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Welcome to the Community Therapists Network, a national organisation providing information, training and education to AHPs working within rehabilitation and intermediate care settings and who work across education, health, mental health and social care (local government). They provide care and support for people living with long-term conditions.

Steve Ariss

Evidencing the ‘Value’ of Rehabilitation:
How to present outcomes data to support a service.
26th and 27th March, NEC, Birmingham

This session will explore how teams/services should be analysing and interpreting outcomes date and then presenting it to inform ways to improve service standards. The main outcome from this session will be to improve confidence that implementing outcome measurement will provide the information you are looking for to support your service.  Read more & book your free place   

Mental Capacity Assessment

Mental Capacity Assessment and Supporting Decision -Making for SLTs
Thurs 7th Feb, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, London

This is a 'hands-on' workshop that focuses on working with people with acquired neurological conditions and is lead by two leading experts in the field, Mark Jayes, a SLT, with specialist knowledge of Mental Capacity Assessment and Anna Volkmer, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow and SLT. Only a few place left at £85.  To book click here 




Services present their TOMs research at TOMs CONNECT  Read more and hear the poster presentation from here.

Overcoming the challenges of outcomes Kathryn Moyse reports on the culture change around delivering and measuring effective outcomes

Click here to read this artice

The Inflamed Mind By Professor Ed Bullmore

We are delighted to be featuring the work of Prof Ed Bullmore, who in this fascinating book reveals the breakthrough new science on the link between depression and inflammation of the body and brain..

Further details and how to purchase your copy from here

The Value of Outcome Measures is in the Data

NHS services across the country continue to be challenged with measuring and improving the quality of their services, and as part of that process, they need to capture data. The collection of data, as Karen Middleton, CEO of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists states in her video, is a key step in establishing the value of your service. How to intrepret and analyse the data is equally as important.

To view the video click here

Work-Health Divide

Crossing the Work/Health Divide - Better Engagement with Employers 
Meeting report now available

All attendees enjoyed learning from the experiences of VR specialist colleagues across the UK. The discussion sessions enabled people to share their own perspectives. The importance of supporting employees mental health and ways of doing that was a significant feature of the day, along with an excellent presentation which got people thinking about what outcomes VR services should be measuring. To read the executive summary click here


People and Aninals

People and Animals UK CIC: An independent community organisation, driving social change, supporting coordinated community action in economically marginalised, isolated communities. Creating opportunities for excluded, vulnerable people to engage, share ideas and develop an identity, we utilise the non-threatening appeal of animals to overcome barriers faced; regardless of disability, mental health challenges, age, culture, economic status, background. From engagement to empowerment, we provide stability through strong community connections to enable voices of those who have not previously been heard.

Further details of the organisatin can be found from here