Mental Health programme wins in this year’s Tpas Awards

Our Mental Health Peer Support programme has won the 'Excellence in Engagement in Support and Care' category Our Peer Support programme offers training for customers who have had experience of mental distress and it has proven to be an excellent way of increasing the skills and confidence of those taking part. It also provides a unique type of support to people experiencing issues with their mental health – this includes a large proportion of our care and support customers. Along with the obvious benefit of gaining a recognised qualification, participants also develop the skills to self-manage their personal journey of recovery, enabling them to help others find their own recovery techniques, promoting the scheme across a wider range of staff and customers, and becoming recovery role models themselves. The programme has helped a lot of people who have little or no formal qualifications or who have been in hospital for such

  • Celebrating Dignity Day in Colchester

Celebrating Dignity Action Day

Customers from a group of our learning disability schemes in Essex came together recently to enjoy tea and cake to celebrate Dignity Action Day.

An angel in Southend

At this time of year we’re used to hearing about angels of the celestial type. But much less often do we get told of a real angel - but there’s one in Southend on Sea!

Bexhill happy stones

"We like the fact that people may feel happy if they find a stone, we might cheer someone up if they feel down."

Let’s Get Sporty

Customers from our Avalon Care Home recently got competitive when they took part in the local Lions Club Midsummer Sports Day.

Ready, steady, go!

Residents and staff of Prescott House, an extra care scheme in Burgess Hill, were invited to attend the Tudor House nursery’s sports day following their visit to the scheme at Easter.

Summer party at Prescott

Residents and staff from three local services came together to enjoy a fun-filled summer party at Prescott House in Burgess Hill last week.

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