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.

  • Over the past 12 months, many people, including people with learning disabilities, have felt lonely and disconnected. Working in partnership with Learning Disability England (LDE) and their members, SeeAbility launched a six-month programme called Creating Connections. Funded the by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport via the National Lottery Community Fund, Creating Connections […]
  • The coronavirus pandemic has made us all think about different ways of working with young people and Sense College Loughborough has had to be creative in developing the curriculum to fit in with the restrictions and challenges, as well as ensuring students at home were able to access the curriculum.  The Karten Network funded technology […]
  • In 2018 FitzRoy was lucky enough to be awarded Ian Karten Charitable Trust funding to buy 8 iPads and a Clevertouch screen to be used at our On Track day service for those with learning disabilities in Petersfield, Hampshire. Each day, before the COVID-19 pandemic, these items were being used to support our members via […]
  • We are pleased to introduce Oscar. He is a student at Treloar College and has cerebral palsy and communication challenges. He spends his days learning within an Ian Karten Centre (IKC) at Treloar College, set up in September 2001 to provide a real working environment in which to offer a range of qualifications. Known externally […]
  • My name is Nicholas Cornwell, I am 21 years old and lockdown has had a drastic impact on the way I live my life. I have severe cerebral palsy with multiple complex health needs such as scoliosis, visual impairment, and a learning disability. My scoliosis has caused damage affecting my lungs and other internal organs, […]
  • Cedar’s Southern ‘Inclusion Works’ brain injury staff have had to get creative in more ways than one in terms of service delivery during the lockdown, to support service users to engage in activities they could enjoy from the comfort of their own home. The staff and service users feel that learning a new skill like […]
  • After being donated amazing printing equipment from Karten Network we were all excited to create various projects but unfortunately, our location (although beautiful) had a terrible internet connection, and this was proving to be a major issue in carrying out the work. This is when Openreach saved the day by fitting a £25,000 Fibre line […]
  • Over the last 12 months we have implemented the use of the technology funded by the Karten Charitable Trust. There have been some clear successes and some challenges, particularly because of the coronavirus epidemic. Construction/Transportation Virtual Simulator Over 50 young people had an opportunity to use the forklift truck module on the simulator. This has […]
  • A video presentation showcasing Shalva and the services Shalva offer