Autism

  • Wast Hills Outstanding Star Wide WebFollowing the breakdown of a community placement, the treatment, care and support a person received during a six-week stay at Wast Hills specialist autism hospital has been praised by commissioners.

  • River View Opening640x480The people we support at Victoria House have an important announcement they’d like to share with you.

  • A Day in the Life Gary DochertyMy name is Gary Docherty and I am the Consultant Nurse for Scotland within Danshell. Here is a bit about my day to day life, the challenges affecting my role and what I love most about what I do.

  • 7 04.04 Thornfield Sensory Garden WebsizeA specially-designed sensory garden has been unveiled at Thornfield Grange, a specialist residential service with nursing in Bishop Auckland that supports men with an autism spectrum condition.

  • 20181122 135800We are delighted to show you the winners of our annual Christmas card competition. People we support in all our services were busy throughout November creating some wonderful Christmas cards. All throughout November the York office has seen glittery and colourful designs being sent in from all around the country. We received over 100 designs, which made the judging very difficult!

  • StockSome of the people we support at Chesterholme in Hexham have recently enjoyed an inclusive aerobics afternoon.

  • Christmas Card 1The annual Danshell Christmas Card competition has seen over 120 cards flying in to the York Central Support Office, filling the place with glitter and colour. Service user representatives from around the country came to York to help with our jolly judging day, dressed in their best Christmas jumpers.

  • SPT 2318 640x427Our 2018 Danshell Shining Star Awards was a night to remember, celebrating everything our wonderful teams do to make a difference in people’s lives. Read on to see our winners!

  • Beth Autism TrainingBeth Fields, Charge Nurse at Cedar Vale, one of our services in the Midlands, has been working hard to support positive change and autism awareness within the local community.

  • DSC 0494 Web SizeMembers of the team at our services across the East Midlands are celebrating after receiving multiple nominations at prestigious regional and national awards.

  • DSC 0332 800x536Our teams in the West Midlands have been recognised for the outstanding quality of the support given to people with learning disabilities and autism with a clutch of national award nominations.

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    Our fantastic teams have again been recognised for the outstanding support we provide for people with learning disabilities and autism.

  • Toller2The entire team at Toller Road care home are celebrating after being recognised for the high quality of personalised support they provide.

    The care home received the ‘Putting People First Award’ at the East Midlands regional Great British Care Awards, and will now go on to represent their region at the national final in February next year.

  • Paint 640x427Thornfield Grange, our specialist autism residential service in Bishop Auckland, has joined forces with their local B&Q to help create an autism-friendly environment. The service supports people with autism to live as independently as possible within their community, and helps them to develop the service to suit their own needs.

  • Willow House BILDAt the end 2017, Matthew and Daniel, two gentlemen from Willow House, were invited to join an advisory group with the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD). The advisory group meets four times a year and reports directly to the BILD Board of Directors. The aim of these sessions is to discuss issues and challenges facing adults with learning disabilities and how they can overcome these barriers.

  • Bright Isokpan

    Bright Isokpan is a Healthcare Support Worker at Thors Park. Bright takes the time to learn all about the people he supports, asking questions and is always eager to find out more about people’s interests. He is a role model to the team, encouraging them to share people’s likes and dislikes so that the whole team has a real understanding of each person they support.

     

    "Bright is a very happy person and makes sure everyone is smiling and happy" - a colleague at Thors Park

  • Cedar ValeCedar Vale hospital in East Bridgford, near Nottingham has been undergoing redevelopment over the last few months, and now the work is complete, we’d like to tell you about everything that’s been going on.

  • Cedar Sensory RoomThe team at Cedar Valespecialist autism hospital in East Bridgford have been working hard to create more personal touches around the living spaces so that they feel more homely and showcase some of the amazing work that goes on in the service on a daily basis. They decided that the meeting room was a great space to show families, commissioners and all visitors examples of their excellent practice.

  • Amy Childs AwardsAmy Childs, our Midlands Consultant Nurse, has had a busy year, with a trio of award shortlistings this year alone. Amy gained recognition as the Service Manager of Wast Hills, leading the team to achieve an Outstanding with the CQC. The team at Wast Hills have continued this trend of excellence, also being shortlisted for three awards in 2017.

  • LD Awards Finalists 2018We are delighted to say that we have had eight people / teams shortlisted at the National LD & Autism Awards 2018. 

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