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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.

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!

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!

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.

East Region Summer Fair!

DATE: 02.08.2023

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.'

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...

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!

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...

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

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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