Easy Read

 

The websites listed are external and unregulated by D.A.D 

 

Please note that although easy read information can be a useful resource it should not be assumed it will work for everyone.

Some people will benefit from support to use easy read information.

It can assist supporters to be able to explain things in a simpler more accessible way.

Videos are included because they can be a useful accessible format for some people. 

 

Abuse

Here is a video about abuse. It explains what abuse can be. There are also some workbooks - Abuse is bad | Speakup Main Website

 

Accessible Information - Accessible information is information that you can understand

Accessible Information Standard - YouTube (Video has subtitles and British Sign Language)

 Why is accessible information important? - YouTube (Video is subtitled)

This is easy read written information - access-info-stndrd-er-upd-jul16.pdf (england.nhs.uk)

 

Alcohol

Here is a video about drinking alcohol. There is a workbook too - Alcohol | Speakup Main Website

 

Annual Health Checks 

Annual Health Checks 

Annual Health Checks (Video)

 

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccination Easy-Read Leaflets (GOV.UK)

Information about Coronavirus

How Coronavirus has affected people with learning impairments and autism

Coronavirus: Why we have added people with Down’s syndrome to the high risk list (Department of Health and Social Care) 

Self Isolation for people living alone (NHS Oxford Health, March 2020)

What is a pandemic?

Handwashing

Infection Control - Part 1

Infection Control - Part 2

What is PPE?

Disposing of PPE

 

Cooking 

CookABILITY - Accessible tasty recipes and videos

Recipes and Food Safety Tips

 

Climate Change

 Easy Read Guide to Climate Change

 

Dentist

A video for people with learning impairments showing a visit to the dentist (NHS England)

 

Direct Payment Information

Becoming an Employer using Direct Payments (plymouthonlinedirectory.com)

 

Easy News

 An accessible round up of some of the big news stories. This is by an organisation called United Response.

 

Equality and Disability Action Plans 2019-2014

Action Plan 2019-2014 Easy Read Guide (Department of Health)

 

Hate Crime 

Reporting Hate Crime - An Easy Read Guide

 

Health Information 

Annual Health Checks (Video)

9. Gold Standard Health Check (Norfolk + Waveney).indd (knowledgeanglia.nhs.uk)

Easy Health
Easy read information about lots of different health topics

Flu - How does the flu jab work (NHS poster)

Seasonal Flu (NHS poster) 
Flu is caused by different sorts of germs. Seasonal flu happens each winter and spreads very easily from person to person.

NHS England Easy Read Newsletters 
In this newsletter you can find out about:

  • Lung cancer – signs of lung cancer and what to do if you see them
  • Smoking and e-cigarettes (vaping) – tips to help you, your friends or family stop smoking
  • Healthy eating – what healthy eating is, and why it is important to eat well
  • NHS App – what the NHS App is and how you get it

Smear Test (Video)

 

How to make information accessible

How to make information accessible (CHANGE, 2021)

Image Bank - Learning Disability Service (learningdisabilityservice-leeds.nhs.uk)

 

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ stands for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer or Questioning.
The + is to be inclusive to everyone that feels part of the LGBTQ+ community, but don’t feel like they fit into the groups listed in LGBTQ.

LGBTQ+ An Easy Read Guide (CHANGE, 2020)

 

Mental Capacity Act

Using the Mental Capacity Act: Self-advocates from Taking Part - YouTube

Mental Capacity Act 2005: An easy read guide (local.gov.uk)

 

Organ Donation

Organ Donation - An Easy Read Guide (2019)

 

Personal Health Budgets

Leaflet - 7b2ad3_cbf5e7f3ffb34f96b7bc0c1dd5de8f32.pdf (speakup.org.uk)

Workbook about Personal Health Budgets - 7b2ad3_57ee5e4424df45c798d2acb789992083.pdf (speakup.org.uk)

 

Politics

You and your Member of Parliament (MP) Easy-read-MPs.pdf (mencap.org.uk)

 

STOMP: Stop the over medication of medication of people with learning disabilities

STOMP: Stop the over medication of people with learning disabilities (Video)

 

Support

7 steps to being in control of my support (InControl, 2017)

 

Voting

A Guide to Voting (2019)

Registering to Vote - An Easy Read Guide

 

Wellbeing Information

Inclusion North Easy-Read
Here is the weekly News and tips for staying well from Inclusion North

 

Will

This is thinking about what you want to happen with your belongings and money when you die.

Making a Will - A Guide

 

Winterborne View

Department of Health's Report on Winterborne View

 
 

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