Tag: Regard

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 […]

24th October 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, […]

18th October 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 […]

23rd September 2016 | By | Reply More
Scrabble fanatic raises money for mental health charity MIND

Scrabble fanatic raises money for mental health charity MIND

A self-confessed Scrabble fanatic from Ceredigion is spelling out her support for charity with a sponsored match to raise money for people with mental health problems.   Jo Styles who lives at Caeronnen supported living service in the seaside village of Llangrannog has been taking on support staff on behalf of the charity MIND.   […]

18th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Brilliant support from learning disability care provider Regard

Brilliant support from learning disability care provider Regard

The staff team at a Dorset care home have been praised for the outstanding support they provided at a difficult time in the life of one of the women in their care.   Judy A moved into Ivers House in the village of Marnhull near Shaftesbury in 2010. The service specialises in supporting people with […]

12th July 2016 | By | Reply More
International IIP Leader Award For Regard CEO

International IIP Leader Award For Regard CEO

The Chief Executive of care-provider Regard, one of the UK’s largest organisations supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and acquired brain injury, has won the prestigious Investors in People Leader of the Year Award.   Sandie Foxall-Smith became CEO at Regard in 2012 and since then has led it to achieving Investors in […]

1st July 2016 | By | Reply More
It’s the best of both worlds for Nathan

It’s the best of both worlds for Nathan

The prospect of a college cookery course is whetting the appetite of 25-year-old Liverpool FC fan Nathan Ollerton, who lives at a residential service for people with learning difficulties on the outskirts of Dolgellau in Gwynedd.   Nathan, who moved to Cerrig Camu last March, told his support staff how much he wanted to learn […]

27th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Families learn all about service users busy lives as they read all about it!

Families learn all about service users busy lives as they read all about it!

Families of adults with learning difficulties living in at a service in Seaford, East Sussex, have said how delighted they are with a new monthly bulletin designed to let them share the pleasures and achievements of their family members.   Aziz Hodjaev, service manager for Maldon House, said: “Because the people who live with us […]

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