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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 […]

May 24, 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 […]

May 22, 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. […]

May 19, 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 […]

May 19, 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 […]

May 17, 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 […]

May 11, 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 […]

May 11, 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 […]

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care congratulates community support service on Outstanding rating

Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care congratulates community support service on Outstanding rating

A Kettering based Community Supported Living service has received a glowing report, as they are awarded with the highest Outstanding CQC rating in the East Midlands area.   Consensus Community Support Limited supports adults with learning disabilities and a range of complex needs in six supported living environments. Consensus who operate these services are delighted […]

May 10, 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 […]

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Discovery of old friends makes for a ‘smilier’ Rachel

Discovery of old friends makes for a ‘smilier’ Rachel

For Kent woman Rachel Fuller, life has just taken a turn for the better since she’s been reunited with long-standing family friends.   Rachel (29), who has learning difficulties and complex health needs, lives at a residential home in Strood run by Regard, the fourth largest private specialist care-provider in the UK.   Andy Jupp, […]

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Successful partnerships provide local housing and independent living care solutions

Successful partnerships provide local housing and independent living care solutions

Supported living service Eden Futures has welcomed new residents to two independent living schemes following successful partnership working. Vale Place, Worcestershire, and Vincent Apartments, Rotherham, are both providing an innovative housing solution, alongside support and care, to local individuals in need. Following consultation and on-going partnership work with local authorities, Eden Futures has been successful […]

May 4, 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
Cardiff nursing home transfers into new ownership

Cardiff nursing home transfers into new ownership

  Residents and staff at a Cardiff nursing home are looking forward to the future, following the completion of a transfer of ownership.   Ty Coch nursing home, on Station Road in Llanishen, has become the latest addition to the portfolio of health, social care and affordable housing schemes run by Linc Cymru (Linc) in […]

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
People with learning disabilities in Sheffield lead fuller lives after care change

People with learning disabilities in Sheffield lead fuller lives after care change

“It’s given them more rights over their lives. The main thing is that people are doing things. They hardly went out before.”   That’s the view of Shelley Berry, Registered Manager of Cottam Road, a scheme which supports people with learning disabilities.    Cottam Road used to be a registered care home but two years […]

April 20, 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
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
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 […]

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