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    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 […]

    25th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Lincolnshire specialist care provider found to be ‘Outstanding’

    Lincolnshire specialist care provider found to be ‘Outstanding’

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by The Reeds in Dorrington, Lincolnshire, to be Outstanding following an inspection in September.     The Reeds is run by Home from Home Care Limited and is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for up to eight people who may have learning disabilities […]

    20th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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