Danshell News

  • 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.

  • Every so often in our services, the key worker groups change due to new staff joining and others leaving. Instead of staff deciding which person should be the key worker for each service user, they hand it over to the service users.

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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.

  • DSC 0429 Web SizeAfter the success of last year’s Danshell Olympics Midlands Sports Day, Cate Ball, Toller Road’s Manager, and Activity Co-Ordinator Penny Robinson, were determined to make this year’s event even bigger and better. Each service was allocated tasks to bring the day together, with the service users helping out.

  • Trinity team 800x534Three of our team at Trinity House care home in Lockerbie, were shortlisted at the regional heats for the Great British Care Awards, held at the beginning of the month.

  • Wast HillsWast Hills Hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham has been recognised for its excellence at the national Autism Professional Awards.

  • 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.

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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.

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    We are delighted to announce that Wast Hills hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham, has received Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society.  Wast Hills has demonstrated its commitment to understanding autism and that the hospital is setting the standard for autism practice.

  • 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.

  • Dale Lawrence 2018We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a new Medical Director, Dr Dale Lawrence. Dr Lawrence joined the clinical team at specialist autism service Wast Hills, near Birmingham, in 2008.

  • Newbus Grange OutstandingWe are absolutely delighted to say that Newbus Grange, our specialist autism hospital near Darlington, has been awarded an “Outstanding” by the CQC.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 2 Ducks WebsizeChanges to make Ducks Halt, one of our learning disability services in Essex, the least restrictive environment possible are already seeing benefits for the people supported there.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • AdobeStock 185272650 640x427We would like to tell you about the great progress one young man has made in one of our services in the North East.

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