Addressing Health Inequalities Event – final calls for registration!

The ‘Addressing Health Inequalities’ event is now almost at full capacity!18-6-14 Event Flyer

We are pleased to share details of the speakers and are happy to announce that contrary to previous communications tea, coffee and lunch will be provided to all, thanks for Canterbury Christchurch University.

We understand that some people who have registered for the event with eventbrite have not received a confirmation email. Please check your spam/junk folder, as everyone registered should have been sent at least two emails.

We will be encouraging conversation about the event on twitter, and will be using #AHI14  hashtag. Please place this in all your facebook and Twitter messages.

Speakers

Along with Prof Ruth Northway from the University of South Wales we are now able to share the list of concurrent speakers and their subjects:-

George MatuskaHuntercombe Group – Workforce Development for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Colin Guest and team- MCCH Living in Fear: better outcomes for adults with autism and learning disabilities.

Sue Marsden & Helen Filmer – Kent Community Healthcare Trust – Review of a Pilot Project to introduce the Anticipatory Care Calendar to services in the West Kent community.

Glenda Roberts – Martha Trust – “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”

Rachel Giles – East Kent Hospitals – Improving Patient Care using communication Tools in Hospital – A case study.

Carol Robinson – Canterbury Christchurch University “Right Time, Right Place, Right Person” DVD.

Alick MacKenzieEnabled City – Inclusive mapping and jargon busting.

Sally Smith – East Kent Hospitals – The ‘We Care’ Culture Change – Engaging Staff to Deliver Person-Centred Care for people with learning Disabilities in East Kent Hospitals.

There are a few last places available until Friday 13th June these can be booked at our eventbrite page.

East Kent Outpatients Consultation – Easy Read

East Kent Hospitals and Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group have just begun a consultation on the future of Outpatients services in East Kent.

The consultation is eager to hear the opinions of people with learning disabilities, and as such an easy to read document and survey are available, and there are consultation events set up for people to find out more and have their opinion heard.

The easy to read consultation document is available by clicking on the below picture.

Outpatients Consultation  easy read pictureThe easy to read survey is available by clicking on the below page.

Outpatients surveyMake sure you have your say and share this information with others who might be interested!

 

Kent and Medway Learning Disability Community of Practice Purpose

After an extended period of consultation reflection and some changes, we are pleased to share the final versions of the Purpose of this Community of Practice.

To download these please click on the picture below.

CoP Easy Read purposeCoP Purpose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first four actions identified as priorities by the group that met in May 2013 are:-

1) Help people with learning disabilities to know what to expect
2) Raise awareness with front line staff
3) Think about how we will know the Community is working well
4) Influencing people, organisations and governments.

So far we are pleased to have 91 people or organisations following this blog, many of whom are supporting and caring for people on a daily basis. We are also pleased to have been sharing opportunities for people with learning disabilities and frontline staff to get involved with.

We have been approached by care staff and family carers to help them identify how to know what to expect, and what is expected of them when they are admitted to hospital. We are going to be looking for people to help with a project like this. Do you know anyone that might want to help?

Please let us know by leaving a comment below or sending me an email to daniel.marsden@nhs.net.

 

 

Oska Bright Film Festival 17th November

Thanks to Lizzie Banks at Carousel in Sussex for bringing this important event to our attention!

The Oska Bright Film festival is curated by people with learning disabilities with the aim of encouraging artistic talents of people with learning disabilities across the world! oska bright film festival This award winning international event -based in Brighton on 17-19 November- is an opportunity to meet new people, and get that all important new perspective that only a film maker and story teller can share!

Tickets are available now at http://www.oskabright.co.uk/

For a taster of what you might see watch the below film!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mihy5VGJwk