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June 21, 2019

On national learning disability nurse day I wanted to be able to celebrate our 100 years anniversary  with a nice pint of Leffe but the recent Panorama show around Whorlton Hall made it clear to me that there is no time to celebrate as there is work to be done.  How ca...

On 21st June this year, we are celebrating 100 years of learning disability nursing.  Well…….some of us are.

One hundred years is an incredible achievement for a profession that many do not know exists, a profession, which continually faces criticism and judgements abou...

May 24, 2019

Here's the #NotOnMyWatch image for you to download to use on your social media pictures. If your having problems downloading these images, please email chris@chardie.co.uk for assistance. 

Small Image for profile pictures (360px x 360px)

 Large Image to use for your face...

December 11, 2018

The next #RNLD100 shortlisted submission is from Peter Whiteley who works at Voyage Care in Lichfield. The judges felt the image clearly communicated the project it was supporting and  a caring ethos.  The #RNLD100 project is aiming to produce a special centenary beer...

December 9, 2018

This is the second blog update regarding our #RNLD100 logo competition, we want to use all of the shortlisted submissions for other promotional resources as they were of such a high quality.

The submission by staff and people they support at Voyage Care, Hall Green, Wes...

December 8, 2018

This series of short blogs will showcase each of the shortlisted entries for our #RNLD100 logo competition. All the judges felt that the standard was so high that the resources good be used for other promotional resources to celebrate 100 years of learning disability n...

December 5, 2018

In May of this year we launched the idea of a celebratory conference to mark 100 years of learning disability nursing, the response was very positive but people asked if they could hold their own events across the UK as well. 

This got me thinking (it happens sometimes)...

December 2, 2018

I’ve always wanted to be a nurse ever since I was young, but over time there became more obstacles in my way. I gave up on the idea of it ever happening and thought that it was just not meant for me. However, I discovered learning disability nursing and this reignited...

November 25, 2018

One of my first real encounters with someone with learning disability was while I was on patrol in Afghanistan. I was a medic attached to an infantry regiment on a routine patrol when we stopped to chat to the locals. I was called over to chat to a father who asked for...

November 25, 2018

As end of term one theory approaches and I head out to placement, I am nervous, excited and looking forward to future experiences and challenges.   

For me, choosing the University of South Wales to complete my nursing degree was a no brainer!! All staff...

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