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    Young people’s Bristol care home rated Outstanding by CQC

    Young people’s Bristol care home rated Outstanding by CQC

    A BRISTOL care home for young adults with severe and complex learning difficulties has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Aurora Hyde Lodge on Westbury Park, received the highest rating possible from the government inspectorate following an unannounced inspection in February this year. Just two per cent of adult social care services […]

    14th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bright start to the New Year for Anne Marie

    Bright start to the New Year for Anne Marie

    A woman with learning difficulties who moved into a Willesden residential home as an emergency placement just before Christmas 2015 is looking forward to a New Year which sees her with better prospects than she’s ever had before, according to her social worker.   The team responsible for the turnaround in Anne Marie Cox’s life […]

    7th February 2017 | By | Reply More
    Brilliant support from learning disability care provider Regard

    Brilliant support from learning disability care provider Regard

    The staff team at a Dorset care home have been praised for the outstanding support they provided at a difficult time in the life of one of the women in their care.   Judy A moved into Ivers House in the village of Marnhull near Shaftesbury in 2010. The service specialises in supporting people with […]

    12th July 2016 | By | Reply More
    Cooking plays an important role for young people with learning difficulties

    Cooking plays an important role for young people with learning difficulties

    A group of young people with learning difficulties from St Leonard’s on Sea in East Sussex have hosted their own American-themed fun night with a nostalgic take on the hit movie Grease.   The group who live at Bridgewater House residential care service dressed as Pink Ladies and T-Birds and enjoyed an evening of ‘mocktails’, […]

    16th December 2015 | By | Reply More
    A message for the Social Care sector

    A message for the Social Care sector

    A team that receives support and also helps improve the support that others receive, as experts by experience, has produced an inspiring Christmas Message video for the Social Care sector.     Community Integrated Care’s Peer Reviewers have developed and starred in the video, which can be viewed below. In it, they describe how securing their […]

    8th December 2015 | By | Reply More
    Learning disability football team to open new futuristic pitch

    Learning disability football team to open new futuristic pitch

    The Langford Tigers have been chosen to represent the Sussex Disability Football League at the opening of Sussex County FA’s new £500,000 3G pitch by the chairman of The Football Association, Greg Dyke. The team is made up of service users from Glen Care’s Langford Centre, which provides a secure residential care environment for people […]

    11th November 2015 | By | Reply More
    Yorkshire Bank support drives care group’s expansion plans

    Yorkshire Bank support drives care group’s expansion plans

    One of the UK’s leading providers of residential care for adults is set for major expansion thanks to new funding from Yorkshire Bank. Heathcotes Group is one of the country’s most experienced operators of adult residential care facilities with over 200 bespoke placements across 34 specialist services in the UK. Based in Chesterfield, the Group […]

    9th July 2015 | By | Reply More
    Swanton adopts a Marvellous approach to supporting people living with learning disabilities

    Swanton adopts a Marvellous approach to supporting people living with learning disabilities

    The guest of honour at Swanton Care and Community’s annual staff conference in Rugby earlier this month was the much loved Neil Baldwin. Mr Baldwin, whose inspiring story was dramatised in the 2014 film Marvellous, was able to use his experience of living life to the fullest to reach out to and inspire learning disabilities […]

    20th April 2015 | By | Reply More
    Shared Living Arrangements Preserved at Botton Following Agreement with CVT

    Shared Living Arrangements Preserved at Botton Following Agreement with CVT

    Campaign group Action for Botton has confirmed the shared living arrangement of Villagers and Co-workers at the Botton community has been guaranteed for the next several months following an agreement reached today (April 1st) at the High Court with Camphill Village Trust (CVT).   More than 80% of the learning disabled Villagers living in the Botton […]

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    Learning Disability Census reveals ‘outrageous’ use of hospitals rather than community care

    Learning Disability Census reveals ‘outrageous’ use of hospitals rather than community care

    The continued use of Assessment and Treatment Units (A&T Units) for people with learning disabilities highlighted in today’s Learning Disability Census Report 2014 is “outrageous and caused primarily by lack of joined-up funding” according to leading charity Brandon Trust. The Learning Disability Census 2014, released today (29th January) by the Health & Social Care Information […]

