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vBAME Easy Read Leaflet
We have worked with the Race Equality Foundation to make some easy read information about people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and Coronavirus/Covid 19.

Please feel free to share the leaflet
with anyone who will find it useful.
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Statement from Director: Covid-19

Lewisham Speaking Up office is closed until further notice!

Corona Virus
We have had to close our office because of the Coronavirus.
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There will be no groups or meetings for now.
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If you have an emergency or feel you are in danger, please call 999.
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If you need to speak to us urgently, please call:
07759 410 907.
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You can send us an email at: info@lsup.org.uk.
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You can also call Lewisham Adult Social Care on:
020 8314 7777.
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We are very sorry about this and we hope things will get back to normal soon!

Click here to download a copy of this information.

Important Information

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You must stay at home.
Read more here.
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Please keep a 2 metre or six feet distance from people if you have to go out. Always leave a gap between yourself and the next person when queueing.
Find out more here.
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Learning Disability Week (15th – 21st June).
Social Media
During Disability Week, we shared people’s experiences of friendship during the lockdown on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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At Lewisham Speaking Up we know that for many people not seeing their friends has been the hardest part of lockdown.

Some people live with friends and it is easier, but lots of people with learning disabilities live on their own and it is hard.
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Some people can use the internet to keep in touch with friends, but many cannot. We want to work with others to get more people with learning disabilities talking online if they want to.
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People have talked about friendship in our ‘lockdown’ newsletters – click below to read them:

Newsletter 1
Newsletter 2
Newsletter 3
Newsletter 4
Newsletter 5
Newsletter 6
Newsletter 7
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If you have a learning disability and live in Lewisham, please send us a Newsletter contribution. It could be a short story, poem, a photo, an artwork or even a short recipe.

Email info@lsup.org.uk or phone 020 8692 1862 and leave a voice message.

You can also contact us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
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Keep looking at our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram this week!
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We have started a Health Ambassadors project with Lewisham CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group). Four people with a learning disability are paid Health Ambassadors.
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They will talk to people with learning disabilities in Lewisham about getting annual health checks; the importance of knowing about cancer; how to get screened and how to stay healthy.
Simon Goldsmith
Contact Simon Goldsmith for more information on 020 8692 1862 or simon.goldsmith@lsup.org.uk
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There will be no People’s Parliament for now. We will be in touch as soon as things are back to normal.
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This link takes you to our News Archive page. It is where we will put our older news items.