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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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Learning disability and mental health care provider continues strong growth

Learning disability and mental health care provider continues strong growth

Having opened 12 new services during the past 12 months, the Regard Group – the UK’s fourth largest private care-provider in the learning disabilities and mental health sector – now reports that it has acquired nine new services and expects to expand organically as well by opening and filling a further dozen within the next […]

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

19th June 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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