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February Easy Read Newsletter!

Hello from the Easy Read Online team and welcome to this month’s update.


 

February’s highlight projects


Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Screenshot of the United Nations Document with title 'Good practices in support systems'. Includes and illustration of a group of people with various disabilities.

We were pleased to work with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on a piece of work around sharing good practices in supporting disabled people to participate in their communities. We hope that this valuable piece of work can support people to become more involved with their communities around the world.



Queen’s Nursing Institute


QNI logo

We have also been supporting the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) to produce an Easy Read version of their Community Learning Disability Nursing Standards. The Standards are for nurses who give local community and home care to people with a learning disability. The Easy Read version of the Standards will help people with a learning disability to understand the level of care they can expect to receive.


The National Lottery


Screenshot of the document with the title 'Climate Action Fund Application Form' for the national lottery community fund. Includes and illustration of a hand holding a pencil and hovering over a form.

We have worked with the National Lottery on various projects and most recently we’re producing an Easy Read version of their Climate Action Fund application pack. The Easy Read pack will make the application process more accessible to people around the UK who want to apply for funding towards their projects that aim to tackle climate change.


 

Free content!


Pharmacy First explainer


Screenshot of the front page of the free document called 'Pharmacy First'. Includes and illustration of a pharmacist showing medications and a pharmacy building in the background.

Last week we published an Easy Read explainer about the government’s new scheme, Pharmacy First.


This is a way for people to get treatment for some illnesses at the pharmacy without having to get a prescription from the GP.


You can see the Easy Read here - feel free to share!




 

Welcome to the newest member of our team


A warm welcome to Victoria who joined the team this month as a technical writer. She has quickly picked up the Easy Read ropes and recently completed her first document for the Health Research Authority. Welcome to the team Victoria!


An illustration of Vicky. Vicky has long blonde hair and a big smile.

Our team has grown quickly over the last 6 months and we’re now eleven strong, with another new member set to join the ranks later in March! You can read more about the full team on our website:




 

I Need Easy Read campaign


Photograph of the Easy Read team at Liverpool Mencap sat around a table

Earlier this month we met with the I Need Easy Read campaign group at Mencap Liverpool and Sefton to talk about launching the campaign and raising its profile. Watch this space!

Our campaign website is now live and you can have a look here:



You can keep up to date with the campaign by following the social media channels:



 

Thank you


That’s all from us for this month. Thank you to all of the clients we have worked with, it’s been a pleasure to support your work in creating accessible information.


As ever, if you need to request a quote for information in Easy Read, you can use our online form:





Best wishes

The Easy Read Online team

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