Coronavirus - COVID-19
Update on COVID-19 and Choice Care Contingency Plan
This is the summary overview of the findings from our 2019/20 survey of staff, care professionals and the people we support. The report highlights our main findings, including the areas we did well as well as some areas that we can improve. We hope you find the information valuable and it gives you an insight into all the stakeholders that make up the Choice Care family.
This is a time for us all to think about our mental health
We would like to give a massive THANK YOU to The Bombay Sapphire Distillery for producing and delivering hand sanitiser to one of our nearby homes, Oakley Lodge.
This incredibly generous act means a lot to all our staff and the people we support 💚
Over 100,000 CARE badges are now being proudly worn across the sector
Sharon, from one of our homes in Waterlooville, has lived with Choice for 8 years. Now she has become independent enough to move on, and she has taken the time to write up her amazing success story...
Our Chief Executive, Edwina Johnston, explains the thinking behind the new Choice Care brand identity and introduces our fabulous new website.
In 2010 a young man moved into our Argyll House service in Swindon, Wiltshire, who had previously experienced particularly difficult placements.
Sennen Lodge, a home that supports adults with Autistic Spectrum Condition was one of the first of our residential services to adopt Intensive Interaction.
Jay originally moved to Choice Care from Children’s Services. It was decided he required a robust environment in a rural setting, and his placement began at Ocknell Park in the New Forest.
For some time we have been approaching commissioners and care management teams to discuss ways we can develop.
For the first 20 years of her life, Jade divided her time between her home and her special school in Surrey.
Having looked after Richard since he was three, his foster parents Lesley and Colin were determined.
Ben had been living in one of our homes for many years and our staff knew him very well.
Tim was referred to Choice Care by the transitions team at his residential school as he approached the end of his time there.
Care England have called out for an immediate additional £4bn to be attributed by the government.
£34 million into what it is calling the UK’s biggest research programme in the sector
We are officially ranked THE BEST care home provider in England!!!
100 celebrates the most influential disabled people in the UK
Hate crimes against people with disabilities has been suggested to have increased by a huge 41% in the last year.
Lib Dem MP Vince Cable writes about the need for cross-party unity in order to solve the seemingly endless social care crisis.
A man has been able to move all four of his paralysed limbs with a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit
Our Stroud Lodge home in Gloucester nominated for Dignity and Respect Care Home of the Year
Misconceptions can make it difficult to recruit new entrants in a sector with 110,000 vacancies
Teenagers with autism are being targeted by gangs running county lines drugs operations.
It's important to understand and respect the sexual needs and sexual health of the people we care for.
US artist Nicholas Kontaxis exhibits his colourful canvases in London's Mayfair.
There are multiple theories why many more men and boys get an autism diagnosis
Liverpool 5G Testbed and techUK call for action to accelerate the roll out of 5G technology in health and social care.
Belfast actor with Down’s syndrome inspires young people with special needs.
Few topics in social care are more emotive. CHP takes a look at the arguments on both sides of the debate.
Helping people with learning disabilities make positive changes to their lifestyle
The care sector has responded with outrage following BBC's Panorama documentary
After years in hospital, moving to a community placement helped Enoch stabilise and reassess his future.
New objectives ensure that equality is front and centre, both in their regulatory work, and for their staff.
The health watchdog launches a review into how it handled a 2015 report raising concerns about Whorlton Hall hospital.
Campaign by the Daily Express and the Care Campaign for the Vulnerable calls for CCTV cameras in care home communal areas.
Community Integrated Care launches a pioneering inclusive rugby programme
We were appalled to see the bullying and abuse shown at Cygnet Health Care’s Whorlton Hall Hospital.
Every patient held in long-term segregation or seclusion is to be reviewed by independent advocates.
The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group expresses concern over giving NHS England responsibilty for care commissioning at long-stay hospitals.
Drag Syndrome - outspoken performers with Down’s syndrome creating a stir on the drag scene.
New adaptations designed for people with learning disabilities will now be rolled out to more than 5,000 Slimming World consultants.
Average salaries for new roles in the social care sector are rising despite economic uncertainty.
The team at Ravenna Lodge receive a ‘Good’ rating following their first CQC inspection.
Chief Executive of The Fremantle Trust spends a weekend living at a care home to gain first-hand insight.
Springbank Ward at Fulbourn Hospital near Cambridge introduces dialectical behaviour therapy
An expert and a parent offer their tips for how to help you and your child
A Care England study into council fees has shown that local authorities are failing to keep pace with rising costs
New accessibility-themed emojis welcomed by disability rights campaigners.
Tackling social isolation by building links between older and learning-disabled people and their neighbourhoods