Devon County Council would like to hear from people who have an interest in day services, now and in the future. This is called a consultation.
Since 2015, the number of people using the council’s learning disability day services has dropped. The council is asking for people to have their say on whether they should continue to run these day services.
This link will take you to information about the consultation (not in easy read): Public consultation on the future of Devon County Council’s Adult Day Services – Have Your Say
You have until December 31st to send in your thoughts and comments.
November 20th-26th was national Safeguarding Adults Week.
This link takes you to a video made by hft called Staying safe from abuse (safeguarding). It explains what safeguarding is and who it is for.
Loan sharks are another name for illegal money lenders.
This link will take you to an easy read leaflet and a short film. Both will help you recognise if you have been targeted by a loan shark. You will be shown who can help if you are or have been a victim of an illegal money lender.
Below is an Easy Read guide on Scams made by the East Sussex Learning Disability Partnership Board. (Shared with their kind consent)
Cuckooing is when a ‘friend’ takes over your home to store or sell drugs. This Easy Read leaflet gives you information on cuckooing and what you should do if you become a victim of this crime.
There is a scheme in Exeter to help keep women safe on a night out. It is called Safety of Women at Night. Local businesses will be asked to sign up to a charter. This means they promise to do everything they can to keep women safe in their venue.
People who work in health or adult social care must do training on learning disability and autism. It is called the Oliver McGowan training.
It is named after a young man called Oliver who had a learning disability and Autism. He sadly died as a result of being given medication he knew he was allergic to. His mum Paula has campaigned tirelessly to make sure that professionals get training on learning disabilities and autism to stop this from happening again to another family.
Click here to watch a short film about the Oliver McGowan training.
Trigger warning: You might find the contents upsetting.
This link will take you to several pieces of Easy Read information explaining how to get help and advice with the Cost of Living Crisis.