Category: Care homes


Cherry Trees – home from home respite care

My better half was secretary of the Ridgeway Community School “Friends association” until very recently. One of the other committee members, also a parent of a child attending the school, would take my son’s class for football. Quite by coincidence both he and my wife were at the same event today. A round table discussion organised [...]

Richard House – London’s First Children’s Hospice

A couple of weeks back I attended an exhibition at Olympia. It was for my job and not related to special needs or disability in any way. So I was quite surprised to find an exhibition stand in one corner of the hall, manned by a lady with a glove puppet, and it appeared to be [...]

Caught in a trap: disabled people can’t move out of care

Disabled people in care who want to live more independently are being prevented from doing so by funding wrangles between local authorities, reports Saba Salman [...]

Key Housing Association (Scotland)

Key, based in Scotland, was set up in 1977 by a small group of parents concerned about the lack of good quality supported accommodation, and committed to developing alternatives to institutional care for people with learning disabilities. Carers are still at the heart of Key’s Committee of Management, which now includes people with a wide range [...]

Home from Home Care

Attended my son’s school parents evening the other night (he got a good report from his teacher!) and in the lobby there were a couple of exhibitors. Disability Challengers were there and also a small delgation from Home for Home Care, an organisation I think I have come across before. So, as you might expect, I [...]