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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
UK’s first national Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools launched in Leeds

UK’s first national Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools launched in Leeds

The first university Centre dedicated to strengthening mental health in schools across the whole of the UK has been established at Leeds Beckett University.           Leeds Beckett University The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools has been created to strengthen the mental health of the next generation by supporting […]

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
South West education and care specialist secures growth funding

South West education and care specialist secures growth funding

The Phoenix Learning and Care Group has agreed a £4.5m refinance facility with the Royal Bank of Scotland to support the future growth of the business as it looks to roll out new sites across the region.   Established in 2006, Phoenix Learning and Care Group is headquartered in Barnstaple and is a well-respected provider […]

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Options teams up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE

Options teams up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE

Options, the specialist autism provider of Outcomes First Group, has teamed up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE. Options has appointed Anna as the autism ambassador for the group. Anna has to date worked closely with the autism services with Outcomes First Group and is now extending her role across the services within the […]

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Service for care leavers will continue after contract win

Service for care leavers will continue after contract win

A Birmingham service that has been supporting care leavers for 15 years will continue to run after successfully tendering to provide services for at least the next two years.   The Holdings, managed by housing association Bournville Village Trust, will continue to provide accommodation and support to young care leavers in the Midlands.   Since […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist education centre for young people with learning disabilities launched

Specialist education centre for young people with learning disabilities launched

Young adults with learning disabilities have a new centre for learning in Walton, Liverpool, with the launch of the Futures service by Embrace Group.   Futures, which opened earlier this year, provides opportunities for educational and personal development to young adults with learning disabilities between the ages of 19 and 25. The service will offer […]

August 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
GPs fear lack of funding, specialist training and access to services is putting children at risk

GPs fear lack of funding, specialist training and access to services is putting children at risk

Most GPs believe mental health services for young people are inadequate, with almost nine in ten fearing that children or teenagers may come to harm while waiting for specialist treatment, new research shows today. A surveyi for stem4, the charity which works to prevent mental ill health in teenagers, found that almost four in five (78%) […]

May 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mayor of Derby opens specialist care facility

Mayor of Derby opens specialist care facility

A PIONEERING facility dedicated to the care of young adults with acquired brain injuries or complex disabilities opened its doors this week. The highly anticipated Nightingale House in the heart of Derby was officially opened by the mayor of the city, Councillor Paul Pegg. The former private nursing and midwifery hospital and later a Macmillan […]

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