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The Dream Team - a rare meet-up in person in Glasgow

What an A-Team

It's with a heavy heart we say bye bye (temporarily we hope) to the inimitable Sally Hodgson & Jen Skinner (L and R with me in this pic) who have worked with me on all the The Closer We Get distribution & outreach for over a year.

A HUGE thanks to both for putting in extraordinary committment, energy and focus an a number of big and very challenging impact initiatives: For 'See Beyond Stroke', they got training based on our film out to over 700 carers across the UK! They also managed the get me and the film in front of the UK Stroke Forum and a number of other big events.

If you'd like to know more about that side of what we do with the film, or would like to read the Impact Report we just finished on the impact of this work - do have a look here.

An array of lovely things for campaign screenings

New Era for The Closer We Get & another island screening!

Jen Skinner and Sally Hodgson work with me on all the outreach and educational screenings we are now doing with The Closer We Get - and it's quite a task connecting us between Nottingham, the Isle of Tiree and the Lake District! Thank the Lord for Skype....

This isn't the take-a-bow-at-a-film-festival work that's a lot of fun at the start of a film's life, but it is massively rewarding to get the film in front of the people who wil not hear about it without our hard work to get it to them: in particular we are targetting trainee carers at the moment, and have designed this pack (pictured) for them. The materials we have designed will enable the care sector to use the film in any way that helps them think about and discuss their important role in the lives of those receiving adult social care packages in their own homes - as my Mum Ann was.

We have already had great feedback from this sector on the film and how it encourages frank discussions about the role of carers and care-givers - so if you or anyone you know thinks they could use the film and our other learning resources in training, CPD etc - get in touch with us here and let's get the ball rolling.

(Thanks on a big scale to Bertha Britdoc Connects for making this all possible too)

Oh - and our next screening (and it's FREE but please book here) is on the mobile cinema, The Screen Machine, moored up in Brodick on my beloved Isle of Arran on Monday March 13th - screening starts at 13.30pm. I will be attending for a dicussion after the film, thanks to funding from Big Lottery Scotland for our See Beyond Stroke campaign.