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    Change For The Better At Drake House

    Change For The Better At Drake House

    Being involved in planning the décor and furnishings of their new home has been the key to a stress-free relocation for three Plymouth women with learning disabilities and mental health issues.   Their new city-centre supported living service, Drake House, has been a ten-month labour of love by care-providers the Regard Group to ensure its […]

    25th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Meryem spreads her wings

    Meryem spreads her wings

    A young woman from Sittingbourne who is living proof that having learning difficulties need not stand in the way of being independent, has written her own account of the progress the right support has enabled her to make over the past year.   Meryem Kizigol, 34, said: “When I came to Park Road at the […]

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Supported living service gives young man a new lease of life

    Supported living service gives young man a new lease of life

    A young man with learning difficulties is enjoying a new lease of life after moving to a supported living service near King’s Lynn.   Since Mark Lowman – who is 27 and has learning difficulties – relocated from a service on the opposite side of town in February, he is ‘a different man’ according to […]

    25th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    No more of the ‘Same old, same old’ as Amyleigh makes a difference in social care

    No more of the ‘Same old, same old’ as Amyleigh makes a difference in social care

    A woman who gave up a job as a beautician to pursue a career in the care sector has been named Learner of the Year through an apprenticeship scheme funded by the Welsh government.   Amyleigh Normanton started work as a support worker for the Regard Group in 2008 and has since obtained four QCF diplomas […]

    5th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    South Devon inclusive choir hits the right notes

    South Devon inclusive choir hits the right notes

    The New Year has got off to a rousing musical start for staff and the people they support at the Regard Group’s services in South Devon with the launch of a brand new open-to-all choir.   Paige Marley, senior support worker at Victoria, a Plymouth-based residential service for people with learning disabilities and mental health […]

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    New ‘Home-From-Home’ Supported Living Service in Rochdale

    New ‘Home-From-Home’ Supported Living Service in Rochdale

    A young woman with mental health issues who has just moved into a newly-opened supported living service near Rochdale is so delighted with her placement that she has written a poem about it.   Twenty-year-old Ceejae’s new home, Fairway, is a much-needed new supported living service for women with learning disabilities and mental health needs. […]

    23rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Regard MD included in the 2017 list of ‘100 Women To Watch’

    Regard MD included in the 2017 list of ‘100 Women To Watch’

    Carole Edmond, managing director of the Regard Group – the UK’s fourth biggest private provider of supported living and specialist residential services for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and acquired brain injury – has been included in the 2017 list of ‘100 Women To Watch,’ Cranfield School of Management’s annual showcase for top female […]

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    All smiles as Leanna makes massive progress

    All smiles as Leanna makes massive progress

    A young woman who had been struggling with behaviour and communication problems has undergone an amazing transformation over the past year.   Twelve months ago, Leanna Carey would keep herself to herself in her bedroom at Coneyhurst Lodge in Worthing, a residential care home for adults with complex health needs run by the Regard Group. […]

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    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 […]

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