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Participants invited to take part in a research project

Do you use the internet? The Tizard Centre based at the University of Kent are doing research about internet use for adults with intellectual disabilities. They want to know about the good and bad parts of using the internet. Can I take part in the research? You can take part if: • You are an adult with an intellectual disability.• You use the internet.• You live in England. What will I be asked to do? You will be asked to…

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Changes to the law about making your own decisions (easy-read)

The government is making changes to the rules about making your own decisions. We are updating the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice and considering a new system of safeguards – the Liberty Protection Safeguards. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 7 July 2022. Consultation description You can read about our plans in the documents below. You can also read other documents we have published that are not in easy read. We want to know what you think about our plans. Please…

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Changes to the law and guidance about making your own decisions (easy-read)

The government is making changes to the rules about making your own decisions. We are updating the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice and considering a new system of safeguards – the Liberty Protection Safeguards. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 7 July 2022 Consultation description You can read about our plans in the documents below. You can also read other documents we have published that are not in easy read. We want to know what you think about our plans. Please…

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Driving Mobility – helping with assisted driving and accessibility

Supported by the Department for Transport, Driving Mobility co-ordinate 20 independent driving and mobility assessment centres across the UK. These centres provide professional assessments and information so people with restricted mobility and disabilities can drive safely and maintain personal independence. Which centre can I attend? You can attend whichever Centre is the most convenient for you through a recommendation by your GP or healthcare professional. Alternatively, some Centres enable you to self-refer. Although independent, the Centres are recognised by other mobility organisations including…

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Changes to the law and guidance about making your own decisions

The government is making changes to the rules about making your own decisions. We are updating the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice and considering a new system of safeguards – the Liberty Protection Safeguards. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 7 July 2022 Consultation description You can read about our plans in the documents below. You can also read other documents we have published that are not in easy read. We want to know what you think about our plans.…

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Driving Mobility – helping you with assisted driving, accessibility and independent living

Supported by the Department for Transport, Driving Mobility co-ordinate 20 independent driving and mobility assessment centres across the UK. These centres provide professional assessments and information so people with restricted mobility and disabilities can drive safely and maintain personal independence. Which centre can I attend? You can attend whichever Centre is the most convenient for you through a recommendation by your GP or healthcare professional. Alternatively, some Centres enable you to self-refer. Although independent, the Centres are recognised by other mobility organisations including…

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STOMP

STOMP is a project in England to stop the over use of psychotropic medicines. These medicines are used to treat mental health conditions. Sometimes they are also given to people because their behaviour is seen as challenging. People with a learning disability, autism or both are more likely to be given these medicines than other people. These medicines are right for some people. They can help people stay safe and well. Sometimes there are other ways of helping people so…

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Local Offer News: February 2022

Please see link below to updates on the work happening to improve SEND Services in Suffolk, and other SEND news, events and resources. In this edition there is news and updates on the following: SEND Capital Programme UpdateIntroducing Suffolk Parent Carer ForumChildren’s Mental Health WeekPACT – Parents and Carers TogetherActivities Unlimited – February Half Term ActivitiesKeeping children safe on the internetThe SEND Young Person’s NetworkAlternative Provision – have your say! Please click here to see all the updates: https://mailchi.mp/suffolk.gov.uk/introducing-local-offer-news#AP%20survey

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Job opportunity: Intensive support nurse, learning disabilities

Want to be part of a friendly, excited and energised team? The Walker Close Learning Disability Intensive support team are looking for a register mental health nurse or learning disability nurse to work in the Intensive Support team. The Intensive Support Team (IST) work with people in the community to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions or providing transitional support between services. They work closely with the inpatient team at Walker Close. These acute learning disability teams are part of a wider specialist…

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Safer Online Lives research project

The Safer Lives Online project from The Tizard Centre is looking for people with learning disabilities to take their survey. There is a £10 Love2Shop voucher available for those taking part. About the project The internet and social media have become a big part of many people’s lives. But we don’t know much about how people with intellectual disabilities use the internet and social media. We want to hear from adults with intellectual disabilities in the UK, and the people…

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Domestic abuse: how to get help – easy read version

Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is being abused at home. This document tells you how to know if you are a victim of domestic abuse. It also tells you where to get help and support if you or someone you know is being abused at home. You can view and download the document by clicking this link: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help-easy-read-version/

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New shielding list: Who’s on extended list of Covid vulnerable people – and when they get the vaccine

The Government is adding 1.7 million more people to the shielding list, with 800,000 moved up the vaccine priority list. It means almost four million people are now being told to shield in England, with 31 March the proposed end date. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries said those joining the shielding list will get the same support as those who are already considered “clinically extremely vulnerable”. This means they are eligible to receive statutory sick pay, can book priority slots at supermarkets and…

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Making friends with your face mask

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand why wearing a face mask is important, how to find a face mask that suits them and how to get used to wearing it. Thank you to Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust for this video. You can watch more videos on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/surreyandborders

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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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Keep Suffolk Safe

Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area. Local COVID alert levels are sometimes called ‘tiers’ or known as a ‘local lockdown’. Suffolk is in Tier 1, Medium. To help deliver clear messages locally, Suffolk County Council will produce a series of infographics. This is because lots of people have asked for clear, simple, consistent, trusted communications. The first of these infographics,…

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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?…

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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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Staying alert and safe: 1. Protecting different groups of people

As the government advice changes from Stay at Home to Stay Alert, we are creating easy-read information about the new guidance. We start with part 1, Protecting different groups of people. This guidance is for the general public who are fit and well. There is separate, specific guidance on isolation for households with a possible Coronavirus infection. Some people, including those aged 70 and over, those with specific chronic pre-existing conditions and pregnant women, are clinically vulnerable, meaning they are…

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Update on COVID-19 testing in social care

This is an update to information issued on Wednesday 29th April 2020 on COVID-19 testing in care homes. Testing arrangements for care workers and care home residents with COVID-19 symptoms are set out below. Testing for care workers with COVID-19 symptoms Care workers can be swabbed at regional or mobile testing centres, or by using home testing kits. Workers can self-refer through the online portal or be referred by their employer. Users enter their details and will then receive a text or…

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Updated guidance on exercising for people with medical conditions and disabilities

In these unprecedented times in relation to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19), it isimportant that the guidance being published / advised by Public Health England is followed, to ensure that everyone is implementing the necessary measures to promote health and safety. Suffolk County Council, Ipswich & East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group & Suffolk Constabulary have written a letter about the updated guidance. You can read the letter in full below. Members of the Suffolk Learning Disability…

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