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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…


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/


People with learning disability and COVID-19 vaccinations

The PCPLD (Palliative Care for people with Learning Disabilities) Network recently hosted a webinar; ‘Why all people with learning disabilities and their carers should be prioritised.’ You can watch a video of the event on YouTube below. About this Event ‘People with learning disabilities are disproportionally affected by Covid-19, and at higher risk of dying. Yet, most people with learning disabilities are not on the vaccination priority list. We think this is wrong.’ ‘We urge the Joint Committee on Vaccination…


Seven in 10 adults are motivated to get healthier in 2021 due to COVID-19

Better Health campaign This January, lots of us are thinking about what we can do for a boost. So, if there’s something you’d like to change in your life right now, like losing a bit of weight, getting active, sleeping better/improving your mood or quitting smoking, Better Health has lots of free easy ideas and support to help. Whether it’s your first time making changes, or you are going again, getting started feels good, and these steps can make us…


Christmas Bubbles: 23 to 27 December

The latest in the Message Cascaders infographics series provides a summary of the Christmas Bubbles rules that will be in place between 23 and 27 December. The translated pdf versions will be added to the other translated information that can be found on this web page: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/about/web-accessibility/interpreting-and-translating-services/covid-19-information-in-other-languages/ You can find information and links to the infographics on the Message Cascaders web page:  www.suffolk.gov.uk/message-cascaders For those of you who prefer jpg versions (including translations) of the infographics please visit our Facebook…


Suffolk People First

A message from Ace Anglia: The next Suffolk People First Online is on Friday 4th December 2020. The quarterly held events bring together the People First Groups from across Suffolk, family carers, self-advocates and health & social care professionals. The events aim to: Work in co-production with delegates on implementing the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2015-20 Bring people together Provide opportunities for people to talk directly to the Learning Disability Partnership Board Provide opportunities for people to share good news…


People with learning disabilities ‘haven’t been able to have the right support’ in pandemic

Public Health England figures show that during the first wave of the pandemic, 18 to 34-year-olds with learning disabilities were up to 30 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than the same age group in the general population. Channel 4 spoke to Ciara Lawrence, who has a learning disability and works for the charity Mencap as an accessible information officer. They asked her why people with learning disabilities are so much more likely to die with the virus. You…


Flu vaccination: easy-read flu resources

What is flu? Isn’t it just a heavy cold? Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it’s sometimes called seasonal flu. It’s a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A bad bout of flu can be much worse than a heavy cold. The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headache, aches…


Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own

This page explains what face coverings are and how they can reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This information was published by the government on the 23rd July based on current scientific evidence and is subject to change. This information relates to the use of face coverings in public spaces where social distancing is not always possible. It is important to follow all the other government advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) including staying safe outside your home. 1. What is a face covering?…


New plan sets out how Suffolk will prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreak

Article published on 30 June 2020. Full article here: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-news/show/new-plan-sets-out-how-suffolk-will-prevent-and-respond-to-covid-19-outbreak A plan which sets out how Suffolk would prevent and respond to a localised outbreak of COVID-19 has been published today. Suffolk’s Local Outbreak Control Plan will be triggered where there are suspected or confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks in any setting or community within the county. The plan, which was a requirement of Government to all local authorities, outlines measures to prevent, manage and contain outbreaks of Coronavirus and protect the public’s…


Guidance and updates for Coronavirus at-risk patients

A letter has been sent to a group of people whose physical health conditions mean they are at the greatest risk from Coronavirus. Please help us to share this with people who may be in the highest risk group and have received the original letter. This letter has now been produced and published in easy read at the following link: Please also see a link to a reminder below of the easy read guidance for shielding from Coronavirus with people,…

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