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Making every contact count… Jun 19

For Learning Disability Week, Treat me Right! Project Worker Barry speaks to us about how Treat me Right! are designing a training course with and for people with learning disabilities and autism. Making Every Contact Count is all about having little ‘health chats’ with friends, families and work colleagues to help improve their health. This […]

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Having a fulfilled life without discrimination Jun 16

This year, the first London Partners in Policymaking course run by In Control is taking place thanks to funding from Certitude, The Avenues Group and Integrated Personal Commissioning Group. Between April and September this year, 21 carers and people with disabilities across London will come together for two days every month and cover course topics […]

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Once upon a time… Jun 14

Once upon a time you just made calls with your phone. Fast forward 20 years and now we carry ‘phones’ that help us earn, learn and have fun as well as communicate. This has all been made possible by the development of mobile applications (apps) and tablets. An app is a piece of software that can run […]

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The importance of taking care of yourself Jun 13

As a carer, it can be difficult to look after yourself and have some ‘me time’ when taking care of a loved one. Here, Liz explains to us the importance of taking some time out for yourself… Hi there, my name is Liz Hanlon and my son, Kieron, is 26 years old. He has Down’s […]

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We all need a break sometimes don’t we? Jun 13

It’s important to build communities for carers as well as people we support. For Carers Week, we spoke to Lorraine, Family Support Manager, who talks about this in more detail… We all need time to get away from our day to day life and do something different. Perhaps a weekend away, a nice day out […]

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