Linden Farm Allotment
The Linden Farm Allotment is a project for young adults with autism in Surrey to learn and enjoy growing flowers and vegetables.
The Linden Farm Allotment is a project for young adults with autism in Surrey to learn and enjoy growing flowers and vegetables.
Not only a wonderful horse-riding experience but a royal encounter too...
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.
Our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) team from the East Region had a teambuilding afternoon recently.
We talk to Deputy Regional Director, Leighanne, who has been with Choice Care since 2008. Let’s find out more!
Hurst House, one of our homes in Swindon, organised a fantastic Heart Beat Fundraising Day in August to raise money for a defibrillator.
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!
Sweet, a Social Care Worker, at one of our Reading homes, has just celebrated her 20th Choiceversary!
The team at Holmhurst held a fantastic Fundraising Day for Oakhaven Hospice with a raffle, cake stall, craft stall and children’s activities.
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.
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.
A fantastic time was had by everyone who came to our recent Sports day in the New Forest.
A fantastic time was had by all at the East region summer fair.
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!
We are very excited to announce that Choice Care has once again been listed in the the official Top 100 Apprenticeships Employers!
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.
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.
Colleagues right across Choice Care are nominating their colleagues for the annual Choice Care Employee Awards.
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.
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...
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.
Meet Reece, one of our senior recruiters at Choice Care who started s a senior Social care Worker in 2019.
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.
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.
Everyone at our Nant Leiros home in Neath had a fantastic time at their Bake Off competition and celebrations.
We had an amazing day at Linden Farm on 12th June, for the grand opening of the new cycle track.
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.
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.
Our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Team in our East Region have been running very successful monthly social clubs!
People we support from across our West Region enjoyed a wonderful Choice Care ‘Wellbeing Day’ on Wednesday 24th May.
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.
People we support and colleagues are getting ready for the annual ChoiceCare Football Tournament in July!
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.
Services across the whole of Choice Care celebrated the coronation of King Charles III in May and organised events for the people we support.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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!
Penscynor House achieves glowing Care Inspectorate Wales report
We are delighted to announce that Ciderstone House has been awarded ‘Good’ in all areas in their latest CQC report.
We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Witham Valley Care Group and to welcome the team to the Choice Care family!
We are very pleased to welcome our new Welsh services and team members.
We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Quality Care and to welcome the team to the Choice Care family!
Our annual talent competition was held on Wednesday, and what a show it was! Read on to hear all about it...
Maggie recently completed her level 2 in Health and Social Care, hear what she has to say about her experience...
Sanchez Grange, Assistant Manager at Stroud Lodge, has penned a letter about his time supporting Denis Gardner at the service...
All of us at Choice Care were very sad to hear about the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Seth and Keri raise over £500 for Salisbury District Hospital!
Mark moved into Holly Lodge 2 years ago, and now he is being supported to rekindle his relationship with his dad...
We have been listed amongst Britain's best apprenticeship employers!
We have made a Â£5,000 donation to the Red Cross Ukrainian appeal. Please read...
Choice Has Got Talent is our annual talent competition for the people we support, take a look at the video of the latest edition!
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 ðŸ’š
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 Â£4bn to be attributed by the government.
Â£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