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Coronavirus - COVID-19

DATE: 29.07.2021

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

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.

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.

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

Autistic teens targeted by drug gangs

DATE: 25.09.2019

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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