Postural Care in Australia: Postural Care Provision for Adults with Multiple Disabilities

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Ahead of our conference, we’re finding out about another keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at Elijah’s First International Conference: The Living University of Postural Care. Bas Jansen is a postural care tutor-manager and seating specialist who will be looking at ‘Postural Care in Australia’ in his keynote speech and exploring… Continue reading

Elijah’s First International Conference: The Living University of Postural Care 26th – 27th November 2015


Elijah’s First International Conference: The Living University of Postural Care 26th & 27th November 2015 Making families equal partners in developing postural care services Listening to Families workshop – this gives you a flavour of what to expect: The Listening to Families workshop will be co-run by Pauline Toohey and… Continue reading

Postural Care Conference Press Release

Life-saving techniques for body posture to be highlighted at first UK international postural care conference Leading experts to stress the vital importance of good postural care for people with disabilities at Bristol-based conference in April Date: Hilton hotel, Bristol, 23/24 April 2014 The UK’s first dedicated international conference on improving… Continue reading

Celebrating our 1st anniversary with exciting two-day workshop

Give voice to your deepest hopes and dreams with MiXiT! “Every great dream begins with a dreamer.” On Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd April, inclusive theatre company, MiXiT, will be running an exciting two-day ‘Dreamer Workshop’, which will culminate in a live performance at the ‘It’s Showtime!’ party to celebrate… Continue reading

View the Apert webinar discussion on grief, loss & depression

This is the second of the webinar series held in partnership with RareConnect. This webinar looks at coping with grief, depression and anxiety - the last taboo.

The death of a child is just about the worst thing that can happen to a parent. When the child has lost their battle with a disability and you have been involved in 24/7 in their care before that, how do other people relate to you over the loss? Have you felt like you've been expected to have a time-limit on your grief? How do you carry on?

Our speakers, Tania Weissberg, Jeannie Ewing and Beth Coleman explore these issues in a frank and moving discussion. If you'd like to join RareConnect, click here for more information

People with complex needs don’t feel pain?

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“People with complex needs don’t feel pain?” A guest blog from former physiotherapist, Liz Goldsmith, of Postural Care Skills  on why gentle postural care should take into account pain prevention for every patient, whatever their disability. NICE Guideline on spasticity: evidence update 70 endorses the deliberate infliction of pain on… Continue reading

Second Apert Webinar on RareConnect

Our online Apert community at RareConnect is hosting another Apert-focused webinar this weekend. It’s looking specifically at the issues of Grief Vs Depression and the perceived taboos and forbidden feelings felt in these situations. For all details of how to access, visit our RareConnect Apert Community Continue reading

FREE Seminar: How parenting affects a child’s brain development

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FREE Seminar – Funded by CANparent How Parenting affects Children’s Brain Development  Two events – a morning workshop for parents and an afternoon seminar for professionals, Bristol. Date: 5th February 2015 1. Workshop for Parents: 0900 registration-11-30am 2. Seminar for Practitioners/Professionals: Time: 12.30 am (registration opens at 12.00) to 4.30 pm Location:… Continue reading

Download our full Postural Care conference brochure!


Elijah’s Hope is proud to announce the release of the official conference brochure for the Postural Care conference taking place this April. Places are being booked already so download the brochure and reserve your delegate space. Postural Care CIC and Elijah’s Hope are working in partnership to deliver this innovative, exciting… Continue reading

Leadership in postural care

The Postural Care site has interesting posts and perspectives on the subject of postural care. Here is a recent example: Thoughts on Postural Care Leadership by Ross Golightly BCU student nurse In tweeting with Sarah Clayton from Postural Care after this year’s positive choices conference I was delighted to get the… Continue reading