Presentation on theme: "It’s my Life Group They have been working on: Health and Safety – what to do if there is a fire Health – food, drink, drugs, weight, exercise, mental,"— Presentation transcript:
It’s my Life Group They have been working on: Health and Safety – what to do if there is a fire Health – food, drink, drugs, weight, exercise, mental, physical and specific illnesses e.g. Diabetes, colon disease, allergies Politics, voting and people’s rights – visits with MP’s, if they are registered to vote, meeting with the Outreach Parliament Programme
Made a Travel Wise booklet with support from a Police Community Support from Thames Valley Police. This is a top tips guide to help people stay safe. Training group ‘Listen to us’ delivers disability awareness training to 180 people since 2011 for a support agency, sports coaches and teachers. They are going to set up a training programme for customer service staff. They’d like to hear from other groups who have done this. They have been given free training for self advocates. Some members have passed Food Hygiene Level 1 and First Aid Awareness training. They will be using this training when they volunteer at their weekly coffee shop. In January, Ian from Inclusion North came down from Leeds to deliver a Healthy Surfers course to over 30 people. The workshop received some really positive feedback and was a good example of groups from across England working well together. They are finding Twitter a really useful way to find out what other self advocacy groups are doing and would like to see the National Forum on there. There has been a problem where people who attend Day Services but would like to get more involved in CLASP but cannot be supported because their personal budget is going to the day service.
They have been working on the Big Voice Plan which will give people some ideas and aims for what needs to change for people with learning disabilities across Reading. Working with Reading Mencap on their Hear my voice campaign making sure everyone knows about the up and coming election for next year. This year has been the launch of the Health Passport in Reading and they are working alongside health professionals, community team members and Healthwatch to ensure that people are made aware of them and how to use them. In Buckinghamshire they are re launching the Health Passport as well as being on the interview panel at Stoke Mandeville hospital for a new Liaison Nurse.
Projects they are involved in are: Thumbs Up Project – they give training to staff from local businesses and services to make sure they are trained to work with people with learning disabilities. Safe Places project - getting local services to offer a safe place and friendly face to people with learning difficulties who may need some support when out and about. Lottery funded project - led by a steering group of people with learning difficulties. They have weekly drop ins where people can come for information and or advocacy support. BHIG group : Being Heard in Government Group. They have been involved in the budget setting process and hope to start work soon on encouraging local people with Learning Disabilities to register to vote and to let people know how important it is to vote. Young Persons Self Advocacy group – Has just been set up. Community Connecting project - regular events are held where people are matched up with volunteers with similar interests to take part in activities. Brighton and Hove Speak Out
At our board, we discussed to have these awards for learning disability week to thank everybody for all their hard work. We wanted to try it out in Kent so that maybe we could do the National Awards. 167 people got nominated and there were 5 sections of the awards: 1) Employer of people with a learning disability award 2) Citizenship award 3) Supporting people with learning disabilities award 4) Supported housing award 5) Peoples award A lot of people thought that it worked really well and there was a good turnout of people.