Karten Centre Highlights

The Karten Newtwork publishes a newsletter four times a year. Each edition is filled with news and other interesting articles – below are the most recent articles from the Karten Centres.

  • Our Summer 2020 newsletter featured Derwen College Industry Champion, Neil Bevan, and the work his company had been doing with Derwen College in the development of their award-winning ‘Support Work’ mobile apps. The lessons learned, the success of the project and the collaboration with the college, which includes the ‘Working in a Printshop’ app used […]
  • Ellie is one of the hundreds of disabled people whose lives have been enhanced by a new state of the art sensory suite, which was generously funded by The Ian Karten Charitable Trust.   The gift of £24,582 for Percy Hedley’s adult day services in Forest Hall has been used to create a sensory suite […]
  • Our participants have enjoyed experimenting with the new learning methods, equipment and services we have been able to provide since our successful application of the Karten application in September 2019.  We have been privileged to be able to purchase an Epson wide format printer, height adjustable desks, a Tajima Sai embroidery machine, sewing Machine, semi-automatic […]
  • The Karten Trust grant awarded to Linkage’s Weelsby campus has had a significant impact upon the Linkage blended learning approach.  Learners are now able to regularly access the equipment beyond the Karten centres, and this has enabled learners to develop their skills and led to a reduction in support required from teaching staff when completing […]
  • by Derwen College ‘industry champion’ and project manager Neil Bevan, owner of design and app development business Hunter Bevan Ltd Hunter Bevan Ltd is working in partnership with Derwen College on a three-year project to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to gain supported work placements as part of their learning […]
  • I spend a lot of my time on campus working in the Karten Print Shop. This has given me lots of great work experience and developed my work skills. It has helped me do well in my external work placements and will help me in any job I do in the future. It has given […]
  • When lockdown started on March 23rd, everything came to a stop. But for social care workers up and down the country though, that wasn’t the case. Initially, anything beyond ‘health’ and the safety of the people we support and our colleagues had to take a back seat and it’s easy to see why – none […]
  • Yael Shraga Roitman, Institutional accessibility advisor, Ono academic college. Last week I was sitting in a cafe with some co-workers. We had a conversation about the current state of special education in Israel. Though the conversation was interesting, I didn’t enjoy it. The music was loud, and other people were talking around us.  I was […]
  • The Cedar Foundation is an organisation based in Northern Ireland that supports people living with disability, autism & brain injury (https://www.cedar-foundation.org/). It has two Karten CTEC Centres, one based in Belfast and the other in Ballymena. As part of its Inclusion Works programme Cedar provides person centred assessment, training and support to adults to enable […]
  • Receiving the news that a family member has been diagnosed with ALS, is a tumultuous and life-rending moment for the patient and family. AL.S. is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. As a result, all voluntary muscles in the body are injured and degenerate to a […]