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Accessible Information Standard – know your rights

Thank you to Healthwatch Suffolk for sharing this information. The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. Here’s some key information about what it means for your … Read Article about Accessible Information Standard – know your rights

Government announces funding to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Shared by Learning Disability Today The government has announced a £2.5 million funding package which will support people with disabilities to travel more confidently on public transport. The funding includes £1.5 million to support 13 … Read Article about Government announces funding to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

The Accessible Information Standard

Thank you to Healthwatch Suffolk for sharing this information. The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. Here’s some key information about what it means for your rights when it … Read Article about The Accessible Information Standard

Government announces £2.5 million package to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Shared by Learning Disability Today The government has announced a £2.5 million funding package which will support people with disabilities to travel more confidently on public transport. The funding includes £1.5 million to support 13 … Read Article about Government announces £2.5 million package to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Is the Children and Families Act 2014 fit for purpose?

The Select Committee on the Children and Families Act 2014 launches its inquiry into the Children and Families Act 2014 and is inviting written evidence contributions. Chair's comments The Chair of the Committee, Baroness Tyler of … Read Article about Is the Children and Families Act 2014 fit for purpose?

Your care, your way

Clear, understandable information is important to help you make the right health and care decisions. Join this national Healthwatch campaign, and have your say on what needs to change. Everyone should be told about healthcare in the way they need … Read Article about Your care, your way

Help after rape and sexual assault

If you've been sexually assaulted it's important to remember that it was not your fault. Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don't be afraid to get help. There are services that can help if you've been … Read Article about Help after rape and sexual assault

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 … Read Article about Suffolk User Forum is looking for new Voluntary Trustees

Join our WhatsApp messaging service

We have re-launched our WhatsApp messaging service. We will now be using WhatsApp’s ‘broadcast’ feature which keeps individual’s number private from other group members. To receive messages, please text join and your name to 07398 699001 We … Read Article about Join our WhatsApp messaging service

Disability Advice North East Suffolk coffee morning

Disability Advice North East Suffolk are running a coffee morning in Southwold on the 1st September for anyone with a disability or long term health condition, or those who care for someone who does. Do you have a long-term health condition or … Read Article about Disability Advice North East Suffolk coffee morning

We Belong

In the autumn of 2020, Disability Rights UK launched a new campaign – We Belong. "From September to November, we gathered the opinions of disabled people fromacross the country, young and old, from all kinds of backgrounds.We sought comment … Read Article about We Belong

Co-production Project Planner

A resource to support co-production projects to happen effectively. Thanks to https://www.iriss.org.uk/ for sharing this resource. Co-production is a process that creates change. It is a way of working with, rather than doing to, people and … Read Article about Co-production Project Planner

Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: BSL summary video

House of Commons Committees The Women and Equalities Committee launched an inquiry into unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services. This inquiry looked in more detail at ways of easing some of the problems disabled people … Read Article about Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: BSL summary video

Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report and easy-read summary

Disabled people have suffered a range of profoundly adverse effects from the pandemic, including starkly disproportionate deaths, says a report published by the Women and Equalities Committee. Read the Report: Unequal Impact? Coronavirus, … Read Article about Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report and easy-read summary

The NHS has recently launched the 'Help Us, Help You' campaign. The campaign encourages people to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer. Find out more: NHS.uk/cancersymptoms ...