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Care Inspectorate award coveted six star reviews for West Coast care services

Care Inspectorate award coveted six star reviews for West Coast care services

A leading housing and care provider has received glowing praise from the Care Inspectorate after gaining five and six star reviews for its West Coast services. Blackwood’s Care Home and Care at Home/Housing Support services across North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire and West Dumbartonshire received an overall five star review – a […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC fines supported living care provider £3,750 for failing to report incidents

CQC fines supported living care provider £3,750 for failing to report incidents

The Care Quality Commission has issued three Fixed Penalty Notices, each for £1,250, against a Barnet care provider – after it failed to report three incidents to the CQC. Lifeways Community Care Limited has been fined a total of £3,750 after admitting the breaches of regulation. During CQC’s inspection of Lifeways Community Care (New Barnet) […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Suzie and her live-in care worker complete Race for Life

Suzie and her live-in care worker complete Race for Life

A former primary school teacher who lost her sight after being struck down with meningitis has completed Race for Life with the support of her Live-in Care Worker.   Suzie Prince completed the 5K race in Newbury with her Care Worker Zoe Hunt, who guided her around the course. The pair took part in the […]

14th 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
Lewis is determined to earn his independence

Lewis is determined to earn his independence

Lewis Partridge is determined to prove that learning difficulties are not necessarily a barrier to securing paid work, paving the way for a much more independent lifestyle. The 26-year-old, who lives at Walnut Tree Lane, a supported living home in Sudbury, Suffolk, run by the Regard Group, has worked for Sainsbury’s for nearly five years, […]

7th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Supported living unit funded by new investment strategy

Supported living unit funded by new investment strategy

The AEW UK Real Return Fund has acquired a block of 27 two-bed apartments in Westhoughton near Bolton for £2.8m. These have been let to My Space Housing Solutions for the provision of supported living units for vulnerable adults with a range of support needs such as mental health issues and learning disabilities.   My […]

5th 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
Supported living in Amersham leads to healthier and independent life

Supported living in Amersham leads to healthier and independent life

Determined Luke Castle is looking forward to both a healthier and more independent life, thanks in part to the help of staff at Hightown Housing Association’s Stokebury House in Amersham. Soon after he moved into his supported living flat in 2014, Luke began to make friends with other tenants and take part in the organised […]

3rd July 2017 | By | Reply More
State-of-the-art retirement wing gets royal seal of approval

State-of-the-art retirement wing gets royal seal of approval

A new multi-million pound, state-of-the-art retirement home at Nautilus International’s Wallasey-based, Mariners’ Park Estate, welcomed its first residents last week following its royal unveiling. The £2.7m Seafarers UK Centenary Wing – which includes £1.17m of funding from Seafarers UK – was formally opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex; who is also the President of […]

28th June 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
Sanctuary Group expands portfolio with purchase of thirty five Embrace care services

Sanctuary Group expands portfolio with purchase of thirty five Embrace care services

Leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group has expanded its portfolio of care homes, with the purchase of 35 residential care homes and a supported living scheme from Embrace Group.   The homes, which are largely in Scotland and the North East, will dovetail with Sanctuary’s 68 existing care homes, which are mostly in the […]

19th 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
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
CMG Celebrates Annual Achievement Awards

CMG Celebrates Annual Achievement Awards

Care Management Group (CMG) has hosted its special Annual Achievement Award ceremony which aims to champion the success of some of their most inspirational service-users.   The ceremony, which took place at Imber Court Sports and Social Club in East Molesey, was a celebration of some of the most remarkable stories which have emerged from […]

22nd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Disabled children can toilet with dignity and improved hygiene with the latest offering from Clos-o-Mat

Disabled children can toilet with dignity and improved hygiene with the latest offering from Clos-o-Mat

Disabled children can toilet with dignity and improved hygiene with the latest offering from Clos-o-Mat.   The UK’s leading supplier of toileting aids for the disabled has developed a bespoke clip-on version of the innovative Rifton Hygiene & Toileting System (HTS), enabling the seat to be used with Clos-o-Mat’s Palma Vita wash & dry toilet. […]

19th May 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
Eden Futures raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Week

Eden Futures raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Week

Staff and service users at supported living provider Eden Futures raised £900 during Mental Health Awareness Week, for national mental health charity Mind.   Co-ordinated by the Mental Health Foundation, this years’ campaign aimed to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.   Eden Futures’ supported living schemes and offices […]

17th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Personalised support brings daughter back

Personalised support brings daughter back

Parents of an Ipswich woman who experienced confidence and self-esteem issues say a plan offering personalised support has ‘brought their daughter back’. Rachael Hines, 48, and her family are sharing their story during Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 8 to 14 May, to illustrate how their daughter is now ‘thriving’, compared to simply […]

11th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care Group’s Realise service appoint Operations Manager

Somerset Care Group’s Realise service appoint Operations Manager

The Somerset Care Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrea Bacon as the new Operations Manager for their Realise service. Realise is a specialist support service for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. Andrea has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the care sector, having started as a Care Assistant supporting […]

11th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Wisbech man with learning difficulties uses his love of football to help him achieve his personal goals

Wisbech man with learning difficulties uses his love of football to help him achieve his personal goals

The determination of a Wisbech man with learning difficulties to achieve his personal development goals, backed by staff from the supported living service where he lives, is yielding great results.   Paul is a huge football fan, so staff at West Street in Wisbech have used that as a motivator in identifying which skills needed […]

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