Paws to the rescue

There's a lot of evidence that animals and pets can have a positive impact on mental health but it's not common in supported living environments. That isn’t the case at Pathways, a supported housing scheme for people with mental health issues in Bexhill (East Sussex), where we've seen the significant benefits that therapy dog visits can bring. Ollie the therapy dog People living at Pathways come from many different backgrounds but what they all have in common is shared experience of mental ill health and a need to build on their independent living skills. Pathways scheme manager Kate Poyser’s family pet Ollie is a trained therapy dog who works with her autistic son. Following a resident's suggestion, she arranged for Ollie to visit the scheme. Watch a video of Ollie in action here Ollie made a positive impact straight away: "Residents who were isolating themselves were coming out of their

  • Customers from our Thurrock Learning Disability service enjoying a relaxing morning boat.

A fun weekend at Centre Parcs

Customers from our Thurrock Learning Disability service enjoyed a fun-packed weekend in Centre Parcs last month. They were supported by staff to plan and save up for the trip and were then accompanied during the break by

  • Precot house sports day

Prescott Sports Day

Staff and residents from Prescott House in Burgess Hill, Sussex recently enjoyed a sports day and picnic in the local park.

Pathways Cookbook is here

Customers from Pathways, a specialist mental health supported housing scheme in Bexhill, have worked with staff to create their very own cook book.

Bexhill Happy Stones

Last year, Pathways residents created some “Happy stones” to hide around Bexhill with the hope of brightening someone’s day. This mission has certainly been accomplished! Residents of Pathways, a specialist supported housing scheme in Bexhill

Latest edition of Reachout now available

The spring/summer edition of Reachout magazine is now available. This issue contains articles about fundraising for the homeless in Chelmsford, a 'gratitude' board in Derek Crosfield House and much much more. You can download a

Hornsey Lane found “Good” in all areas

Hornsey Lane, our specialist care and support scheme in Islington, achieved a ‘Good’ Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating during its recent inspection. Learn more about Hornsey Lane The scheme supports up to 12 customers with

Additional Care and Support services in Essex

Our Care and Support team has won a floating support contract covering the whole of Essex. Essex County Council has recognised that challenges - such as welfare reforms and the increasing cost of privately rented

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!

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