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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.

You can download Spreading the News here

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.

Click here for more information and booking

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.

You can download the NHS Grab and Go sheet 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!

Read more here

 

Speakup has been working with NHS England to produce some films about the Flu Vaccination.

Click here to see the first film which is for people with a learning disability

Click here to see the second film which is for families or carers

 Also the Misfits have made a fantastic film about Flu as well.

Click here to watch it

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.

Download a Hospital Passport here

 

Together with the Grab and Go sheet it will help people look after you better when you are in Hospital.

Download the Grab and Go sheet here

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!

Read the guide here
 

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.

Guide 1 Guide 2

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:

Weekly Treats 1

Weekly Treats 2

Weekly Treats 3

Weekly Treats 4

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!

 

Our Project work

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Email: team@speakup.org.uk
Tel:  01709 720462

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