Charity news

  • Consultation

    Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff: Please tell us what you think of our ideas

    The Government published the Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff consultation...

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    On 04 Mar 2019 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Workshop evaluation forms

    Beginners' Workshop Evaluation Form

    We are no longer able to use online evaluation forms, so would be grateful if you could use a paper form instead...

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    On 03 Mar 2019 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Election elation for Derwen College students

    Two students from a specialist Shropshire college stood in the National Union of Students (NUS) elections and were successfully voted on to the Further Education (FE) Zone committee which represents FE students across the UK.

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    On 08 Jan 2019 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Multitude of Voyces

    Children in Salisbury recently took part in a truly collaborative event when Tutor Sonia Sansom teamed up with Multitude of Voyces to orchestrate a signed and sung performance of some Christmas favourites...

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    On 19 Dec 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Makaton Friendly pub

    The Oaklands Pub is now officially Makaton Friendly and have learned Makaton so they can communicate with one of their loyal customers – a five-year-old with Down's Syndrome...

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    On 17 Dec 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • CBeebies Bedtime Story

    Rob Delaey signing 'to sleep'

    Rob Delaney was the first person to read and sign a CBeebies Bedtime Story using Makaton. The Story was a huge success and a video of six-year-old Tom’s amazing reaction to the programme went viral online...

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    On 17 Dec 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • CEO discusses viral video

    Tom watching Rob Delaney read Ten in the Bed

    Watch The Makaton Charity's CEO, Stephen Hall, on BBC News discussing the viral video of six-year-old Tom's amazing response to Rob Delaney's CBeebies Bedtime Story using Makaton, Ten in a Bed.

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    On 20 Nov 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Visit to Derwen College

    Derwen College welcomed  Stephen Hall ,CEO and Zanna Finnerty, Content Director, from The Makaton Charity  for a tour around the college...

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    On 09 Nov 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Tutor wins national SEN award

    Karen Brownhill with Vanessa Feltz

    Makaton Tutor Karen Brownhill, who is a communication practitioner at St Giles School in Derby, has won the Teaching and Learning Support Staff category of the annual nasen awards...

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    On 05 Nov 2018 / By The Makaton Charity