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Reasonable adjustments stakeholder event

6 February 2024

We held our second reasonable adjustments digital flag stakeholder event on the 26th January. find all the presentations and resources here.

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Reasonable adjustments digital flag webinar

12 December 2023

On the 8th December 2023 we held a webinar to update health and social care on the reasonable adjustments digital flag. Watch the webinar through our YouTube link   Find out more about the reasonable adjustments digital flag at

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Reasonable adjustments digital flag update webinar

8 November 2023

We are holding a Reasonable Adjustments Digital Flag update webinar 9am – 10:30am, Friday 8th December. This is an opportunity to hear where we are at with the reasonable adjustments digital flag project and ask questions of our experts. To book a place contact: [email protected]

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WINNERS – Be Cancer Aware

29 September 2022

Be Cancer Aware are winners We already knew the Be Cancer Aware team were winners, but we have now been recognised nationally. On 28th September at the Patient Engagement Network National Awards #PENNA22, runners up in the hotly contested Cancer Experience of care award and WINNERS of the Engaging and championing the public.

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Be Cancer Aware – Finalists in Patient Engagement Network National awards

26 August 2022

The Be Cancer Aware team are proud to be finalists in the Patient Engagement Network National awards in two categories. Engaging and Championing the Public Cancer Experience of Care Fingers crossed for the finals on 28th September

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New resource for health and social care supporting people to access the adult screening programmes

23 May 2022

Version 2 of Promoting access to adult screening for people with a learning disability. A guidance resource pack for care providers of learning disability services. Now available to download at Useful Information « Learning Disability Network ( Hard copies available on request: [email protected]

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Cancer and COVID-19 easy read booklet

12 August 2021

Macmillan have launched an easy read booklet about COVID-19 and cancer to help support patients. The new resource explains the ways people living with cancer can protect themselves and includes information about the vaccine.

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Easy read health cards

15 June 2021

Check out the health cards produced by LD North East and Northumbria Health Care NHS Foundation Trust. The Health Cards use Easy Read text and pictures to explain what may happen during a medical or health related appointment. The cards can be used in various health settings to help reduce fears and anxieties, and to […]

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Happy healthy lungs

1 June 2021

We know from LeDeR the main cause of death for people with a learning disability are related to respiratory conditions. County Durham CCG have commissioned a “Healthy Happy Lungs” exercise video produced by people with a Learning Disability in conjunction with a local Mixit Days Drama Group and NHS physiotherapy teams. The You Tube link […]

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‘Tea, smiles and empty promises’

28 May 2021

On Thursday 27th May a group of families with relatives who were at Winterbourne View are publishing a collection of family stories ‘Tea, smiles and empty promises’, reflecting on the decade since BBC Panorama exposed abuse at Winterbourne View Hospital and the lack of progress in Transforming Care. Find out more on their website  Tea-smiles-and-empty-promises-family-stories

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