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CARE COMPANY SALUTEM LAUNCHES COMPETITION TO MARK LEARNING DISABILITY WEEK

COMPETITION LAUNCHED TO MARK LEARNING DISABILITY WEEK

To mark Learning Disability Week, held between 15-21 June, Salutem has launched a competition across its 120 services to design a colouring book. The idea for the competition came from a resident...
Hft Support Worker Kevin Hope

HEROIC SUPPORT WORKER SAVES A LIFE

A support worker from Northumberland has been recognised for his lifesaving first aid action earlier this year while at work supporting people with learning disabilities. Kevin Hope works for...
The Family Carer Support Service team. From L-R: Rhiannon Lawton, Kelly Jones, Emma Lewis

LEGACY DONATION KEEPS FAMILY CARER SUPPORT SERVICE RUNNING

A donation left by a couple from Sidmouth is set to fund two more years of a vital service for those caring for people with learning disabilities. The Family Carer Support Service, delivered by...
Heathcotes Rated Outstanding

HEATHCOTES ACHIEVES ‘OUTSTANDING’ RATING AT TWO SERVICES

Care provider Heathcotes Group ended 2019 on a high, receiving two CQC ‘Outstanding’ ratings for its specialist residential services in Bridlington and Sutton, South London. Previously...
Following the release of the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care report, published today 15th October, a number of leading charities within the care sector have spoken out criticising the government’s approach to social care.

GOVERNMENT’S SOCIAL CARE APPROACH REQUIRES URGENT CHANGE, CHARITIES WARN

Following the release of the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care report, published today 15th October, a number of leading charities within the care sector have spoken out criticising the...
L-R Robert Longley-Cook Gavin Bashar and William

REPORT CALLS FOR INVESTMENT IN LEARNING DISABILITY SECTOR

A new report has been launched in parliament today, 15th July, setting out the case for a deal for the learning disability sector, focusing on realising the potential of technology to boost...
Dentists are calling for serious changes to be made to oral health policies in care homes, after a CQC report concluded that residents are not given enough support to maintain and improve their oral health.

DENTISTS CALL FOR DENTAL REVOLUTION IN CARE HOMES

Dentists are calling for serious changes to be made to oral health policies in care homes, after a CQC report concluded that residents are not given enough support to maintain and improve their oral...
Skills for Care has launched new resources on the topic of mental health to help social care staff ensure people with learning disabilities get the support they need.

NEW RESOURCES LAUNCHED TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Skills for Care has launched new resources on the topic of mental health to help social care staff ensure people with learning disabilities get the support they need. The resources, launched as...
Virginia Perkins, Associate Director of People and Organisational Development

SPRINGHILL CARE GROUP GETS DISABILITY CONFIDENT EMPLOYER STATUS

Springhill Care Group has been certified as a Disability Confident Employer following a successful assessment. The Disability Confident Scheme aims to help employers make the most of the...
Sense #HelpFamiliesPlan

SENSE TAKES #HELPFAMILIESPLAN CAMPAIGN TO DOWNING STREET

National disability charity, Sense, has delivered its #HelpFamiliesPlan petition to Number 10 Downing Street. More than 35,000 people have joined Sense in calling on it to become compulsory that...

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