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ERSAB Annual Report

The annual report of the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board looks at the period April 2021 to March 2022, which has been a period of constant change and challenge as we have responded to the impact of the global Covid pandemic. 

The report outlines some of the challenges and opportunities as we emerge from the pandemic. The Board has developed stronger relationships and is better equipped to deal with complex demands and is in a better place to ensure that we are resilient to any future challenges. Please see the annual report below 

  full annual report  easy read annual report 

East Riding Learning Disability Partnership

ERSAB is a member of this partnership which meets on a bi-monthly basis. This meeting is for people with a learning disability, family carers and service providers in East Riding to come together to discuss what is happening for people with a learning disability in the local area.  The partnership aims to give people with a learning disability who live and work in East Riding a voice.  The partnership are always looking for people with lived experience and  want to share information and ideas that will help to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and family carers.  Please see the latest poster for how you can get involved.

East Riding Learning Disability Partnership

We Care - East Riding Newsletter for Carers

We Care is a Newsletter for carers to express their views and we welcome your contributions.  Please send to:-  East Riding Carers Support Service, 18 Wednesday Market, Beverley, HU17 0DJ.  

Email:-  ERCarers@eastriding.gov.uk

FREEPHONE:-  0800 917 6844 or 01482 396500

Please click here for Newsletter

The Herbert Protocol

Caring for someone who has Dementia and worry that they might go missing? For people living with or caring for someone with Dementia, this may be quite common. The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme adopted by Humberside Police and other police services across the country.

Please click on the links below for more information.

Herbert Protocol - 60 Second Briefing - (435kb)

Herbert Protocol Leaflet - (1mb)

Herbert Protocol Forms - (288kb)

Speak Up in East Riding

Inclusion North is holding a meeting and would like people with a Learning Disability and their supporters to attend.  The meeting is to talk about starting a new advocacy group in the East Riding.  This means people with a learning disability will have a better voice and can share with the East Riding Learning Disability Partnership Board what services are working well and what aren't.  Please see attached flyer for details on how to book a place.

Flyer (253kb)

Carers UK Digital information

A new digital platform has been created to host a wealth of support, advice and free resources for informal carers in the East Riding who need access to information that is relevant to their situation.

The Carers UK Digital Resource for Carers, brings together a number of specially-designed digital products and online resources all in one place to get the best results for carers and help organisations provide comprehensive information and support them in their caring role, including local bespoke information.

The resource is being offered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in partnership with the Carers Advisory Group and the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who will ensure this is promoted through GPs, community services, wider health services and the voluntary and community sector.

Pease see the information and links below to see how to access the site and what the site has to offer?


Create an account using your free access code: 

enter the code: DGTL 2601.

For those who are not able to access the information online, please call our East Riding Carers Support Services on (01482) 396500.

Please click here to download poster advertising this digital platform.

 Learning Disability England

Learning Disability England has written this document for people and organisations that offer paid support to people with learning disabilities; provider organisations or personal assistants to help them prepare the people they support to make a decision about having the Coronavirus vaccine. We hope it will also be useful to people and families.

People with learning disabilities and the coronavirus vaccine:  Information for paid supporters.  1.21mb

Please click here for YouTube video providing information about the COVID vaccine for people with a learning disability and autistic people.

Inclusion North - request for volunteers

The group will be involved in developing the vision and plan to help improve services for people with a learning disability and autistic people living across the Humber.  

Click here for more information.

As the Government continues to deal with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic it is an essential priority to safeguard the needs of the most vulnerable adults in our area.  

It is imperative that people follow government guidelines on how to stay safe and what steps individuals can take.  Easy Read Information has been developed by Inclusion North.

Weekly News (290kb)

Reaching Out to Families - Meeting

Supporting families to come together from across Yorkshire & Humber and the North East.  A meeting for any family carer who has a family member with a learning disability or autism.

Click here for meeting information.

National Autistic Society - Left Stranded Report

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted everyone’s life. But for autistic people and their families, it has left them completely stranded. This report highlights the often devastating impact this has had. Click here. 

Learning Disability & Autism in the North

Getting it right for patients with a Learning Disability (Improving Health and Wellbeing across Primary Care).  Webinar dates. Monday 22nd March, 2pm - 3:30pm and Monday 19th April 2pm - 3:30pm.   Webinar flyer - click here.

Nationwide Campaign for Carers

For services to change, they need to hear from you.  Share your experiences of health and social care.  Encourage others to to the same, so that our NHS and social care services can spot issues and know how to improve.

It only takes five minutes to complete in our short, confidential survey.


Call for Carers to Share their Experiences after a year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are calling on all carers to share their experiences to help improve support after a year which has seen enourmous challenges for all those working in the health and social care sector, thos using the services and their loved ones.

Share Your Views

New Online Support Group for Carers

In October the first online support group for carers was hosted by the Carers Support Service and they are looking to make this a regular group.

the next group  has been confirmed as Tuesday 2nd March 1.30pm on teams

If you would like to be a part of the group or find out more information, please get in touch with the Carers Support Service and provide your email address and contact details. 

East Riding Carers Support Service
18 Wednesday Market
HU17 0DJ 

FREEPHONE 0800 917 6844
or (01482) 396500 

An Introduction to Human Rights - Online Workshops 2021

A series of workshops are taking place throughout 2021 for people with a learning disability, autism and family carers who live in our members areas in the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber.  The workshops are fun, easy to understand and will help you to:-  

Know what your Human Rights are;

Know what to do if your Human Rights are not met;

Know who can help or who you can ask to make sure you get your Human Rights

Please click here for more information.

Calling all Care Givers

Calling all Care Givers, we would like your help. We are currently looking at how training and support can be better provided to people who take on a caring role.

We are aware that it can sometimes be difficult to access the information & training to support or equip you in your caring role when you are looking after someone else or providing a caring role in a professional capacity.  

We would really like your input in to how training and information can be provided to support you in the best way.

We would appreciate it if you could take 10 minutes to complete this questionnaire. Your answers will remain anonymous unless you choose to leave your details to be contacted for support in your caring role.

Carers Access to Training Survey

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