Our stories

Do you understand me?

DATE: 17.06.2024

Our person-centered approach to care...

Understanding those we support is our top priority at Choice Care. Our in-house Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) team have a history of introducing pioneering approaches to specialist care.

Bwthyn Talbot

DATE: 17.06.2024

A brand-new adult care service opening in Pwll, Wales

Jenny's story

DATE: 05.06.2024

Hear from Jenny's family and care team about her transition to Choice Care...

International PBS Conference

DATE: 31.05.2024

The PBS team at Choice Care had a fantastic time at the International Positive Behaviour Support Conference hosted by BILD last week...

Fundraising update!

DATE: 23.05.2024

Choice Care teams across England and Wales are raising money for community defibrillators...

Digital Transformation Innovator Award

DATE: 16.05.2024

We're delighted to announce that Choice Care have won the Talos award for it's recent implementation of the ATS system...

Meet Bernie...

DATE: 14.05.2024

Hear from Bernie about his story and about being supported by Choice Care

Walking the extra mile for a life-saving cause

DATE: 30.04.2024

Choice Care team conquers jurassic coast to raise funds for defibrillators

Choice Got Talent Auditions

DATE: 05.04.2024

With less than a month to go...excitement is growing all across Choice Care, as our Choice Got Talent auditions were announced and are taking place towards the end of April!

Training support for Autism Spectrum Disorder

DATE: 05.04.2024

In celebration of Autism Acceptance Week, we spoke to Sean, a PBS Practioner, about educating teams about Autism...

Supported Living CIW Report | Care Without Compromise

DATE: 03.04.2024

‘...Staff have an excellent understanding of who people are. They support people confidently and with dignity and respect’ Care Without Compromise Support Services receives amazing Care Inspectorate Wales report!

The PBS Approach at Choice Care

DATE: 02.04.2024

A Tailored Support System for Individuals with Autism

PBS Practitioners Network Event

DATE: 25.03.2024

Local Hero of The Year

DATE: 20.03.2024

We are delighted to share with you that Valeriy has recently won the ‘Local Hero of the Year’ category in the Wiltshire Live Awards!

Employee Appreciation Day

DATE: 19.03.2024

In celebration of our wonderful employees and Employee Appreciation Day, we had over 100 nominations for the competition on our company platform, ChoiceHub and we’re pleased to officially announce our winners…

Employee of the Month

DATE: 11.03.2024

Many congratulations to Penny - Willow House's Employee of the Month for February.

Choice Care Fundraising - bringing defibrillators into our communities!

DATE: 06.03.2024

We want We want to share our new fundraising campaign with you.

A day in the life

DATE: 04.03.2024

St David's Day!

DATE: 04.03.2024

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus – Happy St David’s Day!

Celebrating Sophie's 5 year Choiceversary!

DATE: 29.02.2024

We talk to Sophie, bank social care worker at Cambria House.

National Apprenticeship Week - we celebrated in style!

DATE: 29.02.2024

We had a fantastic National Apprenticeship Week from 5th to 9th February.

Tom's story

DATE: 22.02.2024

This is Tom's story about being supported by Choice Care

Meet Sarah from our services in Wales

DATE: 21.02.2024

We talk to Sarah, Manager at our sister company in Wales, Care Without Compromise

Meet the Team - introducing Chris

DATE: 16.02.2024

We talk to Chris, Bid and Proposal Manager who started at Choice Care in October 2023.

National Star Transition Event

DATE: 14.02.2024

Another great day at the annual National Star Event in Cheltenham!

Choiceversary – Congratulations

DATE: 14.02.2024

We talk to Ewa, Business Development Manager and Deputy Head of Referrals, who has been with Choice Care since 2009.

Pancake Day!

DATE: 14.02.2024

We had a flipping good day on Pancake day on 13th February!

Its Valentine's Day!

DATE: 12.02.2024

We've been getting ready for Valentine's Day across Choice Care with some wonderful baking and artwork!

Its Celebration Friday!

