North Yorkshire Learning Disability Partnership Board update
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week 9th – 15th May and the theme is loneliness; You can watch a short video by UK Mental Health by clicking on the link: Loneliness. The NYLDPB previously produced a mental health and wellbeing activity pack. It has information about relaxation and who to talk to if you are feeling anxious. There are activities to complete too. Find out more here: NYLDPB Mental Health & Wellbeing Activity Pack
You can still take part in the Living a Good Life Survey. This is being run by the Partnership Board. They would like to know what you think about jobs, finding a home, direct payments and more. The survey will help the Board decide what we need to do to enable more people to live a good life. There is a survey for people with a learning disability and/or autism and there is a survey for supporters. Please share widely and return your completed surveys to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th May. If you would like a paper copy of the survey, just let us know. The surveys are attached.
Save the date: Safeguarding Week, Monday 20th – Friday 24th June 2022
The campaign helps the safeguarding boards and partnerships in North Yorkshire raise awareness about keeping yourself and others safe with advice and support of where people need to go to report a safeguarding concern. There will be workshops and presentations for people who work and volunteer in services and for members of the public. Many workshops will be online but there will be lots going on in your local area with opportunities to get involved. You can book on the workshops very soon. We will share the links about how you need to do this with you shortly. We look forward to seeing you at Safeguarding Week!
You have until 7th July to take part in the consultation on Liberty Protection Safeguards. You can share your views on the new rules about making decisions. If you or someone you know is interested & would like to attend one of these events, please fill in & submit the online form available here: LPS Survey. For more detailed information about how you can get involved visit: NYSAB: Liberty Protection Safeguards Consultation
Free support is available in North Yorkshire to help children ages 4-16 with autism to engage in FEAST holiday activities. For more information about FEAST visit: https://northyorkshiretogether.co.uk/feast/. To request a support worker for your child please complete this expression of interest form. More details coming soon: https://northyorkshiretogether.co.uk/feast/whatson/.
Learning Disability Today want to find out more about people's experiences with healthcare professionals. If you would like to take part, the survey takes around 5 minutes to complete. You can take part by following this link: Learning Disability Today Health Survey
The NHS have produced a newsletter about looking after your health. The newsletter has information on how to look after your eyes, ears, screening and visiting your dentist. Read it here: Getting Your Health Checked