Diamond Dental Clinic becomes a JAM Card Friendly Organisation

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Diamond Dental Clinic are demonstrating our commitment to patients by taking part in training that will ensure our staff are equipped to provide excellent patient care to people with learning difficulties and communication barriers.

Members of our staff have recently taken part in JAM Card awareness training which provides us with the knowledge we need to ensure that users of the JAM Card feel welcome in our practice.

The JAM Card, which stands for Just A Minute, is a social innovation from NOW Group, an organisation that supports people with learning difficulties and autism into employment.

The JAM Card allows people with a learning difficulty, autism or Asperger’s to tell others they need ‘Just A Minute’ discreetly and easily.

Those with a communication barrier are often reluctant or unable to tell others about their condition. The JAM Card allows this to happen in a simple, effective, non-verbal manner.

The JAM Card was originally developed for those with learning disabilities and difficulties; however, it can be used by anyone with a communication barrier.

For instance, JAM Card can be used by people with Asperger’s or autism. It can also be used by those who have suffered brain injuries and people who otherwise feel self-conscious about their ability to effectively communicate when engaging with others.

Practice Principal of Diamond Dental Clinic, Liam Diamond said, “We are delighted to be associated with JAM. It is a fantastic tool that discreetly helps take the pressure off everyday tasks for people with learning difficulties/disabilities and dementia.”

The JAM Card was created first as a credit card sized card and has recently been developed into an app for smartphones, making it even easier to be discreet.