National News

07 Dec 2017
Outstanding care practice at Diagrama's elderly care home in Essex has been recognised with a prestigious Prosper award.   The awards, run by Essex County Council, form part of the PROSPER programme, a ground-breaking initiative to test whether quality improvement methods could be implemented in the care home context.   PROSPER aims to reduce the number of falls, pressure ulcers and urinary tract infections (UTIs); not only improving system performance and professional development, but also changing behaviours and culture. Read more...
06 Dec 2017
Diagrama Foundation: The Cabrini House residents celebrate their hard work decorating the house.
Residents at Cabrini House, Diagrama’s home for adults with learning disabilities, have enjoyed the afternoon decorating the house ready for the Christmas celebrations. The busy day full of decorating forms part of a regular programme for residents which are designed to provide stimulation and integration through a variety of activities. Support worker Claire said: “Residents in Cabrini decided it was time to decorate the house ready for the festive season.  Everyone helped and joined in and started to celebrate the joys of Christmas.” Read more...
05 Dec 2017
Diagrama Foundation: Cabrini House staff and residents meet with Bromley councillors
Three Bromley councillors have spent the morning with residents at Cabrini House learning more about the care they receive and the activities they get involved in.   Councillors Julian Benington, Mary Cooke and Peter Fookes were given a tour of each of the homes where they met with residents and asked them about life at Cabrini House.   Read more...
25 Nov 2017
Diagrama Foundation Chief Executive David McGuire presents the Children in Care award to Mind of My Own at the Children and Young People Now awards hosted by CITV presenter Anna Williamson
Diagrama's chief executive David McGuire, pictured right, has paid tribute to the organisation behind a new app which enables young children and children with learning disabilities to have a say on their care. Read more...
20 Nov 2017
Diagrama Foundation: Cabrini House residents enjoy a trip on the 'train' during their holiday to Butlins
Residents at Cabrini House, Diagrama’s home for adults with learning disabilities, have been enjoying a holiday at Butlins in Bognor Regis. Staff accompanied residents around the holiday park to ensure they made the most of everything Butlins had to offer. Support worker Aaron Milliken said “They spent time on the amusements and arcades, shooting Zombies, throwing and bouncing balls through hoops and pins, winning tickets and prizes – they even won a penny jar for the office! Read more...
15 Nov 2017
Life Beyond Crime book cover
Diagrama Foundation has contributed to a new book which gathers the thoughts of individuals in shaping positive criminal justice reform. Life Beyond Crime brings together a passionate debate, through prose, poems and pictures, assembling first-hand experience and wisdom of more than 60 contributors who have responded to the question: “What do those at risk of offending, prisoners and ex-offenders need to learn?” Read more...
14 Nov 2017
Innovative use of aromatherapy at Edensor has landed an award nomination
An oustanding carer and an innovative aromatherapy treatment for dementia sufferers are among four nominations at Edensor Care Centre which have been shortlisted for care awards.   Read more...
03 Nov 2017
Diagrama Foundation: Cabrini residents turn their hand to pumpkin carving for Halloween
Residents at Cabrini House had fun with their Halloween preparations when they visited a pick your own pumpkin farm recently. Joining droves of families at the popular farm in Hoo, Kent, they fastened coats and turned collars up against the chilly wind of the clearing. They followed the crowds ferrying their own wheelbarrows through well-worn fields. Read more...
03 Nov 2017
Diagrama Foundation: Residents from Cabrini House enjoy a day trip to Chessington
Residents at Cabrini House, Diagrama’s home for adults with learning disabilities have enjoyed a day trip to Chessington World of Adventures, to experience the rides available and meet different animals. The day trip forms part of a regular programme for residents which is designed to provide stimulation and integration through a variety of activities. Read more...
01 Nov 2017
Diagrama Foundation: Edensor residents enjoy Halloween fun
Edensor Care Centre transformed into a spooky haunted house this week with fun and games for residents to mark Halloween. Staff and volunteers joined in the activities playing moody music, classic horror films and setting spooky surprises over two days. Activities co-ordinator Cherry Cook held a pumpkin decorating competition at Diagrama’s Clacton-on-Sea nursing home for the elderly, as well as organising Halloween bingo, a themed word search and a ‘Wrap the Mummy’ game with staff. Read more...

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