Statement in response to DNR orders for people with learning disabilities
16 February 2021 - 1:30pm
People with learning disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and the news at the weekend about DNR orders has highlighted just how far this goes. We, like Mencap, would like to see this group prioritised for the vaccine rollout.
Being an apprentice at the Together Trust: You’re never too old to learn
12 February 2021 - 11:00am
It’s National Apprenticeship Week this week. The annual event highlights the work being done by employers and apprentices across the UK. We had a chat with Mandy Conduit, Learning and Development Advisor at the Together Trust to tell us how we future proof our workforce through apprenticeships and the fantastic opportunities we have to upskill, regardless of whether you are at the beginning or more established in your career.
Our services going above and beyond to offer full-time support
30 January 2021 - 12:00pm
Over the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, staff members at one of our short breaks home, Meridian, have gone above and beyond to look after our young people and help a family in need of extra support during the lockdown.
Bridge College collaborates with LuxAI to develop QT Robot software
28 January 2021 - 4:00pm
Bridge College is excited to announce they have a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with LuxAI to develop robotic software. QT the Robot is designed to remove barriers to learning for students with autism and provides innovative opportunities for students to learn new skills.
In the UK there has been a strong critique of the voluntary and community sector. Charity So White has highlighted institutional racism and challenged the sector to question whether it can say it is demonstrating best practice.
The evidence is clear that much has yet to be done.
Our residential services demonstrating resilience and commitment during Covid-19
19 January 2021 - 9:15am
Following the Christmas period, some of our staff at Woodlands residential home, along with two young people living there, tested positive for Covid-19. Despite the unfortunate events, a group of amazing colleagues volunteered to create a core team and moved into the home for the week to ensure a supportive environment for our young people.
Six Greater Manchester-based artists selected for ‘Making of Us’ at The Turnpike
17 December 2020 - 7:30am
Making of Us brings together the expertise of partners across the arts, social care and education sectors. Artists will work with young people from the ages of 13 to 25 years facing adversity, to initiate mutual learning opportunities and new ways of collaborating.
In October the Ladies Section at Marple Golf Club presented Together Trust with a cheque for £2,770 raised through a charity of the year partnership from 2019-2020.
Carol, the Lady Captain at Marple Golf Club said she chose to support Together Trust because "they do such wonderful work in the local community and my niece has been helped by the trust". We spoke to Carol to find out more about their fundraising efforts in 2020…
Karten Network celebrates the Centenary of Ian Karten’s birth
14 December 2020 - 10:15am
Today marks the centenary of Ian Karten’s birth and in celebration, Karten is launching the Ian Karten Charitable Trust’s website. The website celebrates Ian’s life, vision and legacy. Put simply Ian was a remarkable man.
This year young people leaving our care and the families we support have been put under extra strain. With the additional impact of Covid-19, we knew that Christmas was going to be a tough time for them and we wanted them to know that they are not alone.
Occupational Therapy Week 2020: Securing the future workforce and increasing diversity within the profession
2 November 2020 - 4:15pm
"This year during Occupational Therapy Week we want to inspire people from all backgrounds to choose occupational therapy as a career. We know that being an occupational therapist is the best job in the world, but we need other people to know it too.”
Last weeks STEAM Careers Day hosted at Inscape House School proved to be a great success with attending students gaining plenty of insight and knowledge from speakers across the event. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths and the careers day aimed to expose students to a variety of careers, to jumpstart their thinking about their futures and also think about the core subjects and how they link to their future choices and careers.
Our response: Government rejects extension of free school meals
23 October 2020 - 1:45pm
Like so many around the country, we were shocked and upset that the government chose to vote against the extension of the free school meals over half term. Free school meals are a vital lifeline for many of the families we support and the food vouchers for school holidays make a significant difference at a time when they need it the most.