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Opt for a ‘fit and forget’ solution- something you can rely on, from a company you can depend on

Opt for a ‘fit and forget’ solution- something you can rely on, from a company you can depend on

When choosing aids to help someone live as independently as possible, it is more important than ever to opt for a ‘fit and forget’ solution- something you can rely on, from a company you can depend on.   Failure to verify the equipment, quality, and support can leave you, or a client, exposed. “There is […]

9th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Independence Day for Jon and Sharon thanks to Highdowns

Independence Day for Jon and Sharon thanks to Highdowns

Two friends from Cornwall are celebrating leaving residential care to live in the community.   Jon Barnes and Sharon Murley both left Highdowns near Camborne – where they have lived for nine years and 10 years respectively – to move to a village near Redruth.   The pair now live at Meadow View, a new […]

4th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Hanover opens its first re-ablement care flat in Bradford

Hanover opens its first re-ablement care flat in Bradford

With hospitals coming under increasing pressure to discharge patients as quickly as possible, and the numbers of emergency re-admissions on the increase, Hanover Housing has launched a re-ablement care flat to help ease the transition for older people being discharged from hospital early in the Bradford area and to help prevent the risk of isolation. […]

11th August 2016 | By | Reply More
It’s the best of both worlds for Nathan

It’s the best of both worlds for Nathan

The prospect of a college cookery course is whetting the appetite of 25-year-old Liverpool FC fan Nathan Ollerton, who lives at a residential service for people with learning difficulties on the outskirts of Dolgellau in Gwynedd.   Nathan, who moved to Cerrig Camu last March, told his support staff how much he wanted to learn […]

27th June 2016 | By | Reply More
New parliamentary group’s report calls for major shift in Government policy on housing and care for older people

New parliamentary group’s report calls for major shift in Government policy on housing and care for older people

A new All Party Parliamentary Group report on housing and care for older people calls for a significant change in the focus of Government policy away from concentrating simply on support for first time buyers.   In the ‘Housing our Ageing Population: Positive Ideas’ (HAPPI 3) report, launched today (Wednesday, June 8) Lord Best says: […]

10th June 2016 | By | Reply More
New supported living development will increase independence for residents

New supported living development will increase independence for residents

On 25th May The Avalon Group, in partnership with Kirklees Community Association and Care Housing Association, held a special opening event for a new development of Supported Living apartments in Mirfield. Designed and purpose built by West Yorkshire based developer Darren Smith, the six flats will provide an independent base and access to the community […]

31st May 2016 | By | Reply More
Hanover launches new short-stay guest suite to help support independent living

Hanover launches new short-stay guest suite to help support independent living

In a landscape where £ 7million people have been diagnosed with Parkinson disease and with a 28 per cent increase expected by 2020 in the UK alone; there is a growing need for housing providers and local authorities to provide preventative measures to help improve the health and well-being for the over-55s. Hanover Housing Association […]

6th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Assisted Living development completes in Shropshire

Assisted Living development completes in Shropshire

Family-run care home operator, Holy Cross Care Homes Limited has completed the development of 14 brand new assisted living bungalows in the grounds of its existing residential care home, Bradeney House, in Worfield, Shropshire. Funding to support the development was provided by Royal Bank of Scotland and Lombard.   Set amongst seven acres of communal […]

4th May 2016 | By | Reply More
New showroom for all involved in selection of assistive technology for personal care

New showroom for all involved in selection of assistive technology for personal care

A new resource to enable all involved in selection of assistive technology for personal care has opened its doors.   Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s leading supplier of disabled toilet solutions, is behind the new showroom in Manchester. It brings together in one location all the equipment needed to deliver optimum independence for people who need the help […]

19th April 2016 | By | Reply More
New Norfolk care service will help support independence

New Norfolk care service will help support independence

A new supported living service for people with learning disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury and mental health needs is to open in King’s Lynn with the creation of up to 10 jobs for the local community.   Bishop’s House is made up of six self-contained flats developed by award-winning care provider Regard. The organisation has […]

6th April 2016 | By | Reply More
New way of supporting people with autism and complex needs leads to living a more independent life

