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NENC Learning Disability Network News Bulletin June 2022

9 June 2022

See the June edition of our news bulletin here. 

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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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Family Survey – Live Well Project for People with a Learning Disability and Autistic People

13 April 2022

The North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network and Skills for People are asking for your help.We want to create a positive social media presence across the North East and Cumbria.We want to connect people with a learning disability and/or autistic people, families and carers. To help us shape the project we are asking people with […]

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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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New easy read cancer screening booklets

24 May 2021

Books Beyond Words have updated their easy read cancer screening booklets. These books use pictures to support people to understand the screening programme. You can download for free at: Free downloads — Beyond Words (

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Reducing my risk of cancer

10 May 2021

Join the Be Cancer Aware team with their new campaign looking at “Reducing my risk of cancer”. The Be Cancer Aware team share a new video and lots of ideas on what you can do to reduce your cancer risk. The video is available here Follow what they are up to on twitter @necldnetwork, through […]

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Final Keeping Well for Winter Bulletin and Video

28 April 2021


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