Easy Read


The websites listed are external and unregulated by DAD 


Please note that although easy read information can be a useful resource it should not be assumed it will work for everyone.

Some people will benefit from support to use easy read information.

It can assist supporters to be able to explain things in a simpler more accessible way.

Videos are included because they can be a useful accessible format for some people. 



Here is a video about abuse. It explains what abuse can be. There are also some workbooks - Abuse is bad | Speakup Main Website


Accessible Information - Accessible information is information that you can understand

Accessible Information Standard - YouTube (Video has subtitles and British Sign Language)

 Why is accessible information important? - YouTube (Video is subtitled)

This is easy read written information - access-info-stndrd-er-upd-jul16.pdf (england.nhs.uk)



Advocacy is....

Advocacy is not.....



Here is a video about drinking alcohol. There is a workbook too - Alcohol | Speakup Main Website


Annual Health Checks 

Annual Health Checks 

Annual Health Checks (Video)





Cancer Support

Audio books by Macmillian Cancer Support about cancer, managing pain, financial help and much more www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/stories-and-media/audiobooks

Easy read information about lots of things to do with cancer. It has information about tests to check if a person has cancer or not. These tests can also be called screening. All resources | Macmillan Cancer Support



COVID-19 Vaccination Easy-Read Leaflets (GOV.UK)

Information about Coronavirus

How Coronavirus has affected people with learning impairments and autism

Coronavirus: Why we have added people with Down’s syndrome to the high risk list (Department of Health and Social Care) 

Self Isolation for people living alone (NHS Oxford Health, March 2020)

What is a pandemic?


Infection Control - Part 1

Infection Control - Part 2

What is PPE?

Disposing of PPE



CookABILITY - Accessible tasty recipes and videos

Recipes and Food Safety Tips


Climate Change

 Easy Read Guide to Climate Change



Scams - www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/shopimages/Accessible%20training%20and%20easy%20read/Embedded_Conversation_Info_Sheet.pdf

Hate Crime - Reporting Hate Crime - An Easy Read Guide


Damp and Mould in the home

ISL218 14 ER Damp & Mould (cse.org.uk)



A video for people with learning impairments showing a visit to the dentist (NHS England)

Katrina goes to the Dentist - www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/easy-read-katrinas-dentist-story.pdf?fbclid=IwAR11eTxm1t4HLQQD3ZLBB3z7Xa7_4qkCgG7UM7y0BsurPWbK1pjmYpaEBJ0


Direct Payment Information

Becoming an Employer using Direct Payments (plymouthonlinedirectory.com)


Easy News

 An accessible round up of some of the big news stories. This is by an organisation called United Response.


Emergency Alert on Mobile Phones

How emergency alerts works - YouTube Video

(19) Facebook Easy Read Leaflet


Energy Saving Tips

ISL218 14 ER Energy Tips (cse.org.uk)



What is a cataract www.seeability.org/sites/default/files/2021-04/What_is_a_cataract_-_April_2019.pdf

Glaucoma www.seeability.org/sites/default/files/2021-05/Glaucoma_-_April_2019.pdf

Having an eye test www.seeability.org/sites/default/files/2022-05/Having%20an%20eye%20test%20-%20April%2022.pdf

How to use eye drops www.seeability.org/sites/default/files/2022-03/Eye%20Drops%20-%20Oct%2021.pdf


Equality and Disability Action Plans 2019-2014

Action Plan 2019-2014 Easy Read Guide (Department of Health)


Friendships and Relationships




An easy read booklet about what a funeral is, what might happen and other ways of remembering someone who has died -  mac16311-er-e04-going-to-funeral-pdf (macmillan.org.uk)

Thinking about your funeral mac16344-thinking-about-your-funeral-e04 (macmillan.org.uk)


Gas and Electric

How to read your meters - ISL218 14 ER Reading your meter (cse.org.uk)


Health Information 

Annual Health Checks (Video)

9. Gold Standard Health Check (Norfolk + Waveney).indd (knowledgeanglia.nhs.uk)

Easy Health
Easy read information about lots of different health topics

Eye information - see above under the heading of eyes

Flu - How does the flu jab work (NHS poster)

Seasonal Flu (NHS poster) 
Flu is caused by different sorts of germs. Seasonal flu happens each winter and spreads very easily from person to person.

NHS England Easy Read Newsletters 
In this newsletter you can find out about:

  • Lung cancer – signs of lung cancer and what to do if you see them
  • Smoking and e-cigarettes (vaping) – tips to help you, your friends or family stop smoking
  • Healthy eating – what healthy eating is, and why it is important to eat well
  • NHS App – what the NHS App is and how you get it

Macmillian Cancer Support easy read information All resources | Macmillan Cancer Support

Smear Test (Video)

Stroke - What are the signs of a stroke www.bild.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Stroke-PHE-leaflet.pdf


How to make information accessible

How to make information accessible (CHANGE, 2021)

Image Bank - Learning Disability Service (learningdisabilityservice-leeds.nhs.uk)



LGBTQ+ stands for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer or Questioning.
The + is to be inclusive to everyone that feels part of the LGBTQ+ community, but don’t feel like they fit into the groups listed in LGBTQ.

LGBTQ+ An Easy Read Guide (CHANGE, 2020)

LGBTQIA+ What do all the letters mean? - www.easy-read-online.co.uk/_files/ugd/7e469a_f744864f46ce4f6c9bee86b4ace484bb.pdf?index=true

Mental Capacity Act

Using the Mental Capacity Act: Self-advocates from Taking Part - YouTube

Mental Capacity Act 2005: An easy read guide (local.gov.uk)


Mental ill health



Organ Donation

Organ Donation - An Easy Read Guide (2019)


Personal Health Budgets

Leaflet - 7b2ad3_cbf5e7f3ffb34f96b7bc0c1dd5de8f32.pdf (speakup.org.uk)

Workbook about Personal Health Budgets - 7b2ad3_57ee5e4424df45c798d2acb789992083.pdf (speakup.org.uk)



You and your Member of Parliament (MP) Easy-read-MPs.pdf (mencap.org.uk)


Sexual Consent

What-is-sexual-consent.pdf (suffolkordinarylives.co.uk)


Smear Tests

Smear Test (Video)

Easy Read information about smear tests. Smear tests are also known as cervical screening mac16302-er-e05-cervical-screening-easy-read (macmillan.org.uk)


STOMP: Stop the over medication of medication of people with learning disabilities

STOMP: Stop the over medication of people with learning disabilities (Video)


Stopping Smoking 

Some easy read information about smoking and stopping smoking mac16339-stop-smoking-e04 (macmillan.org.uk)



What are the signs of a stroke www.bild.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Stroke-PHE-leaflet.pdf

Poster about the signs of a stroke www.bild.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Stroke-PHE-poster.pdf



7 steps to being in control of my support (InControl, 2017)


Sun Safety 

This booklet is about being safe in the sun - mac16335-er-e06-be-safe-in-the-sun (macmillan.org.uk)


Storage Heaters

How to use a storage night heater -  ISL200 14 Storage Heaters EasyRead (cse.org.uk)



A Guide to Voting (2019)

Registering to Vote - An Easy Read Guide

Photo ID needed when you go to vote from May 2023 - www.easy-read-online.co.uk/_files/ugd/7e469a_a70fcb3a69a749d89c52aae188504916.pdf?index=true 


Wellbeing Information

Inclusion North Easy-Read
Here is the weekly News and tips for staying well from Inclusion North



This is thinking about what you want to happen with your belongings (things) and money when you die.

Making a Will - A Guide


Winterborne View

Department of Health's Report on Winterborne View


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