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Talking Mats training for families living with dementia

This blog summarises a project we have completed providing Talking Mats training for families living with dementia. A key aspect of the work done by Talking Mats is to find ways to improve communication for families living with long term conditions. In particular dementia is a long term condition where deterioration in communication will eventually affect […]

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Views of care in Hungary

  Thanks to Agnes Turnpenny for her  guest blog on her research on  views of people moving form institutional care in Hungary. There are approximately 15 thousand adults and children with learning disabilities living in large institutions in Hungary. The average size of these facilities is over 100 places, and living conditions as well as […]

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Hearing the Voice of the Child – Part 2

Thanks to Laura Holmes for telling us more about the innovative work in Stockport. As part of an ongoing project, we at NHS Stockport Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service are introducing the Talking Mats approach to support the children we work with to contribute to their own EHC Planning, enabling them to make their […]

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Talking Mats supports social aspects of care

  Talking Mats considers both health and social aspects when it is used to include people in their care planning.  Lots of interesting comments are made by course participants on the forum in our online training course.  Annemarie, who works as an agency carer visiting clients in their own homes posted her thoughts about the social model […]

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Hearing the ‘Voice of the Child’ (Part 1)

Thanks to Laura Holmes for telling us about the innovative work in Stockport. The new SEND reforms in England, as described in the SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years (2014), have highlighted the need for health, education and social care professionals to involve children and young people in decision-making processes, in particular, during the assessment, production […]

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