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The Keeping Safe Talking Mat Resource

The Keeping Safe Talking Mats resource is a visual framework that has been developed and trialled over 3 years. It provides: A listening space for people with learning disability to raise concerns A structure for staff to find out what people are thinking about their lives, and raise issues that can be difficult to discuss. […]

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Talking Mats is recruiting

To help us meet the growing demands of our social enterprise we are a looking to recruit another associate to join the team. This person can be part time but no less than 3 days a week. The key roles are: To work with the Talking Mats team to provide high quality training throughout the […]

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Ideas on how to use Talking Mats

At the end of a recent training session, we asked the trainees to tell us how they planned to use Talking Mats as part of their work. Their comments were as follows: This tool will be useful in helping some residents make decisions, informed choices and express their needs. It will take time for some residents […]

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Supporting people with dementia to communicate

We are very grateful to David Brennan, a Dementia Support Worker from Ayrshire for this powerful blog. Over the years our service has supported many people with a diagnosis of Dementia, now and then we encounter individuals whose cognitive difficulties have greatly affected their ability to communicate. This can (in some cases) result in distress for the […]

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The Importance of the Talking Mats Blog

This post is about the importance of the Talking Mats blog and how it can be used as a rich resource of information for anyone interested in communication. One of the first ‘tasks’ that I was asked to do after starting my new job at Talking Mats was to create and give a presentation to an […]

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