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    Court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay

    Court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay

    Today, 13th July, the court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay. This overturns an employment tribunal which ruled that workers were entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for every hour of a sleep-in shift.   Reacting to the decision, the #SolveSleepIns Alliance, a coalition formed to deal […]

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    Hemel Hempstead learning disability service shortlisted for ‘Best New Build Accessible Scheme’

    Hemel Hempstead learning disability service shortlisted for ‘Best New Build Accessible Scheme’

    A Hightown Housing Association learning disability service in Hemel Hempstead has reached the finals of a prestigious national award for accessible developments built for disabled people. Fletcher Way, a specially designed supported living service home to eight adults with complex physical and learning disabilities, has been shortlisted in the category for ‘Best New Build Accessible […]

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Making Space partners with Rotherham Council to deliver dementia carer support

    Making Space partners with Rotherham Council to deliver dementia carer support

    Making Space is partnering with Rotherham Council to deliver dementia carer support and dementia cafes across the borough. The three-year contract will see the health and social care charity take over the running of dementia cafes and one-to-one support. The contract was previously fulfilled by Alzheimer’s Society. In addition, a number of local services and […]

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    Norwegian students work with the respite centre as part of education exchange

    Norwegian students work with the respite centre as part of education exchange

    Clients and staff at the Halcon Centre have been blessed with the company of visiting students from Stavanger in Norway. The students have been working with the respite centre as part of their education exchange with Taunton and Bridgwater College. Clients at the Halcon Centre have enjoyed getting to know the Health and Social care […]

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    Getting the Opportunity to do what you Want to Do, Not what you Need to Do…

    Getting the Opportunity to do what you Want to Do, Not what you Need to Do…

    When limitations make doing anything an effort, one man has found a great way to enable him to spend time doing what he wants to do, rather than what he has to do…   Stephen Savill, 58, has been disabled since he was 23, as a result of a brain haemorrhage and stroke. Deterioration in […]

    19th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Person Centred Care Is Key To Fulfilling Lives – CMG CEO works at service

    Person Centred Care Is Key To Fulfilling Lives – CMG CEO works at service

    Care Management Group’s Chief Executive, Peter Kinsey, spent some hands-on time over the holiday period at one of the organisations care services – highlighting what really is at the centre of high-quality care provision.   CMG supports individuals with particularly complex needs, including those with autistic spectrum conditions, mental health needs, and profound and multiple […]

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    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
    Regard Group CEO steps down

    Regard Group CEO steps down

    After five years as CEO of the Regard Group, Sandie Foxall-Smith has announced her decision to step down from her senior leadership position.   Since Foxall-Smith took over the helm at Regard in 2012, the organisation has gone from strength to strength and is now the UK’s fourth largest private organisation providing supported living and […]

    30th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shipley care home staff help Claire to achieve her goals

    Shipley care home staff help Claire to achieve her goals

    A 29 year old Cerebral Palsy sufferer is achieving her goal of studying for an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care with the help of two carers at the Czajka Care Group’s Staveley Birk Leas Nursing Home, which is based in Shipley.   Claire Thomas has lived at Staveley Birk Leas for six […]

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    HPC announces sale of Gloucestershire learning and physical disability specialist service

    HPC announces sale of Gloucestershire learning and physical disability specialist service

    Specialist healthcare property consultant HPC has announced the sale of a group of registered care homes and supported living units in Gloucestershire, providing accommodation for adults with learning and physical disabilities. The company has confirmed the sale of the entire issued share capital in Access Housing Limited, which owns and operates subsidiary company Chosen Care […]

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    Staff at Swindon care home “proud” of ‘Good’ CQC rating

    Staff at Swindon care home “proud” of ‘Good’ CQC rating

    A Swindon residential care home for adults with physical disabilities has received a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in its most recent inspection.   Sanctuary Supported Living’s (SSL) Tony Long House provides accommodation and personalised care for up to six residents.   The unannounced inspection by the CQC praised the service for […]

    26th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Leonard Cheshire Disability and Nurse Plus help the homeless this Christmas

    Leonard Cheshire Disability and Nurse Plus help the homeless this Christmas

    Two Nurse Plus team members were in high spirits as they joined a group of disabled people at Lewisham College to create ‘share and care’ bags to distribute to local homeless shelters this Christmas as part of Leonard Cheshire Disability’s “Can Do” inclusive volunteering initiative. Stevie Robertson and Rebecca James took part in Leonard Cheshire’s latest […]

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    Blackwood Tenant goes into extra time with CleverCogs

    Blackwood Tenant goes into extra time with CleverCogs

    AN AYRSHIRE man has shared how his life changed after being kitted out with an innovative, digitally enhanced care system.   Scott Robb, who has Cerebral Palsy, has been a tenant at Blackwood’s St Leonards development for 16 years and has seen his life become easier as a result of CleverCogs, being incorporated into his […]

    6th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    VODG demands disability provision is not sidelined after Government announces consultation on social care

    VODG demands disability provision is not sidelined after Government announces consultation on social care

    VODG welcomes Government’s step forward in addressing future social care strategy, but demands that disability provision is not sidelined. Government has announced a process for consultation on social care. This is a step forward that VODG welcomes in principle. But with a predominant  focus on addressing older people’s care and support needs VODG demands that […]

    22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Staffordshire care facility celebrates 10 year anniversary

    Staffordshire care facility celebrates 10 year anniversary

    A care facility in Staffordshire held an event to celebrate 10 years of service to the community this month.     The Cottage Wing, part of Barton Health & Community Care Centre, in Barton-under-Needwood, was built in 2007 to replace the much loved, but outdated Barton Cottage Hospital and GP surgery. It now provides twelve, […]

    2nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Taunton respite centre receives outstanding CQC inspection rating

    Taunton respite centre receives outstanding CQC inspection rating

    Staff from the Halcon Centre are celebrating following the results of their recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. The Taunton respite centre, which provides support to adults with physical disabilities, was given the highest rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the social care inspectorate who published their report on 25th July. This now puts the Halcon Centre […]

    16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    20 years of care at Bristol Nursing Home

    20 years of care at Bristol Nursing Home

    Bristol’s Riversway Nursing Home opened its doors to friends and family recently as it celebrated its 20th anniversary. The purpose-built nursing home, which offers care for people with a wide range of physical needs, including younger people, has spent two decades at the forefront of quality care in the region, and a series of special […]

    11th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Avenues Group jumps to Silver Status Award by Investors In People

    Avenues Group jumps to Silver Status Award by Investors In People

    Social care provider, Avenues Group, has been awarded Silver Accreditation by Investors in People (IIP), demonstrating its passionate commitment to high performance through good people management. Previously Avenues held a standard Accreditation. Avenues is a not-for-profit specialist social care organisation which employs 1,800 people across the country. Avenues benefits from a wealth of collective experience […]

    4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Disability Employment Service Celebrates Success

    Disability Employment Service Celebrates Success

    People supported by Liverpool-based employment service, Vocational Support, were recognised for their employment and volunteering achievements at a special awards ceremony in Widnes on Thursday 22nd June.   Vocational Support Service, which is part of national social care charity Community Integrated Care, supports people with learning and physical disabilities, mental health concerns and autism to […]

    29th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident shares his story for Armed Forces Day

    Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident shares his story for Armed Forces Day

      Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to honour the bravery and commitment of British Service personnel both past and present. At this time, we think of the veterans cared for by The Royal Star & Garter Homes and share their stories of sacrifice and courage. One soldier, Stephen, was just 19 when he was […]

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