DATE: 09.02.2024

As we come to the close of National Apprentice week 2024, today’s theme is ‘Celebration Friday’!

Support for National Apprentice Week

DATE: 08.02.2024

Today we are going to focus on the theme of ‘Support’ for National Apprentice Week, so we’ll be looking at the kind of support you can expect if you choose to learn while you are at Choice Care.

A day in the life of an apprentice...

DATE: 08.02.2024

Find out what its like to be an apprentice at Choice Care

Apprenticeship Week - our colleagues tell us their own stories

DATE: 08.02.2024

We talk to Amy, Acting Home Manager at Nant Leiros (Deputy Manager) who joined Care Without Compromise in January 2021

Welcome to ‘Apprentice Wednesday’ and we’re halfway through the week!

DATE: 07.02.2024

This week we have been focussing on apprenticeships across Choice Care Group and on the theme of ‘Skills for Life.’

Employer Tuesday

DATE: 06.02.2024

We are really enjoying National Apprentice Week, when every day we focus on the themes of the week and how they relate to our learners across Choice Care.

Apprenticeship Week - our colleagues tell us their own stories

DATE: 06.02.2024

Emily from one of our residential homes in Gloucester tells us about her apprenticeship at Choice Care.

Meet the team – Choice Care Apprentices

DATE: 06.02.2024

We talk to Training Manager Belle, who joined Choice Care Group in 2019, at Springfield House as a care worker.

National Apprenticeship Week 2024!

DATE: 05.02.2024

We’re at the start of National Apprentice week – a week-long celebration of apprenticeships. We are going to focus on the benefits of these qualifications both for Choice Care colleagues and the people we support. Check in every day for our latest updates.

Bowling day out

DATE: 31.01.2024

The team from Wey View really enjoyed their time out bowling last week.

Waun Daniel - new bespoke single-person service in Wales

DATE: 29.01.2024

We are delighted to announce that we have recently opened ‘Waun Daniel’, a bespoke single person, supported living service in Wales.

Celebrating 15 years at Choice Care

DATE: 29.01.2024

We talk to Vanya, Manager at Oakley Lodge who celebrates her 15th Choiceversary!

Stroud Lodge - baking legend!

DATE: 18.01.2024

The people at Stroud Lodge are very keen bakers, and every Sunday seems to be an episode of Bake Off!

Management Development Programme - Graduation

DATE: 17.01.2024

We were delighted to celebrate the graduation of colleagues from Choice Care’s most recent Management Development Programme (MDP) back in December.

Christmas Decorations Competition - the winners!

DATE: 11.01.2024

We are delighted to announce the winners of our Christmas decorations competition.

A Christmas Spectacular!

DATE: 20.12.2023

We talk to Sharron at Catherine Care about their Christmas spectacular performance. Catherine Care joined the Choice Care Family in 2023.

Choice Care Awards 2023

DATE: 20.12.2023

We’ve now held all our award events across Choice Care and celebrated many colleagues impressive achievements

Choice Care's Expert Quality Auditors

DATE: 14.12.2023

We talk to James from Choice Care’s Quality Team who tells us all about the fantastic Expert Quality Auditors here at Choice.

Meet Tasmin, one of our fabulous apprentices at Choice Care

DATE: 13.12.2023

Tasmin joined Choice Care in October 2022 and is currently studying for her Level 3 qualifications while working at one of our services.

Transition events

DATE: 12.12.2023

Choice attends a number of transition events at schools and colleges during the year where we talk to young people and their parents about the the next stage for them and what we can offer.

It’s that time of year...

DATE: 06.12.2023

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Choice Care!

Choiceversary – Congratulations

DATE: 05.12.2023

We talk to, Natasha, Manager at Willow House who celebrates her 10th Choiceversary!

Daisy's work experience placement

DATE: 04.12.2023

The West PBS Team have successfully hosted a work experience placement with Daisy from Sunnyside who wishes to follow a clinical career!

Choiceversary – Congratulations

DATE: 30.11.2023

We talk to Kay, Manager at Stokewood, who has been with Choice Care since October 1998, Let’s find out more!

