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Funding Award for Futuristic Wheelchair

Scottish designer wins £400,000 prize moneyAward winning wheelchair

Andrew Slorance has been a wheelchair user following a fall from a tree as a teenager that resulted in a spinal injury.

His stylish wheelchair has been designed to reduce painful vibrations for its users. 

>>Read More Here

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Understanding Acquired Brain Injury in Early Years Settings

Sadly children under 5 are particularly vulnerable to falls or head injury. Child Brain Injury Trust have launched their new online course to help nursery and day care staff achieve Brain Injury Awareness status and best support those children in their care. 

>> More details about the course here 

Artist transforms head-shaping helmetsWe love this image

Turning medical devices into works of art!

Baby with painted medical helmet

Artist Paula Strawn paints beautiful designs on helmets used to re-shape the heads of babies suffering from plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome.

She started by creating a design for a friend's baby; she was fed up with people staring or exclaiming "Oh poor baby"

Paula has created some amazing designs, you can see some on her website.

Minister for Disabled Children & Families

40,000 signature petition delivered to Downing Street

Th eWhite family outside 10 Downing Street

Aimee, Emily and Dan White delivered a petition signed by more than 40,000 people, calling for a designated minister for Disabled Children & Families. 

The new Minister would: 
  • Provide an accountable focal point within Government who can champion issues facing disabled children and their families, bringing together relevant departments and bodies 
  • Provide charities, businesses, disabled people’s organisations, disabled families, and the public with a focal point within Government 
  • Enable the Prime Minister to send a clear signal of her Government’s commitment to disabled children, and optimise the effectiveness of policy implementation 

>> Read more from Scope

Now is the Time: Scope -  Equality for disabled people

The Care Team Package

A cost effective solution for recruiting full care teams

Snap have created a package that offers a cost-effective option when recruiting for 5 or more people at one time. 

Our package is based on using a mix of our services; the fully-inclusive recruitment service to secure a Team Leader, then our Snap Shortlist option to promote the vacancy for all additional team members. The Shortlist option is usually £1,800.00 but the Care Team Package attracts a 50% discount of only £900.00 per placed candidate.

The Team Leader is the linchpin; they will influence all members of the team. Not only can they assist with the recruitment for the additional team members, they should; their involvement and investment introduces an additional element that helps the success of the team. click here for full details

So if you're considering recruiting for a full care team, take a look at the details and costs of our package to see if it would work for you or call on 020 7729 2200, one of our recruiters will be pleased to tell you more.

Fairy BricksWe love this image

LEGO sets to brighten the days of sick children

Fairy Bricks is a fabulous charity which has a simple but effective mission; to donate LEGO sets to sick children in hospitals or hospices. 
Little girl holding LEGO box

The charity has grown from making a single donation to one hospital in 2012, to large monthly donations across the UK. 

Twitter comment from a mum:
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to @fairybricks for their donation of Lego to Scarborough hospital, it is very much appreciated. My son was really happy to have been given a Lego Star Wars model to keep him busy. Has cheered him up no end! #kindness #Lego #grateful



Settlement Scheme for EU Nationals

We have had several enquiries regarding the status of non-UK candidates following Brexit.

It is our understanding that currently the rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 30 June 2021, but they will need to apply for ‘Settled / Pre-Settled’ status prior to this date.
You can find details of the Settlement Scheme on the Gov.UK website.


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