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Do you still need your Co-Vid Vaccine?

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.

Thank you

Ashley Murphy.

074687 10819

 

 

 

Useful Video Resources about Co-vid 19

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.

  1. Explaining the Tier system in Englandhttps://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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

Be Cancer Aware flyer

Be cancer aware information

Keeping People Connected in Sunderland Project!

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.

Sunderland KPC Flyer – Final Version 29.04.20

 

 

Be Health Smart Conference – 3rd March 2020 – St Peters Campus

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.

Information about the Be Health Smart Event 25.2.2020

Have a Heart – STOMP Conference 14th of February 2019

Date & Venue:

Have a Heart for STOMP Conference

Agenda – Have a Heart for STOMP 14.2.19

14th February

Seminar Room

Leechmere Training Centre

Carrmere Road

Sunderland

Tyne And Wear

SR2 9TQ

10am – 3pm

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Our event is aimed at people with learning disabilities and or autism and will include lots of activities and opportunities for people to talk about medication, behaviour and different ways that people can get the right support. People with a learning disability and autism will facilitate the event and share their own experiences as part of the day. We would like people that attend to help us develop an action plan for individuals and organisations.

We have a limited number of places available and you can book a place directly by using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/have-a-heart-4-stomp-conference-tickets-53992655486 Please do get in touch if you would like us to book tickets for you.

We would be grateful if you could share details of our event through your own networks. We have attached an easy read agenda.

 

Excellent Workshop – making things better for people with cancer.

A great session took place on the 7th of December that saw people with a learning disability, carers and health professionals come together to help to look at the needs of people who have cancer.

We had a great opportunity to work with Macmillan to develop an easy read version of the holistic needs assessment.

Macmillan are working on the ideas we shared today and we will see the results in the new year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Read Health Action Plans

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  • Ground Floor
  • Monkwearmouth Hospital
  • Newcastle Road
  • Sunderland, SR5 1NB
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Do you still need your Co-Vid Vaccine?

If you have a learning disability and live in Sunderland and still need to have your co-vid vaccine […]


Useful Video Resources about Co-vid 19

Please take a look at these helpful videos below to help keep you safe and up to date […]