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    New report addresses stages to help people move out of long-stay inpatient care

    New report addresses stages to help people move out of long-stay inpatient care

    A new report outlines the challenges and solutions to moving people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health conditions out of long-stay inpatient care.   The report from VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group), Transforming care – the challenges and solutions, addresses NHS England’s policy ambition to enable people to move from inpatient settings, closer to […]

    29th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Volunteer work instils confidence

    Volunteer work instils confidence

    Goldcrest House and Dove House Hospice shop in Goole are working together to help adults with autism get one step closer to an independent lifestyle.   Extending a mentoring hand, the Hospice are helping volunteer Joe Barnard to explore new opportunities and retail skills as part of independent living skill tutoring from Goldcrest House.   […]

    3rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Lincolnshire specialist care provider found to be ‘Outstanding’

    Lincolnshire specialist care provider found to be ‘Outstanding’

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by The Reeds in Dorrington, Lincolnshire, to be Outstanding following an inspection in September.     The Reeds is run by Home from Home Care Limited and is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for up to eight people who may have learning disabilities […]

    20th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Danshell announces appointment of Group Medical Director

    Danshell announces appointment of Group Medical Director

    One of the UK’s leading providers of specialist support and care for people living with a learning disability and autism has appointed a new Group Medical Director. Danshell, which operates more than 20 specialist services in England and Scotland, has appointed Dr Dale Lawrence to the role. Dr Lawrence joined the clinical team at specialist […]

    22nd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Goldcrest House Raise Funds for Local Charity

    Goldcrest House Raise Funds for Local Charity

    Celebrating a full year of fundraising Goldcrest House present the final count of funds of £352.20 to the Goole based charity the Waterways Museum and Sobriety Project.   Throughout 2017 service users at Goldcrest House walked the length of the Humber Bridge and back to raise funds for the charity, which has a special place […]

    14th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    New social network for Jonathan

    New social network for Jonathan

    A young man with learning difficulties and autism who was facing a lonely New Year after friends at his residential home moved out, is enjoying a whole new social circle thanks to the creative thinking of his service manager.   Jonathan Richardson aged 29, who has been living at Winchester House in Sheerness since 2008, […]

    23rd February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Report reveals looming heart-breaking care crisis for disabled adults and families

    Report reveals looming heart-breaking care crisis for disabled adults and families

    3 in 4 (75%) family carers say they have no long-term plan for what will happen when they can no longer provide support to their loved one, according to the disability charity Sense. Over two thirds (67%) of families caring for disabled adults with complex needs live in fear of what will happen to their […]

    5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Specialist autism care home in north London rated Inadequate by CQC

    Specialist autism care home in north London rated Inadequate by CQC

    A residential care home that specialises in the care of people with autism has been rated as Inadequate overall by the Care Quality Commission. The Hoffmann Foundation for Autism – 4 Park Avenue, is based in Wood Green, north London. It is a residential care home registered to provide accommodation and personal care support for […]

    31st January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Knitting workshop in Goole keeps the cold away

    Knitting workshop in Goole keeps the cold away

    Goldcrest House is helping to keep the homeless of Goole wrapped up and warm this winter with a donation of handmade hats and scarves to local charity, Mission Trinity.   Service users at Goldcrest House put their knitting skills to good use during a creative workshop and created woolly hats and scarves for Mission Trinity, […]

    26th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Autism Accreditation for second Danshell hospital

    Autism Accreditation for second Danshell hospital

    Wast Hills hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham has joined Newbus Grange in Darlington in receiving Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society.    Both hospitals, which are part of the Danshell Group, have demonstrated their commitment to understanding autism and that they are setting the standard for autism practice. The endorsement highlights to commissioners, regulators, […]

    19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    All-clear for cancer, thanks to Voyage Care’s team in Scarborough

    All-clear for cancer, thanks to Voyage Care’s team in Scarborough

    One of the people supported by Voyage Care has been given the all-clear for bladder cancer – just in time for her 60th birthday – thanks to the keen eye and dedication of their staff team at Derwent Cottage in Scarborough.   The person has autism, with extremely complex needs and severe communication barriers. Staff […]

    10th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Supported care service named after a council worker

    Supported care service named after a council worker

    One of the UK’s top care providers has named a new service after a council worker who delayed her retirement to support a group of people with learning disabilities.   The Regard Group has named Wakeling House, near Mildenhall, Suffolk, after Jan Wakeling, who worked for Suffolk County Council for more than 33 years.   […]

    28th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Voyage Care get into the Christmas party spirit!

    Voyage Care get into the Christmas party spirit!

    The Elite Venue in Gravesend played host to over 120 people with learning disabilities, autism or both from a number of Voyage Care homes – as well as their support staff – at a celebration Christmas party.   Guests from across the South East region enjoyed a live band, party food and fun competitions, as well […]

    27th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Voyage Care launches enhanced autism specialism

    Voyage Care launches enhanced autism specialism

    Leading provider of specialist care and support, Voyage Care, has launched an enhanced autism specialism which will establish them at the forefront of support for autistic people.   The autism specialism, part of a three-year growth strategy, was launched at two events for Voyage Care service managers from across the UK, where the new autism-specific […]

    11th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    All smiles as Leanna makes massive progress

    All smiles as Leanna makes massive progress

    A young woman who had been struggling with behaviour and communication problems has undergone an amazing transformation over the past year.   Twelve months ago, Leanna Carey would keep herself to herself in her bedroom at Coneyhurst Lodge in Worthing, a residential care home for adults with complex health needs run by the Regard Group. […]

    1st December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Danshell Group shortlisted for various awards across the care sector

    Danshell Group shortlisted for various awards across the care sector

    Danshell Group is celebrating national recognition for a number of its staff and services, which have been acknowledged for outstanding support for people with learning disabilities and autism. Colleagues from across the country have been shortlisted at the Nursing Times Awards, Laing Buisson Awards and the National Care Awards.   This follows on from the […]

    20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Gloucestershire supported living service officially accredited by the National Autistic Society

    Gloucestershire supported living service officially accredited by the National Autistic Society

    Supported living provider Eden Futures is celebrating after its Gloucestershire service was officially accredited by the National Autistic Society (NAS).   The Autism Accreditation programme provides an autism-specific quality assurance for organisations throughout the UK and across the world, by providing a unified standard of excellence and systematic framework for continuous self-examination and development. It […]

    13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    People with higher levels of autistic traits more at risk of attempting suicide

    People with higher levels of autistic traits more at risk of attempting suicide

    “A shocking wake-up call for society” say academics who found people with higher levels of autistic traits more at risk of attempting suicide Findings are revealed as an urgent appeal is launched to get more people involved in new autism research   People who show characteristics of autism are more at risk of attempting suicide, […]

    26th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Special Olympics success for Lockerbie care home residents

    Special Olympics success for Lockerbie care home residents

    Two service users at Trinity House in Lockerbie, part of the Danshell Group, have celebrated success with a trio of medals at the Special Olympics.   After lots of training and preparation, Richard and Nigel competed in the major national games in Sheffield, the largest event of its kind in the country. They took part […]

    14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Volunteer project brings great results for Chris!

    Volunteer project brings great results for Chris!

    Celebrating a very special rite of passage is the Goole gardening service charity, The Green Team, as it awards an official charity T-shirt to volunteer Chris Coggins in recognition of his dedication and commitment. Wearing the uniform of the charity, Chris very much looks the part as he attends to gardening maintenance in Goole and […]

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