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Dementia Care Innovation Award goes to MacIntyre Dementia Project

Dementia Care Innovation Award goes to MacIntyre Dementia Project

The MacIntyre Dementia Project team is delighted to have won the Outstanding Dementia Care Innovation Award at the Dementia Care Awards, following a successful few days at UK Dementia Congress. The award recognises the vital role of innovation in developing high quality services for people living with dementia; in particular, the MacIntyre Dementia Project was […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

The tactics being taken by Government’s revenue agency HMRC is taking a spectacular new turn in dealing with the sleep in crisis says VODG the group that represents disability charities.   Government’s recent announcement of a new Social Care Compliance Scheme raised more questions than answers. The lack of clarity has prompted VODG and other […]

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Heathcotes celebrates first Personality Disorder transition

Heathcotes celebrates first Personality Disorder transition

Heathcotes Group had cause for celebration this month when a resident at one of its specialist personality disorder treatment centres completed her treatment programme and transitioned into independent living provision.  Having previously spent many years living in a Low Secure Hospital, AD was the first resident to move into Heathcotes’ Hembrigg Park services in Morley, […]

6th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Public Health England and VODG launch Health Charter for learning disability care providers

Public Health England and VODG launch Health Charter for learning disability care providers

Public Health England and VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group), have launched the updated Health Charter for social care providers who support people with a learning disability. The Charter was developed with people with learning disabilities and their families to support providers to improve the overall health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities. Viv Bennett, Chief […]

2nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care service in Essex rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Specialist care service in Essex rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Lime Trees in Harwich, Essex, to be Outstanding following an inspection in July.      Lime Trees provides accommodation and personal care for up to six people who have a range of needs including acquired brain injury, learning disability or who may be […]

1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Precious Homes officially open latest state-of-the-art care services and social enterprise

Precious Homes officially open latest state-of-the-art care services and social enterprise

Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, a representative body for independent social care services in the UK, joined Health and Social Care professionals, local schools, colleges and support groups, people supported, carers, friends and relatives and the Precious Homes team on 18th October 2017 for guided tours around the state-of-the-art new services and social […]

25th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Are we transforming care? – Comment

Are we transforming care? – Comment

Five years on from the publication of the Transforming Care Agenda, can the government and the sector claim that care is being transformed in line with its objectives? Natalia Lysiuk, Head of Commissioning at Heathcotes Group, examines the challenges and the possible pathways to successful transformation. We are now almost six years on from the […]

20th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Seventy year olds zest for life sets a shining example

Seventy year olds zest for life sets a shining example

She may have turned 70 earlier this year, but Christine Anstey is showing no signs of slowing down, providing a shining example of how a positive approach can lead to a happier life. Christine, who has a moderate learning disability, hearing impairment and a severe spinal condition, lives at Tolworth Park Road in Surbiton, a […]

6th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Building furniture and building independence

Building furniture and building independence

A passion for building and restoring furniture is helping a man with learning disabilities to build his confidence and independence. Shaun Watts has built a shoe rack, a table, a stool and a chair so far from reclaimed wood and old pallets, and now wants to build a pair of speaker stands for his bedroom. […]

5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Richmond upon Thames care home for people with learning disabilities rated Outstanding by CQC

Richmond upon Thames care home for people with learning disabilities rated Outstanding by CQC

1 Lichfield Lane, Richmond upon Thames, a home for up to eight people with learning disabilities has been rated as overall Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. The service, which is run by London Care Partnership, was rated Outstanding for being effective, responsive and well-led and rated Good for being safe and caring. Although people […]

27th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Surrey Choices customer recognised for 25 years service

Surrey Choices customer recognised for 25 years service

A Surrey Choices customer with support needs has spoken about the confidence boost that her job at Sainsbury’s Burpham has given her after receiving a ‘25 Years Service’ award. Joanne Edgington secured her job through Surrey Choices EmployAbility service, gaining hands on experience and attaining a range of new skills within months of her successful […]

