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.
The Communication Toolkit was developed by Keele University and Asist Advocacy Services in partnership for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and others. This toolkit is now being shared with Great Ormond Street Hospital to help communication with children, young people & families where there is a learning disability.
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.
Nursing Times Awards – Shortlisted
Making a difference together toolkit has been shortlisted for an award in two separate categories, Learning disability nursing and also in the category Nursing in the community.
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!
Cathy Appearing On BBC Midlands Today Tonight
Cathy Jones will be appearing live on BBC Midlands today this evening as part of the Inside Out programme.
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.