Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are holding a consultation on their draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2020-2024, which outlines the priority areas and how local councils, the NHS and community organisations would like to work together to improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities that exist across the area.
If you would like to give your views on the strategy, use the link below to the online survey. There is an easy-read version of the survey available as well.
With hundreds of
free events over two weeks on everything from Astronomy to Zoology, the 2020
Cambridge Science Festival welcomes adults, teenagers and families to explore
science with researchers from across Cambridge. Join us for talks, hands-on
activities, performances, exhibitions and films exploring the theme of
‘vision’; the Festival has something for everyone!
The festival has
some events on the latest research into the autism spectrum, please see a list
with links below:
Your child is invited to take part in a
research study sponsored by Nottingham Trent University, evaluating a new
The app, called ‘Point OutWords’, trains
people to control movements of their fingers, hands or mouths. Some children
with autism find it very difficult to use speech to communicate, but research
and feedback from patients and families has suggested that a proportion of
children understand quite a lot of language but find it difficult to make the
movements needed to speak.
Dr Matthew Belmonte, a psychologist in
Nottingham Trent University, has developed an iPad game specifically to help
children learn the motor skills needed to speak.
We need to find out if it is practical and enjoyable for children and families to use, and work out the best way to carry out a clinical trial of this intervention.
Before you decide if your child can take part it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve.
Contact details if you are interested in
taking part in the study:
Dr Emma Weisblatt,
01733 777939, or email firstname.lastname@example.org