26th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Private care provider Regard Group named as finalist in LaingBuisson 2017 Awards

Private care provider Regard Group named as finalist in LaingBuisson 2017 Awards

Private care-provider Regard has been named as a finalist in the LaingBuisson 2017 Awards which reward adult social care organisations for high quality care and continuous improvement. The Regard Group, the UK’s fourth biggest private care provider, has been shortlisted in the ‘supported living’ category for excellence in specialist care for people with physical or […]

25th September 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC award top rating to Gloucestershire learning disability service

CQC award top rating to Gloucestershire learning disability service

A service in Moreton-in-Marsh supporting people with learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Gloucestershire DCA (Domiciliary Care Agency), run by national learning disabilities charity Hft, was described as “exceptionally caring” and “extremely responsive” following its inspection at the end of June.  […]

21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Highly regarded group of learning disability care homes sell in super quick time!

Highly regarded group of learning disability care homes sell in super quick time!

Oaklea Care, an established and highly regarded group of learning disability care homes has been sold in super quick time by specialist healthcare business agents DC Care.   The group, all located in the Yeovil area of Somerset comprises 4 properties, providing care and accommodation to 15 residents with mild to moderate learning difficulties. The […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Special Olympics success for Lockerbie care home residents

Special Olympics success for Lockerbie care home residents

Two service users at Trinity House in Lockerbie, part of the Danshell Group, have celebrated success with a trio of medals at the Special Olympics.   After lots of training and preparation, Richard and Nigel competed in the major national games in Sheffield, the largest event of its kind in the country. They took part […]

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
The Fremantle Trust honours green-fingered talent with a blooming great day!

The Fremantle Trust honours green-fingered talent with a blooming great day!

The Fremantle Trust held a special 25th anniversary final of  Fremantle in Bloom – an annual horticultural competition open to its older people and learning disability services. The final took place at Burnham-based Lent Rise House nursing  home and was judged by a panel including deputy chair of trustees at The Fremantle Trust, Alan Howard, […]

13th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Provider of specialist learning disability care hosts Athletics Championships

Provider of specialist learning disability care hosts Athletics Championships

Care Management Group (CMG), a leading provider of specialist learning disability care, has this week hosted its greatly anticipated Athletics Championship, enjoyed by hundreds of its service users, as well as staff and family members.   Taking place at the David Weir Leisure Centre in Carshalton, individuals joined together for a whole day of competitive […]

8th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Uttoxeter MP and Mayor joined DE Healthcare for an afternoon of theatre and a celebration of music

Uttoxeter MP and Mayor joined DE Healthcare for an afternoon of theatre and a celebration of music

DE Healthcare, a provider of quality care services for adults with complex learning disabilities, invited Burton and Uttoxeter MP, Andrew Griffiths, and the Mayor of Uttoxeter, Alison Trenery, to its community-based facility, The Hub, to celebrate real talent in a variety of vibrant musical theatre performances. DE Healthcare hosted the event in its specialist facility, […]

25th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Oxfordshire supported living service marked Outstanding by CQC

Oxfordshire supported living service marked Outstanding by CQC

A supported living service in Oxfordshire that demonstrates its commitment to providing individual, person focused care has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in June. Inspectors rated Brandon Trust Supported Living Oxfordshire Outstanding for being caring and responsive to people’s needs and Good for being safe, effective and well-led. Overall […]

23rd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Learning disabilities and mental health specialist centre at the ‘heart’ of marriage blessing

Learning disabilities and mental health specialist centre at the ‘heart’ of marriage blessing

A specialist training centre for people with learning disabilities and mental health needs in Dorset has been at the ‘heart’ of preparations for a marriage blessing ceremony.  Individuals who attend the Outcomes with Learning (OWL) Town Farm Workshop in Sixpenny Handley are putting the finishing touches to an order for 30 ceramic ‘wedding favours’.   […]

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