It is an absolute pleasure to work with the organisations, families, charities and individuals that we do and to see how great passion and enthusiasm for change is made possible.
"What fabulous booklets! There is a lot of good detail in here...interested in thinking how we could promote these more widely!" (Mark Lever, former CEO of The National Autistic Society)
"Thank you again for the books, they are fantastic" (Daniel Cadey, The National Autistic Society)
"The booklet will also be of a great help to families....the introduction of our hidden disability booklets, in association with Thumbs Up World, offers a fun interactive distraction from some of the stresses of the journey and will allow parents, partners, carers prepare for their journey" (Bristol Airport)
"the fantastic books you have created for children and adults with hidden disabilities/autism...I was really glad to see the work you have done" (Accessibility Lead, British Airways)
We have to date published 11 bespoke booklets for GP surgeries in West Sussex with the aim of continuing this following the feedback and value of this simple yet effective resource.
West Sussex County Council Project - Autism Friendly GP Surgeries: Our booklets were highlighted as a resource needed in GP surgeries across the council and this was supported by the Advocacy Group who said that they "think this is brilliant"
"They have been proven to be extremely effective" (Ani Beams, West Sussex County Council Service Project Manager (Learning Disabilities)
"Cathy is fabulous. She really has been lovely to work with. Although autism was the initial focus, they can be useful for anyone who finds going to the doctor challenging" (Practice Manager)
"The project team have asked if we can assist in promoting the profile of this extremely useful took, by asking you to circulate to Practice Managers" (Clinical Commissioning Group)
"I've been looking into how we can better communicate with children and young people in healthcare settings. This led me to locate Thumbs Up World UK" (Previous director of Patient and Carer experience, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust"
Other exciting projects / partnership and publications:
Brighton and Hove Buses
Local Authority Childrens Services
South East Development Project - Museums
Ignite - exciting mental health project in West Sussex