Communication Matters and Mae Murray Foundation – working together in Northern Ireland

We are delighted to have been awarded a one year grant from Awards for All Northern Ireland to run a pilot project in partnership with Mae Murray Foundation and Creativity in Practice Ltd to offer a range of workshops for AAC users themed around personal and social development.

This provides us with the opportunity to work with key partners and AAC users in Northern Ireland to help gather valuable feedback and insights in preparation for a larger funding application, as well as shared learning and social opportunities. We have delivered the first two workshops and already we’ve had some really enjoyable sessions and lots of information to help inform our next steps. The themes of the workshops include: Managing Social Relationships, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Understanding Mentoring, and Developing Self, with the added aim of building confidence in using communication devices.

Our overall aim across the UK is to work in partnership with local voluntary sector organisations and/or schools/colleges, and focus on the learning and development for AAC users based on mentoring and peer support.

We would like to offer similar projects in Wales and Scotland so please feel free to contact Verity Elliott for more information and support: verity@creativityinpractice.co.uk / 07891959048.

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