Author Archive for:Liam Vernon

Facing ‘the fear’

Categories:News & Stuff

I don’t usually share ‘campaigning’ stuff through my work role at NWTDT/ Pathways but this piece by Katherine Runswick-Cole really resonated this morning as a fundamental of what Transforming Cares culture change must be about. The sentences which I think perfectly captures how thousands of people feel for me –  ‘But this ‘good’ life feels fragile […]

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We need your help to win another award…

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Pathways have been nominated for the prestigious National Diversity Awards in the Community Organisation – Disability category. We need as many nominations from as many people as possible please. Can you help, anyone can do it, it takes a few minutes. If you need a hand let us know. https://nominate.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/

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Improving Health and Lives News October 29, 2015

Categories:IHAL News

Joint Health and Social Care Learning Disability Self-Assessment Framework 2015 The Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS) and NHS England have made an announcement about the Joint Health and Social Care Learning Disability Self-Assessment Framework 2015.

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Improving Health and Lives News October 22, 2015

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New resources on Epilepsy Risks and SUDEP Studies have shown people with both epilepsy and a learning disability, are at an increased risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). A recent study in Leicester found that epilepsy is the second most common cause of death for people with learning disabilities. It also found that […]

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Improving Health and Lives News September 24, 2015

Categories:IHAL News

New health and care study IHaL is starting a new study of health and care for people with learning disabilities. This will find out how many people with learning disabilities have a wide range of important common health conditions and how many have had important health checks, flu jabs and cancer screening. For a few […]

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Improving Health and Lives News September 17, 2015

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Easy read leaflets about pain management The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched three accessible patient information leaflets on pain. These are all in an easy read format. The Pain and Palliative Care Forum and the Learning Disability Nursing Forum have worked together to develop these leaflets.

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Improving Health and Lives News August 27, 2015

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Better lives for children and young people with learning disabilities – Coventry Tuesday 6 October 9:30am – 4:00pm Eric Emerson (Emeritus Professor of Disability & Health Research) will talk

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Improving Health and Lives News August 6, 2015

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Dysphagia information request The Improving Health and Lives (IHaL) team are preparing their next ‘reasonable adjustments’ report and the focus is dysphagia management for people with learning disabilities.

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Improving Health and Lives News July 23, 2015

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Inclusive Communication Essex report Essex County Council has recently won an enei (employers network for equality and inclusion) award for their Inclusive Communication Essex (ICE) resource service. ICE is a consistent approach to communication across all ages and needs, ensuring individuals with learning disabilities who have difficulty understanding, and cannot rely solely on speech, are […]

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Outstanding Leadership Award 2016

Categories:All about us 2015

Do you know an Outstanding Leader? We want to hear about them now.  Who’s your unsung hero or heroine? Who do you think is so inspiring they deserve to be recognised for their outstanding leadership in the North West?

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