• Shared Lives Week 2017

    23 June, 2017

    This week is Shared Lives Week, which aims to recognise all of the great Shared Lives Carers out there and shining a light on the great opportunities that Shared Lives schemes bring to the people we support. To celebrate this, each day this week we have been sharing stories about some of our brilliant Shared…

  • Silent Voices

    22 June, 2017

    In 2016, authors Jo Allmond and Joy Thomas met at the Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival. After discovering that they were both mothers and carers of disabled children, and realising that there was a need to help others with a disability to have a voice, the idea for Silent Voices was born. Silent Voices is a…

  • Seven days in the Peak District

    21 June, 2017

    Last week, the annual Big Hike returned to the Peak District. Both staff and the adults and young people that we support across the country came together to camp and hike, covering up to 10 miles on each day; no easy task on an ordinary day, but soaring temperatures made the course even more challenging….

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Great Interactions Blog

  • All our Intensive Interactions are great ones!

    19 June, 2017

    I feel very honoured to have been given the task of mentoring staff across our school site to work towards their Competent Practitioner award in Intensive Interaction. Whilst collecting video evidence of interactions, I have been filled with joy at what I have witnessed. Such Great Interactions using the principles of Intensive Interaction. Seeing staff…

  • A difficult topic…..

    12 June, 2017

    When bad things happen in the world it can be difficult enough to talk about them to our friends and family, let alone to the people we support who may not understand fully or could be affected by darkness more deeply than the general public. The temptation is definitely there to shelter people. Switch off…

  • Facilitating Computer Skills

    5 June, 2017

    Since December 2016 I have been the lead for the computer sessions at Support Plus. It is a small group of two; Faris, who is in his late 20’s and Rowena who is in her 50’s. When I first started my sessions I took time to look back in the session log folders to see…

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