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Inclusion North Bulletin

Issue Number 118

14th June 2016
In this bulletin you will hear about some of the
work Inclusion North is doing and information
about what is happening across the country.

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You can find out more about all the work we are doing
by following us on Facebook and twitter at:
Twitter: @InclusionNorth

Safe Places Sharing Events

Safe Places is a scheme to provide safe places in the
community where people with learning disabilities can go
if they get into trouble or feel unsafe, frightened or bullied.

We know that there is a lot of good work going on in the

North East and Yorkshire and Humber and we will be
having two events where people can share what is
happening in their area.
We have asked some people to tell us about their Safe
Places schemes and what has made it a success.

There will also be time for everyone to ask questions

about the different schemes so that they can support other
areas and help improve their local schemes.
We would like 6 people from each Inclusion North member
area to come to this event. You can see a list of member
areas at the end of the bulletin.
The event for Yorkshire and Humber will take place on
30th June in Leeds
From 10.00am to 3.00pm

To book a places, please contact Marie at
or call
0113 2444792

European Union (EU) Referendum

On Thursday the 23rd June British people can vote in the

European Union (EU) Referendum.

British people will be voting on the question should the

UK leave or stay in the European Union (EU)?

This is a big question. There is lots of information being

talked about from the different sides. It can be confusing!

Different organisations have made information to support

people to understand about what the European Union
(EU) is, what the Vote Leave and Vote Remain campaigns
are saying and how we can vote.

We have done a short paper that has links to the different

papers or information made by other groups.

Our short paper can be seen here

Transforming Care in the Regions

The National Forum of People with Learning Disabilities
and the National Valuing Families Forum have been
working together to find out how transforming care is
working for people and their families across the country.
They have been funded to do this work regionally by the
Local Government Association. They will be producing
four reports for the Transforming Care Assurance Board,
which is co-chaired by Scott Watkin, self-advocate, and
Alistair Burt, Minister for Care. The Board check the work
that is happening around transforming care.
You can find their first easy read summary and full report

Transforming Care Easy Read Information

The transforming care work is work that started after the
abuse of people with learning disabilities at Winterbourne
View Hospital.

The Local Government Association and NHS England

have written some easy read information about what is
happening in the transforming care programme.
The information is an update for learning disability
partnership boards and autism partnership boards.
It talks about
The different organisations involved in transforming
What their aims are
The transforming care assurance board
Building the right support for people
The service model what good support is
Care and Treatment Reviews
Finding out about transforming care in your area
The National Forum of People with Learning
Disabilities and The National Valuing Families Forum
booklet Hospitals are not homes

The easy read information can be found here

National conference on the way forward in

postural care
Changing our Lives are holding a national conference on
the work that they are doing to make sure that postural
care is on the national agenda.
There will be speakers including
Suzanne Carter physiotherapist from Mid Yorks
Hospitals Trust where they are known for their
excellent postural care practices
Simple Stuff Works (family run business with
incredible knowledge and expertise in protecting
body shape)
Chris Hatton who will be reporting back on iHals
systematic review of postural care
Anna Marriott who will be giving an overview of
health inequalities, linking to CIPOLD
Jenny Whinnet - family carer with extensive
Joanna Grace from the Sensory Stories project who
is an expert in sensory approaches
Gail Russell an independent OT with years of
experience in this subject
Adam Hoare from Red Embedded giving an overview
of the Better Outcomes for People with Learning
Disabilities project and its future application

The conference will take place in Birmingham

On the
12th September
From 10am until 3pm
To book a place

Telephone: 0300 302 0770

Humber NHS Trust My Health Guide App

Humber NHS trust is the first NHS trust to trial the my
health guide app.
Two hundred people with learning disabilities are taking
part and the app is aimed to improve their quality of life.

The my health guide allows people to capture videos,

record voice messages and show photographs of their
lives and the people important to them alongside
important information about their healthcare.
This will allow people to communicate with their care
teams in a better way.
Trish Bailey clinical care director at Humber NHS trust
We want to do away with file after file after file and when
people go to visit families the information they need is
right there

The app is funded by NHS England and SBRI Healthcare

and developed by UK software firm Maldaba and allows
people to communicate better with their carers.

Carers can add important information such as changes in

medication. This will mean that all the information is
available at the touch of a screen instead of looking
through lots of papers.

Research project - expressions of interest

Stay up Late are going to launch a research project with a
University looking at different models of residential support
and how these models help people with learning
disabilities live the way they want to live.

The project will look at what works and doesnt work so

will be looking for support providers to take part.

The project is not going to happen straight away but if you

are interested in taking part a short survey is available

European Referendum Event

Skills for People are holding an event.
The event is accessible and will include
A light hearted quiz about European culture
A presentation on the referendum
Information for and against staying in the European
Group discussions
Secret ballot on the in or out question

A light lunch will be provided

The event is in
15th June

From 10am until 2pm

To attend the event

Phone 0191 281 8737

CoActive -Midsummer Nights Dream

CoActive the arts charity for people with learning
difficulties are holding an event.
The event is a dance adaptation of A Midsummers Nights
Dream with Yew Tree Youth Theatre and The Mechanics
Theatre in Wakefield.
On the
5th July at 1.30pm
6th July at 7.30pm
Tickets are not charged it is donate what you can
For more information

Telephone: 07954 391043

Bradford People First Coffee Morning

As part of Learning Disability Awareness Week.
Bradford People first are having a coffee morning.
It will give people from organisations and people the
chance to get to know one another and also talk about
what is important to them.

