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    New guide aims to help care providers deliver better support for ex-service men and women

    New guide aims to help care providers deliver better support for ex-service men and women

    A new guide launched this month, aims to help care homes provide better support for the hundreds of thousands* of service men and women in assisted living in the UK.   Produced by Demos think tank, in partnership with the Forces in Mind Trust and the Care Cluster of Cobseo (The Confederation of Service Charities), […]

    29th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Supported living service gives young man a new lease of life

    Supported living service gives young man a new lease of life

    A young man with learning difficulties is enjoying a new lease of life after moving to a supported living service near King’s Lynn.   Since Mark Lowman – who is 27 and has learning difficulties – relocated from a service on the opposite side of town in February, he is ‘a different man’ according to […]

    25th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Tenant engagement shortlisting for supported housing provider

    Tenant engagement shortlisting for supported housing provider

    Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) has been shortlisted for the Tpas Awards 2018, following its adoption of a ‘Family and Friends Test’ for gathering service feedback.   The national care and support provider ranks among the contenders for the Excellence in Engagement – Supported Housing (Central Region) category, which looks to showcase examples of organisations involving […]

    26th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care provider Adjuvo turns around ailing Bradford scheme for people with varying support needs

    Care provider Adjuvo turns around ailing Bradford scheme for people with varying support needs

    Sutton House, a 30-bedroom scheme for people with varying support needs has received an overall “good” rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) just months after care and support provider Adjuvo took over the management of support. When Adjuvo took over the scheme in Dick Lane, Tyersal, Bradford, in June 2017, the last CQC report […]

    23rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Supported living provider launches rebrand at annual awards evening

    Supported living provider launches rebrand at annual awards evening

    Eden Futures is celebrating the launch of its recent rebrand, which was announced at its annual Staff Awards ceremony. The organisation, which provides person centred care, support and enablement for people with disabilities and support needs, has launched a distinctive brand image which incorporates an improved website and updated visions and values. The new look […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Heathcotes announce new development plans across the UK

    Heathcotes announce new development plans across the UK

    Heathcotes Group is increasing its capacity to provide a full care pathway for service users with plans to establish independent supported living accommodation in every region.   The first of a series of new developments will commence this month with the construction of supported living apartments in Nottingham and Leicester for service users who no […]

    5th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Warm welcome for new residents to supported living accommodation

    Warm welcome for new residents to supported living accommodation

    Relocating to brand new supported living accommodation gave cause for celebration to Elinor Gunz and Janet Bird, and they were even more delighted when they were presented with personalised welcome hampers courtesy of their care-provider, the Regard Group. Sandie Foxall-Smith, CEO of Regard, said: “Moving into a new home is such a big event, we’ve […]

    4th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Leicester supported living service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

    Leicester supported living service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Community Integrated Care, Leicester Regional Office, to be Outstanding following an inspection in October. Community Integrated Care, Leicester Regional Office, provides personal care services to people living in supported living accommodation across Leicestershire. At the time of our inspection 26 people were using […]

    2nd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bield resident remembers fellow veterans on Remembrance Sunday

    Bield resident remembers fellow veterans on Remembrance Sunday

    AN 86-YEAR-OLD from Glasgow recently remembered his fellow veterans on Remembrance Sunday in George Square. Private Andrew Glassford, a tenant at Bield’s Loch Laidon Court development served in the 1st Battalion Black Watch in both Korea and Kenya between 1952 and 1954. Originally a joiner, Private Glassford had to abandon his post as he was […]

    4th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Ground breaking at new Lancashire supported living development

    Ground breaking at new Lancashire supported living development

    A groundbreaking ceremony, has taken place to mark the start of work on a £1.6million supported living development in Colne, Lancashire. Due for completion in Spring 2018, the modern three storey scheme  will provide 11 high quality apartments alongside communal areas and landscaped gardens that have been specially designed for adults with a range of […]

    5th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Five people with acquired brain injury take great strides on the path to recovery

    Five people with acquired brain injury take great strides on the path to recovery

    It’s all change at Wren Park, a service for people with an acquired brain injury, with five of the service’s long-standing tenants having developed their independent living skills to the point where they are now able to move out into their own homes in the community. Heather Jupp, who currently leads the team at this […]

    8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Housing service supports Watford teenagers turn lives around with employment skills

    Housing service supports Watford teenagers turn lives around with employment skills

    Two Watford teenagers have positive stories to share to marking the United Nations’ World Youth Skills Day held on Saturday 15th July. For Katie (17 years’ old) and Maija (17 years’ old), their lives are being transformed through access to key employment skills. After a difficult start in life, both girls are now supported by […]

    25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Housing association resident sets sail against the odds

    Housing association resident sets sail against the odds

    When John Solomon’s car collided with a lorry in Germany, his doctors told him that he was unlikely to be able to drive or walk again. Now the Hanover Housing Association resident in Cornwall is venturing into the world of sailing.   Whilst setting up his own business in Germany, the former computer programmer and […]

    12th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Homing in on independent living in Dundee

    Homing in on independent living in Dundee

    Pioneering homes which aim to transform the lives of people with disabilities – including a washing machine that clean and irons clothes – have been launched in Dundee by Minister of Local Government and Housing, Kevin Stewart.   Housing and care provider Blackwood has designed six hugely innovative homes that set a new standard of accessibility, with […]

    3rd July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Leithers play a key role in festival

    Leithers play a key role in festival

    Edinburgh locals have been put centre stage at the Leith Festival as a play celebrating the anniversary of one of the areas landmarks has taken inspiration from lifelong residents.   ‘Muriel of Leith’, which is playing at the Constitution Bar’s Red Room this week and explores the history and changing landscape of Leith, will feature […]

    22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Pedalling posse cycle 220 miles for charity

    Pedalling posse cycle 220 miles for charity

    A cycling group from Aberdeen is set to tackle a 220 mile cycle from Inverness to Campbelltown to raise money for charity.   John Halliday, 39, and the ‘Cyclepaths’ are taking on the journey to raise money for two charities close to John’s heart – Bield and Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.   John said: […]

    14th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Bield celebrates volunteers

    Bield celebrates volunteers

    The manager of a retirement housing development in St Andrews is praising the important work of university students in a bid to encourage others to see the value of volunteering. Lesley McIntosh, Manager at Bield’s Argyle Court, said their success in recruiting volunteers from St Andrews University to help with daily coffee mornings had enabled […]

    13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

    Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

    A housing development in Alexandria has celebrated the vital role volunteers play in helping to provide support for its tenants.   Oakbank, joins 35 Bield developments across the country thanking the hardworking volunteers that selflessly put others first, as part of Volunteers’ Week.   Bield, one of Scotland’s biggest care and housing providers, was happy […]

    9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Speke-based local hero praised for his bravery after coming to the rescue of a Support Worker

    Speke-based local hero praised for his bravery after coming to the rescue of a Support Worker

    A Speke-based local hero has been praised for his bravery after coming to the rescue of a charity Support Worker during an attempted pickpocketing in the car park of New Mersey Retail Park in Speke.   Andrew Harper, a Customer Service Advisor at B&Q, witnessed the incident between the culprit and John Duvall, a Support […]

    24th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Sanctuary Supported Living expands its services in Stockton

    Sanctuary Supported Living expands its services in Stockton

    Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) is to expand its services in Stockton-on-Tees following a successful re-tendering process.   The national care and support provider has seen its contract renewed with Stockton Borough Council, delivering 18 units of supported accommodation for homeless families, adults and young people.   It will also be working with a further 20 […]

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