Tacpac Nominated for Sue Ryder Award
Hilary Wainer, Tacpac’s co founder, creator and director, has been nominated for the 2018 Sue Ryder Southern Women of Achievement Award in the Education category in recognition of the contribution Tacpac has made a difference to the lives of thousands of people with sensory processing disorder. These include children, young people and adults who have Profound and complex needs, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and people with communication and learning difficulties. Hilary has spent her professional life working in education with music, alongside children who have a wide range of learning difficulties. She is an accredited music therapy supervisor, registered psychotherapist and a highly skilled Tacpac Trainer. We are delighted that Hilary has been nominated for this award, and we wish her the very best of luck..
Hilary was excited to hear about her nomination for the award:
“I am amazed, I couldn’t believe it when I got the news, it is something I have always had to run in my spare time between all my other work, including my role with the early years SEN inclusion team at the Oxfordshire County Council.”
Tacpac is all about communication, and building relationships, and Hilary is full of praise for her small but vibrant team who help to run Tacpac:
“After all the hard work, Tacpac is really taking off, and it’s wonderful that we’ve been recognised; as for me, we’ve already won by just making the shortlist.”
The Sue Ryder awards are going to be held at Reading Town Hall on the 16th February 2018. They aim to celebrate the amazing women in our area whose hard work often goes unnoticed and who have achieved amazing success and stand out as a role model. The awards were inspired by Sue Ryder herself who created her first nursing home in Suffolk in 1953. All the funds raised by the awards will go towards Sue Ryder Hospices.