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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of Barton Health & Community Care Centre, in Barton-under-Needwood, was built in 2007 to replace the much loved, but outdated Barton Cottage Hospital and GP surgery.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 […]

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
York charity celebrating 50 families who share their lives

York charity celebrating 50 families who share their lives

York charity The Avalon group is holding a special celebration event in York on 23rd June, in recognition of its 50th Shared Lives household. The event, which takes place at St Aelred’s Community Centre, will bring together carers and social care professionals from across the city to mark the milestone, whilst also highlighting the impact […]

19th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home masterchefs cook up a storm

Care home masterchefs cook up a storm

A group of care home masterchefs are cooking up a storm. Residents of Pendine Park in Wrexham are making a host of taste bud-teasing dishes after setting up their own cookery school. The idea came from Elaine Lee, the enrichment and activities coordinator at their Penybryn care home which specialises in brain injuries and neurological […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Dealing with a ‘life-changing’ consequence of diabetes

Dealing with a ‘life-changing’ consequence of diabetes

Latest statistics are showing 20 diabetes sufferers per day are now having a limb amputated as a consequence of their illness- and the figure is rising with the growing prevalence of the disease(*).   Almost four million people in Britain have diabetes- a figure predicted to increase by 25% in the next twenty years(*). Amputation […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
London Marathon runners raise more than £9000 for disabled veterans

London Marathon runners raise more than £9000 for disabled veterans

The London Marathon remains one of the biggest charity fundraising events in the UK and this year veterans’ charity The Royal Star & Garter Homes was represented by three runners keen to go the extra mile to raise funds for the Charity they feel so passionately for.   The 26.2-mile course was completed by Pauline […]

27th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Disabled people are being left behind in society as opportunities missed

Disabled people are being left behind in society as opportunities missed

Progress towards real equality for disabled people over the past twenty years is insufficient and “littered with missed opportunities and failures”.   That’s according to the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission following the publication of ‘Being disabled in Britain: A journey less equal’, the most comprehensive analysis ever on how the rights […]

5th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Norfolk care home celebrates award winning person centred care

Norfolk care home celebrates award winning person centred care

Meadow House Nursing Home in Swaffham has proudly announced its success at Norfolk Care Awards.  The home was named as the winner of the ‘excellent person centred care and support’ award at the Norfolk Care Awards, where it was also ‘highly commended’ in the team category.  The team received its award at a ceremony at […]

10th March 2017 | By | Reply More
New lending service in Sheffield aims to give disabled people more dignity

New lending service in Sheffield aims to give disabled people more dignity

“Anything that helps to restore a person’s dignity is a great thing.”   That’s the verdict of one man on Sheffield City Council’s new specialist equipment lending service, which aims to help disabled people move around and live more independently.   The service is aimed at people living at home whose conditions mean they need […]

7th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Failure to invest in social care will leave many without support

Failure to invest in social care will leave many without support

Put social care funding back on track says leading voluntary group   Professor Rhidian Hughes chief executive of VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) said:   “An estimated 1.9 million people use adult social care services in England alone. We urge the Chancellor to take heed of the report from the Communities and Local Government […]

6th March 2017 | By | Reply More
National disability charity calls for urgent social care investment in upcoming budget

National disability charity calls for urgent social care investment in upcoming budget

Ahead of the upcoming Budget next week [8th March], national disability charity, Sense, is calling on the Government to avert a disaster in the social care sector by delivering the substantial cash injection and long-term  sustainability plan needed to prevent its collapse. The widely reported social care crisis, which has resulted in cuts to services […]

3rd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Taunton specialist respite centre welcomes Norwegian students

Taunton specialist respite centre welcomes Norwegian students

Clients and staff at the Halcon Centre welcomed students from Norway into their Taunton home. The students have been in the UK for a month and have spent three days a week at the Taunton respite centre for adults with physical disabilities. Clients at the respite centre welcomed the new faces into their home and […]

23rd February 2017 | By | Reply More
Practical guidance launched today aims to help people choose the right social care support

Practical guidance launched today aims to help people choose the right social care support

Practical guidance launched today aims to help people choose the right social care support.   The resource, Top ten tips when choosing a support provider, is published today by VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group).   Top ten tips when choosing a support provider is designed to be used by those looking to secure high-quality […]

13th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Disability charity announces appointment of new CEO

Disability charity announces appointment of new CEO

Hampshire based care and disability charity Enham Trust has announced the appointment of Heath Gunn as its new Chief Executive. Heath was formally confirmed as the charity’s new CEO by the Enham Trust board on Monday 30 January.   Heath steps into the role having spent two years with the charity as its Director of […]

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