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What really matters

This story, which highlights the importance of finding out what really matters to people, was shared by one of the staff attending the second day of an enhanced Talking Mats training course. She works in a NHS facility for people assessed as needing hospital-based continuing care. I was working with Bill (not his real name) […]

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How can Talking Mats help in determining capacity?

This is the second in a two part discussion on decision making and determining capacity, this time looking at how Talking Mats can help. Click here for the previous blog Where Talking Mats comes into play is by allowing people to consider each option around a decision and then make their decision when they place […]

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Accessible training in remote locations.

Thanks to Natalie Leader, one of our Accredited Trainers from Hobart, Australia for this blog reflecting on her experience of doing the online Foundation training. The beauty of online training is that no matter where you are or what time zone you’re in, there are options. This is really brought to bear when living in a rural or […]

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How do you feel about starting school?

Laura’s 4 year old twin boys are just about to start school and she was finding it difficult to have  a proper chat with them about how they are feeling. She wanted to think about how best to help them prepare for the transition from nursery so used Talking Mats. We have done lots of ‘practice mats’ over […]

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Keeping Safe and Safeguarding

The Talking Mats  Keeping Safe Learning Disability projects ends but a resource that promotes safeguarding and well-being  continues. The Keeping Safe Talking Mat provides a structured framework to ask someone ’How’s your life going?  We are grateful to the Scottish Government Keys to Life monies for funding the trials. Impact of use of the resource […]

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