National News

25 May 2017
Diagrama Foundation has forged a new partnership to tackle the shortage of adopters and foster carers who can provide vulnerable children in care with a safe and secure home of their own. Diagrama’s adoption and fostering service has been working with the Diocese of Rochester and Home for Good to develop a new initiative to encourage more people to consider adoption and fostering across Kent and Medway. Read more...
09 May 2017
Diagrama Fostering is calling for more families to take up fostering as Foster Care Fortnight 2017 begins across the UK. Read more...
03 May 2017
Diagrama Foundation is working with a group of influential organisations across the UK in a bid to keep young people out of prison and to ensure those who do offend and are sent to prison, never go back.The Monument Fellowship, formed as a legacy to the Monument Trust, has brought together the organisations to collaborate for several years on each stage of the journey that an offender experiences in the criminal justice system - from arrest, through prosecution and sentencing in court, in prisons and YOIs and on release. Read more...
27 Apr 2017
Edensor care home residents recently enjoyed a taste of delicacies from around the world in a national food day held in celebration of Nutrition and Hydration week.Staff bought in dishes that related to their nationalities and delighted residents, colleagues and family members with cuisine from Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Romania, Malta, India, Bulgaria and Poland.   Read more...
26 Apr 2017
Cabrini House residential support worker Aaron Milliken is the first of four members of staff to successfully complete the new Care Certificate. Aaron was presented with his certificate by residential manager Michelle Dyne earlier this month.The Care Certificate was introduced in 2015 in response to the 2013 Cavendish Review which found the training and development of healthcare assistants and adult social care workers was often not consistent or sufficient.  Read more...
04 Apr 2017
Sue Bartholomey celebrates her 100th birthday with her granddaughter Zara Newfield
Edensor Care Centre resident Sue Bartholomey has celebrated her 100th birthday with a party attended by friends and family.Staff at Diagrama Foundation’s Essex care home arranged for local singer Tessa Collitt to surprise Sue with a performance of her favourite old time songs in the main lounge. Edensor’s chef also baked an impressive cake for residents and guests to enjoy. Read more...
21 Mar 2017
Diagrama’s fostering and adoption teams have been working with LGBT charity New Family Social to help provide sensitive support throughout application processes and beyond.Diagrama’s joint adoption and fostering panel members joined social workers and other members of the team for training presented by New Family Social where their representatives explained the complex hurdles that LGBT applicants face when applying to foster or adopt. Read more...
16 Mar 2017
Cabrini House has won praise from the Care Quality Commission after inspectors recently rated the renovated home number 2 as providing a ‘GOOD’ service.Cabrini House is Diagrama Foundation’s home for adults with learning disabilities, based in Orpington. It comprises three separate homes managed by one staff team who provide residential care and day activities for adults who have a range of special needs.The inspection, carried out last month, examined all aspects of care in the home, from safety and effectiveness to care and management. Read more...
06 Mar 2017
Diagrama Foundation is urging members of the LGBT community to help offer a brighter future for a vulnerable child through fostering or adoption.To mark the start of LGBT Adoption and Fostering week, which begins today and runs until March 12, Diagrama’s Fostering and Adoption services are holding a series of information events to encourage more people to offer a loving home to a child in care. Read more...
27 Jan 2017
Cabrini House staff Ann Carroll, Vicky Booth and Maxine Clarke with one of Group Ubuntu’s day centre participants
A fact-finding day trip to Belgium has inspired staff and opened up new opportunities for residents at Cabrini House, Diagrama Foundation’s home for adults with learning disabilities.Earlier this month, a team of four staff visited the facilities of Group Ubuntu, a not-for-profit network organisation supporting people with disabilities, in South-West-Flanders.Cabrini’s team, led by Diagrama Foundation trustee Maureen Walby, gained an insight into how Group Ubuntu supports people with disabilities to find a meaningful role in society. Read more...

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