Hilda, Sarah, Mandy, Stuart and Paul at a meeting at Ipswich Corn Exchange.
Ace work on a new brand identity and change their name to Ace Anglia. This is to reflect the broader reach and range of work Ace are now doing.
Ace begins to support 7 Champions on the new "Joint Suffolk Learning Disability Strategy 2015-20"
The Strategy, signed off by Suffolk County Council and the 3 Clinical Commissioning Groups working in Suffolk looks to enable the vision of: people with learning disabilities living good lives, as part of their communities, with the right support, at the right time, from the right people.
Together with Suffolk County Council, Ace facilitated 8 Appreciative Inquiry events across the county. An Appreciative Inquiry is about the search for the best in people, their organisations, and the strengths-filled, opportunity-rich world around them. Appreciative Inquiries look at the entire change process to “inquire” into that system’s strengths, possibilities, and successes.
Presentation to the Health and Wellbeing Board.
Ace, along with other members of the Learning Disability Partnership, supported Champions to present the work and impact of year 1 of the Learning Disability Strategy.
Members of the Learning Disability Partnership review and celebrate the impact of the Learning Disability Strategy at a Year 1 celebration event.
Strategy Champions and Ace staff educate local Councillors about the Learning Disability Strategy
People for People and Suffolk Voice merge to form Ace:Suffolk People First. Ace work on one to one and group advocacy across Suffolk, and work from two offices, one in Stowmarket & one in Saxmundham.
Joel, one of the Strategy Champions, supports people to fill in an interactive survey about what people like doing in the evenings and weekends, tying in with the Strategy vision of: people living good lives, with the right support, at the right time, from the right people.
Ace open a new office in Tower House in Ipswich. This office will act as the base for Ace's Accessible Information Department, as well as acting as a 'satellite office' for the other staff.
Ace commissioned a collaborative project with choreographers & DanceEast who produced a film with 3 local dancers. The film tells 3 individual stories and helps to promote Ace's core values.
Ace are commissioned by Ipswich & East and West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Groups to run a series of peer led awareness sessions that will promote self-care and the uptake of Annual Health Checks. The project will run until the end of 2019.
Ace hire Mark Conquer to be our social media administrator. Mark is a self-confessed online & tech expert and supports Ace to connect with organisations and the public through our various channels.
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