National News

30 Dec 2020
Foster carer Beth Earnshaw shares her story
A 25-year-old teaching assistant has helped launch Diagrama’s new campaign to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers in the south east.    Beth Earnshaw, from Swanley in Kent shares her story in a new video of how she has wanted to become a foster carer since she was a teenager. Her dream came true when she was approved as a Diagrama foster carer in 2020. The short films highlights her journey so far.   Read more...
03 Dec 2020
Muhammed Neeliyath, Residential Manager at Edensor Care Centre, Diagrama’s home for elderly nursing and dementia care in Clacton-on-Sea, talks about the pleasure the team experience when they see residents developing friendships and supporting each other. Read more...
19 Nov 2020
We are extremely proud to announce that Edensor has been awarded ‘Working Towards Dementia Friendly Status’ by Tendring Dementia Action Alliance. In addition to this we are the first home in Tendring to receive this status which is such a great achievement. Read more...
16 Nov 2020
Richard and Sue
Reports of children across Kent lacking a foster home prompted Richard and his wife Sharon to seriously consider fostering around three years ago. At the time they decided their two children were not quite ready for such a drastic change to the family home. Now with their son at university and their daughter at secondary school, the couple felt ready to take the step and welcomed in a young boy just starting primary school into their home. Read more...
04 Nov 2020
Fostering information evenings
Diagrama is launching a new drive to find foster carers in response to a recent surge in the number of children in care needing a safe and secure home. The not-for-profit agency, rated Good by Ofsted, will hold its first monthly online information event later this month, on November 17, for people to find out more about becoming a foster carer. Read more...
14 Oct 2020
Diagrama adoption #YouCanAdopt
National Adoption Week takes place on the 12-18 October and urges potential black adopters to come forward. It is widely known in black communities that informal adoption is part and parcel of the fabric of our communities; we raise and nurture children that are not our biological children as if they were. Read more...
16 Sep 2020
Diagrama #YouCanAdopt
Diagrama Adoption has joined a coalition of National, Regional and Voluntary adoption agencies across the country, supported by the Department for Education (DfE), to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign to raise awareness of adoption. Read more...
27 Aug 2020
Clinical lead Lindsey Milliken has been recognised for her exceptional care at Edensor Care Centre, Diagrama's home for elderly with dementia and nursing needs.   Read more...
27 Aug 2020
Natalie Lohneis has been appointed as Diagrama's Head of Adoption & Fostering Services. The registered social worker has over 18 years post qualification experience in work with children and families. This ranges from family support and safeguarding services to adoption and fostering.  Natalie has extensive rounded experience through Local Authority work, and with charities and private organisations. The last 11 years of Natalie's career have been focused in family placement services, at a managerial / consultancy level and in improvement work. Read more...
22 Jul 2020
BBC Look East report on Edensor Care Centre
Edensor Care Centre, Diagrama's residential home for nursing and dementia care has featured on BBC Look East when foundation Chief Executive David McGuire PhD shared details of the extra measures that have been taken to keep residents protected from Covid-19. Mr McGuire and the team at Edensor told reporters how challenging the past few months had been, as residents had been unable to meet with their loved ones and staff had struggled to obtain supplies of PPE during the height of lockdown. Read more...

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