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Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected

By |27th May 2020|Featured, Health & Care, Learning Disability, MailChimp|

Many people will become increasingly vulnerable during the current COVID-19 crisis and some are not known to services or accessing support. Adults with learning disabilities, who are autistic or have other neurodivergent conditions such as [...]

Devolution – a message for Leeds

By |27th May 2020|Communities of Interest, Health & Care, Learning Disability, MailChimp, Mental Health, News, Older People, PSI|

A message from Councillor Judith Blake CBE, Leader of Leeds City Council and Tom Riordan CBE, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council We hope you and your families are keeping well. It continues to be a [...]

Mental Health, Learning Disabilities & Covid-19 Response Workspace

By |13th May 2020|Health & Care, Learning Disability, Mental Health|

A Mental Health, Learning Disabilities & COVID19 Response Workspace has been set up by the National cell on Future NHS Platforms. The resources on the workspace are open to those working in mental health, learning disabilities and [...]

Disability Customer Service Awareness Training from Purple

By |13th May 2020|Health & Care, Learning Disability, PSI|

Purple has published a series of e-tutorials aimed at raising awareness of the importance of delivering good customer service for disabled people. The seven-part series includes practical hints, tips and examples to bring this issue [...]

Guidance for Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities

By |7th May 2020|Health & Care, Learning Disability|

The Government recently published updated guidance for supporting adults with learning disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The first piece of guidance is provided for care staff who provide support to adults with learning disabilities and [...]

Guidance for People Receiving Direct Payments

By |7th May 2020|Health & Care, Learning Disability, Mental Health, PSI|

The Government has released guidance for people who receive support via direct payments, including through personal budgets and personal health budgets, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and providers who support and deliver care via [...]

LYPFT Coronavirus Response Stakeholder Briefing

By |29th April 2020|Health & Care, Learning Disability, Mental Health|

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) has published the first in a series of stakeholder briefings on its coronavirus response for partners, including primary care, trusts, third sector and local authority colleagues. [...]

People Matters Workshop Timetable – w/c 27th April

By |29th April 2020|Health & Care, Learning Disability|

People Matters are hosting a range of online activities this week, with baking, sewing and relaxation techniques all on the menu. If you would like to join a workshop, email [email protected] with your name and contact number or send a private [...]

West Yorkshire Police Easy Read Document on Staying Safe

By |22nd April 2020|Learning Disability|

West Yorkshire Police have produced an Easy Read document, explaining how the police are keeping people safe. You can find it at: https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/sites/default/files/coronavirus_policing_powers_easy_read.pdf The document tells people that there are now new policing powers, which [...]

Using Social Media & Modern Technology With At Risk Groups

By |7th April 2020|Health & Care, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Older People|

Using Social Media & Modern Technology With At Risk Groups - Safeguarding Hints & Links With many of us trying to work creatively with modern technology and social media to keep in touch with many [...]