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After many years working in the caring industry as a Nurse, Care Worker, Special Support Assistant and Special Needs Manual Handling Trainer and Risk Assessor, I have now started my own practitioners consultancy serving all of Suffolk and the surrounding counties.


I qualified as a State Enrolled Nurse in Edinburgh in 1981 and worked in most of the City's mainstream hospitals including the Royal Infirmary predominantly on the Acute Care, Medical and Surgical wards where I acquired many of the key skills that have helped me in my subsequent caring and manual handling careers.



Christine Ugolini
Special Needs
Manual Handling Trainer

After a break having my own family, I started work in the care industry from 1991 until I became a Special Support Assistant in 1996 at Thomas Wolsey School, Ipswich, a Special Needs school for children and young people with multiple learning, sensory and complex physical disabilities.


In 2001 I qualified as a Special Needs Manual Handling Trainer for the Outreach team at Thomas Wolsey. Since then I have helped train staff and parents in load management and safer handling techniques within the school, as well as at many other schools and educational settings in East Anglia. 

ChrisU – my passion

Welcome to Christine Ugolini's Special Needs support services website


My passion is providing courses and training to the highest standard possible that are not only cost effective but also engaging, sympathetic to the needs of the staff, carers and most importantly the children and young people involved. This is something I am very proud of and constantly work hard to maintain these high standards.


I am one of the longest running providers of Special Needs manual handling training courses in Suffolk and offer crucial training for schools, nurseries and colleges throughout Suffolk and the New Anglia counties. Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries which include work related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) such as upper and lower limb pain/disorders, joint and repetitive strain injuries. I present courses that have been specifically developed to offer both practical skills and relevant theory.

Our Trainer, Christine Ugolini is:

Accredited Trainer



Special Needs Manual
Handling Experience



Over 5,500 trained by ChrisU personally



Experience in  education



Caring industry experience 

ChrisU Services

Click on these links to see what Special Needs courses we offer. Scroll down for info about our services and COVID-19 updates.

COVID-19 updated 20 July 2020 

We have now restarted training in schools and premises whilst strictly adhering to the latest guidelines which we will discuss with you before any visit to make sure we are all kept as safe and secure as possible.


Please note: We can work weekdays, weekends, evenings and during the holiday periods to help you get back on track with all your manual handling training and legal requirements and keep up-to-date with the latest practices.

ChrisU Testimonials

"Christine delivered excellent courses in a friendly but highly professional manner."


Nicky Lyle, Assistant Deputy Head,

Thomas Wolsey School 2015

"Excellent training for our staff that was presented in a clear and understanable format."


Joanna O'Neill, SENCO Springfield Infants School, Ipswich 2016

"Very thorough, something which should be taught as a matter of course."


Staff member, Westley Middle School, West Suffolk 2015

Happy Clients

Contact ChrisU

128 Ashcroft Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 6AE

Christine Ugolini Tel: 0779 277 2904

Secondary contact Tel: 01473 741085





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Monday – Friday  08:00am – 18:00pm.

At all other times we will endeavour to answer calls but cannot guarantee a reply until the next working day.


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