Total Community Care - Specialists in spinal & neurological care

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

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 […]

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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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26 Mar

Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness – 26th March 2018

Today is Purple day for epilepsy awareness – find out more via the link – along with other useful information about the helpline and advice/support Wear purple if you can 🙂 https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/purple   Michelle

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23 Mar

Spinal Injuries Association Cornflower Ball – 22nd March 2018

A great night was had by all at last nights Cornflower Ball in Manchester. In honour of it being the 20th anniversary of the event, the theme was 1920’s and the costumes look fab! The night was a huge success and has raised a whopping £67,000 for the SIA and the work that they do. […]

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16 Mar

Childcare Voucher Scheme for TCC employees

One of the benefits available to our employees is a childcare voucher scheme. The scheme had been due to close to new members as of 12th March 2018, something that we told you about in latest newsletter. However we are happy to inform you that new members can now enrol in this until October 2018!  […]

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09 Mar

Fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy – £267 raised!

As those who follow us on Facebook will already be aware, we joined in with Go Orange throughout February to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK.   I am pleased to announce that we smashed through our target to raise a total of £267 which all goes to the charity and the research work that they […]

Categories: Charity Work

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01 Feb

Reg Gets Tango-ed and other Go Orange Events for Muscular Dystrophy

We are joining in with Go Orange to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. Every penny raised goes directly to the charity who do some brilliant work. The events start on Go Orange Day – Friday 2nd February but we plan to continue orange based events for a three week period. If you wish to participate […]

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21 Dec

TCC Thank You to Staff

TCC Thankyou   It’s not always easy and not always fun And we thank you so much for being the one That continues to show how committed you are Supporting our clients near and far   We know there are days and nights, hard and long And what we ask of you can sometimes seem […]

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18 Dec

Cornwall Mince Pie Mingle

Celebrate The Festive Season! Cornwall TCC Clients & Staff are warmly invited to a Mince Pie Mingle at the Health, Wellbeing and Innovation Centre, Truro. This will take place on Wednesday 20th December from 1300hrs – 1500hrs We look forward to seeing you all for some festive cheer! Christmas Jumpers and Festive Wear optional!! Alex, […]

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13 Dec

Festive Fun Quiz!

Festive Fun Quiz —You could win £50! Season’s greetings to all! As some of you know I enjoy singing, much to the annoyance of many! Below are a few clues to lead you to some of my festive favourites. 8PM TO 6AM WITHOUT NOISE MINISCULE HAMLET IN THE NEAR EAST ADORN THE VESTIBULE LISTEN, AERIAL […]

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08 Dec

Crafty Yeo Creations

My name is Sarah and I am 32 years old, living in Cornwall with my partner Rich, two dogs and a cat. When I was 18 months old I had an accident which made me paralysed from the neck down. I have always loved creating things since I was about 5 years old, but never […]

Categories: Living Independently, Spinal Injuries

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08 Dec

Carly’s Story

There are 50,000 people in the UK and Ireland living with paralysis due to a Spinal Cord Injury and having a spinal cord injury means so much more than not being able to walk. As well as all the physical problems we face daily, mentally for me has been one thing I’ve struggled with. I […]

Categories: Spinal Injuries

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06 Dec

Ross and Ralph!

Guess who’s only gone and bought a puppy!! I’m so excited to introduce you all to Ralph! Anybody who knows me well, will know that I have talked about this moment for YEARS. Since the day I moved out and started living independently, I have dreamt of having my own puppy. I’m completely in love/obsessed […]

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01 Dec

Rebuilding Lives Awards 2018 – Nomination Period is Open

TCC have a long term relationship with the Spinal Injuries Association and are proud to be corporate partners. Once a year there is a National Rebuilding Lives Awards Ceremony to celebrate the best of the SCI (Spinal Cord Injury) community. The nomination period for 2018’s awards has opened today. There are a number of categories […]

Categories: Spinal Injuries

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01 Dec

Luke’s London Trip

In August 2017, I was lucky enough to go on a trip to London to catch a couple of sessions of the London 2017 World Athletics Championships at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park (the 2012 Olympic stadium). It was absolutely fantastic. To see Mo Farah run in possibly one of his last stadium races was […]

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24 Nov

Mascip 2017

Thank you to everyone who hosted and presented at Mascip today. Here is a reluctant picture of us in attendance! We each have picked our own highlights from the day; Chris – Presentation of Spinal Cord Injury Exercise Guidelines was interesting Maureen – enjoyed the personal stories which formed a number of the presentations and […]

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10 Sep

Geekfest 3.0 Cornwall July.

  Geekfest is an annual celebration of science fiction/fantasy films, TV and comics. The idea started in America in the sixties. Now it’s big business. The major film studios use these events to promote their latest ‘genre’ offerings. Comicon is the most famous. Actors, technicians, authors etc. attend to sign books and photos and to […]

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23 Jun

Maureen’s Race for Life Success!

I did the race for life on the 3rd of June, as a member of the three degrees team. Alas we were one degree under due to illness. It was a glorious sunny day, thank goodness! The view a sea of pink against the backdrop of Windsor racecourse., including the pooches The usual motivational warm […]

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08 May

Cycle Challenge Update!

The annual SIA Bike Ride has approached quicker than some (ahem…. the participants) may have imagined! Chris and Reg will be setting off for Romania at the end of this week. The challenge will see them complete over 200 miles across 3 days. If you would like to donate, and are in a position to […]

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31 Mar

Calvert Trust Review

Calvert Trust Review When I was asked to write a review on my recent trip to The Calvert Trust, I didn’t even have to think twice. I had the most incredible adventure weekend – and I am more than happy to share my story and recommend this awesome place. The Calvert Trust is a charity-driven […]

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29 Mar

Sharing Some Sad News

I am writing this post with great sadness. I introduced Martin Payne earlier this month and shared his first blog post with you all. (which incidentally had the most interaction on the Facebook page to date, a topic that he and I joked about together, and I know he was pleased at the welcome he received […]

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17 Mar

Welcome to Martin –

    Hi my name is Martin Payne. Before telling you a bit about myself, I would like to introduce myself as associate blogger working alongside Michelle. A bit about myself I grew up in quiet a big family. I have two sisters, I was the middle child always up to no good they used to […]

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16 Mar

Cycle Challenge 2017

Following their fantastic success last year our cycling trio — Reg, Julie T and Chris — have signed up to participate in this year’s Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) cycle challenge in May. This year’s challenge is a “ride through the mythical land of Dracula” where the riders will discover the real Transylvania; a medieval landscape […]

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22 Dec

Thoughts of 2016

Thoughts of 2016 It has been another busy and eventful year for TCC. We continue to grow and develop, and enter 2017 excited that our services will reach an increasing number of people. This obviously brings challenges as we have always considered ourselves to be a “family” based organisation, but we are confident that we […]

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22 Dec

CQC Inspection

Care Quality Commission At the time of the last newsletter TCC had just undergone a CQC (Care Quality Commission) inspection. You may recall that all health and social care delivered in England is inspected and regulated  based on the following key areas; Is the service; Safe Effective Well Led Responsive Caring Each area is measured […]

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