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Care Management Group launches expert STOMP Best Practice Guide

Care Management Group launches expert STOMP Best Practice Guide

Care Management Group (CMG), a leading provider of residential care, supported living services and domiciliary care for people with learning disabilities, has launched a STOMP Best Practice Guide, which gives comprehensive guidance on ways to reduce the over-medication of people with learning disabilities, and/or autism through non-drug alternative methods of treatment.    STOMP (Stopping the […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist service provider celebrates after being shortlisted for its second national award

Specialist service provider celebrates after being shortlisted for its second national award

A leading specialist service provider is celebrating after being shortlisted for its second national professional award in recent months. Outcomes First Group, which operates Hillcrest Children’s Services and Options Autism, is one of the largest specialist providers for young people and adults in England and Wales. It provides education and care to children, young people […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
Rates of suicide “worrying” among people with autism, say experts

Rates of suicide “worrying” among people with autism, say experts

Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached “worryingly” high levels, according to experts writing in the Lancet Psychiatry today.   Writing ahead of a world-first international summit on suicidality in autism, the researchers – from Coventry and Newcastle universities – say the issue remains poorly understood and that action is urgently needed […]

25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Autism : A sector in crisis

Autism : A sector in crisis

North west charity Autism Together, supported by four other regional autism charities, has written to the leaders of all main political parties calling for urgent intervention by central government to rescue a sector in crisis. You can read it here: Autism Together open letter The plea follows an April 2017 survey by Cordis Bright Viewfinder […]

23rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Derbyshire care home rated Outstanding by the CQC

Derbyshire care home rated Outstanding by the CQC

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by The Baden Powell Centre in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to be Outstanding overall. CQC carried out its inspection at The Baden Powel Centre, which is run by Quality Care (EM) Ltd, in December 2016. The service provides accommodation and personal care for up to 16 […]

17th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Nottingham nurse promotes autism awareness and understanding

Nottingham nurse promotes autism awareness and understanding

Beth Fields, a charge nurse at Cedar Vale hospital in Nottingham, part of the Danshell Group, is using her knowledge and experience of supporting people with autism to enable other professionals to better understand the behaviours associated with the condition.   Beth, who is a registered learning disability nurse and completed a Bachelor of Philosophy […]

17th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Sisterly love triumphs over anxiety

Sisterly love triumphs over anxiety

A young woman with learning difficulties is enjoying a happier lifestyle thanks to support from her sister and a specialist behaviour psychologist who teamed up to help her be better understood.   Donjeta Kaliquani, who is non-verbal, was displaying behaviour that challenges at the care service where she lives in Mitcham, Surrey, so her sister […]

19th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Heathcotes Group promote World Autism Awareness Week

Heathcotes Group promote World Autism Awareness Week

Residential care provider, Heathcotes Group, took part in World Autism Awareness Week to help improve the lives of people with this complex and often misunderstood developmental disorder.   The campaign took place between 27 March and 2 April to spread awareness and encourage fundraising for autism, a lifelong disorder that is characterised by impairment in social […]

7th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Carers support a young woman who is battling severe anxiety to access her local community

Carers support a young woman who is battling severe anxiety to access her local community

Carers are supporting a young woman who is battling severe anxiety to access her local community.   Heather Breen, 26, who has a learning disability and is on the autistic spectrum, moved to Latymer House care service in Redhill last April.   Said Latymer manager Martin McGibbon said: “When Heather came to us she was […]

3rd April 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC gives Wast Hills Hospital in Birmingham ‘Outstanding’ rating

CQC gives Wast Hills Hospital in Birmingham ‘Outstanding’ rating

Danshell has announced that Wast Hills Hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’.   Wast Hills is one of only a very small percentage of care services which have received the ultimate accolade from the regulator.    Wast Hills is an independent hospital providing specialist support and services […]

17th March 2017 | By | Reply More
New horizons for Christopher

New horizons for Christopher

When people say they could eat ‘anything’ they don’t normally mean it, but staff at a Gravesend care home know only too well that literally anything will be viewed as fair game by one of the autistic men they support.  Christopher France, 30, who has lived at Sheringham House since it opened in 2007, is […]

15th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Options teams up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE

Options teams up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE

Options, the specialist autism provider of Outcomes First Group, has teamed up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE. Options has appointed Anna as the autism ambassador for the group. Anna has to date worked closely with the autism services with Outcomes First Group and is now extending her role across the services within the […]

22nd February 2017 | By | Reply More
New learning disability services open in Dundee

New learning disability services open in Dundee

Danshell Group has opened two new learning disability services in Dundee.   Following a comprehensive review of its existing provision, and in partnership with commissioners, a decision was taken to develop a care pathway with more bespoke care and support options being made available.     Thistle Care Home with Nursing offers a four bed service, Lomond, […]

17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Course graduation is an employment skills success

Course graduation is an employment skills success

Celebrating a proud day is Goldcrest House as four service users successfully complete a year-long City & Guilds course in Employment Skills.   The course is aimed at enabling people with learning disabilities take their place in the community by studying, training and eventually working within it by teaching essential academic and social skills.    […]

3rd February 2017 | By | Reply More
Service users to make woolly hats for the needy and homeless of Goole

Service users to make woolly hats for the needy and homeless of Goole

Service users at Goldcrest House are getting their knitting needles out and casting on to make woolly hats for the needy and homeless of Goole during this extra cold spell of weather.   Working hard during one of the many therapeutic craft sessions, service users created a box full of hand knitted hats in varying […]

1st 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 […]

26th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Darlington Hospital raises over £5,000 for charity

Darlington Hospital raises over £5,000 for charity

Service users and staff at Newbus Grange, near Darlington, have shown their charitable spirit and raised more than £5,000 for good causes during 2016. Hazel Southern, service manager at Newbus Grange, kick-started the fundraising when she bravely had her hair cut by 24 inches to donate to The Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides […]

18th January 2017 | 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
A talent for knitting helps Scunthorpe babies

A talent for knitting helps Scunthorpe babies

Specialist care home Goldcrest House residents visit the Neonatal intensive care unit at Scunthorpe Hospital to present a very special gift of hand knitted hats to the nurses who care for sick and preterm babies in the district.   Handmade by service users at Goldcrest House during a weekly therapeutic craft session, over 50 knitted hats […]

6th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Tracscare announce acquisition of specialist Acquired Brain Injury provider New Bridges

Tracscare announce acquisition of specialist Acquired Brain Injury provider New Bridges

Tracscare has announced the acquisition of specialist Acquired Brain Injury provider New Bridges. The purchase of these four specialist Acquired Brain Injury services is part of their ongoing growth strategy. With over 25 years of experience in providing specialist support and over 80 services across England and Wales, Tracscare delivers specialist support for people with […]

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