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Stay connected: supporting people with learning disabilities to use technology

What is the best way to support people with learning disabilities to access and use technology? The Open University have produced a series of videos. In this series of videos, people with learning disabilities and their support workers share their experiences of providing and receiving support to use everyday technologies. This includes tablets and mobile phones to access applications such as the YouTube and Zoom. The interviewees highlight the importance of person-centred support that is informed by a good understanding…

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My Health Focus Group 28th April 2023 Agenda

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My health Focus Group. About this meeting The refresh of this strategy maintains our commitment to work together with partners across Suffolk, to work in new and different ways to ensure that people with learning disabilities live good lives as part of their community with the right support at the right time, from…

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My Life Focus Group 19th April 2023 Agenda

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Life Focus Group. About this meeting The refresh of this strategy maintains our commitment to work together with partners across Suffolk, to work in new and different ways to ensure that people with learning disabilities live good lives as part of their community with the right support at the right time, from…

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My Voice Focus Group 16th March Agenda

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Voice Focus Group. About this meeting The refresh of this strategy maintains our commitment to work together with partners across Suffolk, to work in new and different ways to ensure that people with learning disabilities live good lives as part of their community with the right support at the right time, from…

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Know your body, Know your breasts

Ace Anglia have worked in co-production with Suffolk Community Foundation, Self-Advocates and Learning Disability Liaison Nurses to make a film about breast awareness, ‘Know your body, Know your breasts.’ Men and women can both get breast cancer. This film highlights signs you should look out for and what to do if you are worried or notice anything different. For more information: Breast Sense Glove, buy here: https://tinyurl.com/yc8659za How to Check for the Signs of Male Breast Cancer | Lorraine https://www.aceanglia.com/news/…

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My Life Focus Group 22nd February 2023 Agenda

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, board members, key organisations, and wider partnership to the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy: My Life Focus Group. About this meeting The refresh of this strategy maintains our commitment to work together with partners across Suffolk, to work in new and different ways to ensure that people with learning disabilities live good lives as part of their community with the right support at the right time, from…

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My Health Focus Group 2nd December 2022

The Health 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 Health Focus Group. We aim to co-produce this focus group with self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations and board members. We want to: Date and time Friday, 2nd December 2022 10:00 – 12:00 Where is the meeting? On Zoom Click here to register…

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My Life Focus Group Agenda 3rd November 2022

The My Life 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 Life Focus Group. We aim to co-produce this focus group with self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations and board members. What is happening on the day? We will be hosting the My Life Focus Group at Kesgrave Conference Centre. Please see easy…

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Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy My Home Focus Group is now Monday 3 October 2022

The Home 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 Home 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, communicate…

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Priority services from Anglian Water

A message shared by Anglia Water: “As the cost-of-living crisis is affecting many of our customers, it’s more important than ever that people who need help paying their bills are being supported.” Anglian Water’s specially trained Extra Care support team can create personalised payment plans to help our customers budget, provide some breathing space if they need some extra time to pay, as well as guide them towards other help and benefits available. With different tariff options, customers could be eligible for…

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Decision support tools: making a decision about a health condition

These decision support tools are designed to support shared decision making between people and a clinician. People may find they are useful before, during or between consultations depending on their care pathway. These tools have been developed in accordance with The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence standards framework for shared decision making support tools, including patient decision aids. You can find all of the decision support tools by clicking this link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/decision-support-tools-making-a-decision-about-a-health-condition/

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999 BSL

A new App called 999 BSL has been launched to enable deaf people to get emergency help from their local police, ambulance, fire and coastguard services instantly. The Royal Deaf Association have made a video explaining how 999 BSL enables emergency calls to be made through a BSL interpreter, providing a ‘UK Emergency Video Relay Service’. You can watch the video by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqSa0Yv7iOI&ab_channel=RoyalAssociationforDeafpeople If you want to find out more There are some useful resources in the 999bsl website.…

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Thursday 28 July: Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy – My Voice focus group

The ‘My Voice focus group’ is a co-produced meeting, part the Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2021/22. About this event The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to invite self-advocates, families and carers, provider organisations, key organisations, and wider partnership members to an online meeting for the 2nd ‘My Voice focus group’. The refresh of this strategy maintains our commitment to work together with partners across Suffolk, to work in new and different ways to ensure that people with learning…

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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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Have your say at NSFT engagement events

The Governors at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) want to hear from Members and local people their views on emotional wellbeing and mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk. They are holding 4 engagement events where you can find out about the changes the Trust has made to improve services over the last 12 months. You can also find out about how you can be involved in these improvements. You will have the chance to hear about Governor…

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Apprentice Mental Health Coordinator for Young People

A message from Suffolk County Council’s engagement hub team: Job description Suffolk County Council – Ipswich IP1 2BX £18,333 per annum (pro rata) 37 hours per week  Fixed Term Apprenticeship for 18 months We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile to find out about the types of flexible working available for this role. We particularly welcome disabled people, male, Asian and LGBT+ applicants because they are under-represented in this directorate. A great opportunity to join Suffolk County Council’s Engagement Hub…

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Information, advice and support for young people from Suffolk SENDIASS

Information You may get the answer to some of your questions by looking through our web pages. You can contact uson your own or with parents or carers for information, advice and support. You can get in touch by phone, text or email – you choose which works best for you. Advice Our friendly staff will listen to your questions and try to offer useful advice and information. We will not tell other people what you have said. The only…

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Prince’s Trust 6 Week Online Programme

The programme is designed for young people to improve their confidence, learn new skills and develop resilience. This programme will run over 6 weeks, starting the week commencing the 25th of July and is aimed at 16-25 year olds. The programme is designed for young people to improve their confidence, learn new skills and develop resilience. As the programme goes on, the aim is for the young people to feel more confident to get out of the house and eventually…

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Bowel cancer screening – easy-read guide

The NHS invites men and women for bowel cancer screening after their 60th birthday. Read this easy-read guide to find out more about this important health test. Can’t see the link? Click here to view and download the easy-read guide: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/bowel-cancer-screening-easy-read-guide/

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Have your say at mental health engagement events

The Governors at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) want to hear from Members and local people their views on emotional wellbeing and mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk. They are holding 4 engagement events where you can find out about the changes the Trust has made to improve services over the last 12 months. You can also find out about how you can be involved in these improvements. You will have the chance to hear about Governor…

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An animation explaining how the NHS in England works and how is it changing

What are the key organisations that make up the NHS? And how can they collaborate with partners in the health and care system to deliver joined-up care? Watch the animation from the King’s Fund to find out. Video not displaying? Click this link to watch the animation on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blapgFKXv0I&ab_channel=TheKing%27sFund

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What’s it like living with an invisible disability?

What’s it like living with a chronic condition? BBC London’s Gem O’Reilly has scoliosis and wanted to look into what it means to have an invisible disability. Chronic conditions like scoliosis make up about 18% of non-visible disabilities in the UK, according to a survey by Hidden Disabilities UK. Emily Hale had to have spinal fusion surgery for her scoliosis, now she’s helping others through Pilates and pain management. You can watch a video made by the BBC by clicking…

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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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