Easy Read is an accessible format for providing information designed for people with a learning disability. The easy read format is easy to understand because it uses simple, jargon free language, shorter sentences and supporting images.
We work with Speak Up, our local learning disability group, to create bespoke Easy Read communications materials for local campaigns. Our Engagement Manager and Communications Manager regularly attend Speak Up group meetings to talk about current or up coming projects and ask the group for their help in creating supporting Easy Read information.
The support we receive from Speak Up in invaluable and we very much value the input of our members of our learning disability communities in helping us shape communications for people with specific needs.
Examples of the Easy Read information we have worked with Speak Up to co-create are:
We're currently working with Speak Up on developing Easy Read information about diabetes and the referral pathways. Check this page soon for more updates.
Our colleagues at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership have created the following Easy Read leaflets and have allowed us to publish them here:
- Flu vaccination
- Healthy eating and being active
- How can you be healthy
- Looking after your balls
- Looking after your breasts
- Taking care in the sun and hot weather
- Having a health check
- Information for carers - having a health check
- Taking care of your eyes
- Taking care of your blood pressure