Message from Chatty Cat: I am a rescue cat and I tell my own stories in my Chatty Cat books because they are about me and what I do and what I think. They are books for children but adults read them too (and I don’t mind).
Chatty Cat: My Purr-fect
New Home (Book one)
One woman. One cat. Two very different ways of thinking. Meet Chatty Cat and her human (hooman) as they get to know one another. Chatty Cat is a smart but scared cat who has been adopted and is getting used to her new home. Her hooman thinks she knows exactly what Chatty Cat is thinking and what she needs. Chatty Cat however has other ideas and with a mind of her own, her hooman begins to wonder who is actually in charge!
Chatty Cat: Spring into Summer (Book two)
The second in the Chatty Cat series follows Chatty through spring and summer in her new home as she gradually learns to relax and enjoy her surroundings. "The sun has warmed up the ground and now the sun is shining on my tummy and making it nice and warm. It’s all quiet in the garden and I fall asleep. I am dreaming…"
Life still holds a few surprises for Chatty, with new friends and new experiences. Chatty Cat is a real rescue cat in a real home and her adventures provide a useful guide to caring for your pet. It's not just a manual – but it will help you look after your cat. It’s not just a story – but you can read it like one. It’s not just a children’s book – but children of all ages will love it, and so will adults.
Chatty Cat: My Purr-fect Friends (Book three)
Chatty Cat, the funny, sulky and occasionally wise rescue cat is back for the third time, and has lots to say for herself! She is very well settled in her new home and has trained her she-hooman, Jade, to provide nearly everything she needs. Jade still has a few bad habits, though, which Chatty needs to sort out. In this third Chatty Cat book, you will find out how she makes new friends, goes on fresh adventures and discovers more about the fascinating world she inhabits. Learn more about Chatty’s life, likes and dislikes, and what to do when your hooman is stealing from you . . FINALIST for the PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE 2016.
Chatty Cat: Activity Book (Book four)
Chatty Cat's new book is full of fun-filled things for you to do, and is based on the bestselling series. There are sixty pages of activities including crosswords, colouring, spot the difference and word searches, featuring many of the characters from the previous books. Gather your pens and pencils and have a great time with Chatty Cat and her friends.
On The Rails
For sexy thirty something widow Nikki, a freelance reporter, life is pretty much on track. She has some good friends, a great job, and no money worries. So what if her heart is a little bruised. When an assignment to cover a children’s charity do in London comes up she leaps at the chance to rub shoulders with a few celebrities.
Beyond My Control: Why the Health and Social Care System Need Not Have Failed My Mother.
With 33 years’ experience in health and social care, Suzan Collins was delivering training on best practice when she was first contacted with the news that her mother had broken her leg at her nursing home and been transferred to hospital. There followed a chain of ongoing bad practice and poor care. What had really happened? Who was responsible? How could they be called to account? How could this be prevented from happening again? What would you do in her place? Share her experience and what she learned that could help you and those you care for. FINALIST in the non-fiction category for the PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE 2014 and SHORTLISTED for Best Achievement Award.
Workbooks for staff who work in the social care sector
Supervision Skills has been devised to equip managers and senior staff with the knowledge and skills to provide supervision meetings in the workplace. This interactive, certificated, open learning workbook is filled with exercises and information on the responsibilities and skills of the supervisor, the aims and benefits of supervision, styles of supervision, learning skills, ways to reflect and much more.
Sample forms/templates in the appendix can be used as a guide/provide a simple guide for practical application.
This workbook provides guidance on how supervision is to be delivered to staff and explains the processes and requirements for supervision. Although this is a stand alone workbook, it can be used in conjunction with: Making the Most of Your Supervision. Purchase both together as a pack.
Frontline staff working in all areas of social care who wish to become supervisors, supervisors who would like to refresh their skills, trainers and others involved in workforce development.
Making the Most of Your Supervision helps new staff
to understand the process of supervision sessions.
It enables staff to prepare for their supervision
sessions and understand that supervision is a
partnership between the individual and their
This interactive, certificated, open learning workbook is filled with exercises and information on the responsibilities of the supervisee, the aims and benefits of supervision, styles of supervision, how to prepare for the supervision session, learning skills, ways to reflect and much more.
Sample forms/templates in the appendix can be used as a guide/provide a simple guide for practical application. Although this is a stand alone workbook, it can be used in conjunction with: Supervision Skills. Purchase both together as a pack.
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