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Floordrobe vlog Sept 20

Missing the ‘floordrobe!’

Published on 24.09.2020
by Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive

It's the time of year when young adults are leaving home for the first time to study. Our CEO, Sarah Maguire, in her Friday vlog appreciates the importance of keeping connected, for all families everywhere, whatever their circumstances.

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Work that matters

Published on 17.09.2020
by Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive

How do we continue to do what matters and keep reminding ourselves that we can each make a huge difference? Sarah's vlog this week acknowledges the challenges facing those working in social care.

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Doing and being

Published on 11.09.2020
by Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive

Sarah Maguire, our CEO starts her vlog this week asking the question, "whatever your role in social care, my guess is that you spend a lot of time ‘doing’ stuff?"

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Do you hear me?

Published on 04.09.2020
by Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive

Sarah Maguire, our CEO, reflects on the difference between listening and hearing. “It can feel like we are constantly bombarded with messages, with news and information…”

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Real life and soap operas

Published on 28.08.2020
by Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive

Sarah Maguire, our CEO, talks about her love of soap operas and how they were some of the first examples of TV programs in the 60's and 70's which attempted to show people with disabilities living independent lives.

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The Peter Parker principle

Published on 21.08.2020
by Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive

“With great power comes great responsibility,” Sarah reflects on the meaning of Peter Parker's quote in her Friday vlog this week.

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Lifting the voice of support workers

Published on 14.08.2020
by Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive

In her vlog this week Sarah Maguire supports and values the professionalism of the support worker role...

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When is your home not a home?

Published on 07.08.2020
by Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive

In her vlog this week Sarah describes the valuable experience she has gained from caring for her mother who has dementia.

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“Don't ever call us unskilled again!''

Published on 03.08.2020
by Choice Support

The essential and highly skilled work of support workers during the Covid-19 pandemic is recognised in a new report from Paradigm.

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What is most precious to you?

Published on 31.07.2020
by Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive

What do you choose to spend your time on, and with who? Sarah reflects that supporting people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues to have those same choices in life is at the very centre of what we do.

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Gifts that cost nothing

Published on 23.07.2020
by Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive

Sarah Maguire, our CEO, this week reflects in her Friday vlog that gifts can come in many forms...

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Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Trial

Published on 17.07.2020
by Natasha Furness, Head of Learning & Development

Natasha Furness, our Head of Learning & Development (L&D), writes about a significant trial we are taking part in to improve mandatory training.

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