Tag: Regard

Seventy year olds zest for life sets a shining example

Seventy year olds zest for life sets a shining example

She may have turned 70 earlier this year, but Christine Anstey is showing no signs of slowing down, providing a shining example of how a positive approach can lead to a happier life. Christine, who has a moderate learning disability, hearing impairment and a severe spinal condition, lives at Tolworth Park Road in Surbiton, a […]

6th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Building furniture and building independence

Building furniture and building independence

A passion for building and restoring furniture is helping a man with learning disabilities to build his confidence and independence. Shaun Watts has built a shoe rack, a table, a stool and a chair so far from reclaimed wood and old pallets, and now wants to build a pair of speaker stands for his bedroom. […]

5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Care leadership team working with one of the UK’s leading specialist learning providers

Care leadership team working with one of the UK’s leading specialist learning providers

Care provider Regard is working with one of the UK’s leading specialist learning providers, the Positive Group, to support the company’s leadership team to manage pressure and adapt to change more effectively. The 20-strong team are set to embark on a programme in partnership with Positive to design, implement and measure learning solutions looking at […]

27th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group promotes ‘Grow Your Own Talent’

Care group promotes ‘Grow Your Own Talent’

Claims that the success of an enterprise is boosted by nurturing home-grown talent have been validated with the recent promotion to senior roles of two key staff members, Kerry Libby and Sam Collier, and the creation of a new head office post for former employee Matt Butcher by care-provider the Regard Group. The organisation has […]

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Big Picnic Fortnight Come Rain Or Shine

Big Picnic Fortnight Come Rain Or Shine

All over the country the people who live or work at supported living and residential services run by the Regard Group, the UK’s fourth largest private organisation providing for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and acquired brain injury, are coming together to take part in ‘Regard’s Big Picnic Fortnight’ and raise funds in […]

17th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Five people with acquired brain injury take great strides on the path to recovery

Five people with acquired brain injury take great strides on the path to recovery

It’s all change at Wren Park, a service for people with an acquired brain injury, with five of the service’s long-standing tenants having developed their independent living skills to the point where they are now able to move out into their own homes in the community. Heather Jupp, who currently leads the team at this […]

8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Learning disabilities and mental health specialist centre at the ‘heart’ of marriage blessing

Learning disabilities and mental health specialist centre at the ‘heart’ of marriage blessing

A specialist training centre for people with learning disabilities and mental health needs in Dorset has been at the ‘heart’ of preparations for a marriage blessing ceremony.  Individuals who attend the Outcomes with Learning (OWL) Town Farm Workshop in Sixpenny Handley are putting the finishing touches to an order for 30 ceramic ‘wedding favours’.   […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Learning disability and mental health care provider continues strong growth

Learning disability and mental health care provider continues strong growth

Having opened 12 new services during the past 12 months, the Regard Group – the UK’s fourth largest private care-provider in the learning disabilities and mental health sector – now reports that it has acquired nine new services and expects to expand organically as well by opening and filling a further dozen within the next […]

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Katie embraces independent living

Katie embraces independent living

A young woman with cerebral palsy who was born in the Tywyn area has moved back to her roots and is celebrating making the successful transition from leaving home to leading an independent life, thanks to support from care-provider Regard. Twenty-three year old Katie Collinswood moved to Cerrig Cornel in May 2013 from Buckinghamshire where […]

24th July 2017 | By | Reply More
North West Wales care service wins annual award

North West Wales care service wins annual award

A North West Wales care community is celebrating after being declared overall winner in care-provider Regard’s annual award scheme due to its ‘outstanding attitude to teamwork and consistently positive attitude’.   Regard – the UK’s fourth biggest private provider of supported living and residential services – runs a quarterly in-house awards scheme, topped off every […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Surrey based care provider named ‘Specialist Care Provider of the Year’

Surrey based care provider named ‘Specialist Care Provider of the Year’

Private care-provider Regard, has been named ‘Specialist Care Provider of the Year’ in the 2017 national awards of HealthInvestor magazine which recognise achievement in the business of healthcare by a huge range of organisations, ranging from financial and property advisers, to clinical services and technology providers.   The judges said: “Regard Group made great strides […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Group of young people with learning disabilities make their General Election postal votes

Group of young people with learning disabilities make their General Election postal votes

A care service in Penge is supporting four individuals with learning disabilities to make sure their voices are heard at the upcoming general election.   Crystal House is home to young people who are in transition from residential college, foster care or the family home.   Senior support worker Diane Liston says the service has […]

7th June 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 […]

10th May 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, […]

8th May 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

19th April 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 […]

4th April 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 […]

3rd April 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, […]

24th March 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 […]

22nd March 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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