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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group

The My Voice Focus Groups are for anyone who has an interest in the Suffolk Joint Learning Disability Strategy this could be people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers, provider organisations, members of the public, key organisations and businesses. There are 4 My Voice Focus Groups a year: online and face-to-face. The My Voice  Focus Group is co-chaired by: Nic Roper, Assistant Director – Mental Health, Learning Disabilities & Autism and Sensing Change Adult and Community Services,…

Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Home Focus Group

The My Home Focus Groups are for anyone interested in the Suffolk Joint Learning Disability Strategy this could be people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers, provider organisations, members of the public, key organisations and businesses. There are 4 My Home Focus Groups a year: online and face-to-face. The My Home Focus Group is co-chaired by: Sarah Perrin, Assistant Director Service Development & Contracts Adult Community Services Mark Conquer, Expert with Experience Project Worker, Ace Anglia These…

Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group

The My Voice Focus Groups are for anyone who has an interest in the Suffolk Joint Learning Disability Strategy this could be people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers, provider organisations, members of the public, key organisations and businesses. There are 4 My Voice Focus Groups a year: online and face-to-face. The My Voice  Focus Group is co-chaired by: Nic Roper, Assistant Director – Mental Health, Learning Disabilities & Autism and Sensing Change Adult and Community Services,…

Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Home Focus Group

The My Home Focus Groups are for anyone interested in the Suffolk Joint Learning Disability Strategy this could be people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers, provider organisations, members of the public, key organisations and businesses. There are 4 My Home Focus Groups a year: online and face-to-face. The My Home Focus Group is co-chaired by: Sarah Perrin, Assistant Director Service Development & Contracts Adult Community Services Mark Conquer, Expert with Experience Project Worker, Ace Anglia These…

Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group

The My Voice Focus Groups are for anyone who has an interest in the Suffolk Joint Learning Disability Strategy this could be people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers, provider organisations, members of the public, key organisations and businesses. There are 4 My Voice Focus Groups a year: online and face-to-face. The My Voice  Focus Group is co-chaired by: Nic Roper, Assistant Director – Mental Health, Learning Disabilities & Autism and Sensing Change Adult and Community Services,…

Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group

The My Voice Focus Groups are for anyone who has an interest in the Suffolk Joint Learning Disability Strategy this could be people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers, provider organisations, members of the public, key organisations and businesses. There are 4 My Voice Focus Groups a year: online and face-to-face. The My Voice Focus Group is co-chaired by: Karina Kennell, Community Manager, POhWER Advocacy Mark Conquer, Expert with Experience Project Worker, Ace Anglia The My Voice Focus Group is about…

Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Home Focus Group

The My Home Focus Groups are for anyone interested in the Suffolk Joint Learning Disability Strategy this could be people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers, provider organisations, members of the public, key organisations and businesses. There are 4 My Home Focus Groups a year: online and face-to-face. The My Home Focus Group is co-chaired by: Sarah Perrin, Assistant Director Service Development & Contracts Adult Community Services Mark Conquer, Expert with Experience Project Worker, Ace Anglia These…

Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Home Focus Group

The My Home Focus Groups are for anyone interested in the Suffolk Joint Learning Disability Strategy this could be people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers, provider organisations, members of the public, key organisations and businesses. There are 4 My Home Focus Groups a year: online and face-to-face. The My Home Focus Group is co-chaired by: Sarah Perrin, Assistant Director Service Development & Contracts Adult Community Services Mark Conquer, Expert with Experience Project Worker, Ace Anglia These…

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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…

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Suffolk Parent Carer Forum Open Forum Event

Suffolk Parent Carer Forum invite you to join them for the first ever Open Forum Event “We cannot wait to finally be able to meet parent carers in person and have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or feedback with parents carers and find out what else we can do as a forum to better represent your views and experiences.” The forum will include representatives from: PACT Activities Unlimited BEANS Sendiass The Vaccine Inequalities team Suffolk County Council Suffolk’s Clinical…

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Suffolk People First: May 2022

A message from https://www.aceanglia.com/ Suffolk People First will be back at Kesgrave Conference Centre for the first time in 2 over years. This will be a great chance to network and catch up with each other. The quarterly events bring together the People First Groups from across Suffolk, family carers, self-advocates and health & social care professionals. New For 2022 There will be a marketplace with loads of new projects and organisations. The events aim to: Work in co-production with…

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Improving communication – improving lives

Improving communication, improving lives: how professionals should talk to the people they support In this webinar, Alexis Quinn, autistic woman and author; Dr Jeremy Tudway, Clinical Director for Dimensions, and Max Green, Ambassador for the National Autistic Society, talk about how communication is key to providing good care to people with a learning disability and/or autism. It looks at how professionals communicate with the people they are supporting, what they do and don’t say, and how they say it. Speakers: Alexis…

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Improving communication, improving lives

Improving communication, improving lives: how professionals should talk to the people they support In this webinar, Alexis Quinn, autistic woman and author; Dr Jeremy Tudway, Clinical Director for Dimensions, and Max Green, Ambassador for the National Autistic Society, talk about how communication is key to providing good care to people with a learning disability and/or autism. It looks at how professionals communicate with the people they are supporting, what they do and don’t say, and how they say it. Speakers: Alexis…

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Suffolk User Forum is recruiting!