Aspire Support Options Limited becomes part of Choice Care

DATE: 29.11.2023

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of (ASOL) and to welcome the team to the Choice Care family!

New Supported Living in Neath

DATE: 27.11.2023

Kian's first adult home in Care Without Compromise's new Supported Living flat in Neath!

Nant Leiros Bake Off!

DATE: 23.11.2023

Nant Leiros held a fantastic bake-off for Children in Need.

Kelly Collins - new Assistant Regional Director for the West Region

DATE: 22.11.2023

We talk to Kelly, who has recently been promoted to Assistant Regional Director.

Ballards Ash - a winner at Choice Got talent 2023!

DATE: 20.11.2023

We talked to Viv, Manager at Ballards Ash, about the Ballards Ash Singers – one of the winners of Choice Got Talent 2023!


DATE: 09.11.2023

People across Choice Care had a fabulous time over Bonfire Night!

Lots of spooky fun!

DATE: 02.11.2023

People we support across Choice Care had fantastic fun at lots of spooky Halloween events across our supported living and residential homes!

Volunteer dog walking and loving it!

DATE: 01.11.2023

One of the people we support in one of our Wales service has taken up volunteer dog walking and absolutely loves it.

Choice Care Staff Awards - update!

DATE: 31.10.2023

Every year people across Choice Care nominate colleagues who go above and beyond for the annual Choice Care staff awards. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our colleagues and their amazing work and achievements.

Choice Care Garden Competition 2023 – the winners!

DATE: 24.10.2023

We are very excited that we have now have the results from our wonderful, annual Choice Care Garden Competition.

Getting in the Halloween Spirit..!

DATE: 17.10.2023

The people we support from across our East Region had a fantastic time at the Halloween themed PBS Pub!

Choice Got Talent Grand Final!

DATE: 05.10.2023

People we support and our colleagues had an amazing day at the Choice Got Talent Grand Final which took place on Wednesday 4th October!

We are delighted to welcome Catherine Care to the Choice Care family!

DATE: 03.10.2023

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Catherine Care and to welcome the team to the Choice Care family!

Linden Farm Allotment

DATE: 25.09.2023

The Linden Farm Allotment is a project for young adults with autism in Surrey to learn and enjoy growing flowers and vegetables.

Willow House go horse-riding!

DATE: 20.09.2023

Not only a wonderful horse-riding experience but a royal encounter too...

It’s time for another ‘Diverse Disco’ at the Tree Nightclub in Swindon!

DATE: 19.09.2023

We reported on the first fabulous Diverse Disco at the Tree nightclub held in May this year, where people we support across Choice Care had a fantastic time.

Garden Competition 2023

DATE: 18.09.2023

Its nearly time for this year's results!

Teambuilding with our PSB Team

DATE: 14.09.2023

Our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) team from the East Region had a teambuilding afternoon recently.

Choiceversary Congratulations

DATE: 13.09.2023

We talk to Deputy Regional Director, Leighanne, who has been with Choice Care since 2008. Let’s find out more!

Impressive fundraising at Hurst House

DATE: 11.09.2023

Hurst House, one of our homes in Swindon, organised a fantastic Heart Beat Fundraising Day in August to raise money for a defibrillator.

Choice Got Talent 2023 - its fast approaching!

DATE: 05.09.2023

With the Choice Got Talent auditions taking place earlier this month - we are one step nearer to one of the biggest events in the Choice calendar!

Bee Day at Nant Leiros

DATE: 31.08.2023

Celebrating World Bee Day in Wales!

Sweet's Choiceversary!

DATE: 30.08.2023

Sweet, a Social Care Worker, at one of our Reading homes, has just celebrated her 20th Choiceversary!

Holmhurst Fundraiser

DATE: 23.08.2023

The team at Holmhurst held a fantastic Fundraising Day for Oakhaven Hospice with a raffle, cake stall, craft stall and children’s activities.

