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Suffolk People First Online December 2020

On Friday 4th December 2020 Ace Anglia hosted Suffolk People First Online. The event was attended by 41 people from across the East of England.

The event was all about relationships and had guest speakers, films and stories about various topics around relationships, including:

Self-Advocates Film and Stories About Relationships

We co-produced a film with self-advocates from Suffolk all about what relationships mean to them:

Mark Conquer shared his story about his relationship with Mellissa and Hilda talked about her wedding with Maurice.

Hilda’s book, Am I Allowed, is all about her life and talks about Hilda’s wedding. It available to download for free:

Dance East Short Film

Dr Claire Bates: Supported Loving Campaign

Supported Loving started as a campaign and has grown into a network across the UK. Research shows that, like everyone else, people with learning disabilities want a loving relationship with a partner.

Find out why Supported Loving is so important for people with learning disabilities. People whose experience of finding love is often more than just chemistry – it can come down to getting the right support from your staff.

Find out more about Supported Loving Campaign at:

Support the campaign on Twitter:


Suffolk Trading Standards: Scams and Relationships Scams

Suffolk Trading Standards helps people stay safe by supporting local businesses with advice and tackling rogue traders. They give advice to residents and help if they have been taken advantage of by rogue traders.

During their presentation, Suffolk Trading Standards talked about what a scam was and how to spot one. They showed the Talking Text video Ace Anglia and Leading Lives created:

Suffolk Trading Standards then talked about relationship scams. They showed the Talking Text video Ace Anglia and Leading Lives created:

Where to go for advice and information?

Check out advice pages on well-known websites like:
Martin Lewis’s

Learn about scams from Friends Against Scams

Watch the romance scam programme on the BBC “For Love or Money” – its worth checking out.

If you have further queries, please contact Suffolk Trading Standards on 01473 264859


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Public Health Suffolk, Terrence Higgins Trust and Ormiston Families: Healthy Relationships

Adelle from Public Health Suffolk talked about the services on offer in Suffolk. Find out more at:

Christian from Ormiston Families and Matthew from Terrence Higgins Trust talked about healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Support Available

You Can Be:

A service for women offering one-to-one support with: Contraception; Sexual health; Healthy relationships; Support with education, housing, health, finances; Building self-esteem

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Service available in Ipswich, Lowestoft and Suffolk Coastal

Terrence Higgins Trust

They offer: Group sessions on a variety of topics; Sexual health ‘drop ins’; C-Card; Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea screening for under 25s

For more information email:

MASH: Stay Safe Online

Sarah from MASH talked about staying safe online and the places you can go if you are being bullied or need advice.

Where to go to get help?

Get Safe Online:

Take Five – Stop Fraud:

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