A message from Suffolk User Forum “Join our Healthy Together team and make a difference to the lives of people living with severe mental illness.” “We are seeking one highly motivated and enthusiastic Project Coordinator and two Peer Support Workers to join our existing Healthy Together team.” Our team already makes a significant difference to the lives of people living with SMI, working alongside people to achieve better physical health outcomes. Fundamental to the success of our project is the…

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Supported Loving toolkit

The Supported Loving network has produced a series of guides to help support people with learning disabilities and autistic people with issues around sex and relationships. Supported Loving is a human rights-based campaign, with associated network meetings, hosted by Choice Support. The network includes people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people, family members, and professionals from varied disciplines and sectors including social care, the NHS, sexual health professionals, trainers and educators, academics, students and psychologists. The Supported Loving toolkit has…

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Let’s Get Creative – upcoming workshops

Let’s Get Creative is an online directory for free or low-cost creative activities & events happening in Suffolk. Below are just some of the events and activities you can get involved in over the next few weeks. Visit https://getcreative.suffolklibraries.co.uk/ for the full list of activities. Henry Driver: Unseen & Unceasing Join The Art Station to launch ‘Unseen & Unceasing’ – a new digital artwork from Suffolk-based artist Henry Driver. ‘Unseen and Unceasing’ is an awe-inspiring digital immersive experience, inviting the…

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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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Inside The Autistic Mind

Inside The Autistic Mind: a new BBC series with Chris Packham BBC Studios is making a new series with Chris Packham about the lived experience of autism for BBC Two. If you’re autistic and would like to take part, please tell a little bit about yourself. You can fill in the form by clicking this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/send/u98539434 If you have accessibility issues that prevent you from completing the form, please get in touch via autismseries@bbc.co.uk and we can make alternative arrangements.

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Suffolk User Forum is looking for new Voluntary Trustees

Do you have accountancy or fundraising skills? Do you have an interest in mental health or lived experience? Then please check out the message from Suffolk User Forum (SUF) below. “One of the positive features of Covid has been the willingness & flexibility of voluntary organisations in Suffolk to play their part so wonderfully. Many of these are small county organisations with a few paid staff and voluntary trustees supporting them. SUF is one such charity. SUF exists to give…

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Suffolk Mind: supporting you through the festive period

Supporting you through the festive period. A blog posted on the Suffolk Mind website. For some, Christmas may be filled with much excitement, but for others, Christmas can be a stressful time, prompting them to seek help with stress, anxiety, depression and other difficult feelings. Head of Education at Suffolk Mind, Ezra Hewing provides you with this advice to help you better cope with the festive period. Christmas is a time of year when you can get key emotional needs…

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iSounds: music and podcast production at South Street Studios

iSounds: music and podcast production at South Street Studios in Ipswich. iSounds is a 10 week course starting Tuesday 18th January 2022 and finishing Tuesday 29th March 2022. You can sign up for the morning session 10am-12.30pm or the afternoon session 1.30pm-4pm. The course will cover beat making, songwriting, the basics of radio production and radio presenting. Listen to iSounds radio show examples by clicking this link: https://www.outloudmusic.org/ilearn For more information and to register please click this link: https://www.outloudmusic.org/ilearn “If…

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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…

great yarmouth beach at sunset. event is for local people to the great yarmouth area

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Open Doors to the Community: spotlight on health and wellbeing

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is working with Great Yarmouth Borough Council and East Suffolk Council for local residents. The event will be on Friday 26 November, 10am until 2pm. The event will be at The Shrublands Centre, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP. More information will be available soon. If you have any questions, you can e-mail: joanna.pawlett@jpaget.nhs.uk

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5 Stories that celebrate people with Down syndrome

October is Down Syndrome Month and a perfect time to recognize how much those with developmental challenges enrich the world. Words from aleteia.org In a bid to help raise awareness, feel free to share their incredible stories with your friends and family! Demonstrating faith This 28-year-old put her heart and soul into copying out the Bible. Her efforts took a level of dedication that very few of us can attest to having. Woman with Down syndrome copied out the entire…

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