New appointment - Clinical and Family Support Practice lead

DATE: 21.08.2023

As part of our commitment to Choice Care being a place where people thrive, we are delighted to announce that we have appointed Roxanne Law to the role of Clinical and Family Support Practice lead.

Supporting people with a diagnosis of personality disorder

DATE: 17.08.2023

We had a fantastic day at our monthly training session for colleagues across all of our Welsh homes at our new offices in Port Talbot.

South Region Sports Day - great fun!

DATE: 03.08.2023

A fantastic time was had by everyone who came to our recent Sports day in the New Forest.

East Region Summer Fair!

DATE: 02.08.2023

A fantastic time was had by all at the East region summer fair.

Choice Got Talent auditions are coming!

DATE: 26.07.2023

Choice Got Talent is one of the biggest events in the Choice calendar and people across the group are now getting ready for the auditions which are coming up in August!

Choice Care listed again in the Top 100 Apprenticeships Employers!

DATE: 24.07.2023

We are very excited to announce that Choice Care has once again been listed in the the official Top 100 Apprenticeships Employers!

Celebrating a very impressive achievement

DATE: 19.07.2023

One of the people we support from Ravenna Lodge in Hampshire, has completed her level 2 Diploma in mental health including other subjects such as anxiety, ADHD and dementia.

Choice Football Tournament 2023

DATE: 19.07.2023

Everyone had a fantastic day at the annual Choice Care Football Tournament, which took place at Sunnyside on Wednesday 12 July. Teams from across Choice Care came to take part, support and cheer on.

Nominations for the 2023 Choice Care Employee Awards are now open!

DATE: 18.07.2023

Colleagues right across Choice Care are nominating their colleagues for the annual Choice Care Employee Awards.

People lead happy lives at Caernewydd Farm - Care Inspectorate Wales report

DATE: 13.07.2023

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) has recently published the Regulated Services Inspection Report for Caernewydd Farm . Caernewydd Farm is part of Care Without Compromise (CWC) who joined Choice Care Group in March 2022.

Choiceversary – Congratulations!

DATE: 10.07.2023

We talk to, Rafal Gac, who has been with Choice Care since 2008 and celebrates his 15-year Choiceversary this month! Let’s find out more...

Celebrating Learning Disability Week

DATE: 04.07.2023

We celebrated Learning Disability Week across Choice Care from 19th to 26th June, with the people we support taking part in many wonderful activities during the week.

We talk to Reece, one of our Senior Recruiters.

DATE: 03.07.2023

Meet Reece, one of our senior recruiters at Choice Care who started s a senior Social care Worker in 2019.

International colleagues

DATE: 30.06.2023

We are very excited to welcome new international colleagues who have been recruited through Visa sponsorship! Our new colleagues are working at services across Choice Care.

Blue Apple Theatre

DATE: 29.06.2023

One of the people we support at Cambria House is a member of a drama club, run by the Blue Apple Theatre. He is taking part in a production of Animal Farm, which will take place at the Theatre Royal in Winchester on 13th and 14th July.

Bake Off at Nant Leiros!

DATE: 29.06.2023

Everyone at our Nant Leiros home in Neath had a fantastic time at their Bake Off competition and celebrations.

Grand Opening of Linden Farm Cycle Track

DATE: 27.06.2023

We had an amazing day at Linden Farm on 12th June, for the grand opening of the new cycle track.

Embrace All Festival

DATE: 20.06.2023

Recently we reported about the ‘Diverse Disco’ which took place on Monday 15th May in Swindon, where a fantastic time was had by some of the people we support here at Choice Care.

Meet Adele, one of our fabulous Training Managers

DATE: 19.06.2023

We talk to Adele, one of our fabulous training managers, who has been with Choice Care since 2012 and find out more about her role.

PBS Social Club East

DATE: 13.06.2023

Our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Team in our East Region have been running very successful monthly social clubs!

Wellbeing and positivity in the West

DATE: 06.06.2023

People we support from across our West Region enjoyed a wonderful Choice Care ‘Wellbeing Day’ on Wednesday 24th May.

