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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 […]

May 23, 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 […]

May 19, 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 […]

May 12, 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 […]

May 11, 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 […]

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wisbech man with learning difficulties uses his love of football to help him achieve his personal goals

Wisbech man with learning difficulties uses his love of football to help him achieve his personal goals

The determination of a Wisbech man with learning difficulties to achieve his personal development goals, backed by staff from the supported living service where he lives, is yielding great results.   Paul is a huge football fan, so staff at West Street in Wisbech have used that as a motivator in identifying which skills needed […]

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care joins together to tackle over-medication

Social care joins together to tackle over-medication

The social care sector is joining together to stop the over-medication of people with a learning disability or autism who use care services in England. The campaign, supported by NHS England, is today encouraging all learning disability providers to sign up to a new pledge called STOMP (or STopping the Over-Medication of People with a […]

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hollyhurst care service in Darlington rated ‘Good’ by CQC

Hollyhurst care service in Darlington rated ‘Good’ by CQC

Hollyhurst residential care service in Darlington has been praised by the regulator, the Care Quality Commission, for the quality of its care and support.   Hollyhurst, which is operated by the Danshell Group, was given a ‘Good’ rating by the independent regulator.     It provides nursing care and support for 19 people with a learning […]

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Successful partnerships provide local housing and independent living care solutions

Successful partnerships provide local housing and independent living care solutions

Supported living service Eden Futures has welcomed new residents to two independent living schemes following successful partnership working. Vale Place, Worcestershire, and Vincent Apartments, Rotherham, are both providing an innovative housing solution, alongside support and care, to local individuals in need. Following consultation and on-going partnership work with local authorities, Eden Futures has been successful […]

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care leaders react to MP’s report calling for more money to follow patients to pay for community support

Care leaders react to MP’s report calling for more money to follow patients to pay for community support

Learning Disability Voices, a coalition of charities, not for profit and independent providers of learning disability care has responded to the Public Accounts Committee’s report into local support for people with a learning disability.   Tim Cooper, Co-Chair of Learning Disability Voices and Chief Executive of United Response said:   “The report is a welcome […]

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Glowing report for learning disability care home

Glowing report for learning disability care home

A KIDWELLY care home for adults with learning disabilities has been praised for the way staff care for residents. Dan Y Graig, which is home to eight adults up to the age of 64, was given a glowing report by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) during a recent unannounced visit. Inspectors said […]

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bramley Health service users enjoy birds of prey visit

Bramley Health service users enjoy birds of prey visit

Bramley Health has held a birds of prey workshop for all its service users building on a successful event in 2016. Staff across the centres felt they saw a fantastic level on engagement from service users and unanimously agreed they would like to see the workshop return. During the latest workshop participants were taught how […]

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
People with learning disabilities in Sheffield lead fuller lives after care change

People with learning disabilities in Sheffield lead fuller lives after care change

“It’s given them more rights over their lives. The main thing is that people are doing things. They hardly went out before.”   That’s the view of Shelley Berry, Registered Manager of Cottam Road, a scheme which supports people with learning disabilities.    Cottam Road used to be a registered care home but two years […]

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sisterly love triumphs over anxiety

Sisterly love triumphs over anxiety

A young woman with learning difficulties is enjoying a happier lifestyle thanks to support from her sister and a specialist behaviour psychologist who teamed up to help her be better understood.   Donjeta Kaliquani, who is non-verbal, was displaying behaviour that challenges at the care service where she lives in Mitcham, Surrey, so her sister […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care charity are guests of honour at St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants

Social care charity are guests of honour at St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants

Thirty people from the charity Community Integrated Care were invited as guests of honour to the St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants rugby league game on Friday 7th April, offering a unique match day experience for people supported, their families and carers.   The event was arranged as part of Community Integrated Care’s new partnership […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Volunteering helps Goole charity shop meet targets

Volunteering helps Goole charity shop meet targets

 Providing person centred care and support is Goldcrest House and the Goole based charity Cancer Research as they partner to help service user Dawn Field gain a volunteering role within the Boothferry based charity shop.   When not working in her other role Dawn wanted to fill her spare days working elsewhere. She successfully passed […]

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Carers support a young woman who is battling severe anxiety to access her local community

Carers support a young woman who is battling severe anxiety to access her local community

Carers are supporting a young woman who is battling severe anxiety to access her local community.   Heather Breen, 26, who has a learning disability and is on the autistic spectrum, moved to Latymer House care service in Redhill last April.   Said Latymer manager Martin McGibbon said: “When Heather came to us she was […]

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Home From Home Care scoops Investors In People Gold Award

Home From Home Care scoops Investors In People Gold Award

The UK’s largest parent-led specialist residential care provider, Home From Home Care, are delighted to announce they have been awarded an Investors In People Gold accreditation. Based in Lincolnshire, Home From Home Care opened ‘The Old Hall’ in Fiskerton, its first specialist residential care service for adults with complex needs, in 2005, employing 25 staff […]

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
CMG pledges to drive up quality of care

CMG pledges to drive up quality of care

Care Management Group is leading the way in driving up high quality care, with service users and staff members making individual pledges to achieve desired goals, as part of their commitment to the Driving Up Quality (DUQ) initiative.   The DUQ Code was first launched in 2013, with the support of the government and leading […]

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Supported living service hosts their very own Great British Bake Off

Supported living service hosts their very own Great British Bake Off

Individuals and staff at Potens’ Foxdale Supported Living service have hosted their very own Great British Bake Off competition at their home in Wirral competing against each other to be crowned Foxdale Baking Champion 2017!   Foxdale Close supports three individuals with a range of learning and physical disabilities to live independently in a shared […]

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