways to ensure…

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Free Online Training: Dysphagia – Eating and Drinking Difficulties 

 East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust are offering free training on Dysphagia. Dysphagia is difficulties with eating and drinking. This training is a 3 hour session accessed via Microsoft TEAMS. The training is provided by the Speech and Language Therapy service for adults with learning disabilities in Suffolk and is open to carers/support workers who support an adult with a learning disability in Suffolk. Separate training is available to those who live in the Lowestoft/Waveney area.  The aim…

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My Health Focus Group 2nd December 2022

The Health 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 Health Focus Group. We aim to co-produce this focus group with self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations and board members. We want to: Date and time Friday, 2nd December 2022 10:00 – 12:00 Where is the meeting? On Zoom Click here to register…

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Walk-In COVID Vaccination Clinic – Saturday 10th September

Christ Church Moreton Hall The NHS is offering coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to children and young people aged 5 to 11 years.  Experts have advised that all children and young people should be offered the chance to be vaccinated. Vaccination is particularly important for children who have health conditions that put them at high risk from COVID-19, as the benefits are greater.  The NHS are holding a family-friendly Covid 19 vaccination clinic at  Hillside Primary School and would like to invite you to…

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3 questions for better health

The national NHS Knowledge and Library Services team has worked with people with lived experience to produce two, new, easy read guides for people with learning disabilities. Anyone can have problems understanding and accessing health information.  This could include information about medication, appointments, treatment or their health conditions, as well as the format information is provided in, for example by letter, email and online. Get ready to talk about your health prepares people for what to do before they go for a consultation…

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Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic – Thursday 1st September

Church Institute Hall  The NHS is offering coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to children and young people aged 5 to 11 years.  Experts have advised that all children and young people should be offered the chance to be vaccinated. Vaccination is particularly important for children who have health conditions that put them at high risk from COVID-19, as the benefits are greater.  The NHS are holding a family-friendly Covid 19 vaccination clinic at  Hillside Primary School and would like to invite you to come…

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Walk-in Covid Vaccination – 8th September 2022

The NHS is offering coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to children and young people As we enter the autumn and winter months, it is advised that children/young people aged 5 to 18 years should be offered the chance to be vaccinated. Vaccination is particularly important for children/young people who have health conditions that put them at high risk from COVID-19. We are holding a family-friendly Covid 19 vaccination clinic on Cornhill and the Unity Centre, Whitton, in Ipswich. We also welcome enquiries…

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Decision support tools: making a decision about a health condition

These decision support tools are designed to support shared decision making between people and a clinician. People may find they are useful before, during or between consultations depending on their care pathway. These tools have been developed in accordance with The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence standards framework for shared decision making support tools, including patient decision aids. You can find all of the decision support tools by clicking this link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/decision-support-tools-making-a-decision-about-a-health-condition/

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999 BSL

A new App called 999 BSL has been launched to enable deaf people to get emergency help from their local police, ambulance, fire and coastguard services instantly. The Royal Deaf Association have made a video explaining how 999 BSL enables emergency calls to be made through a BSL interpreter, providing a ‘UK Emergency Video Relay Service’. You can watch the video by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqSa0Yv7iOI&ab_channel=RoyalAssociationforDeafpeople If you want to find out more There are some useful resources in the 999bsl website.…

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Have your say at NSFT engagement events

The Governors at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) want to hear from Members and local people their views on emotional wellbeing and mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk. They are holding 4 engagement events where you can find out about the changes the Trust has made to improve services over the last 12 months. You can also find out about how you can be involved in these improvements. You will have the chance to hear about Governor…

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Apprentice Mental Health Coordinator for Young People

A message from Suffolk County Council’s engagement hub team: Job description Suffolk County Council – Ipswich IP1 2BX £18,333 per annum (pro rata) 37 hours per week  Fixed Term Apprenticeship for 18 months We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile to find out about the types of flexible working available for this role. We particularly welcome disabled people, male, Asian and LGBT+ applicants because they are under-represented in this directorate. A great opportunity to join Suffolk County Council’s Engagement Hub…

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Job opportunity: Health Facilitator / Clinical Support Worker

Job summary The Primary Liaison Learning Disability Team is going through an exciting period of change and development. The team has recently been highly commended for Clinical Achievement in the Trust’s Staff Excellence Awards with the LD&A service being rated Good by the CQC. The team is expanding and we are recruiting three, B3 Health Facilitators across Suffolk to support the qualified nursing staff in delivering the service. You will be pivotal in ensuring people with a learning disability have…

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Bowel cancer screening – easy-read guide

The NHS invites men and women for bowel cancer screening after their 60th birthday. Read this easy-read guide to find out more about this important health test. Can’t see the link? Click here to view and download the easy-read guide: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/bowel-cancer-screening-easy-read-guide/

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Have your say at mental health engagement events

The Governors at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) want to hear from Members and local people their views on emotional wellbeing and mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk. They are holding 4 engagement events where you can find out about the changes the Trust has made to improve services over the last 12 months. You can also find out about how you can be involved in these improvements. You will have the chance to hear about Governor…

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An animation explaining how the NHS in England works and how is it changing

What are the key organisations that make up the NHS? And how can they collaborate with partners in the health and care system to deliver joined-up care? Watch the animation from the King’s Fund to find out. Video not displaying? Click this link to watch the animation on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blapgFKXv0I&ab_channel=TheKing%27sFund

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Social care activity pack

Get Yourself Active is a programme funded by Sport England, led by Disability Rights UK working with social care, health and sport sectors to support disabled people to get active. View or download the activity pack which includes information and resources to support Disabled people to be active. Download button not displaying? Click here to view on the Get Yourself Active website: https://getyourselfactive.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/GYA-Social-Care-Activity-Pack-Full.pdf More information about Get Yourself Active Get Yourself Active is a programme run by the leading national user-led pan-disability charity Disability Rights…

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