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Surrey Choices feature in new Channel 5 series

Surrey Choices feature in new Channel 5 series

Social care provider Surrey Choices will feature on a new Channel 5 series which started last week.   ‘Special Needs Employment Agency’ tells the story of six extraordinary young people who, with the right support, take their first tentative steps towards independence. From a mechanic with Asperger’s to a trainee teaching assistant with cerebral palsy, […]

8th February 2018 | By | Reply More
New ‘Home-From-Home’ Supported Living Service in Rochdale

New ‘Home-From-Home’ Supported Living Service in Rochdale

A young woman with mental health issues who has just moved into a newly-opened supported living service near Rochdale is so delighted with her placement that she has written a poem about it.   Twenty-year-old Ceejae’s new home, Fairway, is a much-needed new supported living service for women with learning disabilities and mental health needs. […]

23rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
Scales tipped for success for football-mad Ben

Scales tipped for success for football-mad Ben

A care service in Neston, Cheshire, is supporting a young man to lose weight by helping him to improve his cooking skills and to do more exercise.   Ben Harling, 29, who has Down’s syndrome, and lives at Manor Barn supported living service, is steadily losing the pounds, and hopes to hit his target weight […]

16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
CQC find the quality of Nottingham supported living service ‘Outstanding’

CQC find the quality of Nottingham supported living service ‘Outstanding’

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Reach Housing & Enablement Services Limited in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, to be Outstanding following an inspection in November.       This service provides care and support to people living in ‘supported living’ settings, so that they can live in their own […]

12th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Further blow to social care funding

Further blow to social care funding

Responding to today’s provisional Local Government Finance Settlement, Margaret Willcox, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said: “This is a further blow for adult social care after the Government ignored sector-wide calls to address the urgent need for extra funding in last month’s Budget. “Allowing councils to increase council tax […]

19th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Heathcotes opens new services in Wakefield

Heathcotes opens new services in Wakefield

Chesterfield-based Care provider, Heathcotes Group, has opened a specialist residential service in Flanshaw, near Wakefield, which supports adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Located off Flanshaw Lane, the new service provides eight en-suite bedrooms and 24-hour support from 16 full-time care staff. Heathcotes is expecting to see referrals from all over the UK due to a current […]

27th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Black History Month celebrated by Care Management Group

Black History Month celebrated by Care Management Group

In celebration of Black History Month this October, service users, staff, friends and family of Care Management Group (CMG) joined together for a fifth year of celebrations, marking the special event with traditional food, song and dance. Taking place at Imber Court in East Molesey, Surrey, over 200 guests attended the celebrations, alongside Guest of […]

31st October 2017 | By | Reply More
Are we transforming care? – Comment

Are we transforming care? – Comment

Five years on from the publication of the Transforming Care Agenda, can the government and the sector claim that care is being transformed in line with its objectives? Natalia Lysiuk, Head of Commissioning at Heathcotes Group, examines the challenges and the possible pathways to successful transformation. We are now almost six years on from the […]

20th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Highly regarded group of learning disability care homes sell in super quick time!

Highly regarded group of learning disability care homes sell in super quick time!

Oaklea Care, an established and highly regarded group of learning disability care homes has been sold in super quick time by specialist healthcare business agents DC Care.   The group, all located in the Yeovil area of Somerset comprises 4 properties, providing care and accommodation to 15 residents with mild to moderate learning difficulties. The […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Unique day for service users and staff hosted by Care Management Group

Unique day for service users and staff hosted by Care Management Group

Service users and staff members at Care Management Group (CMG), a leading provider of specialist residential care, supported living services and domiciliary care for people with learning disabilities, joined together at CMG’s Lilliputs Day Centre in Hornchurch to celebrate the organisations unique, annual ‘Service User Conference’. Attended by over 300 members of staff and service users, […]

23rd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care service in Leicester rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Specialist care service in Leicester rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Church View in Stoneygate, Leicester, to be Outstanding following an inspection in June.  Church View is registered to provide care and support for up to eight people with a learning disability who present behaviours which challenge.   Inspectors found staff were caring and […]

4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
London and Essex assisted living and supported living service celebrates 20 years delivering care

London and Essex assisted living and supported living service celebrates 20 years delivering care

Sahara Care founder and managing director Sharon Kaur recently hosted a fun-filled party to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. To mark two decades of invaluable care for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and behavioural needs, friends of Sahara Care, including the group’s carers and service users, gathered for a party at the company’s […]

17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

19th May 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 […]

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
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 […]

28th April 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 […]

11th April 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 […]

24th March 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 […]

23rd March 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” […]

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