We are at the Autism Show in London on Friday and Saturday, 9-10 June!

DATE: 01.06.2023

We’re very excited to have a Choice Care stand at the London Autism Show again this year. We’re also thrilled to have a speaking slot this time.

Choice Care Football Tournament 2023

DATE: 24.05.2023

People we support and colleagues are getting ready for the annual ChoiceCare Football Tournament in July!

Diverse Disco - what a blast!

DATE: 17.05.2023

People we support across Choice Care had a fantastic time at the ‘Diverse Disco’ on Monday 15th May 2023! One of our fantastic managers from the Swindon region has been running a group which holds accessible and inclusive events aimed at people with disabilities.

Coronation Celebrations!

DATE: 16.05.2023

Services across the whole of Choice Care celebrated the coronation of King Charles III in May and organised events for the people we support.

It’s Mental Health Awareness week

DATE: 15.05.2023

We at Choice Care fully support Mental Health Awareness Week. This year's theme is anxiety - with the Mental Health Foundation saying that ‘Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem…it’s important that we recognise and respond when we feel anxious, so that our anxiety doesn’t become overwhelming.'

Dr Mark Smith, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Care Without Compromise

DATE: 10.05.2023

Care Without Compromise, our sister company in Wales, supports people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health conditions and associated complex needs. With its own clinical team, Care Without Compromise has a particular expertise in understanding and supporting individuals with behaviours that challenge. We asked Dr Mark Smith, Consultant Clinical Psychologist about his work.

Easter Competition at Choice Care

DATE: 26.04.2023

Teams across Choice Care took part in an Easter Competition, with services asked to submit photos and videos of their Easter activities to ChoiceHub, our internal comms app.

New supported living service in Wales

DATE: 05.04.2023

Last week we celebrated the opening of Swansea Road, a new specialist supported living service provided by our sister company in Wales, Care Without Compromise.

Monthly fun at the Ambassadors Club!

DATE: 03.04.2023

Choice Care services join in the fun at the monthly social club held at Ambassadors Club, organised by our fabulous Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Team. Our residents and colleagues can play bingo, sing and dance!

People lead happy and fulfilling lives at Penscynor House

DATE: 21.03.2023

Penscynor House achieves glowing Care Inspectorate Wales report

Ciderstone House awarded ‘Good’ in all areas in their latest CQC report

DATE: 09.03.2023

We are delighted to announce that Ciderstone House has been awarded ‘Good’ in all areas in their latest CQC report.

Welcome to Witham Valley Care Group

DATE: 23.01.2023

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Witham Valley Care Group and to welcome the team to the Choice Care family!

Care Without Compromise joins Choice Care!

DATE: 04.01.2023

We are very pleased to welcome our new Welsh services and team members.

Choice Care Anniversay

DATE: 03.01.2023

2022 marked Choice Care’s 30th Anniversary!

Choice Care Staff Awards

DATE: 20.12.2022

Celebrating our amazing colleagues – what a team!

Quality Care joins Choice!

DATE: 30.11.2022

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Quality Care and to welcome the team to the Choice Care family!

Choice Got Talent 2022: Back with a bang!

DATE: 30.09.2022

Our annual talent competition was held on Wednesday, and what a show it was! Read on to hear all about it...

Maggie passes her level 2!

DATE: 22.09.2022

Maggie recently completed her level 2 in Health and Social Care, hear what she has to say about her experience...

Nothing is Impossible

DATE: 14.09.2022

Sanchez Grange, Assistant Manager at Stroud Lodge, has penned a letter about his time supporting Denis Gardner at the service...

Condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth

DATE: 09.09.2022

All of us at Choice Care were very sad to hear about the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Seth and Keri's Walk for Wards!

DATE: 30.08.2022

Seth and Keri raise over £500 for Salisbury District Hospital!

Mark’s Success Story

DATE: 16.08.2022

Mark moved into Holly Lodge 2 years ago, and now he is being supported to rekindle his relationship with his dad...

Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers

DATE: 08.07.2022

We have been listed amongst Britain's best apprenticeship employers!

