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1 12, 2020

Caring For People With Learning Disabilities At Christmas

2020-11-29T18:04:16+00:00December 1st, 2020|

Christmas is a magical, happy and exciting time for most families, full of laughter and festive fun, but for families whose loved ones have a learning disability, this can be far from the most wonderful time of the year. The flashing lights, crowds of people, unexpected guests, loud music and even family gatherings can cause severe anxiety and distress to those suffering from a learning disability, particularly those with Autism. The National Autistic Society produced a video to try and give some insight into what it's like for people with autism, take a look at the video, then try to imagine the same scenario at Christmas with all the music and lights. Far from the special time that most people experience, Christmas for those with learning disabilities, sometimes, has to be more like a 'normal' day. As if Christmas isn't stressful enough for most parents, it is especially stressful for those whose children suffer from learning disabilities, where they need to make sure their child sticks to as near to the usual routine as possible whilst ensuring other siblings [...]

25 11, 2020

Getting ready for Art Therapy!

2020-11-26T19:43:20+00:00November 25th, 2020|

Art Therapy @ Cura-Care The Cura-Care team are so excited to introduce Nickie J as your trainee Art Therapist! Nickie now has open spaces in her diary to provide Art Therapy services for children and adults. Nickie sums up what Art Therapy is: ”Art Therapy is a type of talking therapy that uses art materials as it’s primary form of expression and communication'' ''It is not a diagnostic tool but can help people to address and work through some emotional issues and distressing and confusing times in their lives” So armed with Play Doh, Paints and Pom-poms, Nickie aims to support people to manage their emotional wellbeing in addition to our other mental health services. If you would like to refer someone, or yourself, to our Art Therapy service please contact us to book a free consultation with Nickie

7 10, 2020

Can We Walk 100 Miles??

2020-10-07T13:39:51+01:00October 7th, 2020|

Did you know that exercise is has benefits for both your physical and mental health?  With your help, we'd like to raise funds for local charities and clock up 100 miles throughout October! Download the Strava app and show us miles from your walks to add to the clock This will be visible on our page and updated daily - Together we can reach our goal! #exercise #yeswecan #bettertogether #CuraCare #TheMEProject

7 10, 2020

#itswhatwedo Dementia

2020-10-07T13:12:01+01:00October 7th, 2020|

Dementia What is Dementia?  “Dementia is a syndrome associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. There are different causes of dementia and many different types”.  Symptoms may include: Thinking speed Memory Loss Mental Sharpness and quickness Language - struggling to use words Understanding Judgement Mood Movement Difficulties doing daily activities How does Cura-Care support someone with Dementia? Depending on the level and form of dementia, we would support the individual to stay within their home. We would work close with the family to create a person centred care plan for the individual ensuring the care we will provide the highest quality care. Watch Jackie and Teresa explain more