Rachel discovered a love for writing when she realised it was just like talking, but without the interruptions. After completing local creative writing courses she was commended in the Carers UK writing competition in 2014. The extract submitted later became the prologue toy memoir, The Skies I’m Under.
As well as published works and personal blog, Rachel has advocated and campaign for families of people with complex needs with articles for Simple Stuff Works, Scope, PMLD link, Together for Short Lives, Kidz2Adultz, Disabled Children’s Partnership and many more.
Themes throughout her writing include communication, co-production, community and how we face life’s challenges. Using nursing knowledge, research and lived experience she has worked with BHTA and Cornwall Partnership Trust amongst others to create bespoke literature and marketing to ensure it reflects the needs and experience of families.
Rachel’s partnership with Simple Stuff Works, in 2017 which developed, edited and produced a series of animations about postural care was ‘Highly Commended’ in the British Healthcare Trade Association Awards 2017 for accessible marketing.