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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
Independence Day for Jon and Sharon thanks to Highdowns

Independence Day for Jon and Sharon thanks to Highdowns

Two friends from Cornwall are celebrating leaving residential care to live in the community.   Jon Barnes and Sharon Murley both left Highdowns near Camborne – where they have lived for nine years and 10 years respectively – to move to a village near Redruth.   The pair now live at Meadow View, a new […]

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Housing association helps autistic Richard find a voice in his new Bucks home

Housing association helps autistic Richard find a voice in his new Bucks home

Richard Farebrother, who is diagnosed autistic, had such a difficult time with his condition that he was barely able to speak at the group home he shared with around 18 other people as he could find its busy environment a challenge. But his life changed after he visited a smaller scheme – The Roses in […]

March 31, 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
New horizons for Christopher

New horizons for Christopher

When people say they could eat ‘anything’ they don’t normally mean it, but staff at a Gravesend care home know only too well that literally anything will be viewed as fair game by one of the autistic men they support.  Christopher France, 30, who has lived at Sheringham House since it opened in 2007, is […]

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Home comforts for far flung centenarian

Home comforts for far flung centenarian

A woman who has spent her life in far-flung places has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Dundee retirement housing development. Emily Lyall, who was born in Soho and grew up in Kent, made India, Egypt and Singapore her home before returning to the UK. Celebrating with family and friends at Bield’s Strathmartine Court, Emily […]

March 6, 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
£200k investment in Berwickshire retirement development

£200k investment in Berwickshire retirement development

A £200,000 investment will see a Berwickshire retirement housing development boost the independence of tenants and improve accessibility.   Bield’s ‘Step Free’ project will see four state-of-the-art internal platform lifts installed at Turnbull Court, in Duns, and an enclosed external vertical platform lift.   Cllr John Greenwell of the Scottish Borders Council said: “In my […]

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hightown shows great ‘Digni-tea’ to Hitchin supported living residents

Hightown shows great ‘Digni-tea’ to Hitchin supported living residents

Staff and residents in Hightown Housing Association’s supported living scheme in Hitchin enjoyed a ‘Digni-tea and cakes’ event for Dignity Action Day to celebrate the importance of treating everyone with respect and dignity. Residents created their own ‘Digni-tree’ of thoughts and ideas associated with dignity and what it means to them, as well as discussing […]

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Appointments: Brunelcare appoints new CEO

Appointments: Brunelcare appoints new CEO

  Brunelcare announces a change to its executive team with the appointment of Kevin Fairman as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Working previously as Brunelcare’s Finance Director, Kevin has been with the organisation since January 2016. Kevin said: “I am delighted to have been given this opportunity as CEO and I am excited about […]

February 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
ExtraCare: Housing White Paper can take a ‘huge step to solving looming crisis’

ExtraCare: Housing White Paper can take a ‘huge step to solving looming crisis’

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust welcomes the commitment in the Housing White Paper to work with housing providers and older people to deliver a greater supply and range of retirement accommodation.  Mick Laverty, chief executive of ExtraCare, said the charitable housing association would share its expertise in developing and running large-scale retirement villages that produce better […]

February 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Time to talk for Hannah: Raising awareness to mental health needs

Time to talk for Hannah: Raising awareness to mental health needs

With schools, businesses and charities nationwide holding events to mark ‘Time to Talk Day’, the annual awareness day to get people talking about mental health, a Chester woman with mental health needs is helping promote that understanding by sharing her own story.   One in four people will face a mental health problem at some […]

February 15, 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
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
Fifth birthday party at Aylesbury extra care facility is reason to celebrate

Fifth birthday party at Aylesbury extra care facility is reason to celebrate

Hightown Housing Association’s extra care facility in Aylesbury has been giving older people like 61-year-old Timothy Muirhead the support they need to thrive in their own home for the past five years. The Elms, an extra care housing scheme for the over-55s in Verwood Road, celebrated its fifth birthday with a party on Monday 23rd […]

February 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
DC Care Sells Northamptonshire Care Group

DC Care Sells Northamptonshire Care Group

24-7 Care Limited has been sold by healthcare business agents DC Care for an undisclosed sum.   The business, which includes residential and supported living units located in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire was acquired by the Chesterfield based specialist provider Heathcotes Group. Commenting on the acquisition Mikkel Togsverd, Managing Director of Heathcotes Southern said “We are extremely […]

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dealing with obesity in daily life

Dealing with obesity in daily life

A new report* has highlighted that now, 60% of British adults are overweight or obese, and one in ten obese adults are morbidly obese.   To help overweight people deal with daily life, Clos-o-Mat has developed a range of bariatric solutions to help them at least go to the toilet with dignity and optimum hygiene. […]

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tracscare acquires Embrace specialist Supported Living business and ABI service

Tracscare acquires Embrace specialist Supported Living business and ABI service

Tracscare and Embrace Group have announced the acquisition of six Supported Living services and a specialist ABI service by Tracscare.    The transfer of these services is the latest step in Tracscare’s growth strategy, and comes about as Embrace has taken the decision to focus more closely on its core services – the provision of care […]

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Billingham charity’s Christmas show is sell-out success

Billingham charity’s Christmas show is sell-out success

A Billingham day care service that supports adults with learning disabilities, hosted a nineties themed Christmas production which was a huge hit with the local community.   On Thursday 15th December, people supported and staff members at Tees Alive performed their new production, That 90s Show, to a full house at the Billingham Forum. The […]

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