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Award-Winning Charity Welcome French Health Foundation on UK Study Tour

Award-Winning Charity Welcome French Health Foundation on UK Study Tour

Social care charity, Community Integrated Care, welcomed 16 representatives from the French health foundation, John Bost, to share their knowledge and expertise of supporting people with complex learning and physical disabilities.   Representatives from John Bost are currently visiting North West England on a study tour to gain a better understanding of the UK’s social […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reduce wage bill but increase client dignity, independence

Reduce wage bill but increase client dignity, independence

Wage bills can be reduced permanently, yet better, consistent quality of client independence, dignity and wellbeing attained by a ‘one-off’ investment in assistive technology.   Installing a wash and dry toilet in place of a conventional WC means clients do not need help to wipe clean. Staff are released for other duties. Clients are cleaned […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence

An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence

An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence and refusing to succumb to his physical limitations, by using British toilet engineering expertise.   William (Buff) McBeath, 70, was told he would never walk again after his injury in the line of duty in the 1970s. […]

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Widnes Charities Partner to Support People with Learning Disabilities into Employment

Widnes Charities Partner to Support People with Learning Disabilities into Employment

Widnes-based Cathie Stankevitch Foundation has this week launched a partnership with Community Integrated Care, to offer people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autism, volunteering opportunities – enhancing their work experience and employment skills.   The Cathie Stankevitch Foundation was founded by rugby league legend John Stankevitch in honour of his late mother. The foundation, […]

August 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Clos-o-Mat giving a new lease of life to 30,000 and counting!

Clos-o-Mat giving a new lease of life to 30,000 and counting!

Dignity and independence has been retained by 30,000 people through use of the latest incarnation of assistive technology.   The Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita wash and dry toilet saw its 30,000th model roll of the British manufacturing line this week.     The landmark affirms the Palma Vita’s position as the brand leader, and Clos-o-Mat as […]

June 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Good things come in Small Packages

Good things come in Small Packages

For a Buckinghamshire pensioner, small is beautiful, especially when it applies to her loo!   The installation of her Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita wash and dry toilet has, she says, been a Red Letter Day that has changed her life for the better.   To put it in context, Claire Evans worked until she was in […]

April 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Improve safety and enhance quality of life for care home residents and staff

Improve safety and enhance quality of life for care home residents and staff

In the past two years, care home providers reported 11,000 work related accidents in the UK. People handling is the most common cause of injury to staff, and low falls causing five fatalities and over 150 major injuries to residents*. Yet many of these injuries to both residents and staff in care homes could potentially […]

April 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Huntingdon £2million inpatient rehabilitation scheme opens

Huntingdon £2million inpatient rehabilitation scheme opens

Papworth Trust Opens First Rehabilitation Centre to Ease Bed Blocking Crisis & Increase Independent Living A £2 million residential scheme designed to ease the growing bed-blocking crisis in hospitals across Huntingdon has officially been opened in Papworth Everard.   The innovative inpatient rehabilitation has been delivered by Papworth Trust, the leading charity for disabled and […]

February 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care group invests £400K in Nottingham care centre

Care group invests £400K in Nottingham care centre

A national care home group has invested £400,000 into expanding and improving the facilities of a residential care centre it owns in Nottingham. PrimeLife, which runs more than 60 homes across England, has just completed its extension of Little Acres, which is located in Nuthall. The site, which provides services for adult clients with learning […]

January 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care team strengthened as Voyage Care confirms new appointments

Care team strengthened as Voyage Care confirms new appointments

Sue Donley has been appointed human resources director, while Alan Marshall joins as Voyage Care’s first managing director for community services.   A highly experienced HR professional, Sue will take responsibility for delivering Voyage Care’s recruitment strategy and managing employee relations. She will also be looking at ways of enhancing the company’s existing training and […]

September 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Athletics championships for people with learning disabilities

Athletics championships for people with learning disabilities

With the countdown to the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro well underway, people supported by learning disability care provider, CMG, gathered in Surrey to take part in an athletics competition. The Olympic spirit was very much alive and well as 200 people were in attendance at the CMG Athletics Day at the […]

September 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shackletons share trade secrets with Yorkshire learning disability charity

Shackletons share trade secrets with Yorkshire learning disability charity

Shackletons opened its doors to share trade secrets with Dewsbury charity the Howlands to help raise funds to support its day services for people with physical and learning disabilities. Deborah Hall, Centre Manager said: “We were eager to learn about upholstering but had no access to the right skills until Shackletons offered to help us.  […]

August 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
One touch keeps it simple

One touch keeps it simple

One touch keeps it simple Nearly three million people in Britain are potentially finding it difficult to clean themselves properly after going to the toilet. And the number is on the increase….   Statistics from the Office for Disability Issues show that the disabled population of Britain has grown by over 1million in just the […]

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Army of volunteers celebrate 50 years of transforming the lives of people with disabilities

Army of volunteers celebrate 50 years of transforming the lives of people with disabilities

The past 50 years have seen the lives of over 100,000 people with disabilities – from athletes, to ex-service people, to children, parents and those who have retired – transformed by volunteers of national charity Remap, who have built equipment to help these individuals lead independent lives.   The charity, which celebrates its 50th birthday […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
ubu gives Le Grand Depart Thumbs Up

ubu gives Le Grand Depart Thumbs Up

Le Grand Depart took on new meaning when a team from specialist care provider, ubu set up their own challenge.   Unable to tackle the 190km of Stage One round North Yorkshire the vulnerable adults  headed to John Charles Sports Centre to tackle 475 laps of the track as part of their own Tour de […]

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