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Providing bespoke care nationwide for clients with spinal injuries and neurological conditions

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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20 Apr

Sarah’s Positive Self Empowerment Workshops

Hi everybody My name is Sarah Yeo, one of TCC’s clients,  and I am a local artist who paints by mouth, currently living with my partner Richard in Bodmin, Cornwall. I am paralysed from the neck down and because of my love of arts and crafts, I have learned to adapt with how I can […]

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10 Apr

Training Workshops

Hello Everyone As you may have seen in the latest TCC newsletter; I am piloting a new program, where I will be providing skills workshops once a month at the Training Suite in Kibworth. These workshops will cover a variety of skills that are utilised across care and would be a good chance to pick up […]

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29 Mar

Easter Based Recipes!

For those of you who have received and read March’s Total Update, you will already have seen these recipes.  However as we approach the Easter Weekend I thought I would share again so that you can pick an Easter Cocktail or slice of cake, or spoil yourself and have both! Mini Egg Martini –  Creamy Easter Cocktail […]

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28 Mar

Wear a Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research, 29th March 2018

Hi Everyone, Came across this and wanted to share it with you all. My canine friend has his hat on ready and waiting for tomorrow! Share yours with us too! https://www.braintumourresearch.org/fundraise/wear-a-hat-day Linda Farmer – Care Manager    

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