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    Brave mum joins forces with care organisation to launch awareness campaign

    Brave mum joins forces with care organisation to launch awareness campaign

    A brave mum whose three grown-up children all have a degenerative brain condition has joined forces with a care organisation to launch a new awareness campaign. Kim James, from Llay, near Wrexham, made an emotional plea for more research into Huntingdon’s Disease amid renewed hope of a cure for the cruel hereditary illness. She is […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Northampton-based brain injury service praised for exceptional leadership

    Northampton-based brain injury service praised for exceptional leadership

    Staff at Abington-based Christchurch Court have been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for their ‘caring and compassionate’ approach in a recently published inspection report.   The service, which provides specialist residential rehabilitation care and support for up to 17 adults with acquired brain injuries, demonstrated ‘an excellent commitment to providing outstanding care’ according […]

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Lincolnshire MP visits local near rehab centre to celebrate their Outstanding CQC rating

    Lincolnshire MP visits local near rehab centre to celebrate their Outstanding CQC rating

    A Lincoln based neurological rehabilitation centre received a visit from MP Karen Lee recently to celebrate its ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating. The MP for Lincoln took a tour of The Laurels before talking with service users and learning all about why the centre was awarded with the prestigious recognition. Sue Houston, Registered Manager at The Laurels, […]

    13th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Activities galore for Surrey care centre for complex needs

    Activities galore for Surrey care centre for complex needs

    It has been a busy couple of weeks for residents of Kings Lodge Centre for Complex Needs with themed activities for Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and a pottery workshop.   Activities Co-ordinator, Jane Neave, said: “We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of activities for our residents so there really is something for […]

    13th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Specialist care provider Tracscare ‘accomplish’ a full rebrand

    Specialist care provider Tracscare ‘accomplish’ a full rebrand

    Tracscare, the specialist provider of support for individuals with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Brain Injuries, has announced that it has changed its name to ‘accomplish.’.   The name change is part of a wider rebrand which includes a Brand Promise, Values and Behaviours – all of which are designed to set the […]

    20th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Specialist physiotherapy centre opens in Romsey care home

    Specialist physiotherapy centre opens in Romsey care home

    Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey has unveiled a new state of the art treatment Hobbs Rehabilitation specialist neurological centre. The new facility is situated within the second floor of Abbotswood Court and will now give people from across the region access to experts in neurological physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and language therapy.   […]

    29th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Heathcotes celebrates first Personality Disorder transition

    Heathcotes celebrates first Personality Disorder transition

    Heathcotes Group had cause for celebration this month when a resident at one of its specialist personality disorder treatment centres completed her treatment programme and transitioned into independent living provision.  Having previously spent many years living in a Low Secure Hospital, AD was the first resident to move into Heathcotes’ Hembrigg Park services in Morley, […]

    6th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Tracscare honours World Mental Health Day

    Tracscare honours World Mental Health Day

    In honour of World Mental Health Day, Tracscare – a leading provider of support for people with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) – hosted a national conference to encourage health professionals to make mental health personal and enable both recovery and resilience. More than 60 care professionals attended the […]

    2nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Rehabilitation facility gains coveted Headway approval

    Rehabilitation facility gains coveted Headway approval

    Staff at a neurological rehabilitation facility in Birmingham are celebrating after being accepted onto the coveted Headway Approved Provider scheme. Hunters Moor, which specialises in neurobehavioural and spinal injury rehabilitation and can accommodate up to 37 residents, is part of the award-winning Christchurch Group. The team had to undergo a robust on-site assessment, will have to […]

    23rd October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Coleraine care staff recognised at national awards ceremony

    Coleraine care staff recognised at national awards ceremony

    Bohill Bungalows, a care home run by Priory Adult Care, part of the Priory Group of mental healthcare specialists, is celebrating after its employees had their work recognised and celebrated at a national awards ceremony.    More than 200 people gathered at The Heythrop Park Hotel in Oxfordshire for the Priory’s PRIDE Awards, which aim […]

    20th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Christchurch Group opens new specialist neurological rehabilitation facility

    Christchurch Group opens new specialist neurological rehabilitation facility

    A new service has been launched in Northampton for men who have been diagnosed with an acquired brain injury but more specifically, who also suffer with or have suffered with substance misuse. Wycliffe House is run by the award-winning Christchurch Group, a neurological rehabilitation specialist and the service will focus on people who find it […]

    17th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    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
    Leicestershire disability care service is rated Outstanding by the CQC

    Leicestershire disability care service is rated Outstanding by the CQC

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by two services run by Kingly Care Partnership in Hinckley, to be Outstanding following inspections in May. Kingly House and Kingly Croft provide accommodation and personal care for people who require support because they have suffered brain injuries or have neurological disabilities. They, along […]

    11th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Herefordshire-based specialist care home acquired by Elysium Healthcare

    Herefordshire-based specialist care home acquired by Elysium Healthcare

    Herefordshire-based Stanley House, which specialises in caring for adults with neurological conditions, has been acquired by Elysium Healthcare. The acquisition expands Elysium’s neuro division following the purchase of The Badby Group in April 2017. The sale process was run by top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming, who worked with the Stanley House owners to find the […]

    14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident shares his story for Armed Forces Day

    Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident shares his story for Armed Forces Day

      Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to honour the bravery and commitment of British Service personnel both past and present. At this time, we think of the veterans cared for by The Royal Star & Garter Homes and share their stories of sacrifice and courage. One soldier, Stephen, was just 19 when he was […]

    23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Brain tumour survivor leads care home’s ‘Wear a Hat Day’

    Brain tumour survivor leads care home’s ‘Wear a Hat Day’

    A FORMER Mental Health Nurse who was diagnosed with a brain tumour that left her unable to speak and move has backed an appeal to raise money to research the disease.   Dionne Ferguson, aged 42, and her family supported ‘Wear A Hat Day’ in aid of Brain Tumour Research with the message “a brain […]

    13th April 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
    MP puts care home’s winning photographers in the picture

    MP puts care home’s winning photographers in the picture

    A CARE home resident who claimed first prize in a photography competition has had his winning picture presented to him by Stoke on Trent MP Rob Flello. Adderley Green, a local neurological centre for adults with complex needs, held the competition for residents and asked them to capture images of Stoke on Trent and the […]

    17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
    Teignmouth specialist care home celebrates ‘outstanding’ result

    Teignmouth specialist care home celebrates ‘outstanding’ result

    Staff and residents are celebrating after Riverview, a specialist care home in Teignmouth, Devon for adults with complex needs including autism, behaviours that challenge, acquired brain injury and learning disabilities, was rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission. The service was rated “outstanding” for being ‘caring’, and ‘responsive’, and ‘good’ for being ‘safe’, ‘effective’ and […]

    7th February 2017 | By | Reply More
    Tracscare specialist tipped for top Autism award

    Tracscare specialist tipped for top Autism award

    Tiago Pinto, Clinical Psychologist and Head of Therapies at Tracscare’s Milton Park Campus in Bedford, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Outstanding Healthcare Professional Award at the 2017 Autism Professional Awards.   The new award recognises a healthcare professional who has made an exceptional contribution to the lives of autistic people.   Tiago’s […]

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