Easy Read Guides

“When a person can understand the options that are available to them,  they can be more involved in decisions that will affect their everyday life. This, in turn, means that they are more likely to get the most appropriate support for their needs which leads to improved outcomes.” – Inclusive Communication Essex.

Easy read is a way of making written information easier to understand, by using plain English with no jargon, shorter sentences and supporting images. Its aim is to help people, particularly those with learning disabilities, to understand information more easily.

This page provides information in easy read from many different organisations and links to websites that have a library of easy read guides. If you are looking for a particular easy read document and you can’t find it here please email info@essexcarersnetwork.co.uk or call 01255 554029 and we will endeavour to find it for you.

Money - Easy Read

Care & Support - Easy Read

Health - Easy Read

Housing - Easy Read

Safety - Easy Read

Advocacy - Easy Read

ECC Disability Strategy easy read

Meaningful Lives Matter - Essex County Council Disability Strategy

Essex County Council’s Disability Strategy sets out what they will do over the next four years to support people with a learning disability.

There is also a video explaining the Strategy.

Disability Strategy video – YouTube

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Essex County Council - Shaping My Future

Essex County Council commissioned a guide for people with a physical disability, impairment or long term condition. Launched in 2023 with Essex County Council and the Meaningful Lives Matter team, the guide, written by Together Matters, offers planning tools, templates and information to help people make changes and plans. teamShaping My Future

National disability strategy

National Disability Strategy

The UK Government has an easy read version of the National Disability Strategy, produced by Easy Read Online.

It is rather long, at 32 pages, but can be printed off in parts.

im thinking ahead

I'm Thinking Ahead

I’m Thinking Ahead is an easy read guide to planning for the future. Produced by Together Matters, it can be used together with the Thinking Ahead family guide to support people with a learning disability to have their views and opinions heard when planning for the future.

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Easy Health

Easy Health are an online library of accessible health information with simple words, clear pictures and films.

What is Easy Read

A description about Easy Read from Inclusive Communication Essex.

Their website also offers lots of information and resources around communication, such as One Page Profile templates.

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Easy Reader - Easy Read resources

Easy reader is part of Accessibility Made Easy, whose aim is to make information accessible to everyone. https://accessibilityeasy.com/

Easy Reader is a new website which offers easy read from many sources in easy to navigate sections. We particularly like their search facility.

NHS care for people with long term health needs

Easy Read version of ‘National Framework for NHS Continuing
Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care – July 2022’