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.
Please click on this link for more information and a video about this great piece of work.
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.
Please click on the flyer here for more details.
Please have a look at our leaflet that we hope you all find useful.
It can be a difficult time for many ladies who are going through the menopause and it is hoped that this leaflet can help you.
Remember to make an appointment at your doctors if you want to talk about it more and see if you need any help.
If you have a learning disability and live in Sunderland and still need to have your co-vid vaccine please get in touch.
If you can not go along to one of the vaccine sites we may be able to come and see you in your own home or college for example.
Some of the reasons you might not be able to attend are the following
Afraid of needles. Too much noise. Too many people. Anxiety and distress. Nobody to to get you there.
If you think it would be easier to get your vaccine at home, please phone the following number so we can talk about it.
Please take a look at these helpful videos below to help keep you safe and up to date with what is happening.
Have a lovely, happy safe Christmas!
Please find details below of 4 new videos: 3 for people with learning disabilities and 1 for carers.
- Explaining the Tier system in England. https://youtu.be/H8_t22Om1QY
This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand about the tier system in place in England. It describes what you can and can’t do.
- Making Friends with your Face Mask https://youtu.be/JktalrbL3T4
This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand why wearing a face mask is important, how to find a face mask that suits them and how to get used to wearing it.
- Supporting a person with a learning disability to wear a face mask https://youtu.be/nYf6Gt7C08A
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.
- Christmas Bubbles – explaining the coronavirus rules over Christmas https://youtu.be/bBypR7Xxvy8
This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand the rules on Christmas bubbles over the Christmas period.
Be Cancer Aware – Advocacy groups continue to raise awareness and offer support during lock down and beyond!
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.
I hope you are staying home and keeping safe.
We have popped a link to some easy read information on here and our home page about coronavirus. We have also added a short video on the importance of washing your hands.
Stay well everyone.
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.