The Middle England Regional Group was set up by Occupational Therapist, Fiona Easom and her colleague Christine Galbraith to share ideas and best practise with other professionals in the area.
Since Christine has moved to New Zealand, Fiona has taken the reigns as leader of the group – a role which she juggles with her full-time OT role.
The group has a large contact list that comprises a host of professionals with different backgrounds including those from the NHS, Independent Schools, Physiotherapists and independent OTs.
This month the meeting will take place at Ash Green, the adult learning disability centre in Chesterfield, in their dedicated SI room.
As Fiona explains, “This will be a great practical session. People will come along and discuss new ideas and ways of working with suspended and other equipment for therapy. We will also give participants the chance to bring along their favourite piece of equipment – and show others how they use it.”
With such a vibrant mix of participants, there is bound to be lots of ideas sharing and collaboration.
Fiona is keen to encourage new members. “We are a small and friendly group, attracting around 8 – 11 participants at each session. We would welcome anyone with an interest in SI to join us.”
The next SI Middle England Group meeting at Ash Green, Ashgate Road, Chesterfield. S42 7JE on Wednesday 26th of April from 1pm to 4pm.
If you would like to find out more, or attend the group, please contact Fiona Easom on Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org