Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, co-author of Beyond Words books Am I Going to Die? and Getting on with Cancer, has been awarded the Post-Doctoral Award by the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) for her work on palliative care for people with learning disabilities.
Irene also gave a plenary talk at the EAPC conference in Madrid last week, along with Amanda Cresswell, a self-advocate who has worked closely with Beyond Words for many years (see photo above).
Irene and Amanda spoke passionately about the need to listen to people with learning disabilities about the care they want and need. Their talk was described by conference organisers as “a highlight of the conference for many”.
Huge congratulations to Irene and Amanda – a fantastic achievement.