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Darren's story

17 March 2021

Darren’s story Darren has been supported by The Disabilities Trust for a number of years following a road traffic accident at a young age which left him with a traumatic brain injury. Towards the end of 2019 staff at our service in Tollemache noticed Darren was becoming weaker and seemed tired, showing a weakness which affected his daily chair to chair, chair to shower and chair to car transfers.

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Focusing on ‘being a Mum instead of a carer’

12 March 2021

As Mother’s Day approaches this Sunday, The Disabilities Trust spoke to mum, Sharon, to mum Sharon, who highlighted the support her son receives from Shinewater Court ensures that she can now focus on ‘being a Mum instead of a carer’. People we support are looking forward to reconnecting with their families and local community with the opening up of care homes is part of the government's first step in easing restrictions as the road map out of lockdown begins, allowing visits with their Mother’s and loved ones where possible this year.

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What is self-awareness, and what does it have to do with care needs?

09 March 2021

In a study recently published in the British Journal of Social work, a team from The Disabilities Trust explored the relationship between one’s awareness of into their own difficulties, functional outcome following brain injury, risk and need for support.

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We'll meet again

08 March 2021

People we support are looking forward to reconnecting with their families and local communities, as today marks step one of the coronavirus roadmap, with care home residents being allowed regular visits from today. We spoke to Gregory Court residents Tracey and John to find out what the easing of lockdown restrictions means to them.

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National Lottery funding for music therapy at Ty Aberdafen

04 March 2021

Through the power of technology, Ty Aberdafen has continued their national lottery funding for music therapy via Zoom despite the pandemic. Through our partnership with Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, weekly sessions with Lucie Phillips, Music Therapist, has helped the people we support immensely; physically, mentally and emotionally.

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Country legend Dolly Parton has added her voice to those urging people to have the coronavirus vaccine

04 March 2021

Not often that we talk about country music, but read our view on legendary singer Dolly Parton speaking out on the need to have the coronavirus vaccine. We are a little star struck today. Read more here.

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A new ambition for regulation

04 March 2021

Today, The Disabilities Trust has submitted our response to the CQC’s ambitions as laid out in their new strategy ‘The world of health and social care is changing. So are we.’ Victoria Pilkington, Director of Q&A and Governance at the Trust, shares her thoughts on focussing regulation around an individual’s journey through care.

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Irene Sobowale comments on the integration of health and social care

03 March 2021

Irene Sobowale, CEO of The Disabilities Trust, comments on the Government’s white paper on health and care and the importance of reforming social care in order for integration to be successful.

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York House webinar Advancement in Approach: Neurophychiatry+

03 March 2021

Dr Miles Rogish and Dr Thomas Elanjithara recently hosted a webinar discussing the neuropsychiatric model advancements made at York House.

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Rachel's story

02 March 2021

Art lover Rachel has been a resident at Gregory Court since 2008, after suffering from a hypoxic brain injury after falling down the stairs backwards. She no longer has balance and her speech has been impaired. When arriving at Gregory Court, Rachel had lost interest in art, so the team worked to re-engage her passion.

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