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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
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
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 […]

1st September 2016 | By | Reply More
Anglesey residents looking forward to harvest promise

Anglesey residents looking forward to harvest promise

A group of individuals who live in a residential service near Anglesey are looking ahead to enjoying some delicious summer salads after preparing some raised beds for spring planting.   John Donlevy and staff member Jon Williams who live at Beudygwyn Farm at Carreglefn, Amlwch, have been wielding their gardening forks and turning over the […]

18th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Plymouth care service for adults with learning disabilities gets ‘Outstanding’ from CQC

Plymouth care service for adults with learning disabilities gets ‘Outstanding’ from CQC

A service in Plymouth, Devon, that provides care and accommodation for adults with learning disability and associated conditions such as Asperger’s and autism has been given an “outstanding” rating following an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission. Douglas House in Restormel Terrace, Mutley, Plymouth is a residential care home operated by Regard, the UK’s […]

15th February 2016 | By | Reply More
System should work together to improve learning disability and autism commissioning VODG report says

System should work together to improve learning disability and autism commissioning VODG report says

All parts of the system should work together to improve learning disability and autism commissioning says a new report from the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group.  A critical issue for the disability sector is ensuring people with learning disabilities and autism receive the right care, in the right place at the right time. Speaking on the […]

2nd February 2016 | By | Reply More
National Autistic Society’s Professional Conference date announced

National Autistic Society’s Professional Conference date announced

The National Autistic Society’s Professional Conference has been announced and takes place on 1 and 2 March 2016, Telford International Centre, Telford, UK   This conference is a must for all professionals working with autism. Last year it was attended by nearly 700 delegates. The event provides a unique opportunity for professionals from education, health […]

1st February 2016 | By | Reply More
Darlington hospital supports Autism fun run

Darlington hospital supports Autism fun run

A team of runners from Newbus Grange hospital in Darlington have raised more than £350 for the North East Autism Society after completing the recent Run the Spectrum Fun Run.   With money still coming in the team, who all work at the hospital, hope to exceed this total, while raising awareness of Autism and […]

30th September 2015 | By | Reply More
Specialist behavioural health services acquires Northamptonshire school for adults and children

Specialist behavioural health services acquires Northamptonshire school for adults and children

Cambian Group further enhances its specialist residential education and care services, acquiring Potterspury Lodge School in Northamptonshire The Cambian Group, one of the largest providers of specialist behavioural health services for children and adults in the UK, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Potterspury Lodge School near Towcester, Northamptonshire, increasing its network of […]

15th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Dimensions tops the CQC rankings on compliance

Dimensions tops the CQC rankings on compliance

In figures just released by analysis firm Laing and Buisson, Dimensions, the learning disability and autism support provider has achieved the highest CQC compliance rate of all large care providers (those with more than 30 homes) for people under 65.   The figures reveal that 98.8% of Dimensions’ 82 registered care homes were fully compliant […]

13th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Tracscare and Brookdale create largest autism provider

Tracscare and Brookdale create largest autism provider

Tracscare, the leading specialist provider of care and support for adults with challenging and complex needs, has acquired Brookdale Care (Brookdale).   A long established care provider, Brookdale is renowned for its specialism in delivering outstanding care and support for people with autism and its leading Milton Park Therapeutic Campus. The campus provides an innovative […]

9th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Autism Network connecting people for World Autism Awareness Day

Autism Network connecting people for World Autism Awareness Day

In early March, Autism Alliance UK launched an exciting new version of Autism Connect, a social media platform for people with autism and their families and carers. It offers a platform to connect with like-minded people, find local service providers and access free information resources. People with autism can have difficulty with communication, social understanding […]

2nd April 2015 | By | Reply More
Crafting with willow for volunteers

Crafting with willow for volunteers

Goldcrest House service users have fun at a Willow Workshop with environmental artist Shealagh Cynfal-Wells at Goole’s Oakhill Nature Reserve.   Learning how to create willow structures from the dried willow taken from the reserve was the order of the day as willow craft goers enjoyed making structures such as Willow Obelisks.   Attending the […]

25th February 2015 | By | Reply More
New Year volunteering for Autism care

New Year volunteering for Autism care

Promoting independent living is a priority for Autism Spectrum Disorder specialists Goldcrest House as their service users volunteering programme announces a success for the New Year. Andrew Hughes, service user at the home, has successfully secured a much wanted role helping a business he knows very well – Goldcrest House. Helping Goldcrest House with their […]

27th January 2015 | By | Reply More
Autism Care employs the right skills

Autism Care employs the right skills

Goldcrest House, the Goole based autism residential home for adults, has employed an exceptional talent from its very own back yard when looking for a kitchen assistant. Dawn Field a resident with Goldcrest for 12 years, has over the years continued to develop her interest in cooking and baking to such an extent that she […]

22nd December 2014 | By | Reply More
CEO of care specialist Avalon comments on Stephen Bubb report

CEO of care specialist Avalon comments on Stephen Bubb report

NO NEED FOR INSTITUTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM AND LEARNING DISABILITIES Last month’s report by Stephen Bubb reviewing the lack of progress in providing local community services is really disappointing, particularly as there are real alternatives from local charities like The Avalon Group who are developing an expertise in supporting individuals with complex needs. We […]

16th December 2014 | By | Reply More
All in a days work for specialist care home residents

All in a days work for specialist care home residents

Preserving Goole’s natural history is all in a day’s work for residents at Goldcrest House as they roll-up their sleeves and work with the friends of Oakhill Country Park to maintain and preserve this important nature reserve. Volunteering on a weekly basis, service users from the specialist care home for adults with autism, spend their […]

10th December 2014 | By | Reply More
Midlands Autism facility scoops second top national care award

Midlands Autism facility scoops second top national care award

Resident’s and staff and Noble Grange have been celebrating after winning a coveted national award at the Independent Healthcare Apex awards. Part of Midlands care specialist NobleCare, the state of the art facility won the award for Best new care facility to add to its Pinders Healthcare Design Award from earlier in the year.  Noble […]

13th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Learning disability charity issues advice to stay safe in Anti-Bullying Week

Learning disability charity issues advice to stay safe in Anti-Bullying Week

As reports of bullying against disabled people continue to rise, leading learning disability charity Brandon Trust issues advice to stay safe to mark Anti-Bullying Week. In the run up to national anti-bullying week (17 – 21 November 2014), leading learning disability charity Brandon Trust is issuing advice to people with learning disabilities, their friends, families […]

12th November 2014 | By | Reply More
London Care Partnership continues growth in specialist care sector

London Care Partnership continues growth in specialist care sector

A new purpose-built care home for people with autism and learning disabilities has opened in School Walk, Sunbury-on-Thames, thanks to continued support from Clydesdale Bank. The School Walk site has been redeveloped by London Care Partnership in collaboration with Surrey County Council to create a new facility offering care and accommodation for eight young adults […]

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