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Santa’s special detour to see young Shipdham boy

The annual Dereham Round Table Santa Sleigh made a special detour to bring a present to young Matthew Saunders, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Sunday, December 22, 2013 12:21 PM

The annual Dereham Round Table Santa Sleigh made a special detour to bring a present to young Matthew Saunders, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Hundreds of children in the Dereham area have been given an early Christmas present with the arrival of Santa on his sleigh, thanks to the town’s Round Table group.

And he took a special detour ahead of his visit to Shipdham to see a poorly eight-year-old boy who feared ill health might force him to miss out on his annual visit.

Matthew Saunders, from Saham Toney, suffers from cystic fibrosis and normally stands by the roadside in Shipdham with his mum Chantal to see Santa. But this year he has been suffering from a lung infection which meant he could not leave the warmth of his home for very long.

However Santa was able to get Rudolph to take a slight detour to stop right outside Matthew’s house, and the youngster emerged with a massive smile across his face.

A health trust is celebrating the success of its first term in a series of workshops

Celebration event for first term of Norfolk and Suffolk recovery college

A health trust is celebrating the success of its first term in a series of workshops and courses to empower people with mental health challenges to become experts in their own recovery.

Around 70 people attended a celebration event for Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) Recovery College, which was set up earlier this year.

More than 120 students attended one day workshops and courses on offer in the first term of the college, which are run from Hellesdon Hospital in Norwich, and have been staged across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance launches “Let’s Talk” with Toolwire’s Experiential Learning solution

New Interactive tools to bridge the communication gap between people with Dementia and their professional carers or family

RealWire
2013-12-06

Pleasanton, CA and London, UK – Friday 6th December 2013 – Toolwire today announced that Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance has launched a new range of online Learning tools to help users develop essential skills in communicating with people living with Dementia. The series of digital media simulations called “Let’s Talk” provides professional carers and family or friends to immerse themselves in real life situations and to see first-hand the results of their decisions or actions.

Let’s Talk provides emotional context to the textual or factual information about Dementia. It addresses issues such as using the correct body language, how to position yourself when speaking to someone with Dementia and how best to communicate to determine a more positive outcome with every day activities. The tool is accessible for free through The Learning Location website which is open to individual carers, families, professional staff and organisations looking for relevant information, guides and training support.

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