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Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

  Scottish singing star Barbara Dickson has hailed a pioneering mental health service in her native Fife as she helped celebrate its 25th anniversary. The singer, whose hits include ‘I Know Him So Well’, ‘January, February’ and ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’, visited Barony’s Contact Point centre in Buckhaven for a birthday party to celebrate […]

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

The tactics being taken by Government’s revenue agency HMRC is taking a spectacular new turn in dealing with the sleep in crisis says VODG the group that represents disability charities.   Government’s recent announcement of a new Social Care Compliance Scheme raised more questions than answers. The lack of clarity has prompted VODG and other […]

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Reaching for the sky at Sidney Corob home

Reaching for the sky at Sidney Corob home

Interior designer, Mark Aldbrook, has designed the newly painted dining room ceiling of Jewish Care’s Sidney Corob House and officially opened the room last week. Mark has been a resident at Sidney Corob House for people with mental health needs since March this year. He has had his own interior design business for many years, […]

14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Tracscare honours World Mental Health Day

Tracscare honours World Mental Health Day

In honour of World Mental Health Day, Tracscare – a leading provider of support for people with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) – hosted a national conference to encourage health professionals to make mental health personal and enable both recovery and resilience. More than 60 care professionals attended the […]

2nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards applications up 11 per cent

Number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards applications up 11 per cent

The number of applications to detain people with mental health issues, dementia or learning difficulties for their own safety has reached the highest level on record. The process, known as Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), is used when patients who lack the mental capacity to consent need to be detained in a place like a hospital or care home. […]

1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
More needs to be done to understand the growing problem of male depression

More needs to be done to understand the growing problem of male depression

More needs to be done to understand the growing problem of male depression; that’s according to researchers at Leeds Beckett University who have carried out a study into the issue which has been published in the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. Initially it would appear that there are fewer cases of male depression than female, […]

1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Royal College of Psychiatrists launches advice pack for businesses and staff

Royal College of Psychiatrists launches advice pack for businesses and staff

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced a special pack of mental health information for employers and employees to mark World Mental Health Day 2017 which is today 10th October. This year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is mental health in the workplace. Hundreds of thousands of workers will experience mental health […]

10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Councils fail to alert ‘mentally impaired’ who are missing out on council tax reduction

Councils fail to alert ‘mentally impaired’ who are missing out on council tax reduction

Professor of Psychiatry for Older Adults John Wattis comments on the tens of thousands of vulnerable people who could be missing out on a council tax discount and who pays for dementia ‘care’. Missing out! “The BBC reports that ‘tens of thousands’ of vulnerable people could be missing out on a council tax discount.  People […]

5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Private care provider Regard Group named as finalist in LaingBuisson 2017 Awards

Private care provider Regard Group named as finalist in LaingBuisson 2017 Awards

Private care-provider Regard has been named as a finalist in the LaingBuisson 2017 Awards which reward adult social care organisations for high quality care and continuous improvement. The Regard Group, the UK’s fourth biggest private care provider, has been shortlisted in the ‘supported living’ category for excellence in specialist care for people with physical or […]

25th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Supported Living secure mental health services in Cambridgeshire

Sanctuary Supported Living secure mental health services in Cambridgeshire

Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) has secured a contract to deliver mental health services in Cambridgeshire following an agreement with Cambridgeshire County Council worth more than £1m a year. The national housing, care and support provider will be delivering a combination of supported housing services and floating support directly to clients in the community.   The […]

21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

Staff and residents at a Blaina care home were joined by the local mayor as they celebrated the end of the summer with a fête. Cwm Celyn care home, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, invited mayor Clive Bridgeman and Shaw healthcare chairman Alun Thomas to the event, which included raffles, face painting, […]

20th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Forestry Commission England partners with mental health charity Mind

Forestry Commission England partners with mental health charity Mind

Forestry Commission England is encouraging everyone to have a feel-good autumn through a new partnership with mental health charity Mind.  ‘Feel Good autumn’ is a new initiative inspiring people to spend time in the forest to boost their wellbeing,  after 94% of respondents to a Mind survey said green exercise had benefited their mental health. […]

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Heathcotes opens specialist care facility in Chesterfield

Heathcotes opens specialist care facility in Chesterfield

Care provider Heathcotes Group has opened a new specialist facility in Chesterfield following the completion of two new build services, each accommodating eight residents.   Located off Cuttholme Way, Heathcotes’ Loundsley House comprises two separate services, each offering eight en-suite bedrooms and 24-hour support for adults with learning disabilities, mental illness, dual diagnoses and associated complex needs. The […]

22nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Big Picnic Fortnight Come Rain Or Shine

Big Picnic Fortnight Come Rain Or Shine

All over the country the people who live or work at supported living and residential services run by the Regard Group, the UK’s fourth largest private organisation providing for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and acquired brain injury, are coming together to take part in ‘Regard’s Big Picnic Fortnight’ and raise funds in […]

17th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Leicestershire disability care service is rated Outstanding by the CQC

Leicestershire disability care service is rated Outstanding by the CQC

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by two services run by Kingly Care Partnership in Hinckley, to be Outstanding following inspections in May. Kingly House and Kingly Croft provide accommodation and personal care for people who require support because they have suffered brain injuries or have neurological disabilities. They, along […]

11th 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’.   […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
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
Mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’ reports CQC

Mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’ reports CQC

CQC warns mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’ – some services responding positively to unprecedented challenges but others must move away from out-dated care that leaves people ‘helpless and powerless’ The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes the findings of its comprehensive inspection programme of all specialist mental health services, giving the most complete […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy invites care homes to complete short survey

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy invites care homes to complete short survey

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is calling for Care Home Managers to complete a short survey which is now live at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZFF59TX The survey (which should take less than 10 minutes to complete) aims to find out whether talking therapies are available in UK care homes; and where they are available how […]

14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Supported living unit funded by new investment strategy

Supported living unit funded by new investment strategy

The AEW UK Real Return Fund has acquired a block of 27 two-bed apartments in Westhoughton near Bolton for £2.8m. These have been let to My Space Housing Solutions for the provision of supported living units for vulnerable adults with a range of support needs such as mental health issues and learning disabilities.   My […]

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