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Specialist neurological rehabilitation service in Lincoln rated Outstanding by CQC

Specialist neurological rehabilitation service in Lincoln rated Outstanding by CQC

A neurological rehabilitation centre in Lincoln has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), placing it in the top 1% of healthcare services in the UK.  The Laurels, which opened in 2014 and is run by Christchurch Group, provides specialist community-based transitional rehabilitation in north-east Lincoln. It supports adults with neurological conditions resulting […]

11th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Talented Gaynor Jones picks up her pencils again at the Pendine Park care organisation

Talented Gaynor Jones picks up her pencils again at the Pendine Park care organisation

A grandmother who rediscovered the joy of art 50 years after being wrongly told her drawings were no good is looking forward to her first ever exhibition. Talented Gaynor Jones, 57, from Gwespyr, in Flintshire, picked up her pencils again while attending art classes at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham where she receives […]

1st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Middlesbrough complex care centre gets new head

Middlesbrough complex care centre gets new head

A STATE of the art complex care centre in the heart of Middlesbrough has appointed a new General Manager. Stephen Scollard, who has spent his entire career working in healthcare in the North East, will head up The Bridge Care Centre when it opens later in the Spring. The 59-year-old said he was delighted to […]

24th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Tracscare acquires Embrace specialist Supported Living business and ABI service

Tracscare acquires Embrace specialist Supported Living business and ABI service

Tracscare and Embrace Group have announced the acquisition of six Supported Living services and a specialist ABI service by Tracscare.    The transfer of these services is the latest step in Tracscare’s growth strategy, and comes about as Embrace has taken the decision to focus more closely on its core services – the provision of care […]

10th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Leading Swansea Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Service Celebrates Ten Years

Leading Swansea Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Service Celebrates Ten Years

Oakhill, a unique community based Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) service in Swansea, is celebrating its tenth anniversary.   The service, which helps individuals to re-learn a wide range of life-skills in a positive and empowering environment, marked this wonderful occasion with a special party. Staff and the individuals supported at the service were joined by […]

28th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Service users’ designs adorn Danshell company Christmas card

Service users’ designs adorn Danshell company Christmas card

A Danshell Group service user from Bishop Auckland has proved his artistic merit by winning the company’s Christmas art project. The Danshell Christmas card competition was launched to encourage service users to feel involved in the company and to produce a design for the company’s corporate card for Christmas 2016. The winning design, chosen from […]

13th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Shiver me timbers they’re all talking like pirates at Highdowns

Shiver me timbers they’re all talking like pirates at Highdowns

Buccaneers and scallywags waved the Jolly Roger and had fun walking the plank during ‘Talk Like A Pirate’ day at Highdowns, a rural service for people with learning disabilities near Camborne, Cornwall.   Service manager, Jenna Betts, said: “Today is ‘International Talk Like A Pirate Day’ so we’ve all given it a bit of the […]

23rd September 2016 | By | Reply More
Complex care provider announces new CEO

Complex care provider announces new CEO

COMPLEX care provider Badby Park Group has appointed Paul Hill as its new Chief Executive Officer. Paul will head up the group’s growing portfolio of specialist complex care facilities, including the multi award-winning Badby Park, Daventry and Adderley Green, Stoke. The leading edge neurological centres provide rehabilitation, long-term care, respite and palliative care for people […]

20th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Improvements in care for brain injured in Somerset

Improvements in care for brain injured in Somerset

This month has seen two important anniversaries in the development of care for those people in Somerset who have suffered an acquired brain injury. Earlier in June the Somerset Neurological Rehabilitation Centre celebrated its first birthday with an open day and garden party. The ten bed unit at Dene Barton Community Hospital in Cotford St […]

13th July 2016 | By | Reply More
New help for brain injury survivors

New help for brain injury survivors

People suffering from strokes and other acquired brain injuries in Tyne and Wear are set to benefit from a special scheme offering much-needed advice and services to aid rehabilitation and care. North East charity Momentum, part of the Rehab Group, has teamed up with the Stroke Association and BRAINBOX to provide an advice-led partnership scheme […]