    29th January 2015 | By | Reply More
    ‘World class’ Mariner service leads revolution in learning disability care

    ‘World class’ Mariner service leads revolution in learning disability care

    A state-of-the-art residential support service in Hartlepool is leading a revolution in learning disability care by enabling people with complex needs to live semi-independently in the community. The £4.5m Mariner Care service, which was officially launched on Tuesday, December 9, has been created to meet a national requirement for people with learning disabilities and autism […]

    18th December 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
    People with learning disabilities enjoy inclusive marketing masterclass

    People with learning disabilities enjoy inclusive marketing masterclass

    People with learning disabilities were given an inclusive marketing masterclass, as part of an innovative project which aims to inspire them to create their own businesses. John Hughes, Communications and Marketing Manager for the national social care charity Community Integrated Care, delivered a workshop session to fifteen members of Dolphin’s Den. Dolphins Den is a […]

    6th November 2014 | By | Reply More
    Building work begins on specialist care unit for young adults in Derby

    Building work begins on specialist care unit for young adults in Derby

    BUILDING work has commenced on a pioneering facility dedicated to the care of young adults with acquired brain injuries or complex disabilities in Derby. Period Victorian property Nightingale House, a former private nursing and midwifery hospital and later a Macmillan unit in the city centre, is undergoing extensive internal renovations to create a luxury home […]

    7th October 2014 | By | Reply More
    People with learning disabilities go for gold in Athletics Championship

    People with learning disabilities go for gold in Athletics Championship

    The legacy of London 2012 was still alive and well, as people supported by leading care provider CMG travelled to Sutton Arena in Surrey to compete in the provider’s annual Athletics Championship. Spurred on by the watching Olympic bronze medallist Karina Bryant, the athletes took part in a wide range of competitions. As well as […]

    2nd October 2014 | By | Reply More
    Knaresborough steps up a gear with ubu’s latest uStep Service

    Knaresborough steps up a gear with ubu’s latest uStep Service

    VULNERABLE adults in Knaresborough will now benefit from the new service as ubu a specialist health and social care provider has opened its latest uStep support model for 15 people. It’s opening was based on a garden party, but it was not just ordinary it was a ubu garden party.   Celebrities, Maurice dancers, side […]

    26th September 2014 | By | Reply More
    People with learning disabilities call for more support to build relationships

    People with learning disabilities call for more support to build relationships

    Adults with learning disabilities want more support to meet new people and play an active role in the community. This was one of the main conclusions of the UK’s biggest ever conference for people with learning disabilities and autism, held in London this weekend (Saturday 6 September).   Hosted by leading learning disability charity Brandon […]

    8th September 2014 | By | Reply More
    Brandon Trust to hold UK’s biggest ever conference for people with learning disabilities

    Brandon Trust to hold UK’s biggest ever conference for people with learning disabilities

    Leading learning disability charity Brandon Trust is holding the UK’s biggest ever conference for people with learning disabilities and autism next month on Saturday 6 September 2014. As part of the charity’s 20th anniversary celebrations, this year’s 100 Voices conference will be held in London for the first time, at the Emirates Stadium, home of […]

    26th August 2014 | By | Reply More
    CMG showcases innovative activities for people with multiple learning disabilities

    CMG showcases innovative activities for people with multiple learning disabilities

    Pimp My Chair was just one activity on offer as leading care provider CMG showcased innovative ways to complement programmes of care for people living with multiple learning disabilities. The annual Supportive Therapies Day brought staff and the individuals they support together to learn about different techniques which can improve communication, social interaction and general […]

    21st August 2014 | By | Reply More
    The National Autistic Society announce their autumn conferences

    The National Autistic Society announce their autumn conferences

    Save the date: conferences from The National Autistic Society We are delighted to let you know about our upcoming autumn conferences featuring some of the world’s top experts. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear up-to-the-minute information and share best practice in the field of autism. We offer discounts for early booking, so don’t delay – book […]

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