Saturday, 8 March 2014


The way things are

Smiley Steps

Three weeks ago the charity CP Kent, and therefore also its Smiley Steps Centre, collapsed financially and closed, leaving families suddenly with no CE services and three conductors with no jobs:

There has been no further public report on this. The charity's website remains live and its front page now bears a brief statement – though without mention of families and staff:

There is no news of whether staff are managing to save something...

Step and learn

Two local Medway councillors have just visited another CE centre nearby, the Step and Learn Centre – one of them, Cllr Mike O'Brian, reporting this on his blog:

More on Step and Learn:


The two charities appear to share a history:


O'Brian, M. (2014) My introduction to Conductive Education..., Mike in Medway, 4 March

Sutton, A. (2014) England: scrappy end for CE charity, Conductive World, 17 February

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