Service User Fun

  • River View Opening640x480The people we support at Victoria House have an important announcement they’d like to share with you.

  • 7 04.04 Thornfield Sensory Garden WebsizeA specially-designed sensory garden has been unveiled at Thornfield Grange, a specialist residential service with nursing in Bishop Auckland that supports men with an autism spectrum condition.

  • 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!

  • StockSome of the people we support at Chesterholme in Hexham have recently enjoyed an inclusive aerobics afternoon.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bright Isokpan

    Bright Isokpan is a Healthcare Support Worker at Thors Park. Bright takes the time to learn all about the people he supports, asking questions and is always eager to find out more about people’s interests. He is a role model to the team, encouraging them to share people’s likes and dislikes so that the whole team has a real understanding of each person they support.

     

    "Bright is a very happy person and makes sure everyone is smiling and happy" - a colleague at Thors Park

  • 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.

  • Cedar Sensory RoomThe team at Cedar Valespecialist autism hospital in East Bridgford have been working hard to create more personal touches around the living spaces so that they feel more homely and showcase some of the amazing work that goes on in the service on a daily basis. They decided that the meeting room was a great space to show families, commissioners and all visitors examples of their excellent practice.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Tony Perini

    Dr Tony Perini is our North East Consultant Psychiatrist. Dr Perini is praised for always doing his best for the people he supports, making sure he is available at all hours and even being known to take calls when away on holiday! He was described as a ‘good listener’ by one service user who nominated him.

     

    "He helps you and fights for you and your choices" - a service user in the North East

  • 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.

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