The Journey of Change

A Family Support Worker’s role is not an easy task. It is not until the end of the support that we and the families realise how far they have come in the time that intensive support has been offered. Case Studies are a great way of showing the full journey of where they were to…

Volunteers healing power of helping hands

In late 2018 The Daily Mail highlighted the Helpforce campaign and ‘the healing power of helping hands’ that referred to the value of volunteers supporting NHS services. In Somerset the NHS Trust has benefitted from that power for many years, especially within their twelve community hospitals.  Across these hospitals there are currently 155 registered and…

Careers, Quality, Gatsby and You

A blog by Ed Whitefield, Investor in Careers Lead Consultant, a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard. It’s almost impossible to read about careers education without the Gatsby Benchmarks, Compass and increasingly the Quality in Careers Standard cropping up. In this blog I want to look at what’s behind this push, not because…

Parents of Young People with SEND events

On two Monday evenings in November 2018, two members of the CSW Group Plymouth team –Sherri Bushen and Katie Cable facilitated an event for a group of parents of students with EHC Plans in the city.  The events were held at City College Plymouth and the Plymouth Creative School of Arts. The purpose of the…