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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
South West education and care specialist secures growth funding

South West education and care specialist secures growth funding

The Phoenix Learning and Care Group has agreed a £4.5m refinance facility with the Royal Bank of Scotland to support the future growth of the business as it looks to roll out new sites across the region.   Established in 2006, Phoenix Learning and Care Group is headquartered in Barnstaple and is a well-respected provider […]

May 11, 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 […]

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
CMG’s Portsmouth supported living service celebrates ‘Outstanding’ CQC inspection

CMG’s Portsmouth supported living service celebrates ‘Outstanding’ CQC inspection

Care Management Group (CMG) is celebrating after Chetwynd Road in Portsmouth has become the fourth service to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   The new rating makes CMG the only major learning disability provider in England to have achieved this prestigious milestone.   CMG is a leading provider of residential […]

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Eden Futures supports World Autism Awareness Week

Eden Futures supports World Autism Awareness Week

Supported living provider Eden Futures helped to support World Autism Awareness Week with a host of activities, events and fundraising, as well as promoting awareness of autism to staff and local communities.   In support of the national campaign organised by the National Autistic Society, Eden Futures ran a social media campaign with videos, photographs […]

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Supported living service hosts their very own Great British Bake Off

Supported living service hosts their very own Great British Bake Off

Individuals and staff at Potens’ Foxdale Supported Living service have hosted their very own Great British Bake Off competition at their home in Wirral competing against each other to be crowned Foxdale Baking Champion 2017!   Foxdale Close supports three individuals with a range of learning and physical disabilities to live independently in a shared […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tracscare opens specialist training centre for individuals in supported living services

Tracscare opens specialist training centre for individuals in supported living services

Tracscare’s has opened ‘Y Hwb’ (The Hub) in Swansea – an innovative new training centre designed to improve access to training and education courses for individuals with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Needs, Autism and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI).   Y Hwb was established to offer a new approach to supporting people by empowering them to […]

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Newton Abbot MP Anne Morris praises specialist care home

Newton Abbot MP Anne Morris praises specialist care home

Newton Abbot MP Anne Marie Morris visited Riverview, a specialist care home in Teignmouth, Devon, and praised the extraordinary achievements of its staff in receiving  a top accolade from the care industry watchdog. The home for adults with complex needs including autism, behaviours that challenge, acquired brain injury and learning disabilities, was recently rated “outstanding” […]

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust response to NHS England announcement on hospital beds

Nuffield Trust response to NHS England announcement on hospital beds

Commenting on NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens’ announcement at the Nuffield Trust’s health policy summit, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards said:   “As our research published earlier this week found, there are many excellent initiatives that seek to move care out of hospital. But they often cost money, require new staffing and take time […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
CMG achieves third outstanding CQC rating

CMG achieves third outstanding CQC rating

Staff and service users at Care Management Group (CMG) are celebrating after they received their third ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for their Avenue Road service in South Norwood.   Avenue Road joins their Kings Road service in Hampshire and Ridgeway service in Essex in receiving the rating.   CMG, a leading […]

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist support and housing provider receives ‘outstanding’ in all five ratings for its social care

Specialist support and housing provider receives ‘outstanding’ in all five ratings for its social care

Welmede, the support and housing provider, which has recently become an operating subsidiary of support provider Avenues Group, has received the rare award of ‘outstanding’ in all five ratings by the Care Quality Commission following a recent inspection of its person-centred support services to people with a learning disability living in their own homes. The […]

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
New addiction treatment clinic opens in Worplesdon, Surrey

New addiction treatment clinic opens in Worplesdon, Surrey

On Friday 17 February, a preview of a new state-of-the-art addiction treatment clinic in Perry Hill, Worplesdon, Surrey took place.  The event was attended by local neighbours and dignitaries including Reverend Alex Russell, Guildford Mayor Gordon Jackson and Councillor Bob McShee.     The private healthcare facility, owned by UK Addiction Treatment (UKAT) will help […]

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Options teams up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE

Options teams up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE

Options, the specialist autism provider of Outcomes First Group, has teamed up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE. Options has appointed Anna as the autism ambassador for the group. Anna has to date worked closely with the autism services with Outcomes First Group and is now extending her role across the services within the […]

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ex-paratrooper learns new language following life-changing stroke

Ex-paratrooper learns new language following life-changing stroke

A paratrooper who served tours of duty in numerous countries has marked his first year at a residential care home in Aylesbury, following a stroke that left him paraplegic.   In February 2015, Phillip Horne was the paragon of fitness; a physical training instructor in the Army Air Corps’ Squadron 678, he was tasked with […]

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Belong name change reaffirms commitment to specialist care village model

Belong name change reaffirms commitment to specialist care village model

The operator of Belong care villages has formally changed its name from CLS Care Services Limited to Belong Limited. The name change follows the divestment of the organisation’s remaining CLS care homes at the end of 2016 to focus solely on its world-leading, state-of-the-art Belong care villages and registered domiciliary home care service, Belong at […]

February 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Outstanding rating for service supporting people with complex behavioural needs

Outstanding rating for service supporting people with complex behavioural needs

Mayo House, a service providing care and accommodation for people with complex behavioural support needs, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by inspectors. Social care provider Milestones Trust runs the service, which is based in Yate, north of Bristol. Mayo House provides seven self-contained flats, all for people with learning disabilities and complex needs who require individual […]

January 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
It’s Christmas party time for Dan and his Care & Support Team!

It’s Christmas party time for Dan and his Care & Support Team!

Popular restaurant Frankie & Benny’s was the venue of choice for Dan Woodhead, a young man with complex needs, to enjoy an evening of Christmas fun with members of his dedicated care and support team. Dan is a client of home care provider Caremark (Barnsley).  Through a personalized plan of specialist support, Dan is enabled […]

January 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nurse Plus delivers Christmas cheer to Gosport

Nurse Plus delivers Christmas cheer to Gosport

Kind-hearted homecare staff from Nurse Plus have been busy spreading Christmas cheer in Gosport, as they delivered presents to over 150 of their clients.   The generous employees donated, wrapped and delivered festive treats to all of the clients they care for in and around the Gosport area.   Nurse Plus’ Gosport branch manager, Gemma […]

December 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
The CQC must do more to demonstrate it delivers value for money

The CQC must do more to demonstrate it delivers value for money

The CQC must do more to demonstrate it delivers value for money and is capable of assessing new models of care, NHS Confederation has argued. In a written submission to the Health Select Committee’s inquiry into the future of the regulator, the Confed said that its members broadly supported the CQC’s new 2016-21 strategy. Its […]

December 14, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Service users’ designs adorn Danshell company Christmas card

Service users’ designs adorn Danshell company Christmas card

A Danshell Group service user from Bishop Auckland has proved his artistic merit by winning the company’s Christmas art project. The Danshell Christmas card competition was launched to encourage service users to feel involved in the company and to produce a design for the company’s corporate card for Christmas 2016. The winning design, chosen from […]

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