National News

10 May 2021
Sharon Lovelock
Foster Care Fortnight is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the transformational power of fostering and to celebrate the fostering community. Read more...
28 Apr 2021
Edensor train, Diagrama
This week Edensor Care Centre, Diagrama’s home for elderly nursing and dementia care in Clacton-on-Sea, needed help to create a 1960’s train carriage, a TV and film set.  Lucky residents were thrilled when a builder stepped in to make seating for the carriage that wouldn’t look out of place in an Oscar winning blockbuster!   Read more...
28 Apr 2021
Siblings playing, Diagrama Adoption
On Friday 23 April, Diagrama helped launch the #YouCanAdopt national campaign to highlight the benefits of adopting family groups of children, to encourage people to consider brother and sister adoption. There are currently 2,030 children waiting to be adopted in England, of those approximately 890 (44%) are part of a family group. More than half of these groups (56%) wait more than 18 months for their new family. For many potential adopters, this is due to groups being slightly older and worries about financial affordability, physical space, and it being too challenging. Read more...
08 Apr 2021
Darrell kicked off our Art Workshop by showing us and the children his previous creations out of recycled items found in the home, ranging from a yoghurt pot tiger to a large 6ft cardboard totem! Darrel says “I undertake art projects based on all manner of themes, size and ideas” Read more...
29 Mar 2021
Diagrama’s Adoption and Fostering Team Manager Margaret Gardiner tells us of her experience not only working within an Adoption and Fostering agency but as a Foster Carer herself. Read more...
24 Mar 2021
At the beginning of March Diagrama held a free online seminar for our staff, foster carers and adopters on building a culture of care, giving them a chance to learn about self-care, the importance of looking after yourself and others. The last 12 months have been challenging in more ways than one. Our own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those we support is paramount if we are to deliver the first-class service the children and young people we work with deserve. Read more...
19 Mar 2021
Diagrama is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a 5-year contract for the management of a supported living service for adults with learning disabilities in the London Borough of Bromley. Read more...
18 Feb 2021
Flipping fun on Pancake Day
We couldn’t let Pancake day go by without our Cabrini residents having a go at making pancakes themselves. Pancake Tuesday also known as Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. It was the perfect day for our residents to experiment with the ingredients, get creative and messy! The residents made a stack of pancakes, some didn’t make the plate but the rest were just delicious! Read more...
18 Feb 2021
Cabrini House dancing, lockdown activities
They say dancing is the best thing you can do for your body and mind, which is why our Cabrini residents recently enjoyed a good song and dance! David McGuire, Diagrama CEO said “During lockdown we have tried to keep our residents as engaged and happy as possible which has been one of our biggest challenges here at Cabrini House during lockdown, as it no doubt has been for so many people. A huge benefit of dancing, is it is a fun way to exercise and lift the mood, it is fantastic to see music and dancing being enjoyed so much” Read more...
15 Feb 2021
With the number of children needing safe and secure foster homes increasing during the pandemic, Diagrama foster carers, Nic and Chris Kimmance, from Ashford in Kent, are hoping that their story will encourage more people across London and the South East to consider fostering. Read more...

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