Learning Disability

  • Gung HoStaff from Hope House, one of our North-East specialist care homes for people with learning disabilities, have gone Gung-Ho to raise cash for charity.

  • 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.

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    A MIDLANDS nurse’s pioneering practice has seen him shortlisted for two prestigious awards. Warren Cocker, who developed an innovative programme to help people with learning disabilities and autism access healthcare screening, has been shortlisted as a finalist for The Learning Disability Nurse Award at both the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2018 and at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018. 

  • Inspire MeHollyhurst, a care home in Darlington has hosted its first Inspire Me Day this month and have had really positive feedback from the people they support and the staff team. The aim of the day was for everyone to work together and come up with fresh ideas of new activities to take part in. These would be for both in the community and within Hollyhurst, helping everyone to get inspired, have a go at activities they find interesting and try new things.

  • 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.

  • Katrina McArthur

    Katrina McArthur is Service Manager at Wallace Hospital. Katrina is always focused on improving life for her team and the people they support. A common theme across the many nominations for Katrina was that she is always there for her team, boosting their confidence and making everyone feel valued, which has created a fantastic team spirit within the service.

     

    "Staff have the utmost respect for her, which has created a stable and happy team" - a colleague at Wallace Hospital

  • Kirsty Dale

    Kirsty Dale is Service Manager at Trinity House. Kirsty inspires respect with her open door policy. She is a great role model and leads by example, approaching every day with a positive, supportive attitude. She is a real believer in positive behaviour support, which was praised in many of the nominations we received.

     

    "She always gives staff an opportunity to grow and develop their skills so all service users can be given excellent support" - a colleague at Trinity House

  • AdobeStock 97288383 640x427We are delighted to announce the launch of our first ever supported living service. With this expanded care pathway we can support people to live in their own homes.

  • Lorraine Platt

    Lorraine Platt is Activities Coordinator at Trinity House. Lorraine advocates for equal opportunities and works to break down barriers. She was praised for ensuring people feel happy and fulfilled, as well as for treating each person as an individual and supporting them to achieve their goals. Her cheery outlook and positive attitude always raises the team’s spirits and motivates others to do their best.

     

    "Lorraine’s energy, enthusiasm, commitment and dedication is admired by all who meet her. We would all be lost without her" - a colleague at Trinity House

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Neil Young

    Neil Young is our Site Services Manager. Always willing to go the extra mile, Neil tries his best to get things done as soon as possible. He goes above and beyond, supporting people within our services even though it isn’t part of his job. He is reliable, honest and very hardworking with a positive attitude.

     

    "Neil is constantly striving to improve the estates environment for all our service users" - a colleague

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

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