31st May 2016 | By | Reply More
Mayor of Derby opens specialist care facility

Mayor of Derby opens specialist care facility

A PIONEERING facility dedicated to the care of young adults with acquired brain injuries or complex disabilities opened its doors this week. The highly anticipated Nightingale House in the heart of Derby was officially opened by the mayor of the city, Councillor Paul Pegg. The former private nursing and midwifery hospital and later a Macmillan […]

4th May 2016 | By | Reply More
SweetTree home care provider appoints director for its brain injury service

SweetTree home care provider appoints director for its brain injury service

SweetTree Home Care Services have appointed experienced brain injury case manager and social worker, Erika Turner, to head up its specialist brain injury service.   SweetTree, which has offices in central London and Richmond, provides support at home for individuals with a wide range of care needs. The company is the largest provider of community-based […]

4th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Mayor of Derby to open specialist care facility

Mayor of Derby to open specialist care facility

A PIONEERING facility dedicated to the care of young adults with acquired brain injuries or complex disabilities will be opening its doors on Friday. The highly anticipated Nightingale House in the heart of Derby will be officially opened by the mayor of the city, Councillor Paul Pegg. The former private nursing and midwifery hospital and […]

12th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Rare breed success for farming care community

Rare breed success for farming care community

A rural service for people with learning disabilities in Cornwall is learning animal husbandry skills by helping preserve a rare breed of sheep.   Individuals who live at Highdowns farm near Camborne look after a small stock of Ryelands, a breed that dates back 700 years.   The service run by award-winning care provider Regard […]

14th January 2016 | By | Reply More
Why not start the New Year with a new job in care?

Why not start the New Year with a new job in care?

A Surrey supported living service for adults with learning disabilities is appealing to local people considering a new job for the New Year to think about opportunities in the care sector.   Sharon Meyers who leads the team at Wren Park, a large detached house which provides a home for up to 17 people with […]

28th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Regard pioneers new care pathways

Regard pioneers new care pathways

Regard, the fourth biggest private provider of residential services in the UK for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and ABI, has developed and pioneered a method of data capture which is simpler in structure and quicker to use than previous methods, and simultaneously enriches the clients’ experience.   Personal Daily Outcomes (PDOs) comprise […]

17th December 2015 | By | Reply More
New award-winning rehabilitation centre plans to transform neurological care

New award-winning rehabilitation centre plans to transform neurological care

A new state-of-the-art care and neurological rehabilitation centre, offering the highest quality care to those who have experienced life-changing illnesses and injuries, is currently under construction in St Neots. Due to open in Spring 2016, The Marbrook Centre Cambridgeshire has been praised for the design of its multi-million pound complex, having won the Best New […]

19th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Ledbury care home receives recognition for brain injury support

Ledbury care home receives recognition for brain injury support

A Ledbury care home, which specialises in acquired brain injury services, has secured the prestigious Headway Approved Provider accreditation for the second time.   The two-year accreditation, which is awarded by the brain injury association, Headway, recognises Shaw healthcare’s Ledbury Acquired Brain Injury Unit as a leading provider of specialist care for people with an […]

11th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Springbok legend leads the way with the spirit of a survivor

Springbok legend leads the way with the spirit of a survivor

Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen will be visiting Milton Keynes during the rugby world cup to premier a movie chronicling his battle with Motor Neuron Diseases (MND). PJ Care and MK Dons SET will be hosting the premier at The Odeon, Stadium MK on Tuesday 20th October. Joost will be guest of honour at the […]

28th September 2015 | By | Reply More
Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre to build new hospital to expand its services

Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre to build new hospital to expand its services

Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, Bristol is to build a new hospital and expand its services to meet the demand for its specialist care and treatment for brain injured patients, both locally and throughout the South West. The new hospital will be constructed directly opposite the existing centre, which will also be refurbished and modernised. […]

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