Author: Sunderland People First

STOMP – Stopping the over-medication of people with a learning disability

Sunderland People First have been supporting the Stomp Campaign.  It is a national project involving many different organisations which are helping to stop the over use of psychotropic medicines.  These are medications normally given for mental health issues.  People with a learning disability, autism or both are more likely to be given these medicines than other people.  STOMP is about helping people to stay well and have a good quality of life. These medicines are right for some people. They can help people stay safe and well. Sometimes there are other ways of helping people so they need less medicine or none at...

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New Crook Fellows to explore disability and disadvantage

There remain a number of barriers and obstacles faced by disabled people today, including access to transport, education and employment support or appropriate healthcare.  Sheffield University alongside Crook Fellows, including Sunderland People First and Inclusion North are looking at the barriers faced by people regarding housing, and democracy.    For more information click here...

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DisabledGo

DisabledGo is a website dedicated to maximising choice and independence for disabled people to access their local area, and provide guides to places to visit like restaurants, cinemas, theatres as well as universities, hospital and transport links.  DisabledGo have visited and surveyed all venues on the list to make sure that they are accessible for people with disabilities.  On the website you will find an Accessibility Guide for every location, all aimed at helping people with visual impairments, hearing impairments, autism, dementia, learning disabilities and mental health issues.  You’ll find the...

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