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Two vital emergency mental health services saved from closure in Yorkshire

Two vital emergency mental health services saved from closure in Yorkshire

Two vital services that reduce demand on emergency services by helping people experiencing mental distress, have been saved from closure in Rotherham and York. Two vital services that reduce demand on emergency services by helping people experiencing mental distress have been saved. The Pathways model, developed and delivered by Together for Mental Wellbeing, offers free, […]

19th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care provider to open two new specialist care services near Nottingham

Care provider to open two new specialist care services near Nottingham

Care provider Heathcotes Group is opening two new facilities near Nottingham following the redevelopment of its original estate in Hucknall. The two newly refurbished buildings at Watnall Road offer a range of specialist person-centred services: Gilbert Lodge supports people with mental health needs and challenging behaviours whilst Taylor View supports people with learning disabilities, dual […]

8th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Eden Futures raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Week

Eden Futures raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Week

Staff and service users at supported living provider Eden Futures raised £900 during Mental Health Awareness Week, for national mental health charity Mind.   Co-ordinated by the Mental Health Foundation, this years’ campaign aimed to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.   Eden Futures’ supported living schemes and offices […]

17th May 2017 | By | Reply More
UK’s first national Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools launched in Leeds

UK’s first national Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools launched in Leeds

The first university Centre dedicated to strengthening mental health in schools across the whole of the UK has been established at Leeds Beckett University.           Leeds Beckett University The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools has been created to strengthen the mental health of the next generation by supporting […]

16th May 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 […]

11th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Personalised support brings daughter back

Personalised support brings daughter back

Parents of an Ipswich woman who experienced confidence and self-esteem issues say a plan offering personalised support has ‘brought their daughter back’. Rachael Hines, 48, and her family are sharing their story during Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 8 to 14 May, to illustrate how their daughter is now ‘thriving’, compared to simply […]

11th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Heathcotes mark Mental Health Awareness Week with focus on personality disorder

Heathcotes mark Mental Health Awareness Week with focus on personality disorder

To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, care provider Heathcotes Group is seeking to increase awareness of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder and highlight the need for more specialist support for this complex condition. Personality disorders involve attitudes, beliefs and behaviours which cause longstanding mental health problems. Nearly half of all people diagnosed with […]

9th May 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 […]

13th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Patron Capital sells The Badby Group to Elysium Healthcare

Patron Capital sells The Badby Group to Elysium Healthcare

Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on property backed investments, has sold the specialist neuro disability care provider The Badby Group to Elysium Healthcare.   The acquisition adds a new service offering to Elysium’s portfolio in a field in which the management team has significant experience.   The multi award-winning Badby Group, led by […]

12th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Priory Group announces merger of two adult care services

Priory Group announces merger of two adult care services

The Priory Group has today merged its two adult care divisions, Craegmoor and Amore Care, to create Priory Adult Care, one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist adult care.   This new division, which will be operational from 3 April 2017, will be headed by new Chief Executive, Jim Willis, previously the Managing Director […]

3rd April 2017 | By | Reply More
New hospital director at Maidstone specialist care hospital

New hospital director at Maidstone specialist care hospital

Bramley Health has appointed experienced healthcare professional Salim Atchia as Hospital Director at Glenhurst Lodge in Maidstone.   Salim joins the mental health rehabilitation service from the Priory Hospital Potters Bar.  A qualified RMN, with 27 years’ experience, and Registered Nurse Tutor, Salim has taught at various Universities in the East of England. He has […]

22nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Time to talk for Hannah: Raising awareness to mental health needs

Time to talk for Hannah: Raising awareness to mental health needs

With schools, businesses and charities nationwide holding events to mark ‘Time to Talk Day’, the annual awareness day to get people talking about mental health, a Chester woman with mental health needs is helping promote that understanding by sharing her own story.   One in four people will face a mental health problem at some […]

15th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Bramley Health invests in new male rehabilitation service in Bexhill

Bramley Health invests in new male rehabilitation service in Bexhill

Bramley Health is opening a new male, mental health rehabilitation service at the Langford Centre in Bexhill on Sea. Cooden Lodge is a nine-bedded hospital service for men, which provides a supportive environment for patients who suffer from complex and enduring mental health conditions.   It follows on from the investment in Balmoral, an all-female rehabilitation […]

2nd February 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC rate North London care home inadequate

CQC rate North London care home inadequate

St Mungo’s Broadway – 2 Hilldrop Road, has been rated Inadequate overall. It was rated Inadequate for being safe, effective and well-led. It was rated Requires Improvement for being caring and responsive, following the inspection in November 2016. St Mungo’s is a care home registered to accommodate up to 29 people with a history of […]

16th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Mental Capacity Act and consent for inclusion in care provider marketing activities

Mental Capacity Act and consent for inclusion in care provider marketing activities

Julie Rayner, Care, Quality, Governance and Compliance Director at Hallmark Care Homes talks about the Mental Capacity Act and consent for inclusion in marketing activities. Julie has over 20 years’ experience working for the National Care Standards Commission, the Health Care Commission and CQC and as an Inspector, Area Manager and a Compliance Manager. The […]

12th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Outstanding CQC rating for care home for mental health in Bristol

Outstanding CQC rating for care home for mental health in Bristol

Congratulations to everyone at Manor Community Care Home which has recently become the first care home in Bristol specialising in mental health to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The hard work of staff and management at Manor Community Care Home has been recognised in the report, with staff commended for the […]

12th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Calls for Prime minister to begin cross-party process to end current NHS and social care crisis

Calls for Prime minister to begin cross-party process to end current NHS and social care crisis

Theresa May must urgently begin a cross-party process to find a long-term solution to the current crisis in health and social care funding. In an open letter to the Prime Minister signed by 75 organisations and leading voices in the sector including Independent Age, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Care England, Patients […]

11th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Milestones Trust strengthens senior management team

Milestones Trust strengthens senior management team

Social care provider Milestones Trust has strengthened its senior management team through the appointment of Geralyn Meehan as its new director of HR. Having previously provided HR support for social and health care providers in the not-for-profit, private and public sectors, Geralyn brings with her a wealth of experience to the Bristol-based Trust, which supports […]

11th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Two decades of caring at Twickenham residential care service

Two decades of caring at Twickenham residential care service

A Twickenham residential service that supports adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues has just celebrated its 20th anniversary by holding a party for the people who live there, as well as staff, family members and friends from neighbouring services.   Guests of honour were deputy manager Bruno Verdosci, and two of the people* […]

30th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Getting Together For A Cracker Of A Christmas Party

Getting Together For A Cracker Of A Christmas Party

A Christmas party for a group of local people with learning difficulties and mental health problems went with a real swing at Teynham Village Hall near Sittingbourne in Kent last week.   The festive get-together was arranged by the team at Berkeley House, a Regard residential home, and was attended by over 50 service users […]

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