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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.

Brain Injury Rehab

Learning how to use the Therapy Outcome Measure
Tues 8th Jan, 52 Club, Gower Street, London

A few place are available for the next TOMs workshop with Prof Pam Enderby. This is a practical workshop designed to give health and social care professionals a greater understanding of how the Therapy Outcome Measure provide services with a simple means of measuring the value of a servce and the impact the professionals are having in supporting people living with long term conditions.

To read more and book  to attend click here.  

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. If you are wishing to get to grips with assessment of mental capacity, with a particular focus on working with people with acquired neurological conditions, this workshop is idea. A limited number of places available for £85.

To read more about this workshop, including the feedback from the previous event and to book click here 



Therapy Outcome Measure - User Survey.  Thank you to all those who completed the survey. We will publish the findings of the survey in due course

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

Click here to read this article


Health Education with a difference Focus Games

We are delighted to be featuring the work of Focus Games, who offer an innovative team building approach to supporting health professional training, through games. Take a look at what they have to offer you and your colleagues by clicking on the image, and if you are keen to try any of the games go, please use the code STR10 to save 10% on your order.

Further details 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