Danshell News

  • 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.

  • 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!

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    Andrew at Chesterholmehas been preparing for when he moves on from the Hexham service, towards more independent living. Chesterholme is an independent hospital for people with learning disabilities and complex needs. The staff team there have been helping him prepare for this time, supporting him to make his own choices and take part in the activities he enjoys.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • DSC00040 640x480The people we support at Willow House, our care home for people with learning disabilities in Birmingham, have been enjoying the snowfall this December. They got excited for the Christmas period with fun games in the snow and a person-centred awards night.

  • 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.

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    Danshell staff and service users attended Learning Disability Today 2016 at the end of last month, aiming to promote our services and meet likeminded people within the industry. It was also a great opportunity for service users to do something different, visit a new place and take part in some fun activities.

  • LD WinnerAmy Childs, our Consultant Nurse for the Midlands region, has received national recognition as a winner at the prestigious National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards 2017.

  • Crisis at ChristmasTwo of our team are generously giving up their time over Christmas to help people in need across London.

    Resh Hirani, Internal Audit Director, and Stefan Cadogan, Resourcing Manager, will be volunteering on Christmas Day and Boxing Day for Crisis at Christmas, an initiative set up by the charity Crisis, which works with homeless people to help them rebuild their lives.

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    Our services in the Midlands have been celebrating the Rio Olympics by hosting a Danshell Midlands Regional Olympics. The event was held on the same day as the Olympics Opening ceremony, perfect for getting everyone excited about the games to come.

    The four Midlands services worked together to produce an all-inclusive day, where both service users and staff took part in events, promoting fitness and teamwork for everyone involved.

  • 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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    Danshell Cygnet Logos 2Danshell Group is to integrate with Cygnet Health Care, allowing enhanced care pathways for people with a learning disability or autism.

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