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Making Every Contact Count

One Life Suffolk is offering training called Making Every Contact Count. Making Every Contact Count will provide you with the skills, confidence and tools to have a positive and effective conversation about health and behaviour change; particularly around weight management, stopping smoking and increasing physical activity. Having even a brief chat with someone about what is happening in their life can be all it takes to make a positive impact to their health and wellbeing. That’s where the Making Every…

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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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 FREE six-week Printmaking Course 

Rock Paper Scissors are pleased to say that they have some spaces left on their FREE six-week Printmaking Course which starts next Wednesday 22nd Feb at 4.30-6pm. This course is specifically for young people age 16-25. The course is designed to support mental health, and no previous experience is required.  It will run at our Dove Street Studio, directions here Refreshments will be available, all materials included. Find out more and book here – https://www.rockpaperscissors.org.uk/creativewellbeing/creative-practice-for-wellbeing Could you please share this with your community and if you…

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Suffolk Walking Festival

This year’s Suffolk Walking Festival’s 16-day programme offers over 70 delightful walks over 350 miles across Suffolk’s beautiful landscapes.  Walk with an archaeologist in the Valley of the Kings at very heart of an Anglo-Saxon Kingdom.  Explore the heart of The Brecks in a unique landscape of gorse-covered sandy chalk soils characterised by purple heathland, tall pines and rare wildlife.  Uncover the hidden history of West Stow Country Park.  Discover the Island of Secrets on the mysterious Orford Ness. Experience…

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Newmarket Community Event

You and your communities are invited to attend a small and welcoming Community Event kindly being hosted by Newmarket Abbeycroft Leisure on Friday 10th February. Located in the reception / café area of the Leisure Centre this informal and relaxed event has: In addition to this the COVID vaccination team will be present providing the last opportunity for those to receive their Autumn / Winter booster, as these will cease to be available from February 12th.  All clinics after this date will continue…

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Family Live Well, Community Event in Colchester

On Wednesday 15th February, C360, in Colchester are hosting a Family Live Well, Community Event with the focus on providing people with an opportunity to have time with specialists within their fields, who are offering one to one advice and support on a range services catering to every age, such as; Running along side this event is the vaccination team, who will be able to administer COVID 1st & 2nd doses only, to those 5+ years and flu for those eligible 18+ years. To add to the fun there will be a craft table for anyone who wishes to…

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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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Walk-in Covid Vaccination – 8th September 2022

The NHS is offering coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to children and young people As we enter the autumn and winter months, it is advised that children/young people aged 5 to 18 years should be offered the chance to be vaccinated. Vaccination is particularly important for children/young people who have health conditions that put them at high risk from COVID-19. We are holding a family-friendly Covid 19 vaccination clinic on Cornhill and the Unity Centre, Whitton, in Ipswich. We also welcome enquiries…

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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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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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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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