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    Leonard Cheshire Disability and Nurse Plus help the homeless this Christmas

    Leonard Cheshire Disability and Nurse Plus help the homeless this Christmas

    Two Nurse Plus team members were in high spirits as they joined a group of disabled people at Lewisham College to create ‘share and care’ bags to distribute to local homeless shelters this Christmas as part of Leonard Cheshire Disability’s “Can Do” inclusive volunteering initiative. Stevie Robertson and Rebecca James took part in Leonard Cheshire’s latest […]

    18th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Learning disability care provider CMG and CHANGE People launch guide to help online safety

    Learning disability care provider CMG and CHANGE People launch guide to help online safety

    Care Management Group (CMG) and CHANGE People have officially launched a new guide promoting and supporting online safety, at the Learning Disability England conference.   CMG and CHANGE People have joined together in partnership to launch the guide, which aims to inform and support young people and adults with learning disabilities with how to stay […]

    15th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    CareTech Launches Foundation and appoints first CEO

    CareTech Launches Foundation and appoints first CEO

    The CareTech Charitable Foundation, the first independent grant-making charitable corporate foundation in the care sector, has appointed its first CEO. With ambitious and clear-sighted objectives to deliver meaningful impact to communities in need in the UK and overseas, the foundation has appointed charity sector heavyweight Jonathan Freeman, former Managing Director of Mosaic, HRH The Prince […]

    8th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Mental health annual report includes information on children for first time

    Mental health annual report includes information on children for first time

    A breakdown of statistics on young people who have been referred for treatment or assessment1 with mental health services in England has been published today by NHS Digital2. This is summarised in counts of people who had an open referral at some point in 2016/17 regardless of whether they accessed services in the period. 16-17-year-old […]

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    Award winner makes a difference

    Award winner makes a difference

    Plymouth City Council’s ‘best newcomer to care’ award winner Enamul Hoque is helping transform the life of an individual with a learning disability to access the community and to gain more confidence. Enamul (known as Nams), 26, who previously worked as a call centre trainer, was encouraged to consider a job in the care industry by a […]

    6th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Sisters doing it for themselves!

    Sisters doing it for themselves!

    The Taylor Report, published last week, sets out that “all work in the UK economy should be fair and decent with realistic scope for development and fulfilment” – hot on the heels of last month’s National Learning Disability Week which focused on raising awareness of the benefits of employing people with a learning disability.  Meanwhile Mencap, […]

    18th 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
    Political parties must make a commitment to social care and the people it supports

    Political parties must make a commitment to social care and the people it supports

    With six weeks to go before the general election on 8 June, VODG is calling on political parties to put human rights, social care funding and the workforce at the heart of their manifesto commitments.   Election campaigns must also be accessible to disabled people, argues VODG – the national charity that represents leading not-for-profit […]

    27th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Channel 4’s Dispatches ‘Under Lock and Key’ brings cross-sector response

    Channel 4’s Dispatches ‘Under Lock and Key’ brings cross-sector response

    Providers of learning disability services expressed shock and disappointment at the scenes depicted in Channel 4’s ‘Under Lock and Key’ aired on Wednesday 1st March.   The Dispatches documentary prompted organisations representing the sector – including CMG, Voyage Care, United Response, Lifeways, The Wilf Ward Family Trust, Mencap, Choice Care Group, the Voluntary Organisations Disabilities […]

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    A quarter of young men has self-harmed as a way of dealing with pressure and stress

    A quarter of young men has self-harmed as a way of dealing with pressure and stress

    Alarming numbers of 16–24-year-old men in the UK have revealed that they have intentionally hurt themselves (24%) or have considered it (22%), as a way of coping with a difficult situation or emotion, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by three leading youth charities.   Worryingly, the survey also disclosed that young men, when they […]

    1st March 2017 | By | Reply More
    GMB calls to end lottery on how social care is funded

    GMB calls to end lottery on how social care is funded

    GMB CALL FOR PLAN TO END LOTTERY OF HOW SOCIAL CARE IS FUNDED AND MAKE SURE THE ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE ARE PAID FOR FROM GENERAL TAXATION It is a complete lottery as to who among the 1 in 15 of UK residents will end up in a care home. What should not be a lottery is how […]

    14th December 2016 | By | Reply More
    Chancellor misses opportunity to address the needs of the vulnerable, elderly and disabled

    Chancellor misses opportunity to address the needs of the vulnerable, elderly and disabled

    Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP has today delivered the final Autumn Statement confirming that from now it would be replaced by a Spring Statement. The content of the statement has been met with shock and dismay with care providers and social care associations claiming the Government has betrayed the elderly and vulnerable […]

    23rd November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Ipswich care service is rated Outstanding by CQC

    Ipswich care service is rated Outstanding by CQC

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by L’Arche Ipswich The Cornerstone to be Outstanding overall following an inspection carried out in April. L’Arche Ipswich The Cornerstone registered to provide personal care and offers live-in support to people living with a learning disability. Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate and […]

    12th July 2016 | By | Reply More
    voluntary disability group argues for improved commissioning to seize the benefits of technology in care

    voluntary disability group argues for improved commissioning to seize the benefits of technology in care

    Today the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) launches a new report on how social care providers are embracing technology to improve services. The group argues that commissioning practices must keep pace with technological change to support quality improvement.   The report coincides with the Department for Communities and Local Government social care inquiry which is […]

    8th July 2016 | By | Reply More
    Parents fly into Perrywood House in support of PWS Awareness

    Parents fly into Perrywood House in support of PWS Awareness

    Parents came from far and wide to join Perrywood House for a very special cultural evening. Perrywood House offers accommodation and support for seven adults living with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and is a part of the Gretton Homes family based in the area. Caroline White the home manager organised the evening so that the parents […]

    3rd May 2016 | By | Reply More
    CQC’s approach to fees is damaging good care

    CQC’s approach to fees is damaging good care

    Following the Care Quality Commission’s announcement that an increase in the fees charged to care providers the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) has strongly opposed this measure.   VODG chief executive, Professor Rhidian Hughes said:   “Alongside CQC’s strategy consultation this latest announcement does little to strengthen the regulator’s commitment to efficiency and cost control. The sector […]

    30th March 2016 | By | Reply More
    Contract to provide Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services awarded to partnership

    Contract to provide Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services awarded to partnership

    Contract for Riverside Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is awarded to a Partnership between Avon and Wiltshire Partnership NHS Trust and The Huntercombe Group. NHS England (South) has awarded the contract to provide Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to a unique NHS and independent sector partnership. The partners are Avon […]

    14th January 2016 | By | Reply More
    Hampshire school wins ‘outstanding’ praise from Ofsted

    Hampshire school wins ‘outstanding’ praise from Ofsted

    Coxlease School in Lyndhurst, Hampshire is celebrating after being officially recognised as an ‘outstanding’ school for children and young people with emotional, social, behavioural and mental health difficulties.   In its latest report, Ofsted, the independent education watchdog, said the New Forest school was outstanding across the board for its ‘effective leadership and management’, ‘quality […]

    12th January 2016 | By | Reply More
    Lack of promised social care funding is a betrayal of people reliant on the care system

    Lack of promised social care funding is a betrayal of people reliant on the care system

    At Prime Minister’s Questions the Leader of the Opposition challenged David Cameron on his plans for social care. During the exchange, questions were raised over the government’s plans for funding social care over the life of the parliament after the Chancellor revealed in the Spending Review that only £1.5bn would be added to the Better […]

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