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October 10, 2018

In this blog, I explore the use of smart technology to detect seizure activity and explore if an everyday smart watch can help people with epilepsy.

October 7, 2018

Vector is a new commercial robot but can it be used to help people with learning disabilities?

August 23, 2018

Amazingly i’ve been qualified 20 years next month as an RNLD, when I qualified I was classed as an RNMH, I completed the Project 2000 nursing and we were often called 'projys', (not particularly flattering).  I was 19 when starting my nursing course in October 1995 and...

May 11, 2018

This is not meant to be an academic piece of work, more a list of suggestions on how I see the current workforce crisis being alleviated.  I have frustrating seen all the workforce warnings from people such as Bob Gates over the last few years come to fruition and was...

November 22, 2017

The beginning

I first thought about developing a simulation course for health staff during a project that I led that was to map existing clinical education and training about learning disabilities. I wanted to find out about undergraduate, post graduate and work based t...

October 4, 2017

I am a member of the Can You Understand It! Team at Oxleas and I have a learning disability.

A couple of weeks ago I was in the local library. I was having a chat with an Indian man, I don’t know his name but I call him ‘uncle’.  You see the man is a Sikh, like I am. We...

September 11, 2017

I have been running The Sensory Projects since 2010. The projects are all about spreading the knowledge and the creativity required to make inexpensive items into effective sensory tools for inclusion. So far there has been a project on stories, one on art and another...

August 3, 2017

This reflective account will focus on time spent with the Learning Disability (LD)/ Autism Professional Lead for a mental health service.

The very core of this role is being a LD nurse in a mental health service, advocating the needs of people with LD and/or Autism Spec...

July 6, 2017

Overview of #LetmeShine17 and the co-production work between DVC and University of Wolverhampton.

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