New way of supporting people with autism and complex needs leads to living a more independent life

A young woman with autism who lives in Littlehampton is benefiting from a pioneering new way of supporting people with autism and complex needs to live a more independent life. Four months ago, Amy Scott, found it difficult to leave the residential home where she lives because any changes to her daily routine caused enormous […]

18th March 2016 | By | Reply More
More jobs created for people with disabilities following Warrington partnership

More jobs created for people with disabilities following Warrington partnership

Warrington care village, Belong Warrington, and Remploy, a specialist employment services provider, are collaborating in an effort to create more opportunities for individuals with disabilities and long-term conditions in the North West.   Remploy, whose services provide support for people facing complex barriers to employment, and specialist care village, Belong Warrington, joined forces in 2014 […]

19th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Three Cheers For 35 Years At Laura Fergusson Court

Three Cheers For 35 Years At Laura Fergusson Court

They say life begins at 40, but housing and care provider Blackwood chose to commemorate its Laura Fergusson Court development’s 35th anniversary in style, with the unveiling of a sleek, newly revamped lounge.   Tenants and staff at the housing development in Craigmount Brae kicked off the landmark anniversary celebrations with a party in the […]

10th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Independence Day For David

Independence Day For David

A young man with learning difficulties who had been living at a residential home Birchington, Kent since 2007, has celebrated his first three months of independent living by taking his girlfriend on a visit to Margate’s Halloween scare festival ‘Screamland.’   David, aged 29, who also has epilepsy, successfully made the transition to supported living […]

7th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Castleoak secures £13 million deal to deliver independent living apartments for Anchor

Castleoak secures £13 million deal to deliver independent living apartments for Anchor

Specialist construction and development partner for retirement living, Castleoak, has announced a £13m contract win with Anchor. The deal will deliver a retirement village of luxury independent living cottages and apartments in Haywards Heath, Sussex. Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people. The £13 million development at Haywards Heath […]

19th October 2015 | By | Reply More
Goole based service user celebrates a promotion and his first year work anniversary

Goole based service user celebrates a promotion and his first year work anniversary

Behind the scenes at Yorkshire Car Co in Snaith is hard working Chris Coggins, service user at the Goole based Goldcrest House, who is celebrating a promotion and his first year work anniversary.   Chris, who has autism, works for the car company as part of the Goldcrest House introduction to work scheme, cleaning, waxing and polishing forecourt cars for sale at the […]

19th August 2015 | By | Reply More
High Court Injunction for Learning Disabled against Charity

High Court Injunction for Learning Disabled against Charity

An order obtained by Bindmans LLP temporarily halting the far-reaching and controversial changes being made by Camphill Village Trust (CVT) to the living arrangements of three of the learning disabled residents of Botton Village – a community administered by CVT – was made by the High Court on Friday 13 March 2015.   The claim […]

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Annual Sanctuary event has sporting chance at national award

Annual Sanctuary event has sporting chance at national award

A Sanctuary Supported Living annual sporting event for people with learning and physical disabilities has been shortlisted for a national award. The organisation’s SHIRE Games event, which involves residents in a day of adapted sports games, socialising, quizzes and fancy dress contests, is in the running for the Sporting Chance category of the National Learning […]

11th March 2015 | By | Reply More
Care provider to push the case for further change to social care

Care provider to push the case for further change to social care

A leading care provider will be pushing the case for further change to social care when it welcomes the Chief Nursing Officer of NHS England  on Thursday February 19.   Jane Cummings will be visiting Harrogate based, ubu support to speak to the chief executive Dorothy Jarvis-Lee and see first hand how the uStep model […]

11th February 2015 | By | Reply More
Ethical Partnership is a £5 Million Banker for Blackwood

Ethical Partnership is a £5 Million Banker for Blackwood

One of Scotland’s most respected housing and care providers is pressing ahead with its plans for pioneering change, thanks to an ethical lending partnership worth £5 million.   Blackwood is working with Triodos Bank in order to achieve its long term objectives for innovation in housing and care.   The Edinburgh-based charity has more than […]

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