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*NEW* It’s Science Week! Michael has done a presentation about Oxygen, you can download it here: tinyurl.com/25yh5msx
Checking there is enough Oxygen in your blood could be really important if you have Coronavirus or other problems breathing. You can use a Pulse Oximeter to test it. They are cheap and easy to use. You can also see the NHS guide here: tinyurl.com/yoe9gsrj
Spreading the News February 2021 and more about your COVID Vaccination!
Spreading the News - Talks about how important it is to get your Vaccination when you are called.
A COVID Vaccination story - The lovely Hesna from REMA in Rotherham having their vaccination!
Our Guide to Covid Vaccinations - An EasyRead guide to what happens at your COVID Vaccination
Peaceful Minds Update
We've added more helpful treats to our Peaceful Minds project page - click here to find out more.
Spreading the news - January 2021 Edition
In this Spreading The News we talk about the new lockdown, what the rules are and how everyone can support each other to stay well. Read more here
We have made a one page profile about the Coronavirus Vaccinations. It will take a while before everyone gets their vaccination, so everyone still needs to keep safe! Read more here
Get Your Flu Vaccination
Flu can be as dangerous as Coronavirus for people who have some health problem. So get your flu vaccination today!
Also the Misfits have made a fantastic film about Flu as well.
Hospital Passports' and 'Grab and Go'
We think it is really important that people with learning disabilities and autistic people have a Hospital Passport as well as a Grab and Go Sheet, just in case they get ill and need to go into hospital.
The hospital passport is designed to give hospital staff helpful information about communication needs, likes, dislikes as well as the persons basic health needs.
Together with the Grab and Go sheet it will help people look after you better when you are in Hospital.
Download them today, fill them in and keep them somewhere safe and where other people know where it is. If you have to go into hospital make sure they both go with you or ask someone to bring them in as soon as possible. Tell hospital staff to look at them.
Spreading the News November - 2nd edition
Disability Discrimination Law is 25 years old! In this issue, find out about how the last 25 years has changed because of the laws and what might still need to happen.
Be Cancer Aware
We have worked with Cancer Alliance to write a guide about checking for Cancer. NHS Services are open if you need help. Be Cancer Aware!
Kicking Out the Lockdown Blues
The new national lockdown means people are stuck in again! Our lockdown guides might help while you are stuck at home. Kick Out the Lockdown Blues.
Being at home all day and not having much to do can make us all feel unhappy. Our team have been thinking about some of the things you can do at home during the lockdown. These are fun easy things which you can do using the things you might have around the house. Try them out yourself:
You can choose one thing to do each day if you like, mix them up and maybe come up with new ideas of your own too!