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‘Outstanding’ marks for care home in being ‘responsive to people’s needs’

‘Outstanding’ marks for care home in being ‘responsive to people’s needs’

A Bristol care home that supports people with learning disabilities has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for being responsive to people’s needs. Following an inspection in November, Springbank care home in Brentry received an overall rating of ‘good’ from the CQC. The overall inspection rating is aggregated from five categories which, […]

15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Danshell Group recognise dedication and commitment of healthcare staff

Danshell Group recognise dedication and commitment of healthcare staff

Whorlton Hall Hospital in Barnard Castle, part of the Danshell Group, has recognised the dedication and commitment of four members of its team.   Yvonne Dean-Johnson, 62, has been employed as a Healthcare Support Worker for 30 years.    In a career that has seen service users and colleagues come and go, Yvonne has been a […]

10th January 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Good’ rating for Voyage Care home in Southampton

‘Good’ rating for Voyage Care home in Southampton

A Voyage Care home in Southampton, which looks after adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities, aged-related illnesses and dementia, has received a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission.   Ivydene, in the Portswood area, is home to six people aged from early 50s to mid-80s and is well-equipped to provide care for people […]

5th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Supported care service named after a council worker

Supported care service named after a council worker

One of the UK’s top care providers has named a new service after a council worker who delayed her retirement to support a group of people with learning disabilities.   The Regard Group has named Wakeling House, near Mildenhall, Suffolk, after Jan Wakeling, who worked for Suffolk County Council for more than 33 years.   […]

28th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Voyage Care get into the Christmas party spirit!

Voyage Care get into the Christmas party spirit!

The Elite Venue in Gravesend played host to over 120 people with learning disabilities, autism or both from a number of Voyage Care homes – as well as their support staff – at a celebration Christmas party.   Guests from across the South East region enjoyed a live band, party food and fun competitions, as well […]

27th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Learning disability care provider CMG and CHANGE People launch guide to help online safety

Learning disability care provider CMG and CHANGE People launch guide to help online safety

Care Management Group (CMG) and CHANGE People have officially launched a new guide promoting and supporting online safety, at the Learning Disability England conference.   CMG and CHANGE People have joined together in partnership to launch the guide, which aims to inform and support young people and adults with learning disabilities with how to stay […]

15th December 2017 | By | Reply More
CareTech Launches Foundation and appoints first CEO

CareTech Launches Foundation and appoints first CEO

The CareTech Charitable Foundation, the first independent grant-making charitable corporate foundation in the care sector, has appointed its first CEO. With ambitious and clear-sighted objectives to deliver meaningful impact to communities in need in the UK and overseas, the foundation has appointed charity sector heavyweight Jonathan Freeman, former Managing Director of Mosaic, HRH The Prince […]

8th December 2017 | By | Reply More
National learning disabilities conference sets new standards for better care

National learning disabilities conference sets new standards for better care

Family carers, health and social care professionals, academics, education and social care providers joined together on Friday 24th November for the first national conference with an exclusive focus on Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) Service Standards.   Taking place in Manchester, Raising the Bar saw the launch of the new Core and Essential Service […]

1st December 2017 | By | Reply More
All smiles as Leanna makes massive progress

All smiles as Leanna makes massive progress

A young woman who had been struggling with behaviour and communication problems has undergone an amazing transformation over the past year.   Twelve months ago, Leanna Carey would keep herself to herself in her bedroom at Coneyhurst Lodge in Worthing, a residential care home for adults with complex health needs run by the Regard Group. […]

1st December 2017 | By | Reply More
Care Management Group celebrates ‘Outstanding’ Bromley care service

Care Management Group celebrates ‘Outstanding’ Bromley care service

Care Management Group (CMG) is celebrating today after the Masons Hill service in Bromley achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating, following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection earlier this year.   CMG is a leading provider of residential care, supported living and domiciliary care provision for people with learning disabilities and associated complex needs. Masons Hill is […]

28th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Budget 2017 fails to mention a sector on the brink of catastrophe says Learning Disability Voices

Budget 2017 fails to mention a sector on the brink of catastrophe says Learning Disability Voices

A coalition representing 20% of the care sector for people with learning disabilities, Learning Disability Voices, is deeply disappointed that the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond remained silent on the crisis facing social care in today’s Budget statement. The Chancellor stated his intention for Britain to be ‘a country fit for everyone’ and yet […]

22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Supported living service for learning disability care gets an ‘outstanding’ report from CQC

Supported living service for learning disability care gets an ‘outstanding’ report from CQC

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Consummate Care Ltd, in Kettering, to be Outstanding following an inspection in August. Consummate Care provides supported living to people with learning disabilities in their own homes in Northamptonshire. At the time of our inspection there were 12 people receiving care. Inspectors found […]

22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Danshell Group shortlisted for various awards across the care sector

Danshell Group shortlisted for various awards across the care sector

Danshell Group is celebrating national recognition for a number of its staff and services, which have been acknowledged for outstanding support for people with learning disabilities and autism. Colleagues from across the country have been shortlisted at the Nursing Times Awards, Laing Buisson Awards and the National Care Awards.   This follows on from the […]

20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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