Black and white head shot of Sally BrittonFarewell
August brought the very sad news of the death of James Partridge. The piece below includes links to a tribute page and obituary, which reflect how well-loved and respected James was. I had the good fortune to hear James speak. Many years ago now, but James made such an impression, it feels like yesterday. 

Sad news indeed, but what a legacy he leaves.

Candidate Webinars
We will be creating a series of mini evening webinars during September which will include, Snap CV Workshop: Tips for creating the best CV for private support worker roles, Supporting a Child or Client in a Family Home: Considerations and Expectations and The Role of an SEN Nanny/Manny: A detailed look at live-out and live-in roles.

We'll be posting more information soon on our website, but if you would like to receive more details about any, or all of the above, please send me an email to register your interest. If you have other subjects around working in private SEND jobs you would like us to cover, please let us know. 

We hope you enjoy this month's newsletter - and your Bank Holiday weekend!
Best wishes, Sally and the team at Snap 

James Partridge OBEJames Partridge Photo

A sad farewell to Changing Faces Founder

Very sad news this month was the death of James Partridge, facial equality campaigner, and all-round wonderful man. His work gave huge support to those like James, with a facial difference, raised awareness and helped change public attitude. 

"Changing Faces changed my life 20 years ago by listening to me through kind and sympathetic counselling, the first time in my life I was able to freely talk about my disfigurement. I was 40 years old. I dedicate the last 20 years of my ever increasing happiness and confidence to James. Rest in peace, kind Sir" 
Caroline, August 26th, 2020

Read more about his remarkable life and achievements, and the fond memories so many people held for him:
James Partridge Obituary, Guardian

Natasha LambertNatasha Lambert who has cerebral palsy on her sailing boat

Atlantic Ocean Challenge

23 year old Natasha Lambert is physically disabled but that doesn't stop her love of sailing. In November she faces her biggest challenge so far as she plans to cross the Atlantic ocean using her breath and tongue to steer the adapted catamaran. 

See the amazing Natasha in action... 

Having a baby with Down's syndromeComedy actress Sally Phillips with son Olly

Sally Phillips, how her son Olly enriches their family

Comedy actor Sally Philips shares her experience of having a son with Down's syndrome with Giovanna Fletcher on the Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast.

While there were challenges, ultimately she feels their lives are more meaningful - and there's plenty of fun and laughter with Olly around!

You can listen to the podcast or read more here

New Funding for Disabled People 

Extension to the Access to Work scheme

On 18th August, the government announced new funding for disabled people working from home during the pandemic.

'New extensions to the scheme mean that you can get grant funding if you’re disabled and need support to work from home because of Covid-19, which can help pay for special equipment such as a screen reader or video remote interpreting or support worker services'.

Read More on .Gov 

Katie and RalphA Word Spin-off actors Leon Harrop and Sarah Gordy

Spin-off Series to the A Word 

Great news! The BBC announced there will be a 6-part spin-off series to the A-Word, featuring Leon Harrop and Sarah Gordy. 

The series, written by Peter Bowker and a team of emerging disabled writers, will follow the popular characters Ralph and Katie as they start life together as a new married couple. 

Read More

My Mummy is AutisticBook cover for My Mummy Is Autistic with two child-drawn pictures of a boy and his mum

Created by 5-year-old, Heath

"There is a remarkable tenderness here, between mother and child, an acceptance which is both beautiful and charming and heart-warming. The drawings offer a clarity, the voice of the child a purity, uncomplicated and direct. But of course what seals its success is the equally honest and pragmatic replies from the adult".

Chris Packham, Broadcaster, Environmentalist and Author

Available to pre-order:

What is an Appointee? Boyes Turner Logo

Charlene Hughes, Associate Solicitor

If someone is unable to manage their own benefits, for example because they lack mental capacity or are severely disabled, you can apply for the right to manage a person’s benefits. An appointee is a person aged 18 or over, usually a family member or a friend, who has been chosen by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) or local authority to receive benefits on behalf of someone.

An appointee can also be an organisation or representative of an organisation. It is possible for a solicitor to be an appointee. Here at Boyes Turner, we often act as appointee for our clients who lack capacity to manage their own property and finances including their benefits...

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