Tag: Learning Difficulties

Lifeways the UK’s leading provider of support services for people with special needs acquired by OMERS

Lifeways the UK’s leading provider of support services for people with special needs acquired by OMERS

The private equity arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension funds – has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lifeways from August Equity for an undisclosed sum, backing Paul Marriner, CEO in a secondary Management buy-out.   Lifeways is the UK’s market leading provider of supported living services for adults with learning disabilities. Via […]

June 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
20 Jobs Saved at Crediton Home’s for People with Learning/Physical Disabilities

20 Jobs Saved at Crediton Home’s for People with Learning/Physical Disabilities

The Chantry, a listed period town house close to the centre of Crediton, Devon and its smaller connected property, The Coach House, which together operate as Chantry Care Services Limited (in administration), have been sold to a Devon based home owner, safeguarding 20 jobs and the care of up to 16 people who have learning […]

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CQC publish further reviews of services for people with learning disabilities

CQC publish further reviews of services for people with learning disabilities

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a further 36 reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.   The programme is looking at whether people experience safe and appropriate care, treatment and support and whether they are protected from abuse. A […]

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Life Changing Results For Morris

Life Changing Results For Morris

An inspiring programme of support has led to life-changing results for a service user at CMG’s Avenue Road service in South Norwood, a supported living service for adults with learning difficulties. Morris Walters, 45, who has been living at Avenue Road for just over a year, has successfully gained employment, learnt new skills, and inspired […]

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Sunnyside House scoop Winner of Winners prize at Skills for Care’s Accolades

Sunnyside House scoop Winner of Winners prize at Skills for Care’s Accolades

Sunnyside House have beaten off strong competition at the prestigious Skills for Care Accolades to scoop the Winner of Winners award. The Sunnyside team won the ‘Most effective new approach to service delivery’ and then picked up the Winner of Winners Award from guest presenter Sherrie Hewson at the awards ceremony in Manchester. The Skills […]

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CMG Appoint Peter Kinsey As Chief Executive

CMG Appoint Peter Kinsey As Chief Executive

CMG, the UK’s leading independent provider for people with learning disabilities and complex needs, today announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Peter Kinsey, effective 1st March 2012. In his position as CMG Managing Director over the past five years, Peter has played a pivotal role in the company’s continued growth and improvement, and […]

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Person Centred Care Not Being Delivered

Person Centred Care Not Being Delivered

        People often not at the centre of their own care, says CQC as it publishes reports from its review of services for people with learning disabilities. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a further 20 reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that […]

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Wow! What A Year 2011 Was For The Healthcare Sector

Wow! What A Year 2011 Was For The Healthcare Sector

        Tim Godfrey – Partner – Corporate Services & Head of Healthcare blogs about the care industry. Click on the link below to read his views;   Tim joined Bishop Fleming in 1994. He provides advice and support to a large number of Torbay’s business community. He is also the partner heading […]

January 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
DC CARE TEAM SELL LEARNING DISABILITY GROUP

DC CARE TEAM SELL LEARNING DISABILITY GROUP

      Specialist Property Agent DC Care is pleased to announce the sale of Emerald Care Services Ltd in South Yorkshire, a group providing care for adults with learning disabilities or autism who may display challenging behaviours. The group was established by operators Gary and Julie Hurlstone six years ago and in that time […]

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CQC Publishes Its Review Of Services For People With Learning Disabilities

CQC Publishes Its Review Of Services For People With Learning Disabilities

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes ten reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities. The first five reports were published in December. The programme is looking at whether people experience safe and appropriate care, treatment and support and […]

January 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Castlebeck Announces Action Plan

Castlebeck Announces Action Plan

    Castlebeck, the specialist provider of healthcare services, today announced details of an Action Plan to make fundamental changes and improvements to its care services across the UK. The Action Plan is Castlebeck’s response to the Panorama Programme into one of its facilities – Winterbourne View. The implementation of the Action Plan is already […]

November 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Care Quality Commission Launches Consultation On Fees

Care Quality Commission Launches Consultation On Fees

      The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is consulting about changes to the fees it proposes to charge providers of health and adult social care for 2012/13. These fees cover CQC’s work in registering providers and monitoring their compliance with government standards of safety and quality. The consultation sets out proposals to extend the […]

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Castlebeck Responds To CQC Report

Castlebeck Responds To CQC Report

    Castlebeck respond to findings by the Care Quality Commission regarding Croxton Lodge and Cedar Vale Care Homes; Following the CQC’s statement issued on 28th July confirming enforcement action at Croxton Lodge and Cedar Vale, the company received formal warning notices in relation to these two facilities. The company is already in the process […]

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Castlebeck Responds To Forced Closure

Castlebeck Responds To Forced Closure

        Castlebeck has today (August 17th 2011) confirmed that it is to close its Arden Vale facility in Meriden, Coventry. The Company has reached this decision following its own internal review and ongoing engagement with the Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’). The Company is now making alternative arrangements for the 19 people in […]

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CQC Announces Third Castlebeck Service To Close

CQC Announces Third Castlebeck Service To Close

    Arden Vale in Meriden, Solihull, is to close ahead of the conclusion of legal action by the Care Quality Commission. Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) Limited has agreed to close the service, which provides care for adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems. The decision comes after CQC served a legal notice proposing to […]

August 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
Care Operator Receives Enforcement Notices In Darlington

Care Operator Receives Enforcement Notices In Darlington

        Middleton Lodge Care Home near Darlington and owned by care group Potens has received 4 strict enforcement notices relating to the home and poor care. CQC inspectors made an unannounced visit to the £800 per week per bed care home and discovered several problems including; Inexperienced and unqualified staff administering injections, […]

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