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Archive: 2016

Its Learning Disability Awareness Week!

Mencaps’ theme for this year is friendships and relationships. It can be really difficult sometimes for people with a learning disability to have the opportunities to make friends.

Inclusion north have produced an easy read booklet to help you know more about friendships.

Friendship Booklet JUN16 V5


We will pop some photos on soon of event that take place this week to celebrate and encourage friendship.

Sunderland People First at City Hospitals for Learning disability Week.

As you may be aware it is almost learning disability awareness week.

This year we are focusing on the importance of friendships and relationships for people with a learning disability, and highlighting the fact that too many people are still living isolated from their communities – in fact we found that a third of young people (aged 18-35) spend less than an hour a day outside their home!

Sunderland People first will be in the main reception at City Hospitals Sunderland on the 20th of June between 12.30pm  and 2.30pm, please pop along to see them all


Ashley Murphy.

Gastroscopy Easy Read Leaflet

We are delighted to include our most recent easy read leaflet which will help you to understand what to expect when going along to the Endoscopy unit at Sunderland Royal for a procedure.

Please take a look at the leaflet by clicking the link below.

Gastroscopy Easy Read

It can also be found in the ‘Going to Hospital ‘section of the website.

New Information Added!

We have been busy adding lots of new information to the website and there is much more coming very soon.

Recently added is

Easy Read Leaflet on coming to the surgical day case unit – its in the hospital section.

Day surgery Easy Read – final

Easy Read Leaflet on Making choices  – its in the hospital section.

Making choices Easy Read – final

Updates to the screening page.

Coming soon

Easy Read Leaflet on Gastroscopy

Easy Read Leaflet on Dentistry.

Easy Read leaflet on Contraceptive Services.



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