University of South Wales

Online resource for people with learning disabilities

John-Marc Comperat, a learning disability nursing student at the University of South Wales, created Resource Buddy, which he describes as “a one-stop-shop for robust, proven-to-work resources” for learning disability carers and nurses.

“Nurses, support workers or carers, often do not feel confident enough to do a group session or run a session, such as mindfulness, with an individual,” he said. “I guide people through the exercises, step by step using audio, so it means that staff, carers or the individuals themselves can participate.”

John-Marc hopes that his website will help to break down barriers that prevent patients and services users from getting the help they need. In 2018 his outstanding achievements secured him the Student of the Year award at the Wales Nurse of the Year Awards organised by the Royal College of Nursing.

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