National News

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...
20 Jan 2017
Families connected with Diagrama Foundation’s Foster Care and Adoption services have been seeing the new year in with style at the first of two children’s parties.The parties offer foster and adoption families the chance to get together and celebrate the new year with one another, gaining peer support from each other and building friendships. Read more...
20 Jan 2017
Residents enjoyed a busy start to the year at Edensor Care Centre, Diagrama Foundation’s care and nursing home, in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.Staff and residents at the centre, in Orwell Road, tucked into a tasty celebration lunch, freshly prepared by the on-site chefs, to mark the start of the New Year on January 1. Read more...
23 Dec 2016
Residents at Edensor, Diagrama Foundation's centre for elderly care, were treated to early Christmas celebrations at their annual party. Read more...
23 Nov 2016
Residents at Cabrini House home for adults with learning disabilities and children adopted through Diagrama have been putting their artistic talents to good use by helping to design Diagrama’s 2016 greetings cards.Diagrama held a competition earlier this year open to children, young people and adults that the charity works with to help design a selection of greetings cards.The overall winner, 10-year-old Pixie, showed off her talents as a promising lino print artist, by carving out a spectacular festive tree scene, printed in blue. Read more...
07 Nov 2016
Diagrama Foundation has launched a new residential service for young people aged 16 to 24 who are unable to live independently.The home, which offers accommodation for five young people plus a separate annexe for a sixth resident, is aimed at supporting young people leaving care to make the safe transition into independence. Read more...
21 Oct 2016
For foster carers and adopters, one of the biggest challenges they may face can be accessing the right support on education issues, at the right time.Diagrama is committed to providing comprehensive support for all of its adopters and foster carers and, in order to recognise the crucial importance education plays, our fostering and adoption agency is now able to offer specialist guidance on education matters. Read more...
18 Oct 2016
Staff and residents at Cabrini House have been celebrating the sailing success of one of their housemates after achieving the Bronze Sailability award.Ian Gager, resident at Diagrama’s care home for adults with learning disabilities, was presented with his Sailability award at Chipstead Lakes, Sevenoaks on September 6. Read more...
17 Oct 2016
Diagrama’s fostering and adoption service has launched a new blog to mark the start of National Adoption Week.The aim of the blog is to share the experiences of Diagrama’s adopters, foster carers and staff as they embark on their own unique journey to help make a difference to the life of a vulnerable child or children in care. Read more...
14 Oct 2016
Diagrama Foundation has been welcoming prospective adopters and foster carers to its new offices at a former airport in Croydon.The UK charity, which supports vulnerable children and adults, recently moved its adoption and fostering services into Airport House, on Purley Way, Croydon. Diagrama is now planning to hold regular information evenings and training sessions for people interested in fostering or adopting a child in care. Read more...

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