Learning Disability Awareness Week

Learning Disability Awareness Week

Special Events

Date and time
18 - 21 Jun 2018 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Location

Seacole Building

City South Campus Seacole Building Westbourne Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3TN United Kingdom

Price

Free

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This week is #LearningDisability Awareness Week, in support of the Mencap#TreatMeWell campaign and our our Learning Disability Nursing students and staff we are hosting a range of activities and events on campus to help raise awareness - please get involved! 

Evidence suggests that people with learning disabilities experience poorer health than the general population and may not receive the care and treatment they need.

Between 18 and 24 June, we'll be recognising #LearningDisability Week, in support of Mencap#TreatMeWell campaign. Our Learning Disability Nursing students and staff along with organisations for people with learning disabilities are hosting a range of activities and events on campus to help raise awareness and improve care for people with learning disabilities and we hope you will get involved.

Monday 18 June

9am - 3pm 

Visit our stand in City South main entrance/foyer area to grab some Mencap goodies and learn more about #LDWeek - have a chat to our learning disability nursing staff and students!

You can also enter a competition to win two tickets to the Autism Show on 23 June at Birmingham NEC by making a pledge as to how you will make a difference and treat people with learning disabilities well.

The winner will be announced on 21 June 2018.

Tuesday 19 June

10am - 2pm in SCT209

Brew at HELS in support of LD Week, featuring sensory equipment, information on LD Week and a performance by Advo-acts.

Advo-acts, are a drama group from Solihull Action through Advocacy, an advocacy organisation for adults with learning disabilities. The group will be performing a short piece of forum theatre which explores the experiences of people with learning disabilities in relation to community participation and harassment. Grab a coffee and enjoy a great performance!

11am-3pm in SCT207

Drop-in and watch short films and videos in support of LD week.

1pm-2pm in SCT105

Come along and watch Advo-acts, a drama group from Solihull Action Through Advocacy, an advocacy organisation for adults with learning disabilities. The group will be performing a short piece of forum theatre which explores the experiences of people with learning disabitlies in relation to community participation and harassment. This will also involve a workshop following the performance so you can learn more about the challenges facing people with learning disabilities. 

Book here.

Wednesday 20 June

11.15am-11.45am and 12.30pm-1.45pm in SCT105

A trio of women with learning disabilities will be delivering a peer education session about how to carry out a breast self-examination.  Come and learn about breast self-examination and also the fantastic education and training people with learning disabitlies can provide.

Book here.

Wednesday 20 June

11am-3pm in room SCT053

Session times: 11am; 11.45am; 12.30pm; 1.15pm; 2.30pm;

Join in with live simulation to learn how to improve your communication skills to better support people with learning disabilities.

Book yourself in to one of our slots throughout the day here.

Thursday 21 June

9am-4pm in SCT217 

Sessions every hour (9am; 10am; 11am; 12pm; 1pm; 2pm; 3pm).

For those of you who enjoy fun and games and a bit of competition!

Please join us in our Escape Room SCT217 where we have some immersive activities planned. If you complete the activities within the time frame you get some goodies there will be a scoreboard to see which team completes the tasks fastest. There is also the opportunity for some reflection after the activity!

Book yourself in to one of our slots throughout the day here.

11am-3pm

The Supported Employment Team will be coming along to talk about the support they can provide to help people with learning disabitlies into employment - come and find out more about the opportunities for employment for people with learning disabitlies and some of the skills they have to offer to employers.

11am-2pm

There will be a bake sale in new City South reception/foyer area selling delicious baked goodies to help raise money for some learning disability charities - treat yourself for a good cause!

Be aware that throughout the campus you may see some Makaton symbols and signs used to support communication for people with learning disabilities! Recognising these and knowing how people communicate is essential to provide good care.

These activities and events are aimed at the staff and students across Birmingham City University and the faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences to help raise awareness of those with learning disabilities - we hope to see as many of you as possible!

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Forthcoming dates will be announced soon.