National News

01 May 2023
Clive Woodley is a Carer at Duckyls Farm who has been teaching music to the residents for eight years after an impromptu phone call from one of the staff that led him to first come and visit. He spoke about his love of the job, how as he found his passion for this work later in life, and how he wants to inspire others to do the same.   Q. Clive, could you tell us a bit about your background before working at Duckyls? Read more...
06 Apr 2023
David McGuire, the Chief Executive of Diagrama Foundation is asking for a review of access to NHS dental care for the residents of care homes across England after a damming report released by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in March 2023. The 2022 “Smiling Matters” report published by the CQC states one of the strongest themes emerging from the report was the extreme challenge care home providers were having in accessing dental care for people. Read more...
15 Mar 2023
Erasmus+ Funded E-PROFID Project European Partners Meet in Spain
  During March, participants of the €80,000 Erasmus+ funded European E-PROFID project from the UK, Spain, Italy and Belgium met in Murcia for its final international collaboration to develop a training programme for care workers. Read more...
12 Mar 2023
This month we move into an exciting new chapter for Edensor Care Centre as we welcome our new Registered Manager, Sabina Mach.  Sabina has taken some time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about her passions for and extensive experience in the care sector, her thoughts on her new role, future plans for Edensor, and also what motivates her. Read more...
06 Mar 2023
This year’s LGBTQ+ Fostering and Adoption week brings together the UK’s adoption and fostering agencies to raise awareness of the vital need for people within the LGBTQ+ community to consider adopting or fostering under the theme ‘1,2,3 or more’. The week, which is run by New Family Social, and in its eleventh year, remains the only campaign to focus on LGBTQ+ people. LGBTQ+ people now account for the second largest group of adopters in England, with 1 in 6 adoptions in 2022 to same sex couples. Read more...
09 Feb 2023
Duckyls Farm, the established care home in West Hoathly, near East Grinstead is now part of our portfolio, having completed the sale on Wednesday 8th February. Duckyls is a well-established residential care home. It provides personal care and accommodation for 8 people with learning disabilities and autism. Residents benefit from the former farmhouse’s idyllic location. It is on the outskirts of the village of West Hoathly and sits in extensive grounds with masses of space for outdoor pursuits. Read more...
12 Jan 2023
Young siblings walk in the woods
With a countrywide shortage of foster carers, now is the time to make a New Year’s Resolution that won’t only change your life, but will change the life of a child too. With over 70,000 children in care in England, Diagrama fostering agency is asking people to consider making an exceptionally thoughtful New Year’s resolution to pledge to take the first steps towards a rewarding career in foster care. Kate Patel, Head of Fostering and Adoption at Diagrama, said: Read more...
09 Nov 2022
Ewa Ruskowiak is the pride of Edensor after being named Ancillary Worker of the year at the Great British Care Awards. On a glittering evening at the MK Dons stadium in Milton Keynes, Ewa beat 11 nominees in her category to lift the title for the East of England and will now attend the national finals on March 17 next year. Read more...
24 Oct 2022
Kate Head of Fostering and Adoption at Diagrama
Kate Patel is Head of Fostering and Adoption at Diagrama. She has more than 20 years’ experience in social care, qualifying as a social worker in 2000. Before coming to Diagrama, initially as a panel advisor she worked for a number of local authorities, including Slough Children’s Services Trust where she was part of the family finding team and also latterly agency advisor overseeing the assessments of fostering and adoption assessments.   What is foster care? Read more...
29 Sep 2022
Chris and Nic Kimmance, foster carers with Diagrama Fostering
Chris and Nic Kimmance, foster carers with the charity Diagrama Foundation are delighted to have been given a family holiday by high street giant Timpson. The Kimmance Family and their foster child will enjoy a holiday to the Festival of Sport between the 12-15 August courtesy of The Alex Timpson Trust, part of well-known high street provider of shoe repairs and key cutting Timpson. Read more...

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