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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 […]

April 19, 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 […]

April 7, 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 […]

April 3, 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 […]

March 17, 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 […]

March 15, 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 […]

February 22, 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, […]

February 17, 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.    […]

February 3, 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 […]

February 1, 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 […]

January 26, 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 […]

January 18, 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 […]

December 13, 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 […]

December 6, 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 […]

November 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
New manager appointed at Nottingham independent hospital

New manager appointed at Nottingham independent hospital

Danshell Healthcare Group has appointed Carole Guy as Manager of Cedar Vale independent hospital in Nottingham. A qualified nurse with over 15 years’ experience, Carole has worked in both operational and service development roles. She joins Danshell from another healthcare provider where one of her key responsibilities was to assess new admissions and plan care […]

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
New Autism Community Service opened by Newham Councillor

New Autism Community Service opened by Newham Councillor

On the 23rd September 2016 local Councillor Aleen Alarice officially opened a new community residential service for young people and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and complex needs in Newham. The service, Phoenix House, is managed by Independent Care Provider Precious Homes and has been designed to support individuals with ASD and complex needs […]

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Danshell appoints new Medical Director

Danshell appoints new Medical Director

Danshell Healthcare Group has appointed Dr. Jane McCarthy as its new Medical Director. Dr McCarthy brings with her more than 20 years’ of experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist working with people with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, across a number of care providers. These include community, in-patient and secure services. She oversaw the successful […]

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
New Finance Director appointed at Danshell

New Finance Director appointed at Danshell

Danshell Healthcare Group has appointed Clynt Hall as its new Finance Director. A qualified accountant, Clynt has extensive experience in senior finance roles within the healthcare sector, having previously worked for another care provider, which at the time operated around 300 care homes and cared for more 18,000 residents. Prior to that, Clynt has worked […]

October 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Herefordshire social workers leave man for nearly a year in unsuitable care home

Herefordshire social workers leave man for nearly a year in unsuitable care home

A Herefordshire man was left for 11 months longer than he should in an unsuitable care home, because busy social workers delayed finding him the appropriate care. The young man, who had a range of needs including autism spectrum disorder, was living in a care home in the county, but an assessment found that home […]

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Goldcrest House promotes good health and wellbeing with appointment of clinical residential support worker

Goldcrest House promotes good health and wellbeing with appointment of clinical residential support worker

Goldcrest House promotes good health and psychological wellbeing with the ground-breaking appointment of a clinical and residential support worker, Danielle Ripley.   Danielle’s honours degree in sociology and psychology has been put to good use to support and maintain the welfare and mental health of service users and staff within the home.   Working with […]

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