National News

01 Nov 2017
Diagrama's semi-indepdent service in Canterbury will help care leavers step up to living independently
Diagrama Foundation has launched a new residential service in Canterbury for young people aged 16 to 24 who are unable to live independently. Willow House, which offers accommodation for four young people, is aimed is aimed at supporting care leavers to make the safe transition into independence. Read more...
01 Nov 2017
Diagrama volunteer John Yarrow with chief executive David McGuire and BBC presenter Cerrie Burnell at the awards in 2015
Diagrama Foundation will once again be sponsoring the Children in Care award at a national event which recognises the achievements of those working with children, young people and families.   Now in their 12th year, The Children & Young People Now (CYPN) Awards provide a source of pride and recognition for those who strive to improve the lives of others and Diagrama Foundation is proud to be taking part.    Read more...
17 Oct 2017
Diagrama Foundation is supporting a new adoption recruitment drive
A campaign to find more adopters for siblings has been launched this week after research revealed 59% of the children in the South East waiting for adoptive families are brothers and sisters in groups of two or more.According to new information published to mark National Adoption Week (16-22nd October) figures from national adoption information service, First4Adoption, based on the latest government information*, show that sibling groups wait longer than single children to be placed with a “forever family”.  Read more...
02 Oct 2017
Diagrama Chief Operating Officer Derek Milliken presents Cabrini House residential manager Michelle Dyne with her certificate
Cabrini House residential manager Michelle Dyne has won praise for her hard work after completing a Level 5 diploma in leadership skills. Pictured with Diagrama Chief Operating Officer Derek Milliken, Michelle recently passed the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (Adults Residential Management).   The Innovate Awarding Organisation (IOA) qualification consists of modules which are nationally recognised and are based on the Health and Social Care National Occu Read more...
15 Sep 2017
Staff, residents and their families enjoy the summer fete at Edensor Care Centre
Staff at Edensor Care Centre pulled out all the stops to give residents a summer’s day to remember when the Clacton airshow came to town recently.The annual airshow, which attracts thousands of visitors from across the region provided the perfect back drop for Edensor’s Summer Fete.As many residents are physically unable to leave the home, manager Alison Brown, deputy manager Muhammed Neeliyath, training champion Vikki Whale and activities co-ordinator Cherry Cook rallied their team to bring the festival feeling to Edensor. Read more...
20 Aug 2017
Edensor Care Centre residents enjoy a day at the beach hut
Residents at Edensor Care Centre have enjoyed a day out at the beach assisted by a team of care staff.Staff at the home in Orwell Road, Clacton-on-Sea, hired a beach hut from Tendring Community Centre to allow residents to enjoy the sunshine and the seaside.Cherry Cook, activities co-ordinator said: “Our home is situated right on top of the beach and we heard that Tendring District Council hires out a beach hut for the elderly and people with learning disabilities. Read more...
14 Aug 2017
Diagrama Foundation: Edensor Care Centre staff take part in the sack race
Staff at Edensor have been put through their paces in a team-building sports day event – on the beach!With 23 staff from Diagrama’s care centre for the elderly taking part in the fun day at Holland-on-Sea, the day provided an opportunity for the nurses, care staff and managers to have fun as a team and also raise some money for activities for residents. Read more...
09 Aug 2017
The sun shone for Diagrama’s first summer picnic this year for adopted and fostered children in the South of England.Children at the annual event in Winchester met old and new friends, had fun on the bouncy slide, enjoyed face painting and played football. Read more...
02 Aug 2017
Chicks hatched at Diagrama's Cabrini House home for adults with learning disabilities
Residents at Cabrini House, Diagrama’s home for adults with learning disabilities have been honing their animal husbandry skills with the arrival of several new visitors.Earlier this summer the home took a special delivery of eggs – which were placed in a special incubator in a cage. The following morning the first chick hatched, watched by some of the residents.Residential manager Michelle Dyne said: “Residents were excited and enthralled at watching the new life emerge. They were asking lots of questions about the eggs and hatching. Read more...
20 Jul 2017
A Diagrama educator teaches a small group of boys
On Tuesday, Peter Clarke, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons, published his annual report for 2016-17. In it, he says ‘by February this year we had reached the conclusion that there was not a single establishment that we inspected in England and Wales in which it was safe to hold children and young people’. Read more...

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