National News

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...
16 Jul 2020
David Romero McGuire shares his Covid-19 diary in the Guardian
Diagrama Foundation Chief Executive David Romero McGuire PhD has been keeping a detailed diary of he challenges the organisation has faced since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Extracts from the diary have been shared by the Guardian this week and can be read here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jul/14/we-need-to-plan-for-the-worst-a-care-home-owners-coronavirus-diary Read more...
17 Apr 2020
Diagrama Foundation Chief Executive has spoken out about inadequacies with Government guidance on Covid-19 prevention which he believes is putting residents’ lives at risk. Read more...
12 Mar 2020
Carbrini residents enjoying doing some decorating
The residents at Cabrini House have been busy decorating recently - and they have been honing their DIY skills to have a go at painting. Not only have the had fun doing it, they have done such a brilliant job. The residents have been working hard on transforming both the lounge and one of Cabrini's activity rooms. Read more...
20 Feb 2020
‘People are truly respected and valued as individuals; and empowered as partners in their care in an exceptional service’ Staff at Edensor, Diagrama's 48-bed care home for dementia and nursing care have been highly praised by the Care Quality Commission who rated the standard of care received by residents as ‘Outstanding’. The recent inspection, which saw the overall rating across five areas go from requires improvement to ‘Good' was upgraded in recognition of efforts made across the board to improve the service. Read more...
05 Feb 2020
Employability Points scheme
Diagrama has joined the University of Kent’s renowned Employability Points scheme to offer undergraduates work placement opportunities throughout its services. Students at the university will be tasked with earning points towards eligibility for work experience, work shadowing and paid internship opportunities, for which they will be formally interviewed and selected, to support them with their job seeking skills. Read more...
29 Jan 2020
Cabrini residents counting the birds
During the 25-27th January our Cabrini residents took part in the world’s largest wildlife survey and did something great for nature. Diagrama Foundation’s home for adults with learning disabilities, based in Orpington joined over half a million people who have been talking part in this survey for over 40 years. Our residents first visited the shops to buy ingredients to make bird cakes and then hung them on the bird table in Cabrini’s garden. They then spent an hour counting the birds that landed in the garden and submitting the results online. Read more...
15 Jan 2020
What a wonderful Christmas we have had here at Diagrama Foundation. The activities and celebrations have kept all our residents very busy over the festive period. Read more...
11 Dec 2019
Meal times are such an important part of daily life within Edensor, our care home, in Orwell Road, Clacton-on-Sea. They are very much a social occasion to be enjoyed by everyone and we offer a wide choice of high quality meals, catering for residents’ individual tastes and needs. Our chefs are passionate about preparing and delivering healthy nutritional food using seasonal ingredients from local suppliers wherever possible and all our meals are freshly prepared daily. Read more...
05 Dec 2019
Diagrama Prosper Awards
The Essex Care Sector Awards: The Prospers 2019 took place on Tuesday 26th November at a gala dinner held at the Chelmsford City Racecourse. The awards are a celebration of innovative practice and outstanding achievement across the care sector. Read more...

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