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Achieve together: career progression in the care sector

ACHIEVING TOGETHER

Susan Lee, Chief People Officer at Achieve together which is specialist provider of support for people with learning disabilities and autism, discusses career progression in the care sector and...
An investigation of the healthcare system in England is encouraging women with learning disabilities to share their experiences.

WOMEN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES URGED TO SPEAK UP TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE

An investigation of the healthcare system in England is encouraging women with learning disabilities to share their experiences.  The first ever government-led Women’s Health Strategy...
The national disability charity Sense has issued a statement in response to today’s Budget delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP.

BUDGET IS “MISSED OPPORTUNITY” TO SUPPORT DISABLED PEOPLE, SAYS SENSE

The national disability charity Sense has issued a statement in response to today’s Budget delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP.  Whilst the Budget included...
Linda, who has been supported by learning disability charity Hft since 2007, is walking 14km to raise money for the charity.

LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICE USER STEPS UP TO CHARITY CHALLENGE

A woman with learning disabilities is clocking up the miles by walking 14km in laps of her garden to raise £1,000 for the charity which supports her. Linda lives at a service in Stonehouse...
Nigel sadly passed away from COVID-19 in PAril this year. His family have £2000 for disability services in his memory.

£2000 RAISED FOR DISABILITY CHARITIES IN MEMORY OF LATE SERVICE-USER

New equipment and tools have been purchased using money raised in memory of a man with learning disabilities who sadly passed away earlier this year. Seb Marriott organised a fundraising effort...
A care home resident from Sheffield has raised almost £1700 for charity in just one day.

CARE HOME RESIDENT RAISES NEARLY £1700 FOR CHARITY

A care home resident from Sheffield has raised almost £1700 for charity in just one day. Caroline, from Exemplar Health Care’s Willowbeck care home, raised the astonishing amount by...
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...

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