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113 Grace Eyre Profile Series - How The Sum Of The Parts Makes The Whole

The Expanding Worlds Podcast

Release Date: 07/06/2022

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Continuing with the series on Housing Options, this week the focus is on Supported Living with Jonathan Spencer the CEO of Zetetick Housing. We discuss what supported living involves and the challenges faced in finding the right homes as well as the importance of having a choice in where and who we live. The model of Zetetick is much more than simply finding someone a place to live; it's about supporting people to find somewhere they can be happy.  Visit Follow us on //  Visit the podcast website For resources to support parents of children with additional needs to build a better...

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Moving into our own space is part of becoming an adult and embracing the independence that brings. In this new series on Housing Options I’m exploring some of the housing models that are available for people with additional needs. The series starts off with Main Street, an innovative project literally built from the ground up. Jillian Copeland the founder of Main Street talks about why Main street exists and its core values of affordable, inclusive, accessible living. She discusses the impact it has had in transforming the lives of its residents and what the future will look like. The Main...

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Solo episode this week where I talk about what I’ve learnt in the conversations I’ve had as part of the  Grace Eyre Profile Series. This has been about acknowledging the past, celebrating the present and focusing on the future. Supporting our children towards a better future needs to be a joined up approach and this is why hearing from organizations like Grace Eyre who offer that more holistic support is a useful resource for all of us as we support our children on their journeys.  Thanks for listening to this podcast. If you found it useful please with others you know who would...

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Everyone should have the right to decide their own future but too often people with additional needs simply aren't given a voice.  In this episode my two guests are Cleo Dibb,  the Our Voices Manager and Jenny Good who was involved in the Rethink Disability campaign.  Both are discussing the imperative of giving people the opportunity to share their lived experience, be listened to and be actively involved in all the decisions that impact on their lives. Visit the podcast website Grace Eyre Follow on //  Please take a minute to review the show on  🙏...

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Getting into paid employment is a major challenge for people with additional needs. Programs that support people to develop their employability skills and enable them to break down the barriers into work play an essential role.  In this episode with Evie Halligan and Stuart Leaney we discuss the Work Buddy and Let’s Work Together projects run at Grace Eyre, how these operate, the challenges, the successes and why getting into paid work is so important in enabling people to live more independent lives. Visit the podcast website Grace Eyre Follow on //  Please take a minute to...

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One of the core skills for an independent life is independent travel. At Grace Eyre the Travel Buddy Project focuses on supporting people to develop the confidence, self awareness and knowledge they need to travel independently. In this episode with Gary Cunningham, the Travel Buddy Team Leader,  we are discussing exactly how the scheme works and the impact it has on increasing the opportunities for people with additional needs. Gary also shares some strategies that parents can use to help develop their children’s independent travel skills.  Visit the podcast website Grace Eyre ...

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Social interactions are an essential part of being human, providing us with connections and often a purpose. In this episode with Jenny Good from the Friendship Group and Colleen Maytham and Mario Antoon from Active Lives we explore the ways to make and keep these connections and the increasingly important role of technology in helping bring people together to explore common interests and support each other. Visit the podcast website Grace Eyre Follow on //  Please take a minute to review the show on  🙏 Visit our sponsor site for resources to support parents of...

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Sharing our lives is what we all do but often we don't realize the impact we can have on other people's lives. In this episode with David Matthews  – Head of Service Shared Lives we are talking about what the Shared Lives scheme is all about and exactly how it works. We also discuss why it is such an effective way to support people to progress towards more independent living as well as why it offers a powerful way to fight social isolation and promote inclusion. Visit the podcast website Grace Eyre Follow on //  Please take a minute to review the show on  🙏...

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Having the right to choose how we live our lives is a fundamental human right and one that in the past many people with additional needs haven’t been given. In this episode with Paul Barker  – Head of Service, Choices Brighton & Hove at Grace Eyre we discuss how to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to choose their own future. We also talk about the importance of expectations and how that is driving change.  Visit the podcast website Grace Eyre Follow on //  Please take a minute to review the show on  🙏 Visit our sponsor site for resources to...

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Moving into a place of our own is a major life event. For a person with additional needs it can often be the first significant step on their journey to greater independence.  Just what that place might look like and how it all works is the focus of this episode with Chris Hill, Head of Housing & Estates at Grace Eyre. Chris explains the different housing options that are available.  He also talks about how housing preferences and the level of support needed will inevitably change over time as well as the importance of finding people the right place to call home, not just a place...

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Solo episode this week where I talk about what I’ve learnt in the conversations I’ve had as part of the  Grace Eyre Profile Series. This has been about acknowledging the past, celebrating the present and focusing on the future. Supporting our children towards a better future needs to be a joined up approach and this is why hearing from organizations like Grace Eyre who offer that more holistic support is a useful resource for all of us as we support our children on their journeys. 

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