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    Best Bake-Off tradition brings Brigg Christmas cake recipe to the fore!

    Best Bake-Off tradition brings Brigg Christmas cake recipe to the fore!

    A Brigg-based home for residents with a learning disability has a flair for festive fare, winning a Christmas cake competition thanks to a traditional family recipe.   The Birches scooped top prize in the Hica Group’s Christmas cake competition – and won a festive hamper, donated by a catering service.   The winning cake was […]

    4th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Shrewsbury-based choir spreads seasonal joy in the guise of Regard’s Christmas e-card

    Shrewsbury-based choir spreads seasonal joy in the guise of Regard’s Christmas e-card

    A Shrewsbury-based choir whose performances focus on signing rather than singing is sharing the spirit of the season with their recording of Christmas Alphabet. The fun festive video, which can be viewed below is December’s most popular feature on the home page of care-provider Regard’s website and is also spreading seasonal joy in the guise […]

    24th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    The Fremantle Trust appoints Sara Livadeas as Chief Executive

    The Fremantle Trust appoints Sara Livadeas as Chief Executive

    Sara Livadeas has been appointed Chief Executive at The Fremantle Trust, a registered charity and not for profit organisation providing care and support services for older people and adults with a learning disability. She will take up her position on 23rd January 2019. Sara has extensive experience working across social care, health and housing and […]

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    Care worker celebrates 15th anniversary with disability charity

    Care worker celebrates 15th anniversary with disability charity

    “When I first started working in a home with people who all had learning disabilities, it was a nerve-racking and daunting experience,” said Joanne Hall, a team manager who has been caring for some of society’s most vulnerable people for over a decade.   “One of the challenges I faced immediately was that everyone I […]

    21st November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Best Practice Shared At CMG’s Managers Conference

    Best Practice Shared At CMG’s Managers Conference

    CMG, a leading provider of specialist residential care for people with learning disabilities and other associated complex needs, has hosted its annual Managers Conference – a unique opportunity to share best practice amongst leaders within the network.   The conference, attended by 140 managers across CMG, gave delegates the opportunity to share best practice, exchange […]

    5th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Going For Gold At CMGs 8th Athletics Championship

    Going For Gold At CMGs 8th Athletics Championship

    CMG was delighted to see the return of its annual Athletics Championship, with hundreds of individuals taking part in the one-day sporting event aimed at promoting inclusion and showcasing resilience and ambition.    This year’s championship, which was hosted at the David Weir Leisure Centre, saw Paralympian and two-time gold medal winner, Georgie Hermitage MBE, […]

    25th September 2018 | By | Reply More
    National charity comments on Government’s announcement to improve learning disability staff training

    National charity comments on Government’s announcement to improve learning disability staff training

    In response to Government’s announcement last week of a consultation to improve learning disability staff training, Tim Cooper, Chief Executive at United Response, said:   “The Government is absolutely right to focus on the findings of the recent LeDeR report. Its announcement this week of a consultation to improve learning disability training and awareness points […]

    20th September 2018 | By | Reply More
    Tribunal finds CQC’s decision “fair, reasonable and proportionate”

    Tribunal finds CQC’s decision “fair, reasonable and proportionate”

    The First-tier Tribunal has ruled in favour of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) decision to refuse an application submitted by Care Management Group Limited (CMG) to vary a condition of its registration and increase the number of people with a learning disability at one of its services. CMG – a care provider running a large […]

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    Esk Valley Camphill Community co-workers attend National Learning Disabilities and Autism awards

    Esk Valley Camphill Community co-workers attend National Learning Disabilities and Autism awards

    Two Esk Valley Camphill Community members and Avalon Shared Lives Carers were finalists at this year’s National Disabilities and Autism awards ceremony at the ICC, Birmingham. They were nominated by Avalon in the category ‘Positive Behaviour Support’ in recognition of their support of a long term resident of Botton Village who has lived with them […]

    25th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Merseyside firm Potens gives backing to thousands of athletes with learning disabilities

    Merseyside firm Potens gives backing to thousands of athletes with learning disabilities

