ChAD members enjoying a change from their usual serious topics and discussions. Craig, Raymond and Stewart thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the Big Health event at the English Institute for Sport in Sheffield where there were interactive workshops and a variety of accessible sports to enable everyone to improve their health and well being – and having fun at the same time.
As Learning Disability Week continues we are very proud to share the amazing and strenuous achievements gained by some of the students at ‘The Ridge Employability College’ on completing their silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards
During the current pandemic the Committee identified that people who would normally be contacted face to face at day services etc were not being reached. Most people do not engage digitally so some other way was needed. They applied to the National Emergencies Trust for funding to produce some easy read booklets. We are proud to say the bid was successful. The first booklet has been distributed to almost 1,000 adults with a learning disability in the Doncaster area. This issue contained information regarding where to obtain support if required and some Christmas themed activities and competitions. The funding awarded will also cover the cost of equipment (Think Pads) to assist members of the Committee in producing and contributing to future booklets and to encourage and engage digitally with some of the people they represent.
A further two issues will be produced around March and June 2021 so watch this space!
A huge thank you the National Emergencies Trust for making this all possible.
ChAD (Choice for All Doncaster) and Rossington Smile have written this song about Social Media Safety. They would like to thank Mark Coley for supplying the vocals and recording. This song will be used when engaging with schools and LD services around the Borough.
ChAD committee members are working with DMBC, Doncaster Metropolitain Borough Council, The CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) and Family Carers on the Learning Disability Strategy.
This is a plan for the future, based on what people with a Learning disability and Autism need in their lives to make things better .
There has been several planning meetings, after which members will be going out engaging with the people they represent to ask them their opinions on subjects like , Housing, Employment, Health, Education, Relationships etc so people can identify what work needs to be done to improve peoples lives .
The engagement work will be taking place until the end of December 2018 when all the information will be collected in to help write the strategy.