The coffee morning will include refreshments and cakes

and will be at
Kala Sangam, St Peters House, Bradford, BD1 4TY
23rd June

10.30 until 12.30

To book a place


Telephone 01274744151

Leeds Learning Disability Week 20th June

This years Leeds learning disability week takes place
from Monday 20th June until Sunday 26th June.

The events are

5 A Side Euro 2016 Football Competiton
On Monday 20th June
At Middleton Leisure Centre,LS10
From 10am

Market Place Event

This event will include the Leeds Learning Disability
Partnership annual general meeting in the morning and
the launch of the Safe Places app.
At West Yorkshire Playhouse
On Tuesday 21st June
from10am until 3.30pm

Victorian Day
At Armley Mills
On Wednesday 22nd June
From 10.30 until 2.30

Boccia Tournament
At Middleton Lesuire Centre
On Wednesday 22nd June
10am until 12.30

Wellbeing Day
The wellbeing day will include Tai Chi, music and
Bollywood dancing

On Wednesday 22nd June

At Hamara, Beeston
10.30am until 2.30pm

Meanwood Fest
At Meanwood Valley farm
On Wednesday 22nd June
7pm until 10pm

Fashion Show
At St James Hospital
On Thursday 23rd June
10.30am until 12pm

Beyond Festival Music Gig

At Wharf Chambers
On the evening of Thursday 23rd June

Picnic in the Park

At Temple Newsham
On Friday 24th June
11am until 2pm

Armed Forces Day

at the Leap caf
On Friday 24th June
10am until 2pm

Totem Pole making workshop

To be confirmed

Wetherby Funday
at Wetherby Social Club
on Sunday 26th June
from 11am until 3pm

This full programme of events can be found at
Information will be updated at

Safe and well in the community event

North Lincolnshire Learning Disability Partnership are
holding an event about staying safe and well in the
There will be stalls and information from organisations and
services including
Humberside Fire Services
Health checks
The event will take place at
Ashby Bowls, 170 Grange Lane South, Scunthorpe
21st June
10am until 2.30pm

Coffee Morning Halifax

Lead The Way, Cloverleaf and Calderdale Self-Advocacy
Network are holding a coffee morning as part of Learning
Disability Awareness week.
There is also an opportunity to try Origami (making things

out of paper) or enjoy a hand massage.

Everyone is welcome to come along and meet new people

The coffee morning will be at

The Maurice Jagger Centre Halifax
24th June
From 10am until 1pm

Kirklees Learning Disability Awareness Week

As part of Learning Disability Awareness week there are
events taking place in Kirklees these include

Inclusive Football
At The Zone, Leeds Rd, Huddersfield.

Tuesday 21st June
11am to 2pm
For further information contact

Picnic in the Park

Bring your own food and seats.
There will be sport, music and information at this event
At Greenhead Park
Wednesday 22nd June
10am until 2pm
For more information
Telephone Sarah Roberts 07710 020235

Photography Competition
Photographs taken by people with learning disabilities.
Please email photographs before Thursday 23rd June to

Raising Awarness Sessions

There will be a stall in Huddersfield bus station with

information about learning disabilities.

On Friday 24th June in the morning.

Free Benefits Advice Sessions

A benefits session will take place about PIP claims.
By The Department of Work and Pensions.
At carers@carers count Huddersfield
On Friday 24th June
From 10am until 12pm.

Lindley by night
There will be late night opening of Lindley and a
celebration. There is also a bunting competition.
On Friday 24th June

Mencap in Kirklees Music Festival

Mencap will be holding a music festival with bands, BBQs
and much more.
Tickets are 5 for adults and 3 for children
On Saturday 25th June
Carlinghow Mills Batley
For more information
Telephone 01484 340811

Gateshead Big Friendly Get Together

Gateshead Learning Disability Partnership Board have
organised a Big Friendly Get Together.
This event is part of Learning Disability Week and as the
theme this year is friendships and relationships the goal
is for everyone to make a new friend.
There will be entertainment by The Lawnmowers Theatre
Co and Inspired Support
The event will take place on
Wednesday 22nd June
St Marys Heritage Centre
From 6.30pm until 10pm
More information can be found at

The Involvement Now Team also have an event

Picnic in the Park
Bring along a Picnic to Saltwell Park
Thursday 23rd June
From12pm until 2.30pm

More information can be found at

What is coming up next at Inclusion North

15th June
20th June
23rd June

Yorkshire & Humber Lead Officers

North East Talking Travel
Yorkshire & Humber Family Carers

29th June
30th June

North East Family Carers

Yorkshire & Humber Safe Places Sharing
North East Family Carers

7th July
12th July
19th July

Creative Communication Training

Creative Communication Training Leeds

11th August

Yorkshire & Humber Family Carers

If you would like to know more about any of these events

contact Marie on 0113 244 4792

If you would like any information on any of our

meetings, training or projects you can contact the
office on:
Tel: 0113 244 4792
Or you can write to us at:
Inclusion North CIC
Woodhouse Community Centre
197 Woodhouse Street
Leeds, LS6 2NY
You can visit our website at:

Or you can contact any member of the Inclusion North

Samantha Clark
Tel: 07823 536 603

Kellie Woodley
Tel: 07876 145 390

Lucy Virgo
Tel: 07944 185771

Angela Ellis
Tel: 07487 729237

Kirsty Morgan
Tel: 07539 063467

Ailis Hardy
Tel: 07767 776125

Inclusion North Member Areas 2016-17


If you live in one of these areas you can come to our

member events.
Yorkshire and the Humber
North Lincolnshire
North Yorkshire
North East
North Tyneside
Redcar and Cleveland
South Tyneside