Born at the Right Time

Born at the Right Time was launched in 2015 after the publication of The Skies I’m Under. We work towards #bridgingthegap through a passion for communication, co-production, community and facing life’s challenges.

Communication and Co-production

Born at the Right Time aims to bridge the gap between principles and practice, policy and provision. Through effective communication founded on mutual respect, understanding and kindness, we want to bridge the gap between political rhetoric and the reality for families of children with complex needs. When we are #BridgingtheGap between professionals and parents with effective communication and co-production, isolation is reduced, engagement increased and outcomes improved.


Born at the Right Time wants to bring people together as we pursue bridging the gap between families and the whole community. We are particularly passionate about developing community based on value not pity.  Where every person is recognised for their inherent worth as a created being with purpose and love. We celebrate interdependence above independence.


Through authenticity and vulnerability Born at the Right Time is bridging the gap between faith and reality. We see the value of presenting our true selves whilst recognising we are all shattered, disabled and entirely whole. Knowing that holding seemingly opposing emotions creates the priceless mosaic of life.

Passionate about postural Care

Whether it is the early years of a child with unfolding complex needs, or the final years of an older person’s life, good postural care protects body shape, ensures safety and reduces pain. Understanding the principles of good postural care equips families and carers to provide excellent standards of care for those with limited movement and at risk of body shape changes.

About us

Rachel and Tim live in Southend with their three sons.

Rachel spends her life moving discarded objects back to where they belong. She is Founder of Born at the Right Time, a qualified nurse, award winning blogger, speaker, trainer and unqualified mum of three sons, one of whom has severe disabilities and life-limiting epilepsy. Despite her guilt, she gets a lot of help because she isn’t Superwoman.

Her first book, The Skies I’m Underwas published in 2015, followed by Shattered in the spring of 2019 which she wrote alongside Tim. She believes an enjoyable evening includes a romantic comedy and a glass of gin with lots of ice. Occasionally, she makes herself go for a run to counteract her love of salt and vinegar crisps. She is passionate about bringing a faith perspective to life’s brokenness.

Tim has many friends who are trees, although he talks to real people too. He is a thinker, worker, drummer, husband, part-time GP and full-time dad of three boys. He tends to stop to look closely at small things on his way, despite being pathologically averse to arriving late.

He loves peanut butter and liquorish but not necessarily at the same time. Tim feels most at home and closest to God when managing a small woodland in Kent.