New report published
All of our publications are still selling well, and we can provide bulk orders at greatly reduced costs. We are pleased to announce that downloadable copies of many of our reports are also now available on the website and we have included all prices in Euros to make it easier for sales to Europe
We have made the past annual lectures available on the website in a free downloadable PDF format. This includes the ever popular Suzi Leather lecture - The Making of Modern Malnutrition from 1996. If you would like a hard copy of these lectures some of them are still available at the price of postage only.
Eating Well: Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities
This new CWT report will be published in November 2007. It provides evidence based information on the nutritional needs of children and adults with learning disabilities and provides practical guidance on how the nutritional status of this vulnerable population group can be improved.
As you may know there is considerable evidence that people with learning disabilities are more likely than those in the general population to have nutritionally related ill health, and that this is less recognised by carers and professionals. Issues relating to body weight (both overweight and underweight), bowel disorders, oral health, swallowing difficulties, diabetes and cardiovascular disease are frequently reported and it has been suggested that people with learning disabilities have a 58% increased risk of dying before they are 50 years old compared to the general population.
There is currently no document that we have found any where in the world which summarises all the relevant information relating to nutritional health and people with learning disabilities and which will provide health professionals with the information and guidance they need to provide good care. This report is urgently needed and will be of enormous benefit to the estimated million or more people with learning disabilities and their families, friends and supporters throughout the UK.
2008 marks the 20th anniversary of Caroline's death and the setting up of the Trust in her name and CWT will be planning a special event to mark the occasion. A publication outlining the work of CWT over the past 20 years is being put together this year and we would be very grateful for any thoughts and reflections from friends and supporters which could be used in the development of this publication.
Our appeals leaflet has been updated to comply fully with the gift aid declaration. If you can spare even a couple of pounds a month to set up a regular standing order your contribution would be most gratefully received. We are wholly funded by grants and donations and so every little helps and you can download a copy from the website. A recent addition on this page of the website is the ability to donate online through Paypal.
CWT Annual Lecture and Awards - 2007
This year's Caroline Walker Trust Lecture and Awards will be held on the 21st November 2007 at The Kensington Town Hall, Small Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX. The reception will be from 6.30 pm with the lecture starting at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Dr Ben Goldacre, Guardian columnist and author of the forthcoming book 'Bad Science' who will talk about the problems of poor science informing public opinion, a particular problem in the world of nutrition. The lecture will be followed by an introduction to the new report and the presentation of the Trust Awards and The Maggie Sanderson Student Awards.
Tickets for the evening will cost £20 (£5 for full time students) which will include a copy of the new report "Eating Well: Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities". You will also be able to take away free copies of some of our other publications and lectures.We are limited to 150 people and this is likely to be a very popular lecture, so we regret that this year unless you purchase a ticket beforehand there is unlikely to be room available on the night.
Lectures available as free downloads
We are pleased to announce that there will be a free pack of publications sent to the 1000th person who registers to receive our newsletter online. Please pass this information on to anyone you think would benefit. You can subscribe to the newsletter by visiting our website and adding your email to the box at the left of the homepage. Please do not forget to verify your email address when you receive an email to do so.
We have recently added some more lectures to the website which can be downloaded in PDF format for free. These include the ever popular Suzi Leather lecture - the Making of Modern Malnutrition from 1996, and those from 1990 and 1991.
If you would like a hard copy of these lectures some of them are still available at the price of postage only.
All of our publications are still selling well, and we can provide bulk orders at greatly reduced costs. We are pleased to also announce that downloadable copies of two of our reports will soon be added to our website: Eating well for looked after children and Eating well for older people.
Eating Well for People with Learning Disabilities
This project is progressing well and will be launched in November 2007. Full details of the resources we will produce will be placed on the website in due course.
Lecture and Awards Evening
This year's event will be held on Wednesday 21st November 2007 at the Kensington Town Hall. Further details will be made available nearer the time.
Our appeals leaflet has recently been updated to comply fully with the gift aid declaration. If you can spare even a couple of pounds a month to set up a regular standing order your contribution would be most gratefully received. We are wholly funded by grants and donations and so every little helps.
CWT website re-designed
2007 sees the launch of the new CWT website which we hope will provide a more efficient portal to finding out about what we do and to access our publications. We have made the past annual lectures available as free downloads, added easier online ordering, as well as a Frequently Asked Questions section which will be expanded in due course. We hope that you will have a look at the new site - and if you have any comments then please do pass these on to us (see the 'Contact Us' section on the website for details).
From 2007 the official CWT address will be the same as our publications address: 22, Kindersley Way, Abbots Langley, Herts WD5 0DQ and our main contact telephone number will now be 01923 445374. Pauline Styles has taken over from Sarah Ivatts as our administrator and we are very grateful for all the hard work she has put in setting up the new website and in continuing to send out our popular publications!
Regular news will be posted on our website, we will continue to send out email newsletters several times a year and a postal newsletter once a year.
During 2007 CWT will be putting together a new set of materials 'Eating well for adults and children with learning disabilities'. This will be published in November 2007 with a series of lectures to highlight the importance of eating well for people with learning disabilities and their families. CWT works with a wide range of stakeholders and interested parties when they put their reports together and would welcome any comments or thoughts from any friends and supporters. CWT is very grateful to Anne Dillon for chairing the Expert Working Party which will be developing these materials.
2008 marks the 20th anniversary of Caroline's death and the setting up of the Trust in her name and CWT will be planning a number of events to mark the occasion. A publication outlining the work of CWT over the past 20 years is being put together this year and we would be very grateful for any thoughts and reflections from friends and supporters which could be used in the development of this publication.
To Jeanette Longfield of Sustain who was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours list for services to food policy
And to CWT trustees past and present who won the Derek Cooper prize at the BBC Food and Farming awards at the end of 2006