Ten years ago, a young man with cerebral palsy, his father and a speech and language therapist set
up a service providing therapies and social care together called Chatting Independently in the
town of March.
Its ethos is to help people with a disability to be free from the control or influence of others and gain the confidence to ask for a hand to do what they want to do rather than what others think they should do through a therapeutic service provided by registered therapists specialising in different aspects of their own discipline.
• Dryland physiotherapy in a purpose-built physio room.
• Occupational therapy.
• Speech and language therapy providing assistive technology training for residents using high-tech
communication aids and low-tech communication symbol books/boards.
• Life skills foundations.
• Assessment and review of specialised seating.
• ASDAN certificated courses concerning different aspect of independent living and interests.
Anthony Robertson, the young man with cerebral palsy, is not only one of its founders but also its Registered Manager.
On Saturday September 14, Chatting Independently is having a 10th Anniversary Party at 3 Rectory Drive, March, where it is hoped the MP and the Mayor will attend.
There will be a ceremonial planting of a rose named ‘Chatting Independently’.