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*NEW* 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.
Free 'Grab and Go' sessions
We are running free Grab and Go sessions on Zoom and for people with learning disabilities, autistic people, family carers or supporters.
Speakup are raising awareness about the new Covid 19 Grab and Go sheet. The Covid 19 Grab and Go sheet is for people with learning disabilities and autistic people.
Get Your Flu Vaccination
Flu can be as dangerous as Coronavirus for people who have some health problem. So get your flu vaccination today!
Speakup has been working with NHS England to produce some films about the Flu Vaccination.
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.
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!