Monthly Archives: June 2017

Talking Mats Training

Congratulations to our latest Talking Mats trainees who completed their Talking Mats (TM) and Talking Mats Keeping Safe (KS) training in May/June of this year. The Advocacy Project has now achieved its goal of ensuring all of its current front line staff are Talking Mats trained. We now have 36 staff trained in the use of Talking Mats and the Talking Mats Keeping Safe Resource, enhancing communication for our service users and supporting them to be involved in decisions about their lives. Well done! Click below for more info on TM & KS. Talking Mats – How It Works Talking Mats – Specialist Seminars  

Carers Week 2017

From 12th – 18th June is Carers week which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of carers and the challenges they face. It aims to draw attention to the importance of carers to the lives of people across the country and also recognise the contribution that they make to families and communities. This year, the campaign is focussing on Building Carer Friendly Communities, allowing carers to be supported in looking after their loved ones, while recognising that they are also individuals with needs of their own. There is a range of events happening up and down the country this week – for more information or to get involved, please go to http://www.carersweek.org/.