Raising the Bar 2: National PMLD Conference

Birmingham University

Go Big or Go Home: Raising expectations in our work with people with PMLD What limits those with complex disabilities the most? Their disability, environment, society or quite simply the expectation of those who work with them. Join a host of inspiring speakers focused on improving the lives of those with PMLD through pioneering practice and [...]

Greenside School

Parent workshop and class lead training.

Independent Living Conference

At the Independent Living conference I am presenting as a keynote speaker on Perspective, Priorities and Partnership Helping professionals who work with families of children and adults with additional needs understand the complexity of our story, recognise our perspective, identify our priorities and work in partnership.

Essex Family Forum AGM 2019

Essex County Cricket Ground

Delighted to be the guest speaker at this years Essex Family Forum's Annual General Meeting where I will be talking about all the things I really care about; 'Communication, community and facing life's challenges'.

BBC Essex

BBC Essex Chelmsford

Interview with Peter Holmes on BBC Essex Sunday morning Faith and music show - talking about Shattered.

London Carers Festival 2019

With Carers UK and alongside other authors I will be reading an extract from my memoir, The Skies I'm Under between 3-4pm as part of celebrating carers across this capital.  


New Voice Conference

Why are attendance awards toxic for school communities? We all know going to school is important and directly impacts the opportunities children have in the future but are we encouraging good attendance and tackling poor attendance well? Does your school attendance strategy nurture inclusion, kindness and community or potentially isolate vulnerable families, penalise disabled children and [...]


Raising the Bar III National PMLD conference

Birmingham University

As a founding Trustee for Camp Jojo, I'm delighted to be speaking at Raising the Bar III about the incredible work of Camp Jojo which came about as we wanted to give other families the kind of holiday experience we always wanted as the parent of a child with complex needs. "Camp Jojo gives 6-7 families with [...]

£55 – £120

Paediatric Palliative Care Team meeting


Speaking about lived experience as the parent of a child with complex needs, effective communication and co-production with parents and carers with a Paediatric palliative care team in Essex.

Effective communication and co-production: is it possible?

NEC Birmingham

With co-production considered by both the CQC and Ofsted as fundamental to working with individuals and families, this seminar brings alive lived experience to put families back into the heart of clinical practice. Using up to date research and evidence, you will leave inspired to implement insights and strategies that puts effective communication and co-production at [...]