Danshell News

  • Most Rewarding and Challenging? We Ask Those That Matter Most

    DSC 0332 Web SizeWhat are the most rewarding and most challenging parts of your job? We asked some very important people - our Service Managers and their teams.

  • MP Opens New Specialist Service in Middlesbrough

    DSCF2549 Article Thumbnail3We have made a significant investment in a new specialist service, which will provide extra care and support for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs on Teesside.

  • National Accreditation for Newbus Grange in Darlington

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    We are delighted to announce that Newbus Grange in Darlington, is celebrating after receiving Quality Network for Inpatient Learning Disability Services (QNLD) accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

  • National Award for Trinity House Team

    Trinity House exterior 1We are very proud to say that Trinity House in Lockerbie has been recognised for its excellent practice in supporting people with learning disabilities with a prestigious national award.

  • Newbus Grange Raises Over £5000 for Charity

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    Service users and staff at Newbus Grange, one of our services near Darlington, have shown their charitable spirit and raised more than £5,000 for good causes during 2016.

  • Praise for London Specialist Hospital in Latest Inspection

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    Bostall House, our independent hospital in Abbey Wood, has received an overall ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following its latest inspection and continues to provide effective specialist assessment and support for men living with a learning disability and complex needs.

  • Professor Bill Lindsay

    Bill LindsayIt is with great sadness that we have learnt this weekend of the tragic news that Professor Bill Lindsay, our Lead Consultant Psychologist and Head of Research, has passed away peacefully on Saturday night.

  • Q&A with a Danshell Consultant Nurse

    Alyson TaylorWe've had a Q&A with one of our new Consultant Nurses, Aly Taylor, to find out how she's settling in and what she's enjoying so far about her role.

  • Ranaich House Achieves 'HealthyLiving' Award!

    Healthy Living Award positive wideCongratulations to Ranaich House residential care home in Dunblane for achieving the 'HealthyLiving' Award!

    The award recognises those who strive to promote the principles of a healthy balanced diet, using healthier ingredients and preparation methods, and is fully supported by the Scottish Government and NHS Health Scotland.

  • Raymond Shows His Artistic Skill

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    Raymond at Thors Park would like to show you his artistic talent, with a picture he painted that he is very proud of. He has a creative flair with a strong imagination, and is being supported to maintain and build on these skills using the variety of resources and seasonal opportunities available. Some of these he has particularly enjoyed were creating a picture of a witch for Halloween, and more recently some great paintings and a banner for Christmas.

  • Recruitment Day in Dundee

    Wallace211 Web sizeAre you caring and dedicated, and looking for a career that would make a positive difference to people’s lives?

    Come to our open day for Wallace Hospital, our newly refurbished hospital for people with a learning disability in Dundee!

  • Second National Accreditation for Newbus Grange Autism Hospital

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

  • Service Users’ Designs Adorn Danshell Christmas Card

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    One of our service users from a service in Bishop Auckland has proved his artistic merit by winning our company-wide Christmas art project.

    The Christmas card competition was launched to encourage service users to feel involved in the company and to produce a design for our corporate card for Christmas 2016.

  • Significant Improvement to Hollyhurst Residential Care Home

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    Hollyhurst, our resicdential care service in Darlington, has undergone a significant investment to refurbish the home, with service users playing a full part in the plans.

    A number of bedrooms have been re-configured to provide modern en-suite bathrooms, with walk-in showers, supporting the privacy and dignity of service users.

  • Spectacular Shining Star Staff Recognition Awards

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    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.

  • Spooky Halloween Fun Across the Country

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    Services across the country have had a fun Halloween, holding parties with spooky crafts and tasty cakes!

    Our North East services held a Halloween party at ASE club in Darlington. Everyone got involved and into the spooky spirit, dressing up and bringing party food. They held a 'best dressed' competition, which was won by Catherine (left), a lady from one of our North East services, who had a brilliant pirate costume.

  • Trinity House Achieves Excellent Results in Latest Inspection

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    Trinity House in Lockerbie is celebrating after receiving ‘Very Good’ ratings across all four quality themes in its latest inspection by the Care Inspectorate; care and support, environment, staffing, and the management and leadership.

  • Trinity House Celebrate Special Olympics Success

    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.

  • Two New Learning Disability Services Open in Dundee

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    Following a comprehensive review of our existing provision, and in partnership with commissioners, a decision was taken to develop a care pathway with more bespoke care and support options being made available.

  • Update from Bostall House

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    Bostall House has been busy over the last few months! In October they celebrated Denis’ birthday with a party, which his family all came to. Staff decorated the dining room with birthday banners and bunting. The chef cooked a delicious spread and Denis had a black forest gateaux for his birthday cake. Denis was overwhelmed with the celebrations and thanked everyone. Robert also gave a wonderful speech, which he had been practicing throughout the morning. Everyone agreed it was a great celebration, and they all enjoyed tucking into the party food and helping Denis have a very happy birthday!