The North East North Cumbria Stop People Dying Too Young group have developed a training resource for professionals, about supporting people with a learning disability to be involved in decisions at the end of their life. It’s a fantastic resource please share widely amongst your networks.
We are delighted to let you know that Sunderland People First and Health Watch Sunderland have been working closely together with other health partners and have ensured that people with a learning disability receive an easy read letter for recall following on from a mammogram.
Please click on the link to see the poster about this below.
If you are going along for an annual health check soon and would like to tell us about your experiences, please join our meeting on the 19th of January 2022 at 2pm on zoom, where you will hear more about becoming an annual health checker.
We need you to tell us how it is for you when you have a check.
This video is for family members or carers of people with learning disabilities to help them understand why wearing a face mask is important, how to find a face mask that suits the person they support and how to help them get used to wearing it.
Sunderland People first are one of the key organisations offering education and awareness to people with a learning disability about the sign and symptoms of cancer, what to do about it and the support you can get.
Please click on the video here to hear more about this great work.
There are also two links with more information about how you can join a Be Cancer Aware Group.
We would like to let you know that from the 4th of May 2020 there is a dedicated number that you can call if you have a learning disability and/or autism or if you are an autistic adult where you will speak to an advocate from Sunderland People First or Autism in Mind.
That person can signpost you to a variety of services where you can get help during the coronavirus pandemic.
Please see the leaflet below with further details and who to contact.
We are hosting a health event for people with a learning disability, families and carers at The Reg Vardy Building, St Peters Campus, Sunderland University.
More information and how to book can be obtained by contacting Andrew Fox at Sunderland People First on 0191 521 4123
We are going to be carrying out health tests, providing work shops on cancer awareness, Stop and Watch campaign (recognising a poorly person) providing information on health passports and reasonable adjustments.
It would be great to see you there!
Please click on the link below for details of the day, directions and parking arrangements.