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Danshell – Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington maintains ‘Good’ by CQC

Danshell – Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington maintains ‘Good’ by CQC

Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington, part of the Danshell Group, has maintained a ‘Good’ rating in every area in a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), continuing to provide effective specialist assessment and support for men living with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. Newbus Grange’s multi-disciplinary team meets the needs of the […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Sisters doing it for themselves!

Sisters doing it for themselves!

The Taylor Report, published last week, sets out that “all work in the UK economy should be fair and decent with realistic scope for development and fulfilment” – hot on the heels of last month’s National Learning Disability Week which focused on raising awareness of the benefits of employing people with a learning disability.  Meanwhile Mencap, […]

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
London and Essex assisted living and supported living service celebrates 20 years delivering care

London and Essex assisted living and supported living service celebrates 20 years delivering care

Sahara Care founder and managing director Sharon Kaur recently hosted a fun-filled party to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. To mark two decades of invaluable care for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and behavioural needs, friends of Sahara Care, including the group’s carers and service users, gathered for a party at the company’s […]

17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care provider Exemplar Healthcare announces  CFO appointment

Specialist care provider Exemplar Healthcare announces CFO appointment

Agilitas, a pan-European, mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Whitehead as Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’) of its portfolio company, Exemplar Healthcare (‘Exemplar’), a leading specialist provider of nurse-led residential care for adults with disabilities, with immediate effect.   John Whitehead joins Exemplar from Allied Healthcare where he was interim […]

12th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Shropshire’s Adelphi Care Services becomes part of The Regard Group

Shropshire’s Adelphi Care Services becomes part of The Regard Group

Shropshire care group Adelphi Care Services, which provides services to adults with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour, is to become part of The Regard Group, the UK’s fourth biggest care provider. Nine specialist residential and supported living services will become part of Regard, which was formed in 1994, and now has a staff of […]

7th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Lewis is determined to earn his independence

Lewis is determined to earn his independence

Lewis Partridge is determined to prove that learning difficulties are not necessarily a barrier to securing paid work, paving the way for a much more independent lifestyle. The 26-year-old, who lives at Walnut Tree Lane, a supported living home in Sudbury, Suffolk, run by the Regard Group, has worked for Sainsbury’s for nearly five years, […]

7th July 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
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 […]

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Call for more Shared Lives carers to help people ‘blossom’ in Sheffield

Call for more Shared Lives carers to help people ‘blossom’ in Sheffield

“You help someone blossom as a Shared Lives carer, and they help you blossom too. They just become part of the family…”   That’s the view of carer Sue Cashmore, 59 years old from Shiregreen, who has been caring for adults in her own home for around 20 years. She’s part of the Shared Lives […]

19th June 2017 | By | Reply More
National accreditation for Newbus Grange in Darlington

National accreditation for Newbus Grange in Darlington

Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington, part of the Danshell Group, is celebrating after receiving Quality Network for Inpatient Learning Disability Services (QNLD) accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. QNLD is a standards-based quality network that facilitates the sharing of best practice within learning disability services, based on external peer review. The specialist standards are […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care Management Group launches expert STOMP Best Practice Guide

Care Management Group launches expert STOMP Best Practice Guide

Care Management Group (CMG), a leading provider of residential care, supported living services and domiciliary care for people with learning disabilities, has launched a STOMP Best Practice Guide, which gives comprehensive guidance on ways to reduce the over-medication of people with learning disabilities, and/or autism through non-drug alternative methods of treatment.    STOMP (Stopping the […]

16th 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
Learning disability care provider encourages residents to vote

Learning disability care provider encourages residents to vote

Care provider Heathcotes Group has spent the past month making a concerted effort to encourage its service users to exercise their right to vote in the General Election. The Group produced and distributed impartial and easy-to-digest information explaining questions, policies and processes to enable its residents across the UK to make a more informed choice […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia Action Alliance calls on government to protect vulnerable people with dementia

Dementia Action Alliance calls on government to protect vulnerable people with dementia

PEOPLE with a learning disability or Down’s Syndrome are significantly more likely to get dementia and yet they are largely undiagnosed and without the support they need. A staggering 1 in 3 people with Down’s will develop dementia in their 50s and 1 in 10 with a learning disability will develop young onset Alzheimer’s disease. […]

14th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Group of young people with learning disabilities make their General Election postal votes

Group of young people with learning disabilities make their General Election postal votes

A care service in Penge is supporting four individuals with learning disabilities to make sure their voices are heard at the upcoming general election.   Crystal House is home to young people who are in transition from residential college, foster care or the family home.   Senior support worker Diane Liston says the service has […]

7th June 2017 | By | Reply More
National award for Lockerbie specialist care service

National award for Lockerbie specialist care service

Trinity House in Lockerbie has been recognised for its excellent practice in supporting people with learning disabilities with a prestigious national award. The team at Trinity House, which is part of the Danshell Group, won the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) ‘Innovative practice in supporting people with intellectual disabilities through positive behaviour support’ award […]

23rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Award-Winning Charity Welcome French Health Foundation on UK Study Tour

Award-Winning Charity Welcome French Health Foundation on UK Study Tour

Social care charity, Community Integrated Care, welcomed 16 representatives from the French health foundation, John Bost, to share their knowledge and expertise of supporting people with complex learning and physical disabilities.   Representatives from John Bost are currently visiting North West England on a study tour to gain a better understanding of the UK’s social […]

19th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Learning Disability Voices reinforces need to prioritise recruitment & retention of post-Brexit care workforce

Learning Disability Voices reinforces need to prioritise recruitment & retention of post-Brexit care workforce

Learning Disability Voices, the leading coalition of not-for-profit, private and voluntary sector providers of learning disability care services, has today launched its 2017 Care Crisis Manifesto which can be read here.   Ahead of the General Election on 8th June, care providers have warned that the long-term future of services are at risk unless the […]

12th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Don’t ignore your right to vote-Information for Mental Health & Learning Disability Care

Don’t ignore your right to vote-Information for Mental Health & Learning Disability Care

Manor Community has been working hard to challenge the misconception that people with learning disabilities or mental health needs require a capacity assessment to vote. Manor Community is a social care provider in Bristol and has been come across instances where people believe that those who lack capacity in other areas of their life, require […]

11th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care Group’s Realise service appoint Operations Manager

Somerset Care Group’s Realise service appoint Operations Manager

The Somerset Care Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrea Bacon as the new Operations Manager for their Realise service. Realise is a specialist support service for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. Andrea has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the care sector, having started as a Care Assistant supporting […]

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