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Contact 999 by SMS text

The emergency SMS service has been developed by Action on Hearing Loss, BT, Cable & Wireless, the Department of Communities and Local Government, OFCOM, the UK emergency services and all mobile network operators. What is emergencySMS? If you cannot make voice calls, you can now contact the 999 emergency services by SMS text from your mobile phone. Emergency SMS is part of the standard 999 service which has been designed specifically for people with hearing loss or difficulty with speech.…

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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…


Moving and Handling training from Suffolk Family Carers

Do you have to help the person you care for get out of bed? Or move around the house? Suffolk Family Carers work with occupational therapists who can visit your home and help you learn how to safely move your cared for? Not safely for them but also safely for you. More information about the training It’s essential to understand safe moving and handling practice so that you don’t hurt yourself, or the person you care for. The most common…


Coronavirus Yellow Card reporting site

The Yellow Card scheme collects and monitors information on suspected safety concerns or incidents involving: medicines, medical devices, and e-cigarettes. The scheme relies on voluntary reporting of suspected safety concerns or incidents by healthcare professionals and members of the public (patients, users, or carers). The purpose of the scheme is to provide an early warning that the safety of a product may require further investigation. Further information about the Yellow Card scheme, including its contribution to identifying safety issues can be found…


The NHS COVID-19 app: privacy notice

This privacy notice relates to the national rollout of the NHS COVID-19 app developed to contribute towards the response of the coronavirus outbreak. The app is part of NHS Test and Trace, overseen by the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). The app helps people manage their risk of exposure to COVID-19 and identify and inform those who have been or may be at risk. This may be because of where they live, who they have been in…


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…


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…


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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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…


Coronavirus: Plea for public to get medical care when they need it

People should seek medical care when they need it and not be put off by the Coronavirus epidemic, say doctors, charities and the health service. This can be slightly confusing for some of us, as we are still in ‘Lockdown’. But it is important to remember that getting medical help is one of the 4 reasons people can safely leave home, government guidance says. Half the usual number of people are going to A&E and treatment for heart attacks and…


Introducing Live Transcribe

Introducing Live Transcribe Now deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people can have conversations easily with just an Android phone.  See instant captions anywhere Live Transcribe helps you communicate in the moment.  Choose your languages Pick from over 70 languages and dialects to read accurate captions in the language that’s being spoken.  And catch important nuances It’s powered by Google’s speech recognition technology, so the captions adjust as your conversation flows. And since conversations aren’t stored on servers, they stay…


‘At least’ 3 more weeks of Coronavirus lockdown.

The government has reviewed the lockdown restrictions and said that they will continue for ‘at least’ another 3 weeks. This is to keep us safe and make sure less people get Coronavirus. The government still needs people to stay at home. The foreign secretary Mr. Rabb said the government measures are working but the coronavirus is spreading in hospitals and care homes. Before lockdown can start to be lifted the government need to: Make sure the NHS can cope. Make…

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Suffolk sendiass

Below is the latest service message from the team at Suffolk sendiass. All staff are working from home. They continue to provide information, advice and support remotely over the phone and by text/email, so do please continue to refer CYP/parents and carers to us. They have a dedicated webpage about the impacts of Coronavirus, which is being updated daily: https://www.suffolksendiass.co.uk/covid-19 Full message (transcript) COVID-19 – Service updateAlthough we are not able to meet face to face, our helpline remains open on…


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,…


TikTok guide

TikTok is a short-form mobile video platform now available in 150 countries around the world. Use this guide to get to grips with the safety tools available on the app and ways you can make the most of your time on the platform. Thanks to https://www.internetmatters.org/


Promoting sexual safety through empowerment

Content originally posted here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/major-report/promoting-sexual-safety-through-empowerment This report looks at how adult social care services keep people safe from sexual incidents. It also looks at how services can support them to express their sexuality. Overview It is a basic human right for people to express their sexuality. They should be empowered, supported and protected when using adult social care services. Building a culture of openness in which people can talk about sexual safety and sexuality is the first step towards protecting…

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