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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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New learning framework for knowledge, skills and values for working affirmatively with LGBTQ+ people in later life

This new learning framework for working with LGBTQ+ people in later life aims to provide a base for identifying the insights, knowledge, understanding and skills that the social care workforce need to help them work affirmatively, inclusively and effectively with individuals from gender and sexually diverse communities. This project was funded by Skills for Care and was developed by Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield (University of Strathclyde) in collaboration with the LGBT Foundation.  The learning framework identifies and articulates more systematically, the…

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Social care activity pack

Get Yourself Active is a programme funded by Sport England, led by Disability Rights UK working with social care, health and sport sectors to support disabled people to get active. View or download the activity pack which includes information and resources to support Disabled people to be active. Download button not displaying? Click here to view on the Get Yourself Active website: https://getyourselfactive.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/GYA-Social-Care-Activity-Pack-Full.pdf More information about Get Yourself Active Get Yourself Active is a programme run by the leading national user-led pan-disability charity Disability Rights…

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Social care activity pack from Get Yourself Active

Get Yourself Active is a programme funded by Sport England, led by Disability Rights UK working with social care, health and sport sectors to support disabled people to get active. View or download the activity pack which includes information and resources to support Disabled people to be active. Download button not displaying? Click here to view on the Get Yourself Active website: https://getyourselfactive.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/GYA-Social-Care-Activity-Pack-Full.pdf More information about Get Yourself Active Get Yourself Active is a programme run by the leading national…

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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 rights when it comes to receiving information from services. What should you expect? The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get any communication support they need from…

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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 comes to receiving information from services. What should you expect? The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get any communication support they…

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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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Ace Anglia are looking for two people to join its board of trustees

About Ace Anglia “Ace is an influential, people led, advocacy charity that supports and promotes inclusivity for people with a learning disability.” “We are particularly keen to recruit members of the local community in Suffolk who have the following skills, however this is not essential. Experience of caring for a person with a disability / autism / mental health Expertise in General Data Protection Regulation Special Educational Needs and Disability code of practice 0-25 years Accounts or financial experience Writing…

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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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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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Learning disabilities needs assessment 2021

There are approximately 1.5 million people have a learning disability in the UK. About 350,000 people have a severe or profound learning disability. This number will increase in the coming decades. Therefore, it is critical to understand the changing needs of this population. People with learning disabilities face inequalities in health and social outcomes. We must understand these inequalities and changing needs to prioritise planning and resources. A needs assessment was initially undertaken in 2014. The outcome of this work…

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Young Person’s Network

Want to know more about the Young Person’s Network and how to get involved? Watch the video below! Video not displaying? Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c_8xmKR0Eo&list=PLhhTU9a-r64h9329NwCpJ_qzx2cV05ASG&index=3&ab_channel=TheSourceforyoungpeopleinSuffolk

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Growing Older, Planning Ahead

Becky Anderson is a researcher working with the Open University. She is looking to work with siblings of people with learning disabilities. Siblings means a brother or sister. If you have a learning disability and have a brother or sister who may be interested in getting involved please share this webpage with them. Research participants have to have had a brother or sister who has a learning disability and: – Lived at home with parents until they were 35 or…

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Accessible information from NHS and care services – know your rights

Healthwatch Suffolk have written some helpful information about accessible information from NHS and care organisations. What is the Accessible Information Standard? The Accessible Information Standard is mandatory for all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. We have gathered some key information about the accessible communications you should expect from services. The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get…

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Suffolk’s re-freshed Joint Learning Disability Strategy

The Suffolk Joint Learning Disability Strategy exists to help make sure people with learning disabilities live good lives as part of their community, with the right support, at the right time, from the right people. The Suffolk Joint Learning Disability Strategy re-fresh was co-produced with the wider Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership, consisting of family members, self-advocates, provider representatives, Adult Social Care and Health colleagues. My Ordinary Life: Harriet Lucas Harriet tells her story about being part of the community. More…

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Be part of the Social Work England National Advisory Forum

Social Work England is currently recruiting for the National Advisory Forum for people with lived experience of social work and also for social workers. Social Work England is particularly keen for applications locally as there is currently no representation from the Eastern Region. The window for applications is now open.  Online drop ins for applicants: Thursday 11th November 12-1  The deadline for applications is midday on the 15th November The recruitment day is Wednesday 24th, with interviews on Thursday 25th November.…

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Care and Beauty

Sharing news about a charity event by 1 Oak Care in Acton, near Sudbury: 1 Oak Care are running lots of mini treatments for carers in the social care sector. The event will be on the 20th November 2021, 12pm until 3pm. Beauticians are donating their time to do mini-massages, hair styling, make up, nail painting, facials etc. Carers pay £5 per treatment and all proceeds go to charity. The charity chosen is Hourglass – a charity local in Sudbury…

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