    One of the UK’s biggest providers of care facilities for people with learning disabilities – Merseyside-based Potens – is backing thousands of athletes across the UK. From its headquarters in Birkenhead Potens operates 78 facilities for people with learning disabilities across the UK and employs around 1,450 staff – and now the company has agreed […]

    19th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Ellesmere Port event aims to improve services for people with learning difficulties

    Ellesmere Port event aims to improve services for people with learning difficulties

    Improving the lives of people with learning difficulties was top of the agenda at an event organised by Ellesmere Port social care provider 1st Enable.   Service users and carers joined commissioners from the NHS and local councils to discuss ways to improve services at the event at Inglewood Manor in Ledsham, Cheshire.   1st […]

    14th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dream comes true for Rotherham United fan as he meets team

    Dream comes true for Rotherham United fan as he meets team

    A Millers fan with learning difficulties had all of his Christmas’ come at once when he gained VIP access to Rotherham United Football Club to meet the team.   Season ticket holder, Daniel Froud, had breakfast with the clubs manager, Paul Warne, and assistant manager, Richie Barker, before meeting the players and receiving a signed […]

    8th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    New report addresses stages to help people move out of long-stay inpatient care

    New report addresses stages to help people move out of long-stay inpatient care

    A new report outlines the challenges and solutions to moving people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health conditions out of long-stay inpatient care.   The report from VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group), Transforming care – the challenges and solutions, addresses NHS England’s policy ambition to enable people to move from inpatient settings, closer to […]

    29th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Supported Living Service run by The Fremantle Trust secures Outstanding rating

    Supported Living Service run by The Fremantle Trust secures Outstanding rating

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated The Fremantle Trust’s Milton Keynes Supported Living Service as Outstanding. The service enables 107 people with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible and was praised by the Regulator for its ‘empowering and empathetic attitude to support people’s personal development.’ Managed by Lorraine McGinley since 2008, when […]

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Meryem spreads her wings

    Meryem spreads her wings

    A young woman from Sittingbourne who is living proof that having learning difficulties need not stand in the way of being independent, has written her own account of the progress the right support has enabled her to make over the past year.   Meryem Kizigol, 34, said: “When I came to Park Road at the […]

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hemel Hempstead learning disability service shortlisted for ‘Best New Build Accessible Scheme’

    Hemel Hempstead learning disability service shortlisted for ‘Best New Build Accessible Scheme’

    A Hightown Housing Association learning disability service in Hemel Hempstead has reached the finals of a prestigious national award for accessible developments built for disabled people. Fletcher Way, a specially designed supported living service home to eight adults with complex physical and learning disabilities, has been shortlisted in the category for ‘Best New Build Accessible […]

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Heathcotes unearths hidden talent for landscaping at Leeds service

    Heathcotes unearths hidden talent for landscaping at Leeds service

    Care provider Heathcotes Group has unearthed a new talent at its Kirklands service in Leeds, where one of the service users volunteered to take on a landscaping project and proved to have skill and imagination in spades! The attractive grounds at Kirklands are fantastic for enjoying the summer months, but a small section behind the […]

    8th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    CMG Hosts Event To Drive Up Quality

    CMG Hosts Event To Drive Up Quality

    CMG, a leading provider of residential care and supported living services for people with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, and this month hosted its annual Driving Up Quality event, as it continues to lead the way in providing high-quality care provision in the sector.   The Driving Up Quality event was attended by 113 […]

    8th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Councils cannot cap personal budgets under Care Act, Ombudsman warns

    Councils cannot cap personal budgets under Care Act, Ombudsman warns

    Councils cannot set maximum budget levels when calculating the cost of people’s care, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has said. The Ombudsman has issued the advice after an investigation found Wiltshire Council had a policy of placing people into bands, and paying in line with those banding levels, regardless of need. This is […]

    27th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Supported living service gives young man a new lease of life

    Supported living service gives young man a new lease of life

    A young man with learning difficulties is enjoying a new lease of life after moving to a supported living service near King’s Lynn.   Since Mark Lowman – who is 27 and has learning difficulties – relocated from a service on the opposite side of town in February, he is ‘a different man’ according to […]

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