Learning Disability

  • Announcing Our Christmas Card Competition Winners

    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.

  • Award Recognition for our East Midlands Team

    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.

  • Award Success for Danshell in the West Midlands

    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.

  • Award Success for Toller Road Care Home

    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.

  • Birmingham Care Home Celebrates Snowfall

    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.

  • Darlington Care Home Manager is Finalist at National Awards

    Care Awards logo 2017 Finalist 2Jo Crook, Manager of Hollyhurst care home in Darlington, has been named as a finalist at a national awards. Jo is in the running for ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’ at the National Care Awards.

  • Essex Activity Coordinator Shortlisted for National Award

    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.

  • Gaining Independence Through Exercise

    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.

  • How Do We Make a Difference? We Ask Those That Matter Most

    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.

  • Midlands Nurse's Award Success Hat Trick

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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.

  • Midlands Services Compete in 'Four Nations'

    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.

  • More Award Recognition for Lockerbie Care Home Staff

    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.

  • 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 Wast Hills

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • We Pay Tribute to Long Standing Staff

    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.

  • What Do You Think? We Ask Those That Matter Most

    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?
    • What Makes a Good Manager? We Ask Those That Matter Most

      SupportWhat makes a good Manager? We asked some very important people - our Service Managers, their teams, and most importantly, the people they support.