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Sisterly love triumphs over anxiety

Sisterly love triumphs over anxiety

A young woman with learning difficulties is enjoying a happier lifestyle thanks to support from her sister and a specialist behaviour psychologist who teamed up to help her be better understood.   Donjeta Kaliquani, who is non-verbal, was displaying behaviour that challenges at the care service where she lives in Mitcham, Surrey, so her sister […]

April 19, 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
Carers support a young woman who is battling severe anxiety to access her local community

Carers support a young woman who is battling severe anxiety to access her local community

Carers are supporting a young woman who is battling severe anxiety to access her local community.   Heather Breen, 26, who has a learning disability and is on the autistic spectrum, moved to Latymer House care service in Redhill last April.   Said Latymer manager Martin McGibbon said: “When Heather came to us she was […]

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity fundraising turns supporters purple

Charity fundraising turns supporters purple

Over a third of the 149 services across England and Wales run by private care-provider Regard are planning local fundraisers for Purple Day (Sunday 26 March) in aid of Epilepsy Action, the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation, with some of them already ahead of the action.   This year sees the ninth celebration of Purple Day, […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Promise of fragrant summer days at Frinton-on-Sea residential home

Promise of fragrant summer days at Frinton-on-Sea residential home

People with learning difficulties and complex health needs living in a Frinton-on-Sea residential home are looking forward to enjoying a fragrant new sensory garden in the grounds of their home this summer, thanks to a gift from the family of a former house-mate. Delia Nassim was so impressed with the support and care her brother […]

March 22, 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
Regard named as finalist in HealthInvestor awards

Regard named as finalist in HealthInvestor awards

Private care-provider Regard has been named as a finalist in the 2017 national awards of HealthInvestor magazine.   With the awards now in their 11th year, HealthInvestor has acknowledged 2017 as the most competitive entry process yet.   The awards recognise achievement in the business of healthcare by a huge range of organisations, ranging from […]

February 28, 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
Bright start to the New Year for Anne Marie

Bright start to the New Year for Anne Marie

A woman with learning difficulties who moved into a Willesden residential home as an emergency placement just before Christmas 2015 is looking forward to a New Year which sees her with better prospects than she’s ever had before, according to her social worker.   The team responsible for the turnaround in Anne Marie Cox’s life […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care provider shortlisted for Best Employer Support

Specialist care provider shortlisted for Best Employer Support

The merits of the staff development programme created by private care-provider The Regard Group have been recognised by inclusion in the 2017 ‘Accolades’ shortlist by Skills For Care, the strategic body for workforce development in adult social care in England and Wales.   Regard, which is the UK’s fourth biggest private provider of supported living […]

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
The sky’s the limit for helicopter fan

The sky’s the limit for helicopter fan

A young man with learning disabilities from Worthing has fulfilled the dream of a lifetime and taken to the skies on board a helicopter.   James Jenner, who is on the autistic spectrum, and who has a passion for all things aeronautical, made the pleasure flight from Goodwood airfield.   The 20-year-old, who lives at […]

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Two decades of caring at Twickenham residential care service

Two decades of caring at Twickenham residential care service

A Twickenham residential service that supports adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues has just celebrated its 20th anniversary by holding a party for the people who live there, as well as staff, family members and friends from neighbouring services.   Guests of honour were deputy manager Bruno Verdosci, and two of the people* […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Getting Together For A Cracker Of A Christmas Party

Getting Together For A Cracker Of A Christmas Party

A Christmas party for a group of local people with learning difficulties and mental health problems went with a real swing at Teynham Village Hall near Sittingbourne in Kent last week.   The festive get-together was arranged by the team at Berkeley House, a Regard residential home, and was attended by over 50 service users […]

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Celebrating employment success for Andrew after specialist training

Celebrating employment success for Andrew after specialist training

A man with learning difficulties has been celebrating the achievement of a personal milestone with family and friends at a specialist training centre in the Dorset village of Sixpenny Handley.   Not only has Andrew Michael-Phillips earned the National Open College Network (NOCN) entry level 3 certificate in ‘Gaining Craft Skills for Employment,’ he has […]

December 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Caring Andy and Gwenda ‘Have The X Factor’

Caring Andy and Gwenda ‘Have The X Factor’

A man from Gwynedd who decided to switch to a career in caring after visiting a Dolgellau residential home to do some building work and eventually rising to become its manager, has won a gold award at the 2016 Wales Care Awards for ‘Excellence in Learning Disability and Mental Health’.   Andrew Papirynk, 30, visited […]

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Metal work classes enable better communication and confidence for Torquay resident

Metal work classes enable better communication and confidence for Torquay resident

A man with learning difficulties has succeeded in transforming abandoned horse-shoes into an innovative flower-pot holder thanks to new skills learned at weekly metal-work classes in Totnes. Ben lives in Torquay in a residential service run by Regard, the UK’s fourth largest private organisation which provides supported living and residential services for people with learning […]

October 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
A new twist to learning disability and mental health care provision

A new twist to learning disability and mental health care provision

A new twist has been given to the campaign for person-centred care launched earlier this year by The Regard Group, the UK’s fourth largest private organisation providing supported living and residential services for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and acquired brain injury.   Following on from Regard’s push for improved focus on service […]

October 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Activities provide mental stimulation, a sense of purpose and develop social skills

Activities provide mental stimulation, a sense of purpose and develop social skills

It may only be October but Kay Morgan who lives at a care service in Plymouth is already thinking what she can do help people who are living on the streets this Christmas.   The 49-year-old, who lives at Victoria and Grenville service run by care provider Regard in Mutley, is collecting for the South […]

October 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Wheelchair bound Caroline finds her feet

Wheelchair bound Caroline finds her feet

A woman who lives in a Hove residential service is keen to move from her wheelchair into her dancing shoes after an amazing six-month turnaround.   When Caroline moved into Cloverdale House in March she was wheelchair-bound and unable to stand at all, but after an amazing team effort from the support staff at Cloverdale, […]

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Shiver me timbers they’re all talking like pirates at Highdowns

Shiver me timbers they’re all talking like pirates at Highdowns

Buccaneers and scallywags waved the Jolly Roger and had fun walking the plank during ‘Talk Like A Pirate’ day at Highdowns, a rural service for people with learning disabilities near Camborne, Cornwall.   Service manager, Jenna Betts, said: “Today is ‘International Talk Like A Pirate Day’ so we’ve all given it a bit of the […]

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