International Women's Day

DATE: 08.03.2022

Happy International Women's Day! #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias

Support for Ukraine

DATE: 04.03.2022

We have made a £5,000 donation to the Red Cross Ukrainian appeal. Please read...

Choice Has Got Talent Video!

DATE: 16.02.2022

Choice Has Got Talent is our annual talent competition for the people we support, take a look at the video of the latest edition!

Coronavirus - COVID-19

DATE: 29.12.2021

COVID-19 and Choice Care Visiting Procedures

Quality Assurance Report 2019/20

DATE: 20.05.2020

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.

Mental Health Awareness Week 18 -24 May

DATE: 18.05.2020

This is a time for us all to think about our mental health

Stephen's Song for Carers

DATE: 23.04.2020

Stephen is raising money for the Care Workers' Charity!

Thank you to Bombay Sapphire

DATE: 21.04.2020

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 💚

CARE Badge Success

DATE: 27.02.2020

Over 100,000 CARE badges are now being proudly worn across the sector

Sharon's Success Story

DATE: 19.02.2020

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...

A Fresh Look for Choice Care

DATE: 10.01.2020

Our Chief Executive, Edwina Johnston, explains the thinking behind the new Choice Care brand identity and introduces our fabulous new website.

Intensive Interaction at Argyll House

DATE: 02.12.2019

In 2010 a young man moved into our Argyll House service in Swindon, Wiltshire, who had previously experienced particularly difficult placements.

Intensive Interaction at Sennen Lodge

DATE: 02.12.2019

Sennen Lodge, a home that supports adults with Autistic Spectrum Condition was one of the first of our residential services to adopt Intensive Interaction.

Success Story: Appleton

DATE: 02.12.2019

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.

Annexe Living at Boxgrove House

DATE: 02.12.2019

For some time we have been approaching commissioners and care management teams to discuss ways we can develop.

Success Story: Redlands House

DATE: 02.12.2019

For the first 20 years of her life, Jade divided her time between her home and her special school in Surrey.

Success Story: Rowan Cottage

DATE: 02.12.2019

Having looked after Richard since he was three, his foster parents Lesley and Colin were determined.

Success Story: Ben's Personal Annexe

DATE: 02.12.2019

Ben had been living in one of our homes for many years and our staff knew him very well.

Success Story: Tim's Personal Annexe

DATE: 02.12.2019

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 calls for £4bn cash injection for social care

DATE: 07.11.2019

Care England have called out for an immediate additional £4bn to be attributed by the government.

Government invests £34m into "˜care robots'

DATE: 28.10.2019

£34 million into what it is calling the UK's biggest research programme in the sector

Choice ranked #1 in England!

DATE: 16.10.2019

We are officially ranked THE BEST care home provider in England!!!

100 most influential disabled people in the UK 2019

DATE: 14.10.2019

100 celebrates the most influential disabled people in the UK

Violent hate crime against disabled has risen by 41 per cent

DATE: 09.10.2019

Hate crimes against people with disabilities has been suggested to have increased by a huge 41% in the last year.

We Can Only Solve The Social Care Crisis By Working Across Party Lines

DATE: 07.10.2019

Lib Dem MP Vince Cable writes about the need for cross-party unity in order to solve the seemingly endless social care crisis.

Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

DATE: 04.10.2019

A man has been able to move all four of his paralysed limbs with a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit

Stroud Lodge nominated for a National Care Award!!

DATE: 03.10.2019

Our Stroud Lodge home in Gloucester nominated for Dignity and Respect Care Home of the Year

No job for a young man? Social care career myths busted

DATE: 01.10.2019

Misconceptions can make it difficult to recruit new entrants in a sector with 110,000 vacancies

Autistic teens targeted by drug gangs

DATE: 25.09.2019

Teenagers with autism are being targeted by gangs running county lines drugs operations.

Having A Good Relationship Is Everything

DATE: 16.09.2019

It's important to understand and respect the sexual needs and sexual health of the people we care for.

