Working with others

The Makaton Charity works with others to raise awareness of the communication needs of children and adults with learning and communication difficulties.  We work with others to influence change, share knowledge and work more productively.

Our key partnerships include:

The Makaton Charity is a member of other relevant organisations including BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities) and NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations).  We also sit on BSI standards, the Intermediaries Board and the research panel of Communication Matters.  Individual members of staff retain professional affiliations such as the RCSLT (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists), ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations), and CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development).

We also work with others to create services and resources that benefit Makaton users: Some of our partners include:

  • BBC (including Something Special programme, website and magazine)
  • Sing Up
  • The National Portrait Gallery
  • Locata
  • Her Majesty's Court Service
  • MyChoicePad
  • S4C (Dwylo'r Enfys programme)

We are very experienced at producing high quality products to meet our beneficiaries' needs and realise that with our limited funds we cannot do everything on our own.  We are always looking for good ideas, so if you have an idea for a great resource, contact us for a confidential discussion.