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Review: My Journey in Music by Luke Fiddes

Review: My Journey in Music by Luke Fiddes

A sharply written account of a young person coping with the challenges of adolescence, My Journey in Music is both the story of author Luke Fiddes’ success in using music to overcome the difficulties and realise the benefits associated with Asperger syndrome, but also...

Why is training important?

Why is training important?

Hi, I’m Clare Wilcox, an experienced health and social care trainer with 25 years of experience within the care sector, 20 of those working with adults with learning disabilities, complex care needs, PMLD and challenging behaviour, within the NHS. I’ve been a trainer...

Review: Soundtrack to My Life by John Osborne

Review: Soundtrack to My Life by John Osborne

Soundtrack to My Life offers an innovative and thoroughly entertaining approach to using personalised music in dementia care, centred around compassion and understanding. Author John Osborne’s background as a musician combined with over 35 years spent working in...

Natasha’s Law and Food Safety – Are you up to date?

Natasha’s Law and Food Safety – Are you up to date?

Hi, I’m Wayne Saunders, your registered Food Safety Trainer, Nottingham born and bred! My catering knowledge, experience and training has been achieved over 35 years working within companies such as ASDA, Morrisons, Boots PLC and ISS Food Hygiene. For several years I...

What to buy for Christmas?

What to buy for Christmas?

When we are providing training in residential and nursing homes around this time of year, we see people starting to think about arrangements for Christmas. One of the questions we are often asked is “what do you buy for someone living in care?” - there is a limit to...

Music Is Most Certainly Medicine

Music Is Most Certainly Medicine

If we need proof of the power of music, it comes in a study of 7,000 patients whose data was analysed by researchers at Brunel University and Queen Mary University in London. They found that listening to music before, during and after surgical procedures proved...