Staff Training

Congratulations to the 12 staff who successfully completed the ‘Talking Mats’ Training this month .We now have 20 members of staff trained in Talking Mats which will enable us to gather the views of some of our clients who need additional support to communicate.

Talking Mats is an established communication tool, which uses a mat with symbols attached as the basis for communication. It is designed to help people with communication difficulties to think about issues discussed with them, and provide them with a way to effectively express themselves in a visual way that can be easily recorded. Talking Mats supports adults and children with a range of communication difficulties and helps people to understand, consider and express their views. It can be used with people with different abilities, from different cultures and living in different situations.