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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

    15th March 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 […]

    28th February 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 […]

    15th February 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 […]

    7th February 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 […]

    16th January 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 […]

    9th January 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* […]

    30th December 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 […]

    29th December 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 […]

    20th December 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 […]

    10th November 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 […]

    31st October 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 […]

    26th October 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 […]

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