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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 […]

5th July 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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