Autism

  • Photo 3 600x800Championship football club Middlesbrough FC has helped make dreams become reality for a group of people we support.

  • Ducks Halt hero 640x427We are delighted to announce that Ducks Halt in Kirby-le-Soken has been newly developed and changed registration with the CQC. A series of positive changes has seen Ducks Halt, a specialist service for people with learning disabilities, re-registered as a residential service.

  • Ducks Halt hero 640x427We are delighted to announce that Ducks Halt in Kirby-le-Soken has been newly developed and changed registration with the CQC. A series of positive changes has seen Ducks Halt, a specialist service for people with learning disabilities, re-registered as a residential service.

  • Small new danshell 1 Web SizeChantel Cumberland, Activity Coordinator at Ducks Halt care home in Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, has been shortlisted in the Activity Organiser category at the Great British Care Awards.

  • SE 2018 Christmas Party2The people we support in the South East got in the festive spirit at their Christmas party recently, with festive fun and games.

  • Newbus Grange exterior 1Noel* is a gentleman with a diagnosis of a learning disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down’s Syndrome and epilepsy. Noel* is very sensitive to change with all aspects of his day to day life, and changes can increase his stress and anxiety.

  • DSC 0366 400x265There were celebrations and competitiveness on show in equal measure when people gathered in venues across the country to take part in Danshell’s first ever National Sports Day.

    People who use Danshell’s services and staff from across the UK showed their sporting sides in a range of events in Scotland, the North-East, the Midlands and the South-East.

     

  • Whorlton1 612x460Johnathan Whitwell, our Sports Coordinator who works in our services in the North East, has a fantastic story of positive change and how Chris, a person he supports at Whorlton Hall, gained more independence through increasing physical activity. Chris is proud of his story and his progress, particularly with his BMI and would love to share this with you all.

  • 3 11.02 Hollyhurst Awards2Inspired by our Danshell Shining Star Awards, Hollyhurst residential service in Darlington have hosted their own event to recognise the great work done by their staff team, as well as the achievements of the people they support.

  • Gung HoStaff from Hope House, one of our North-East specialist care homes for people with learning disabilities, have gone Gung-Ho to raise cash for charity.

  • DSC 0429 Web SizeHow does Danshell make a difference? We asked some very important people - our Service Managers, their teams, and most importantly, the people they support.

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    A MIDLANDS nurse’s pioneering practice has seen him shortlisted for two prestigious awards. Warren Cocker, who developed an innovative programme to help people with learning disabilities and autism access healthcare screening, has been shortlisted as a finalist for The Learning Disability Nurse Award at both the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2018 and at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018. 

  • Inspire MeHollyhurst, a care home in Darlington has hosted its first Inspire Me Day this month and have had really positive feedback from the people they support and the staff team. The aim of the day was for everyone to work together and come up with fresh ideas of new activities to take part in. These would be for both in the community and within Hollyhurst, helping everyone to get inspired, have a go at activities they find interesting and try new things.

  • We are pleased to share with you that we have an exciting new development in Dundee.  Corbet Lodge 1024x854

  • Recruitment Video Thumbnail2Our award winning teams are recruiting!  We asked our teams to tell us about their job and we also asked the people they support what they want from a new member of the team supporting them.

  • Katrina McArthur

    Katrina McArthur is Service Manager at Wallace Hospital. Katrina is always focused on improving life for her team and the people they support. A common theme across the many nominations for Katrina was that she is always there for her team, boosting their confidence and making everyone feel valued, which has created a fantastic team spirit within the service.

     

    "Staff have the utmost respect for her, which has created a stable and happy team" - a colleague at Wallace Hospital

  • Kirsty Dale

    Kirsty Dale is Service Manager at Trinity House. Kirsty inspires respect with her open door policy. She is a great role model and leads by example, approaching every day with a positive, supportive attitude. She is a real believer in positive behaviour support, which was praised in many of the nominations we received.

     

    "She always gives staff an opportunity to grow and develop their skills so all service users can be given excellent support" - a colleague at Trinity House

  • AdobeStock 97288383 640x427We are delighted to announce the launch of our first ever supported living service. With this expanded care pathway we can support people to live in their own homes.

  • Lorraine Platt

    Lorraine Platt is Activities Coordinator at Trinity House. Lorraine advocates for equal opportunities and works to break down barriers. She was praised for ensuring people feel happy and fulfilled, as well as for treating each person as an individual and supporting them to achieve their goals. Her cheery outlook and positive attitude always raises the team’s spirits and motivates others to do their best.

     

    "Lorraine’s energy, enthusiasm, commitment and dedication is admired by all who meet her. We would all be lost without her" - a colleague at Trinity House

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    Our award-winning Consultant Nurse Amy Childs has received further recognition after being named as ‘Rising Star’ at the prestigious LaingBuisson awards.

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