Autism

  • I get it app 1Clare Abrams, Activity Coordinator at Chesterholme, has been working on an innovative app to ensure improved communication and quality of care for someone she supports. We wanted to share her work with you all, as it’s such a fantastic way of ensuring someone is treated in the way they want to be treated, with their likes and dislikes respected, even when communication may be a barrier.

  • Stock Photos3A mother of one of the people we support at Cedar Vale has described how having the right support and understanding at the service has helped her son “become himself again”. She has described the family’s journey for you to see David’s progress.

  • NewbusNewbus Grange Specialist Autism Hospital in Darlington is celebrating after receiving Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society.

  • ShiningStar02

    Our Shining Star Awards, held last month, was a spectacular night celebrating everything our amazing staff teams do to provide the best quality of care for the people we support.

  • Sports Day

    This story is heart-warming and shows a real team spirit. Everyone went above and beyond to ensure it was a success and meaningful to everyone. Well done to Aliyaa, Johnathan, Lorraine and Suzy, our regional leads, who worked so hard to create such a wonderful inclusive day.

     

    "The fact that service users talk about it for weeks on end and are forever asking when the next event will be speaks volumes" - A colleague

     

    Click here to read the story in full

  • 20170810 185245 2 Web Size 300x180Two of the people we support at Trinity House, our specialist care home for people with learning disabilities in Lockerbie, have celebrated success with a trio of medals at the Special Olympics.

  • 20170810 185245 2 Web Size 300x180Two of the people we support at Trinity House, our specialist care home for people with learning disabilities in Lockerbie, have celebrated success with a trio of medals at the Special Olympics.

  • Trinity House 400x353Congratulations to the team at Trinity House care home in Lockerbie, who have been shortlisted for a string of prestigious UK-wide awards.

  • Vicky Hazeldine

    Vicky Hazeldine is Deputy Manager at Wast Hills. Vicky is hugely committed and passionate, instrumental in introducing the STOMP project, which is making a difference for the people we support. In her own words, “This is what we do because we love it.”

     

    "Her commitment to the welfare of service users is second to none" - a colleague

     

    Click here to read more about the STOMP project that Vicky is helping to introduce

  • Victoria House TeamOur incredible team at Victoria House in Darlington recently won the Outstanding Team of the Year 2018 at our Shining Star Awards. They were described as working in a truly person centred way, taking the time to find out what is important to people and working unbelievably hard to support people to achieve their goals.

    We would love to tell you the full story of why Victoria House are our incredibly worthy winners.

  • Victoria House

    The team at Victoria House work in a truly person centred way, taking the time to find out what is important to people and working incredibly hard to support people to achieve their goals. There is a real focus on improving every aspect of people’s lives, building trust and relationships.

     

    "The ladies at Victoria House deserve a sainthood and have restored my faith in humanity" - daughter of a lady the team supports

     

    Click here to read the full story of why Victoria House deservedly won this award

  • Warren Cocker

    Warren Cocker is Deputy Manager at Wast Hills. Warren is our winner because of his incredible work in reducing health inequalities by supporting people to have health screenings within the service. He has supported people to have improved outcomes, health equality and better access to health services, which has made a real difference in people’s lives.

     

    "Warren is ensuring people live longer, happier, healthier lives" - a colleague

     

    Click here to read more about Warren's health equality project

  • DSC 0982 2 WebsizeWe are so proud to announce that Wast Hills, our Specialist Autism Hospital near Birmingham, has received its second ‘Outstanding’ rating.

    Inspectors from the CQC reported that Wast Hills provides ‘Outstanding’ care and support for people with autism – the second time in two years the service has received this top rating.

  • HealthInvestor Awards White Web Article SizeWe are hugely proud to say that we have been shortlisted for two prestigious awards. We are finalists in both the Specialist Care Provider of the Year and the Complex Care Provider of the Year categories at the HealthInvestor Awards 2018.

  • Whorlton Hall Long ServiceWhorlton Hall, our hospital for people with learning disabilities in Barnard Castle, has recognised the dedication and commitment of four members of its team with a party to celebrate.

  • SupportWe asked three very important questions to some very important people - our Service Managers, their teams, and most importantly, the people they support. We asked:

    • What makes a good Manager?
    • What are the most rewarding and most challenging parts of your job?
    • How does Danshell make a difference?
    • SupportWhat makes a good Manager? We asked some very important people - our Service Managers, their teams, and most importantly, the people they support.

    • iStock 860939704The enthusiasm with which Dominic* approaches life is clear to see from the moment he invites you into his home. 

      Not remotely bothered to be disturbed during his lunch, which he has prepared himself, he tells us all about his recent journey and progress since leaving secure services. Dominic is now supported at Danshell’s Hope House, which provides residential support with nursing for people with a learning disability in their own apartments. He’s proud to show off his home, even if, as he says, he doesn’t spend that much time there.

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