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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 […]

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 […]

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