Month: February 2013

Conductors’ Workplaces Map – an update

I have now uploaded more places that I have on my lists and there are just over 350 of them. Amazing! I did not expect the number to be so high and there are still more to include.

Details about the map and how it works have been comprehensively described in Andrew’s blog posting at

Details of some places that I didn’t know about have been sent to me which is terrific.  If I am going to keep this current I will need your continued  help.
 If any of the information changes, any new workplaces need adding, any places no longer operating or employing conductors, please do let me know and I can alter the entries accordingly. If  a place closes or no longer employs coductors I will make a note in the entry of this. This will mean that the map will also show a history of places that have come and gone, but only from 2013 onwards. It would be an impossible task to record all those centres and employers already gone.
In compiling this map I am indebted to two lists in particular. One of German places  found in

and the other, a list of places in Hungary produced by the Peto Institute in 2009

Possible Award for Legacy Rainbow House next month

The Legacy Rainbow House centre in Lancashire has just been shortlisted for the Red Rose Awards in the non profit category.

There are 21 awards up for grabs for businesses in Lancashire and the closing date for entries was 24 January 2013. The shortlists were drawn up last week and the awards will be made on 14 March in Blackpool.
It looks as though 2012 was the first year of the Awards and the winner for the Non Profit category was Carers Central (Preston).
Joanne Maudsley founded Rainbow House in 2001, and  has worked very hard over the years to keep her centre going. See the link below for further information.

Both she and the Centre have won awards in the past too.

Good luck with this one!

More places on the map

I have spent quite a bit of time this weekend putting more workplaces on the Intelligent Love map and am beginning to think I have square eyeballs now!
Nearly 100 more places in Hungary, Israel, Germany and the US now have pins in the map, making almost 300 altogether. These are not all centres but include hospitals, nurseries, schools and nursing homes which have at least one conductor working there.

I have quite a long list of places waiting for pins, probably getting on for 100 or so. You wouldn’t have thought there would be so many, would you?

I have discovered that some places are no longer operating and some conductors are not running their consultancies anymore. This is a shame, but these things happen, and new places are starting up all the time.
I have had some emails telling me of closures, and new operations, which is great. Please keep this up as it is impossible for me to maintain all this information on my own.
I would like to hear if this map is useful to you and in what way.

New virtual map showing conductors’ workplaces

My previous posting mentioned that I was intending to update the lists of conductors’ workplaces with a request for information on any changes known by anyone. I did receive a few responses which were helpful. Thank you.
For the last week I have been busy updating the information accordingly. This has been quite along job involving a lot of checking on the Internet! Librarians don’t just work with books and journals etc.
   The exciting thing is that this information is no longer in a list format on the side of my blog but now on a world map with a pin indicating each location. Ben Foulger has set this up on his new website
 I have entered  nearly 200 places so far and there a still a lot waiting to go on.
The map can be ‘asked’ to show services available for children, or adults, or both, and there is a search option that can be used to show locations for  a particular country, or a particular centre. Do use the help page for further guidance and information.
I have checked all the details as far as I can and hope that people will write to me to correct any wrong  information, notify me of any missing places and any that no longer employ conductors.
Do go and have a look and see what you think, and let me know!