National News

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...
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...

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