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28 Feb

Spinal Injuries Association Round Table Event Relating to CHC Funding

I attended a round table event at the Law Society on 27th February 2019. This was organised by Brian 0’Shea of the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) and was focused on a discussion as to whether individuals with a complete Spinal Cord Injury above level C6 should automatically be presumed to meet the eligibility criteria for […]

Categories: Charity Work, Spinal Injuries

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14 Feb

Information and Advice for Air Travel

Thank you very much to Tina, who moved on to pastures new last year, but sent this in for me to share with you all after seeing it on TV in January.  It could certainly be of interest to some of you, especially on the back of a lot of negative articles relating to air […]

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20 Dec

Introducing the #MDBloggersCrew

Muscular Dystrophy is a “hereditary condition marked by progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles.” The purpose of today’s article is to introduce you all to a group of individual disabled bloggers, who have teamed up in order to share their personal stories and promote a positive outlook on life. The “MD Bloggers Crew” aim […]

Categories: Neurological Injuries

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20 Dec

My Personal Experience of Spinal Cord Injury

After working for TCC for over 6 years and being aware of our clients’ experiences; not in a hundred years did I think I would have experience in my own family of a spinal cord injury. Yet in March this year my youngest son (age 30) was travelling home from work at 9.15pm in the […]

Categories: Spinal Injuries

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10 Dec

The Joy and Pain of Exercising

As I endeavour to improve my health and fitness I thought I would share my journey with you all, and on the way maybe encourage a few of you to join in on this new quest of mine to get healthy and live a better life. As a certain age approaches, an age that I […]

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30 Nov

MASCIP Conference

MASCIP Conference The 20th MASCIP conference – Below the Belt: Issues of Bladder, bowel and sexual function took place on Thursday November 22nd at Loughborough University. As always TCC representation was high with Maureen, Sophia and Claudine all attending as delegates. Sophia and Claudine are pictured below! As a committee member I was tasked with […]

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20 Sep

Information for Cinema Fans!

Cinema Fans! If you enjoy a trip to the cinema but need assistance to attend this may interest you…The CEA card is a national card scheme developed by UK Cinema Association for UK Cinemas. The scheme was introduced in 2004 and is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they provide a consistent, […]

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20 Sep

The Ability To Be You

Often at TCC we focus on the challenges of finding the right person to support our clients and quite rightly this can be a difficult process due to the nature of the role and the invasiveness of being or having people in your home. I would like to take a look at this issue from […]

Categories: Case Studies

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19 Sep

Crafting as Therapy

In June you may recall Michelle posting an article online from Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research (SMSR). You were invited to join the Knit/Crochet/or Craft a Neuron challenge, this was in order for them to create a spectacular spinal cord to be unveiled at the NSIC at the end of the year. Neurons are the special […]

Categories: Charity Work

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04 Jul

The end of DoLs?

Earlier this week the government has taken the first steps to overhaul the controversial Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs) with a revised scheme called the Liberty Protection Safeguards. Central to this is still the basic rights that individuals have including that of their liberty. The revised system intends to be simpler and cover all care […]

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19 Jun

Participants Required for UTI Research Study

TCC are proud sponsors of SMSR and we have closely followed their research projects. Ali Gibson who TCC co – sponsor has shared the information below (you can also find it yourself on SMSR Twitter feed @lifeafterpara The project on reducing frequency of and/or treating UTIs is of particular interest given the impact of UTI’s […]

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18 Jun

Continuing Health Care (CHC) Funding

For many of TCC’s clients Continuing Health Care (CHC) funding is a key component in paying for specialist services enabling them to live at home.  There is a worrying climate in which the NHS has set a target of a 25% reduction in CHC funding over the next three years.  In real terms that equates […]

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13 Jun

Joined up Thinking by Health and Social Care Bodies

As Trump and Jong – Un have some face to face dialogue after a period of many years I started to think; Wouldn’t it be great if the leaders of both health and social care bodies had positive talks also? So many individuals with complex needs, including clients of TCC, just want those needs met. […]

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08 Jun

Neuro Convention 2018

TCC exhibited alongside Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research at Neuro Convention 2018 this week at London Excel. The Show is Europe’s only Brain and Spine Trade Show, and features over 150 exhibitors alongside keynote speakers, seminars and live demonstrations. The show is split into four zones; Diagnostic Surgical Brain Stimulation Rehabilitation I took some time out from […]

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07 Jun

Rebuilding Lives Awards 2018

I was fortunate to attend the SIA rebuilding lives 2018 awards ceremony at the F1 Williams facility yesterday. TCC, being one of the mains sponsors for this event, saw Reg Perrins present the Volunteer of the Year Award to William Jones Well done to William and all of the winners – and also to all […]

Categories: Charity Work, Spinal Injuries

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05 Jun

It’s a Plastic World We Live In – Make a Difference

As today is #WorldEnvironmentDay, here is a reminder of Carole’s article that featured in the TCC Newsletter earlier this year. Hopefully you are not tired of reading, watching or hearing about the impact of our excessive use of plastic on the environment, whether it be bags, containers for food or microbeads in our toiletries, because […]

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22 May

Employee Referral Scheme Bonus Period – Earn £500!

Calling all current employees! We are increasing the employee referral payment to £500 per referral for a bonus period! (usually £200) Any referrals received between 22nd May and 31st July will qualify for the bonus payment amount. All you need to do is ask your friend/colleague to call or email the office to request an […]

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18 May

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research Open Day

This video was filmed during the SMSR Open day yesterday, which was a great event. There is some fascinating research taking place already, with much more to come, which we heard a little about yesterday. The video gives just a small insight into some of it. The lab blew my mind! We’re very happy to […]

Categories: Charity Work, Spinal Injuries

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16 May

HATS FOR HEADWAY – LETS ADD SOME FUN!

HATS FOR HEADWAY – LETS ADD SOME FUN! Friday 18th May is #HatsforHeadway day This year there is the added theme of the royal wedding if a crown or top hat are more your item of choice! We are asking you to take your best and most inventive selfie involving hats (and any animals, children […]

Categories: Charity Work

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12 May

Nurses Day – 12th May

Happy Nurses Day to our fabulous TCC Nurses, thank you for all that you do 😊👏 And also a big shout out to all Nurses around the country and across the world, today we celebrate you all! #NursesDay

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