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3 Ways Colouring In Can Help Children

Colour Therapy can be an effective method of helping people with a wide range of health issues. It can help to improve physical, mental and emotional problems, relaxing a person. Certain colours can help children sleep, think, and concentrate. When I think about colouring, I often refer back to my childhood. A time when colouring […]

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Inspirational Story of the Month: Motor Neurone Disease Doesn’t Stop Jason

Mount Snowdon

This month we would like to dedicate our Inspirational Story of the Month to Jason Liversidge. Jason has Motor Neurone Disease (MND) but doesn’t let anything stop him from accomplishing new challenges. When you’re diagnosed with MND, you become aware of the many affects the disease can have on your body. It affects the nerves […]

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Why We Love Ravenglass and Muncaster (And You Should Too!)

Cumbria

Cumbria might not sound the ideal place for easy walks and accessible venues, with its challenging peaks, extensive lakes and frequent rivers leaving very few level spaces. But the coastal strip is a different matter with several little gems well worth a visit of which Ravenglass is my favourite. It’s a tiny fishing port with […]

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Makaton Deliver Excellent Training for Communicating with Sign Language

Makaton Training

During Monday 17 July and Tuesday 18 July, Nicola – a Regional Tutor for Makaton Training delivered a 2-day course to help key professionals learn more about sign language. The course took place in EG Training’s office at Redbank House. Communication is one of the most valuable skills we have in life and Makaton Training aims to train […]

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6 Somna Products That Could Benefit You

Somna products

We were pleased to welcome Jan from Sensory Kraft to our premises on Wednesday 19 July. Jan’s background involves marketing in a multi-sensory environment so we were very much looking forward to hearing about how Somna products benefit people, in particular those with sensory needs. Information about Somna Somna are a Swedish company who develop and […]

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Do You Know About These Toileting Problems with Children?

The Daily Mail recently featured an article (‘The nine year olds who still need nappies’ June 29 2017) about the number of children who are wearing nappies when they start school and “…children as old as nine who still cannot use the toilet properly.”  It states that fifty years ago the average age for toilet training was 15 months.  […]

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Celebrating 10 Years of Kidz to Adultz South

Kidz to Adultz South 2017

On Thursday 8 June, we were delighted to welcome 2,992 visitors through the doors of our Kidz to Adultz South event at the Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading. These comprised parents and carers with a noticeably larger number of children and a distinctly larger number of first time visitors. Once again we attracted a large number […]

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