Getting Your Voice Heard, Nov 2014

We organised and facilitated an event in Stafford, attended by over 90 people with learning disabilities and carers to inform the Health and Social Care Self Assessment Framework. We asked people for their ideas and experiences about dignity and respect in health and social care services, and support for carers. Funded by Stoke-on-Trent city council, Staffordshire county council and CCGs in Stoke and Staffordshire.

Understanding Autism

Published on 12 Nov 2014
The 15 minute ‘Understanding Autism’ film has been commissioned by Staffordshire County Council and Stoke on Trent City Council. The film was developed and produced by Keele University, Reach and ASIST Advocacy,Capture Media Company and Insight Autism Consultancy. It is based around the experiences of people with autism, parents and professionals.

Making A Difference Together Toolkit

I am delighted to tell you that the Making a Difference Together: Developing a Toolkit to Promote Equality of Healthcare for People with a Learning Disability developed Keele by University in collaboration with Asist  has been shortlisted in the Learning Disabilities Nursing category.

Thanks to everyone who was involved in the kits development!

BBC Inside Out – Mate Crime – Join Mary Rhodes On BBC One @ 7:30

Join Mary Rhodes for Inside Out West Midlands – Mondays –BBC ONE at 7.30pm

They call it Mate Crime. The victims, usually people with learning disabilities, suffer abuse, theft and assaults by people they think of as their friends. Some have even been murdered. Even though it affects about a million of Britain’s most vulnerable people, some police forces only receive a handful of complaints each year. We’ve been investigating what’s being done to tackle the problem with Nikki Reid from Rugby who’s vulnerable sister was murdered.

Dove Service Review 2013

Dove asked Reach to organise a review meeting for Reach Members to talk about experiences of loss and of working with Dove.

The Dove review meeting took place on Friday 5th July 2013.
Reach Project Workers prepared posters and case studies to help people talk about loss and bereavement.
There were 9 Reach Members at the meeting, 3 men and 6 women.
Their ages range from their 30s to their 60’s.