Inclusion Facilitation Work with Arun

Report by Louis Newton

Firstly Colin and I went to Arun’s house to carry out some person centred planning creating a PATH for him. Arun is 19 years old and has a brain injury. The process went very well and Arun was very positive about the PATH process and in a way I feel this kick-started Arun into following his dreams. During the PATH process Arun highlighted his main interests and also what he would like to be in the future. Part of Arun’s dreams at that time was to have his own Business and also be a professional singer. The main aims for Inclusive Solutions was to work with Arun and his family to give him a better life, as when we initially met Arun he was in quite a bad place.

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By Cátia Malaquias 

Twitter @CatiaMalaquias  


This is a response to the article published on 23 May 2015 by The Guardian: “Secret teacher: I am all for inclusion in principle, but it doesn’t always work“.

*First published by GLOBI –

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Amazing feedback from West Sussex Parents on Person Centred Training – Local Offer Impact!

Hi Colin and Derek

I just wanted to say how inspired I have been by the couple of day’s training you delivered this week! I am naturally a positive person but your sessions really fed my soul and I think they have given West Sussex a tool by which to deliver so much more for our families My dream is that West Sussex becomes the County of choice for parent carers to want to live in and that the SEND community shows the wider county community how to live together for the good of all. I dream big, but only when I have had time to really process all that I have heard and learnt!

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Building Community Circles

The purpose of community circles is to bring people from a local community together to share their skills, talents, gifts and resources. This idea is based upon the premise that ALL of us need three things in our lives to make us happy and fulfilled: these are money, friendship and meaning. We believe that everyone needs community, everyone needs to be heard and everyone needs to have fun.

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Becoming Visible – Brazil Conference – comparing inclusive and special education policies, practices and research in Brazil and the UK

I have recently returned back from Brazil. I went to São Carlos in the state of São Paulo in March 2015 to present my doctoral research at a conference. The conference was entitled,Becoming visible: comparing inclusive and special education policies, practices and research in Brazil and the UK. It was held over three days and was facilitated by two leading academics, one from Brazil and one from the UK. A team of four academic mentors, two from Brazil and two from the UK provided additional facilitation and led a series of ‘break out’ workshops. The project itself was funded by the British Council, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and Newton Fund.

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Colin Newton Interview on PCP for SEND Practitioner

Exploring person-centred planning

March/April 2015


To celebrate our one-year anniversary we are delighted to feature our recent conversation with Colin Newton – one of the UK’s leading inclusion pioneers. Colin’s interest in this area was sparked by a lecture tour that he helped to organise in the mid-90s. As part of that programme, he brushed shoulders with two of the world’s foremost inclusion gurus. Since then, he hasn’t looked back – writing and publishing many books on the subject and forming one of the country’s most respected inclusion companies.

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New Service for Isolated Disabled Young people – Person Centred Planning and Inclusion Facilitation

You might be interested in a new branch of work that Inclusive Solutions have embarked upon.

We were recently approached by a Care Manager/Legal Firm acting on behalf of a very isolated, disabled young man aged 19 years. His life had become very enclosed and destructive he had lost confidence, social skills and was not accessing education.

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Facilitating a Person Centred Event

A skilled facilitator is able to:

  • Maintain high levels of interest and attention within a group
  • Steer the group through an agreed process or agenda
  • Deal successfully with conflict within the group
  • Support consensus building
  • Listen at a deeper level

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