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    Friendship group helps Persona customers get more out of life

    Friendship group helps Persona customers get more out of life

    Bury residents with learning disabilities have formed a friendship group which is enabling them to enjoy trips out and holidays with the support of local social care provider Persona.    Customers of Persona’s Supported Living Team created the friendship group in order to get more from their personalised care and support services.    In its […]

    12th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    CQC rate Mansfield specialist care provider ‘Outstanding’

    CQC rate Mansfield specialist care provider ‘Outstanding’

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by The Oaklands in Warsop, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, to be Outstanding following an inspection in December.     The Oaklands accommodates up 20 people living with mental health needs, learning disabilities or an autistic spectrum disorder in three separate bungalows. People also attend this service for […]

    9th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    No more of the ‘Same old, same old’ as Amyleigh makes a difference in social care

    No more of the ‘Same old, same old’ as Amyleigh makes a difference in social care

    A woman who gave up a job as a beautician to pursue a career in the care sector has been named Learner of the Year through an apprenticeship scheme funded by the Welsh government.   Amyleigh Normanton started work as a support worker for the Regard Group in 2008 and has since obtained four QCF diplomas […]

    5th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care Management Group wins top award for best employee

    Care Management Group wins top award for best employee

    Care Management Group (CMG) is celebrating, after it was named winner of a prestigious Skills For Care Accolade award – recognising its commitment to providing high-quality support to its Home Managers.   CMG, the leading provider of residential care and supported living services for people with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, was crowned winner […]

    3rd April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care provider Adjuvo turns around ailing Bradford scheme for people with varying support needs

    Care provider Adjuvo turns around ailing Bradford scheme for people with varying support needs

    Sutton House, a 30-bedroom scheme for people with varying support needs has received an overall “good” rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) just months after care and support provider Adjuvo took over the management of support. When Adjuvo took over the scheme in Dick Lane, Tyersal, Bradford, in June 2017, the last CQC report […]

    23rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    £30 million boost for adult social care in Liverpool

    £30 million boost for adult social care in Liverpool

    SOCIAL care for adults in Liverpool is set to get a £30 million boost with plans for three new centres and improved accommodation for people with learning disabilities moving ahead.   A report approved by the Cabinet recommends pushing ahead with plans for three, 60 bed flexible facilities that will open by 2020 in the […]

    23rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Danshell announces appointment of Group Medical Director

    Danshell announces appointment of Group Medical Director

    One of the UK’s leading providers of specialist support and care for people living with a learning disability and autism has appointed a new Group Medical Director. Danshell, which operates more than 20 specialist services in England and Scotland, has appointed Dr Dale Lawrence to the role. Dr Lawrence joined the clinical team at specialist […]

    22nd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Goldcrest House Raise Funds for Local Charity

    Goldcrest House Raise Funds for Local Charity

    Celebrating a full year of fundraising Goldcrest House present the final count of funds of £352.20 to the Goole based charity the Waterways Museum and Sobriety Project.   Throughout 2017 service users at Goldcrest House walked the length of the Humber Bridge and back to raise funds for the charity, which has a special place […]

    14th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Fire damaged farm undergoes multi-million investment to become specialist supported living space

    Fire damaged farm undergoes multi-million investment to become specialist supported living space

    An historic 400-year-old Manchester farm building which was badly damaged in an arson attack has risen from the ashes to provide homes for people with learning disabilities.   Salford-based specialist social care developer Fairhome Group Plc and Greater Manchester-based care provider Zeno Ltd have spent more than two years working in partnership with Manchester City […]

    26th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Specialist care provider Tracscare ‘accomplish’ a full rebrand

    Specialist care provider Tracscare ‘accomplish’ a full rebrand

    Tracscare, the specialist provider of support for individuals with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Brain Injuries, has announced that it has changed its name to ‘accomplish.’.   The name change is part of a wider rebrand which includes a Brand Promise, Values and Behaviours – all of which are designed to set the […]

    20th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    New care services open in Lutterworth

    New care services open in Lutterworth

    Care provider Heathcotes Group has opened a new specialist services in Lutterworth, near Leicester, for adults with learning disabilities, mental illness and associated complex needs. Lutterworth View provides eight en-suite bedrooms and 24-hour support from a team of experienced care workers. The facility will employ 16 full-time care staff, all trained in practices which help […]

    19th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Report reveals looming heart-breaking care crisis for disabled adults and families

    Report reveals looming heart-breaking care crisis for disabled adults and families

    3 in 4 (75%) family carers say they have no long-term plan for what will happen when they can no longer provide support to their loved one, according to the disability charity Sense. Over two thirds (67%) of families caring for disabled adults with complex needs live in fear of what will happen to their […]

    5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Knitting workshop in Goole keeps the cold away

    Knitting workshop in Goole keeps the cold away

    Goldcrest House is helping to keep the homeless of Goole wrapped up and warm this winter with a donation of handmade hats and scarves to local charity, Mission Trinity.   Service users at Goldcrest House put their knitting skills to good use during a creative workshop and created woolly hats and scarves for Mission Trinity, […]

    26th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    HPC announces sale of Gloucestershire learning and physical disability specialist service

    HPC announces sale of Gloucestershire learning and physical disability specialist service

    Specialist healthcare property consultant HPC has announced the sale of a group of registered care homes and supported living units in Gloucestershire, providing accommodation for adults with learning and physical disabilities. The company has confirmed the sale of the entire issued share capital in Access Housing Limited, which owns and operates subsidiary company Chosen Care […]

    15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘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 […]

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