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The key to fighting sepsis is awareness.

The UK Sepsis Trust has recently launched Schools against Sepsis awareness campaign in collaboration with Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation.

The campaign is targeted at Key Stage 2 school children, to educate them and in turn their families about the dangers of sepsis. The campaign is supported by TV paediatrician Dr Ranj and actor Warwick Davis and inspired by the Coronation Street storyline when Jack Webster develops sepsis.

UK Sepsis has developed a number of Schools against Sepsis resources that are available to schools for FREE.

Visit www.sepsistrust.org/schools to see how you can help raise awareness of this life-threatening illness, email schools@sepsistrust.org or call on 0800 389 6255 for more information.

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Vanguard School Open for Admissions

National Autistic Society School in London National Autistic Society advertising first central london school with smiling pupil


Vanguard School in Lambeth, South London, opens in January 2020. The new specialist secondary school is designed to support students who are able to complete GCSE's and A Levels to thrive and achieve their aspirations. 

The school is now admitting students for January 2020.
 

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Children's Trust Open Day

Professional Showcase Event


I was delighted to be able to attend the Children's Trust Professional Showcase event that took place on Friday, 8th November 2019.Children's Trust Showcase Event

The whole day was filled with interesting presentations and discussions. It was so helpful to hear the real-life case studies of children and young people with an Acquired Brain Injury, and understand how the clinical team supported them thought their rehabilitation.

The Children’s Trust has a number of services for families including a parent and toddler group. It was clear what a valuable service this is, enabling parents to enjoy each other’s company and share experiences while their children played.

We had a tour around the school and they explained the comprehensive services that the students receive through both the day school and residential placements. The afternoon focussed on the referral pathway from a variety of different health professionals, private funding bodies and families.

It was a real privilege to see first- hand what an inspiring place the Children’s Trust is and what an important job all the dedicated staff do, every single day.
Irene Kounnou, Manager Snap: Home Care
 

The Children's Trust School

Dravet Syndrome Conference

Professionals and Parents DaysMontage of photos from Dravet syndrome conference


We were delighted to support the Dravet Syndrome conference which ran over two days, one for professionals, and the day Sally from Snap attended and exhibited, for parents. 

We heard all about the great work that Dravet Syndrome UK is doing, this includes research, providing the latest information, and family support (which includes an annual weekend away at Center Parcs for which a grant application is available)

The conference speakers were excellent and gave very in-depth information about Dravet syndrome including some promising news on new drug therapies.
Click below to see speaker biographies:
Professionals Day
Parents Day

The atmosphere at the conference was a very supported one, as one parent said, "To be somewhere where everyone understands your situation is a very welcome change".

An excellent conference for professionals and families who have a child with Dravet syndrome; we look forward to the next one!

Take a look at the new Dravet Syndrome UK website which is packed with useful information:

www.dravet.org.uk

 

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Support for Unpaid Carers


Carer’s Rights Day was on 21 November 2019. In celebration of the vital role carers play in the lives of those that they care for we are going to explain the support they may be entitled to and how they can access it.

Key figures:
  • In the 2011 census there were over 6.5 million carers in the UK.
  • Of them, over 2 million carers were between the ages of 50-64.
  • According to the Office of National Statistics 1.4 million people provide over 50 hours of unpaid care per week.
  • Carers providing 24-hour care are more than twice as likely to be in bad health than non-carers.
  • There are over 3 million carers in the UK who are also in paid employment.
 

Read the full article here

"Heights are Scary!"

Scaffolder with Down's syndromeSam with her dog Ziggy


If you have a fear of heights, there are certain jobs you might want to avoid.

But that has not stopped Todd Scanlon, who has Down's syndrome.

His boss Martyn Coles says he wants to see others with disabilities offered similar opportunities and is working to help Mr Scanlon, 29, get qualified.


See Todd in Action Here

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