During this 14 month pilot programme we hosted eight Nottingham Burns Support Network Meetings. We were so pleased to meet new attendees and to welcome people back each time. Our KPF Peer Support Volunteers joined us at each evening and we are delighted that some attendees have also joined us at other KPF events.
We received some great feedback, including the following comments:
“It’s what we have been after for 3 years.”
“Great to see people sharing experiences who can totally relate to one another. Nothing else like it in this area.”
Lead character Kat has sustained significant burns in Eastenders and the storyline has prompted many approaches to the Foundation. One of which was from Health Writer of The Sun, Christina Earle who was pulling together a feature on living with scars. KPF Beneficiary Tulsi kindly agreed to be photographed and interviewed for the piece and it has proved a great platform to promote all that we do.
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KPF beneficiaries Nicole and Jamie appear in the May 2014 issue of Enable Magazine.
Enable is a monthly UK-wide disability lifestyle magazine, focussing on what disabled people can do rather than what they can’t. In their own words “We promote a positive message about all aspects of disability – long-term illness, mobility problems, learning disability, disfigurement and everything in between. We’re a little bit different from other disability publications – our focus is people, not products, making Enable a relatable, inspirational read for anyone whose life is touched by disability.”
It is distributed free of charge to GPs surgeries, hospitals, MS therapy centres, carers centres, prosthetics clinics, wheelchair service centres, Shopmobility schemes and many other locations throughout the country which play a part in the lives of disabled people and carers.
The Clinical Psychology Department at Sheffield University undertook an evaluation of the following services provided by KPF:
Workshops and Social Activities Programme and Treatments (medical tattooing, hair replacement systems, camouflage/make-up and laser treatment).
The aim of this evaluation was to gather and analyse feedback from individuals who have already taken part in events/treatments to inform future planning. Recipients of KPF events/treatments were invited to complete an anonymous online survey exploring accessibility, satisfaction, and impact of events and/or treatments.