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NSFT Being Together Group

This is a new group from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) Message shared by NSFT: “Our services are changing and we would like you to be part of this. The Learning Disability and Autism Being Together Group is something new to get involved in online.” The meetings will be on every fourth Friday of the month. “Join us on Zoom to talk about what you like about our service, or tell us about what you would like to be different.“…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy My Voice Focus Group 24 November 2022

The My Voice Focus group is a co-produced meeting that is part of the development of The Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22 About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Board would like to invite you to the My Voice Focus Group. We aim to co-produce this focus group with self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations and board members. We want to: Showcase and celebrate best practice Identify projects to work together on Explore how we want the group to work,…

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Being Together Group

This is a new group from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) Message shared by NSFT: “Our services are changing and we would like you to be part of this. The Learning Disability and Autism Being Together Group is something new to get involved in online.” The meetings will be on every fourth Friday of the month. “Join us on Zoom to talk about what you like about our service, or tell us about what you would like to…

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Suffolk Advocacy Service

Suffolk Advocacy Service is delivered by a partnership which includes POhWER, Suffolk Family Carers, ACE Anglia and Suffolk User Forum. The Suffolk Advocacy Service delivers the following services: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person’s Paid Representative (RPPR) Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) Care Act Advocacy NHS Complaints Advocacy Children’s Advocacy Community Advocacy including Community Mental Health Advocacy, Carers Advocacy Support, Group Advocacy, Learning Disabilities Advocacy and Child Protection Advocacy Peer Led Mental Health Inpatient Advocacy Drop Ins How do…

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Funding the Gap: Helping self-advocacy grow

Join Learning Disability England for the launch of Funding the Gap, a joint report into the funding of self-advocacy. About this event The Funding the Gap report is about how self-advocacy groups for people with learning disabilities are funded. This is important because lots of groups have closed because they do not have enough money, and others are struggling to survive. We want more self-advocacy groups to grow and stay strong. We interviewed members of self-advocacy groups and commissioners in…

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Suffolk Advocacy Service

Suffolk Advocacy Service is delivered by a partnership which includes POhWER, Suffolk Family Carers, ACE Anglia and Suffolk User Forum. The Suffolk Advocacy Service delivers the following services: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person’s Paid Representative (RPPR) Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) Care Act Advocacy NHS Complaints Advocacy Children’s Advocacy Community Advocacy including Community Mental Health Advocacy, Carers Advocacy Support, Group Advocacy, Learning Disabilities Advocacy and Child Protection Advocacy Peer Led Mental Health Inpatient Advocacy Drop Ins How do…

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The Voice You Never See

Sharing details of a new disabled community arts project, ‘The Voice You Never See’. This project is run by Suffolk-based group Poetry People and funded by Suffolk County Council’s COVID Continuity Fund for Culture. The project has commissioned a new video poem by Karl Knights, a young Suffolk-based disabled poet Poetry People has been supporting and championing for over a decade. Karl will be gathering material for ‘The Voice You Never See’ through a series of Zoom or phone conversations with disabled…

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Autism Peer Support

Have a say in the future of Peer Support for Autistic people Health Education England (HEE) are exploring what capabilities are required for people that become peer support workers for autistic people. These capabilities will cover the skills, knowledge and values that Peer Support workers must have to do the job. Autism Peer Support is where autistic people use the lessons learned from their own experiences to support other autistic people. As well as their own experience they also need…

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