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Archive for the ‘TCC News’ Category

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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01 Nov

10th Birthday!

Ten years ago today – 1st November 2006 – we formed Total Community Care. Our very first employee was Debbie Mason as our Office Manager! In truth she was always more than that, and has been a vital part of our growth and development over the years.  Debbie has progressed to be Operational Director which […]

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13 Oct

A Football Day

Nick has been a staunch supporter of West Ham United since the age of three, but it wasn’t until this year he decided to purchase a season ticket to enjoy watching ‘Hammers’ play live at their new home – the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, originally built for London Olympic Games 2012. The […]

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14 Sep

Air Ambulance

Following a visit to the TCC office from representatives of the East Northants Air Ambulance, I would like to share that they very kindly agreed for me to take my client (pictured below) and his Wife to visit East Midlands Airport where the crew and Helicopter are based. We visited on the 2nd September. On […]

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01 Sep

Welcome to the website!

Well, by the time you are reading this the hard work will be done; welcome to our brand new shiny website! Back in December 2015 we began the project of redesigning the TCC website, something that had become a long overdue task due to the development of technology within the six years since the previous […]

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29 Aug

10th Anniversary of a Different Kind

Meeting Nick is probably one of the best things that has ever happened to me and knowing him has shaped my life quite significantly. Ten years ago, in June 2006, Nick was looking for new support staff and I was lucky enough to be accepted on his team. I was 26 years old, had just […]

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18 Jul

Back to playing PC games again

The set up you see allows me to play PC games to their full extent as if my hands still worked. Courtesy of the guys from “SpecialEffect.org”; a charity designed to help gamers get back to playing by way of setting up controls that you can use without your disability being an issue. They come […]

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22 May

Three Capitals Challenge – Day 4

A lie in.  We were allowed to set off just after 8:30.  Most of us felt rested to a degree but there was very much a mixed feeling in it being the last day and we were now fully confident of finishing – barring disaster. “Only 50 miles to go”. We continued into Austria and the […]

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21 May

Three Capitals Challenge – Day 3

Another early start.  Hot once more.   The countryside was very rural and dry and villages seemed to step back in time.  Occasional shy waves and smiles from children would provide encouragement.  A good speed was developed and the ground was covered at an impressive pace.  Sadly it was in the wrong direction. A key turn had […]

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20 May

Three Capitals Challenge – Day 2

At last we were off.  It is fair to say that in the cold light of the day not many of the party looked good in lycra (see picture below – further evidence of this can be found on TCC’s Facebook page)! In some ways the route was very simple we would leave the hotel […]

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19 May

Three Capitals Challenge

SIA’s annual cycle challenge – Budapest to Vienna, via Bratislava.   In the afternoon varied flights deposited just under 40 individuals who had signed up to raise money for the Spinal Injuries Association. As many will know the SIA is an organisation TCC has been closely linked with for the past 9 years.  Included in this group […]

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