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Postural care for 0-3 years

By | 2019-05-08T09:32:56+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

For families unexpectedly thrust into the world of disability, discussing and understanding issues around 24-hour postural care can be challenging. This comprehensive and practical study day will equip practitioners working with families in these critical early years. Using evidence based practice and the understanding of lived experience Rachel engages delegates to understand the physiological, therapeutic, emotional [...]

Communicating with Relatives and Carers

By | 2019-05-08T11:18:19+00:00 October 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

This inspiring and unique study day is for members of the multidisciplinary team who support families of adults and children with complex needs or life-limiting conditions, whether in health, education or social care. Practitioners are equipped to better understand the lives and priorities of families and carers in order to communicate effectively and enhancing co-productive working. [...]

Postural care for 0-3 years

By | 2019-05-08T09:29:47+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

For families unexpectedly thrust into the world of disability, discussing and understanding issues around 24-hour postural care can be challenging. This comprehensive and practical study day will equip practitioners working with families in these critical early years. Using evidence based practice and the understanding of lived experience Rachel engages delegates to understand the physiological, therapeutic, emotional [...]

Communicating with Relatives and Carers

By | 2019-05-08T11:13:05+00:00 September 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

This inspiring and unique study day is for members of the multidisciplinary team who support families of adults and children with complex needs and life-limiting conditions, whether in health, education or social care. Practitioners are equipped to better understand the lives and priorities of families and carers in order to communicate effectively and enhancing co-productive working. [...]

The moment everything changes…

By | 2017-10-19T06:04:29+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: disability, expectations, hope, mum of child with disability|Tags: , , |

A defining moment can happen anywhere, for us it came at ten weeks old, in the Hammersmith hospital in London. It was the line in the sand that once stepped over, there was no turning back. ‘When my son was in the scanner for longer than expected, a battle began in my mind. Was this a [...]

My children don’t come first!

By | 2017-09-30T08:47:45+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

I’ve heard it said, that the children come first. It’s a statement expressed in many forms. ‘It's the kids that matter.’ ‘You need to do what’s best for the children.’ But guess what? Sometimes, they DON’T. I've long held the belief that children aren’t the most important people in a family. I haven't dared to write about [...]