Smash Life Help Telford & Wrekin Achieve OFSTED ‘OUTSTANDING’ rating for the second time!

  OFSTED RATED OUTSTANDING! Smash Life were delighted to be informed by our wonderful virtual school partners at Telford & Wrekin Council that the Children’s Services had been rated ‘Outstanding’ by a recent OFSTED inspection. Why are we shouting about this? Smash Life was given its first opportunity by this local authority when a lot of other doors closed and professional’s  waved away the ‘Lived [...]

Nexus Foster Care Smash Life Training Feedback

Foster Carer Training Feedback! Last Friday Matt & Andy we’re invited to spend the day with foster carers from Nexus Fostering in Telford We were able to use our lived experience and our many years in social care working alongside professionals and foster carers to deliver training which we hope educated, informed and inspired. We loved our time with the foster carers - sometimes like [...]

Five Ways Foster Carers Training Amazing Feedback !

Directors Andy & Matt travelled to Chesterfield to deliver a talk / training to Fiver Rivers Childcare foster carers and team We spent such a great few hours with some really child centred and committed foster carers who definitely lead from the heart. Mixed with our lived experience, professional experiences / observations and what children tell our service on a daily basis through our [...]

Smash Life Didn’t Stop During Easter !

Smash Life didn't stop during Easter ! Andy, Matt & Smash Life Mentor Dee started off in Dudley to deliver the second Smashing Life Into Independence Project to post 16 young people in care. Workshops on budgeting , car maintenance, cooking, independent living schools and much more were delivered over a two week period to an enthusiastic group identified by Dudley Virtual School - big [...]

Smash Life Full Days Staff Training Near Middlesbrough!

Smash Life On Monday Matt & Andy had the pleasure of delivering a full days training for social care practitioners, early help, social workers, and student social workers as part of practice week for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council social care What an AWESOME day we had! From fun activities to help professionals understand and relate to children in care to open and honest conversations [...]

Smash Life Whole Day Training Packages !

We are delighted to announce that we now offer full day training packages! So do want the Smash Life brothers to come into your organisation and inspire your staff ? Giving them the confidence and belief with new solution focussed practice ideas on a whole range of areas including: Trauma / Trauma Informed - how this affects behaviour / mental health ACE'S Connecting with pupils [...]

SMASH LIFE LINE GRANT FUNDING LAUNCHED!

We are super excited to inform you that Smash Life Line Grant Funding is now available for young people in Shropshire to apply for that you maybe supporting! The first transfer window for applications will begin on February 1st 2024 and close on 15th March 2024. All the information and details on how young people aged between 14-25 can apply is on our Smash Life [...]

Andy & Matt Deliver A Smash Life Keynote To Central Government Policy Makers!

Fresh off Andy & Matts appearance alongside Ashley John Baptiste at The ARC National Conference in Birmingham (see feedback in the image) the lads then travelled to Manchester to deliver a keynote to Professionals from The Department For Education. These professionals write the policies that the whole education school system/professionals must follow ! Andy and Matt made sure to deliver a passionate talk, taking vital [...]

Smash Life To Appear At ARC’s National Conference With BBC Journalist Ashley John-Baptiste

Andy & Matt are delighted to be some of the guest speakers at ARC's National Conference in Birmingham in a few weeks ! Tickets for the 2023 Annual Conference are now sold out! The Attachment Research Community 2023 Annual Conference: “Supporting the journey to an emotionally informed education” will take place live on Tuesday 21st November 2023 at The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, with [...]

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