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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 […]

6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Danshell – Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington maintains ‘Good’ by CQC

Danshell – Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington maintains ‘Good’ by CQC

Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington, part of the Danshell Group, has maintained a ‘Good’ rating in every area in a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), continuing to provide effective specialist assessment and support for men living with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. Newbus Grange’s multi-disciplinary team meets the needs of the […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
London and Essex assisted living and supported living service celebrates 20 years delivering care

London and Essex assisted living and supported living service celebrates 20 years delivering care

Sahara Care founder and managing director Sharon Kaur recently hosted a fun-filled party to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. To mark two decades of invaluable care for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and behavioural needs, friends of Sahara Care, including the group’s carers and service users, gathered for a party at the company’s […]

17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Shropshire’s Adelphi Care Services becomes part of The Regard Group

Shropshire’s Adelphi Care Services becomes part of The Regard Group

Shropshire care group Adelphi Care Services, which provides services to adults with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour, is to become part of The Regard Group, the UK’s fourth biggest care provider. Nine specialist residential and supported living services will become part of Regard, which was formed in 1994, and now has a staff of […]

7th July 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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