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Phil Hitchcox

Grey Matter Learning appoint new Managing Director

Press Release Grey Matter Learning, a leading social care training provider, has recently appointed Phil Hitchcox as its new Managing Director. The appointment will see Phil lead the organisation’s strategic development. Phil, who joined the business in 2022, has ambitions to make Grey Matter Learning (GML) the social care training provider of choice across the…

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People with autism want to connect with others too

By Richard Mills Approximately 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism. That is around 700,000 adults and children. Autism is so prevalent that nearly everyone knows someone on the autism spectrum, meaning there is a consequent thirst for knowledge about the conditions. Many, but by no means all of those diagnosed with autism…

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Role Models required to work in Residential Childcare

Blog by Richard Mills Currently, there are approximately 100,000 children looked after in alternative care environments in the UK – a sharp increase in the number over the past ten years. Looked after children are predominantly placed in foster care or residential childcare services – sometimes referred to as children’s homes. Children enter the care…

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Into a New Era of Learning

Blog by Richard Mills ‘What’s the best way to learn?’ That’s a bit like asking ‘how long is a piece of string?’ There are so many ways to learn these days and our understanding of the different ways people learn means that the best way to learn depends on the learner, their learning preferences, and…

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Meet The Team: Peter Humphreys, Business Development Manager

Meet Pete! In the latest blog in our ‘Meet The Team’ feature, we are asking our Business Development Manager, Peter Humphreys about life at GML, his day-to-day job and what he enjoys about working in the social care industry. Would you like to connect with Pete directly? Connect with him on Linkedin to discuss our…

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What Makes A Great Social Care Leader?

By. Richard Mills  If you think of a good or even great leader, who comes to mind? A politician, businessman or woman, football manager, someone in the military, historical or religious figure, the queen perhaps? Or maybe it is someone you know personally, for instance, a line manager or a colleague? What is it about…

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Positive Behaviour Support Through Meaningful, Purposeful Activity

By. Richard Mills Have you ever been bored? There are very few people who can honestly answer no to that question. Our own experiences reveal to us what boredom feels like and that sometimes we resort to less than healthy solutions. Have you ever eaten something to relieve your boredom – even though you know…

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Meet Connor

Kickstarter Connor Monaghan excelling in new Content Developer role

After joining Grey Matter Learning through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, new starter Connor Monaghan will be working as Content Developer, creating on-brand content for GML learners. Working as part of the wider team, Connor’s role will involve liaising with industry experts to create and develop interesting copy so that when learners use GML’s Click platform,…

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Norwood Case Study

Click eLearning platform helps Norwood charity to provide outstanding levels of care

The Grey Matter Learning & Norwood Case Study Grey Matter Learning customer Norwood is a charity that supports over 2,500 people a year with learning disabilities and autism, as well as vulnerable children and families facing challenges in their lives due to additional educational needs, including mental health or severe wellbeing issues. The charity provides…

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Click Features

NEW Click Feature Added: ‘Course Categorisations’!

At Grey Matter Learning we love feedback and we get lots of it.  Whenever we are asked if we could update Click or add a new feature we take note and regularly review this feedback to see where we can improve Click. This month has seen an exciting update in response to some of the…

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