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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Efficiency of Talking Mats in terms of time and cost

Engaging with people who have difficulty communicating can take time and may result in misunderstandings which can cost a lot in terms of time and cost and emotion for all involved. Research and anecdotal evidence have both shown that using Talking Mats is efficient and cost effective in that staff or carers can get better […]

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The Keeping Safe project continues!

  The Scottish Government has granted further funding for the Keeping Safe Talking Mats training and resources. This extension coincides with the launch of the  Keeping Safe report 2013-2016   at a seminar on Thursday 19th May at the Raploch Community Centre Stirling.  It’s great to hold our event during Learning Disability week where the theme is […]

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Telling stories: every voice matters

We are delighted to have received funding from Life Changes Trust to work with Patient Opinion to help improve the access to their website by developing a Talking Mats to enable people to tell their stories. Like Talking Mats, Patient Opinion is a Social Enterprise and has an excellent independent website  that enables people […]

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Asking people with Learning Disability about their lives

It is important that we ask people with learning disability about their lives and enable them to raise any concerns. Over the past couple of years we have been developing a Talking Mat called Keeping Safe.  It is a resource that gives people time to think about various aspects of their lives, and express how […]

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