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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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Digital hospital passport survey

27 April 2021

The North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network are currently developing a digital learning disability hospital passport. The hospital passport is a document owned by an individual, that they can bring to support their care if accessing secondary care settings where staff may not know the person or their needs. To support the development of […]

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New national guidance for carers aims to reduce unfair barriers to screening

24 March 2021

The NHS screening programmes in England save lives, reduce illness and disability and promote choice. Carers and care providers play an essential role in making sure the people they care for can access screening. This new resource supports these carers. You can also find more information on the PHE screening blog

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New tool kit helping to identify children/young people who may have a learning disability

11 March 2021

Learning Disability Matters have developed a short questionnaire to help identify children /young people who may have a learning disability. Find the resource at: Learning Disability Form – Learning Disability Matters  

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