BHTA Works with the Don’t Call Me Mum Campaign to improve communication with parents

The BHTA children’s equipment section have been busy working on the development of a new Get Wise leaflet to add to the suit of leaflets already available. BHTA members have been working with Rachel Wright from the Don’t Call Me Mum campaign, an initiative was set up as a call to all professionals working with families of children with additional needs, to demonstrate their respect of parents as partners. The hope is that the leaflet can be distributed to healthcare professionals and companies installing equipment in people’s homes.

The Get Wise to Communicating with Families leaflet is being launched at the Kidz to Adultz North exhibition taking place on Thursday 8th November at Event City in Manchester. Rachel Wright will also be speaking in seminar room 2 at 11.30am talking about Effective communication with families of children with complex needs. Rachel said “Working with the BHTA on the Get Wise Leaflet has been incredibly encouraging. The BHTA have listened to, responded and wants to partner with ‘Don’t call me Mum’ in our call for collaboration and mutual respect between industry professionals and parents.  We hope with more effective communication will come better working practices and the potential to significantly improve the lives of children with disabilities and their families.”

Sally Edgington Membership Engagement Manager said “the BHTA are in a unique position to bring about change and we welcome the opportunity to work with other organisations such as Don’t Call me Mum Campaign, our members feel that working with parents is very important to ensure a positive outcome is achieved for disabled children as the process of having adaptations and equipment can be extremely stressful for the whole family. We hope that this will be a welcome addition to our ever expanding suit of useful Get Wise leaflets”.

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