National News

31 Oct 2018
FREE first aid training Diagrama Foundation
Foster carers, job seekers and volunteers are invited to become qualified first-aider for free, thanks to a grant awarded to Diagrama Foundation.   A limited number of fully-funded places are available on two courses - Emergency First Aid at Work and Paediatric Emergency First Aid - to be held in Maidstone next month and delivered by United Safe Care - Diagrama's first aid service.   Read more...
30 Oct 2018
Residents and staff at Cabrini were very excited about spending five days together. It was the first time residents from different houses had enjoyed their holidays together and two different trips were organised - one at Butlins in Bognor Regis and the other at a beautiful holiday cottage in Edenbridge.   Read more...
30 Oct 2018
Curing Violence - How can we become a less violent society
Diagrama has co-launched a new book which explores solutions and ideas around tackling violence in society. ‘Curing Violence: How we can become a less violent society’ examines the complexities around the causes of violence from a wide variety of perspectives. Read more...
04 Oct 2018
Diagrama social worker Margaret Gardiner has contributed to a new book on violence in society
Diagrama's foster care social worker Margaret Gardiner has contributed to an upcoming book "How we can become a less violent society", produced by the Monument Trust. Margaret's submission offers a unique insight into the thoughts of a foster child, exploring the emotional turmoil which can culminate in violent behaviour. Read more...
18 Sep 2018
Diagrama's fostering team have been awarded National Lottery funding for training
Diagrama Foundation has been awarded two separate grants to fund new training projects. Diagrama Fostering has been awarded £10,000 of Big Lottery funding to develop a new training programme to enhance the skills of foster carers throughout London and the south east. The programme aims to reduce the number of placement breakdowns for foster children – which can potentially have a long-term impact on the child’s development – by upskilling foster carers to better cope with the complex challenges they may face.  Read more...
07 Sep 2018
Diagrama Adoption is looking for highly skilled Independent Social Workers, with valid HCPC registration, to undertake PAR Assessments.    Read more...
05 Sep 2018
Diagrama Foundation is looking for a new volunteer artist
Adults with learning disabilities are on the hunt for a new volunteer artist to help lead them through the second stage of a ground-breaking European art project. Cabrini House, Diagrama's home for adults with learning disabilities in Orpington, is taking part in the GALA (Gentle Art Living Art) project with organisations from four other countries. To date, participants have been led by volunteer artist Sophie Bament who has introduced her keen students to a range of new materials including mosaics, pen and ink and charcoal during weekly sessions. Read more...
05 Sep 2018
Diagrama Foundation's training service United Safe Care will be offering free first aid needs assessments
Diagrama Foundation will be attending the Medway B2B event at Chatham Dockyard later this month offering free first aid needs assessments for local businesses. The business exhibition, which brings together more than 100 local firms and a host of industry experts under one roof, offers visitors the chance to access knowledge, strategies and contacts to equip firms for future growth. Read more...
29 Aug 2018
Diagrama Foundation supporter workers and residents from Cabrini House at an arts festival in France
Residents at Cabrini House have discovered a passion for poetry after mixing with international artists at an arts and literary festival in France.   The week-long trip formed part of the GALA (Gentle Art, Living Art) European Project, which is being led by the Diagrama Foundation.    Read more...
30 Jul 2018
Diagrama Foundation: Edensor chef Victor Albescu with staff, residents and supporters
Edensor Care Centre residents have proved you’re never too old to showcase your culinary talents after landing first prize in a charity Bake-Off contest. Organised by FaNs (Friends and Neighbours) Essex, residents of three separate care homes last week competed for the coveted title of Tendring Bake Off Winner 2018. Using ingredients donated by Tesco in Clacton, Edensor’s head chef Victor Albescu led his team of six residents to victory, with an impressive showcase sponge bake depicting the Clacton seaside scene. Read more...

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