National News

25 Jan 2019
Children from Alton Park Junior School have joined friends and family of residents at Edensor Care Centre for a party to officially launch the Tovertafel ‘Magic table’, an interactive light device which has been transforming daily life for residents in a new trial. Staff at the Diagrama Foundation’s Orwell Road home, were offered the chance to pilot the new technology through the Essex Prosper Care scheme, in a bid to help reignite interest and social engagement for residents with dementia. Read more...
25 Jan 2019
Cabrini House has been rated Good by Care Quality Commission Inspectors
Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission have published their latest inspection carried out on House 1 in October and House 3 in January and we are delighted to say both houses have been rated GOOD in all areas. The inspection looks at different aspects of the service including safety, care, effectiveness, responsiveness and leadership. Residential manager Michelle Dyne said: “We are very proud of our service and of the hard work of our team and would like to thank all residents, staff and relatives who took part in the interviews with inspectors.” Read more...
19 Dec 2018
Some of our intrepid artists at Cabrini House, Diagrama's home for adults with learning disabilities in Orpington, have been turning their hand to a new style of therapeutic drawing called Zentangle art. Zentangle is created with repetitive abstract patterns and is an easy and relaxing way for our residents to engage with art. The method involves creating tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, curves and orbs and is believed to have a positive influence on creativity, self-image, focus and problem solving. Read more...
26 Nov 2018
Diagrama Foundation Cabrini House staff and residents assemble furniture for the Montessori activities
Staff at Cabrini House have been discovering Montessori methods of education in an exciting new collaborative opportunity. Nati Beltran, a Montessori teacher, invited Cabrini House staff and residents to take part in a research project which aims to discover new ways of working to support residents to achieve their goals. Read more...
31 Oct 2018
FREE first aid training Diagrama Foundation
Foster carers, job seekers and volunteers are invited to become qualified first-aider for free, thanks to a grant awarded to Diagrama Foundation.   A limited number of fully-funded places are available on two courses - Emergency First Aid at Work and Paediatric Emergency First Aid - to be held in Maidstone next month and delivered by United Safe Care - Diagrama's first aid service.   Read more...
30 Oct 2018
Residents and staff at Cabrini were very excited about spending five days together. It was the first time residents from different houses had enjoyed their holidays together and two different trips were organised - one at Butlins in Bognor Regis and the other at a beautiful holiday cottage in Edenbridge.   Read more...
30 Oct 2018
Curing Violence - How can we become a less violent society
Diagrama has co-launched a new book which explores solutions and ideas around tackling violence in society. ‘Curing Violence: How we can become a less violent society’ examines the complexities around the causes of violence from a wide variety of perspectives. Read more...
04 Oct 2018
Diagrama social worker Margaret Gardiner has contributed to a new book on violence in society
Diagrama's foster care social worker Margaret Gardiner has contributed to an upcoming book "How we can become a less violent society", produced by the Monument Trust. Margaret's submission offers a unique insight into the thoughts of a foster child, exploring the emotional turmoil which can culminate in violent behaviour. Read more...
18 Sep 2018
Diagrama's fostering team have been awarded National Lottery funding for training
Diagrama Foundation has been awarded two separate grants to fund new training projects. Diagrama Fostering has been awarded £10,000 of Big Lottery funding to develop a new training programme to enhance the skills of foster carers throughout London and the south east. The programme aims to reduce the number of placement breakdowns for foster children – which can potentially have a long-term impact on the child’s development – by upskilling foster carers to better cope with the complex challenges they may face.  Read more...
07 Sep 2018
Diagrama Adoption is looking for highly skilled Independent Social Workers, with valid HCPC registration, to undertake PAR Assessments.    Read more...

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