Disabled Artist has First Exhibition in London

DATE: 09.09.2019

US artist Nicholas Kontaxis exhibits his colourful canvases in London's Mayfair.

I was told only boys could be autistic

DATE: 03.09.2019

There are multiple theories why many more men and boys get an autism diagnosis

5G networks for health and social care

DATE: 05.08.2019

Liverpool 5G Testbed and techUK call for action to accelerate the roll out of 5G technology in health and social care.

Down's syndrome actor inspires

DATE: 01.08.2019

Belfast actor with Down's syndrome inspires young people with special needs.

Leaders debate CCTV use in care homes

DATE: 19.07.2019

Few topics in social care are more emotive. CHP takes a look at the arguments on both sides of the debate.

New app to support healthy eating and exercise

DATE: 15.07.2019

Helping people with learning disabilities make positive changes to their lifestyle

Sector reacts to Whorlton Hall abuse

DATE: 01.07.2019

The care sector has responded with outrage following BBC's Panorama documentary

Success Story: Ocknell Park

DATE: 08.06.2019

After years in hospital, moving to a community placement helped Enoch stabilise and reassess his future.

CQC launches new Equality Objectives for 2019-21

DATE: 05.06.2019

New objectives ensure that equality is front and centre, both in their regulatory work, and for their staff.

Whorlton Hall abuse: Care watchdog launches investigations

DATE: 03.06.2019

The health watchdog launches a review into how it handled a 2015 report raising concerns about Whorlton Hall hospital.

Health and Social Care Secretary backs care home camera campaign

DATE: 30.05.2019

Campaign by the Daily Express and the Care Campaign for the Vulnerable calls for CCTV cameras in care home communal areas.

Game-changing charities

DATE: 28.05.2019

Community Integrated Care launches a pioneering inclusive rugby programme

Choice Care Group - response to Panorama broadcast on 22 May 2019

DATE: 23.05.2019

We were appalled to see the bullying and abuse shown at Cygnet Health Care's Whorlton Hall Hospital.

Hancock vows to fix "˜broken' system

DATE: 21.05.2019

Every patient held in long-term segregation or seclusion is to be reviewed by independent advocates.

Changes to NHS England's commissioning powers

DATE: 13.05.2019

The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group expresses concern over giving NHS England responsibilty for care commissioning at long-stay hospitals.

Drag Syndrome

DATE: 08.05.2019

Drag Syndrome - outspoken performers with Down's syndrome creating a stir on the drag scene.

Slimming World makes weight loss clubs more accessible

DATE: 30.04.2019

New adaptations designed for people with learning disabilities will now be rolled out to more than 5,000 Slimming World consultants.

Job market boom' as social care salaries and applications increase

DATE: 05.04.2019

Average salaries for new roles in the social care sector are rising despite economic uncertainty.

Ravenna Lodge is delighted to be rated "˜Good' overall

DATE: 04.04.2019

The team at Ravenna Lodge receive a "˜Good' rating following their first CQC inspection.

Good food, noisy TVs, busy staff: my stay in a care home

DATE: 28.03.2019

Chief Executive of The Fremantle Trust spends a weekend living at a care home to gain first-hand insight.

How my life turned around with new treatment

DATE: 15.03.2019

Springbank Ward at Fulbourn Hospital near Cambridge introduces dialectical behaviour therapy

Autism: Nine tips to help parents and children

DATE: 01.03.2019

An expert and a parent offer their tips for how to help you and your child

Care England study into council fees

DATE: 01.03.2019

A Care England study into council fees has shown that local authorities are failing to keep pace with rising costs

Disability-Themed Emojis Approved For Use

DATE: 18.02.2019

New accessibility-themed emojis welcomed by disability rights campaigners.

"˜It's like the light's come back on'

DATE: 05.02.2019

Tackling social isolation by building links between older and learning-disabled people and their neighbourhoods

Supported Living - What is Happening?

DATE: 20.03.2018

BBC Radio 4 programme raised valuable points about the benefits of supported living.

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