National News

15 Nov 2017
Life Beyond Crime book cover
Diagrama Foundation has contributed to a new book which gathers the thoughts of individuals in shaping positive criminal justice reform. Life Beyond Crime brings together a passionate debate, through prose, poems and pictures, assembling first-hand experience and wisdom of more than 60 contributors who have responded to the question: “What do those at risk of offending, prisoners and ex-offenders need to learn?” Read more...
14 Nov 2017
Innovative use of aromatherapy at Edensor has landed an award nomination
An oustanding carer and an innovative aromatherapy treatment for dementia sufferers are among four nominations at Edensor Care Centre which have been shortlisted for care awards.   Read more...
03 Nov 2017
Diagrama Foundation: Cabrini residents turn their hand to pumpkin carving for Halloween
Residents at Cabrini House had fun with their Halloween preparations when they visited a pick your own pumpkin farm recently. Joining droves of families at the popular farm in Hoo, Kent, they fastened coats and turned collars up against the chilly wind of the clearing. They followed the crowds ferrying their own wheelbarrows through well-worn fields. Read more...
03 Nov 2017
Diagrama Foundation: Residents from Cabrini House enjoy a day trip to Chessington
Residents at Cabrini House, Diagrama’s home for adults with learning disabilities have enjoyed a day trip to Chessington World of Adventures, to experience the rides available and meet different animals. The day trip forms part of a regular programme for residents which is designed to provide stimulation and integration through a variety of activities. Read more...
01 Nov 2017
Diagrama Foundation: Edensor residents enjoy Halloween fun
Edensor Care Centre transformed into a spooky haunted house this week with fun and games for residents to mark Halloween. Staff and volunteers joined in the activities playing moody music, classic horror films and setting spooky surprises over two days. Activities co-ordinator Cherry Cook held a pumpkin decorating competition at Diagrama’s Clacton-on-Sea nursing home for the elderly, as well as organising Halloween bingo, a themed word search and a ‘Wrap the Mummy’ game with staff. Read more...
01 Nov 2017
Diagrama's semi-indepdent service in Canterbury will help care leavers step up to living independently
Diagrama Foundation has launched a new residential service in Canterbury for young people aged 16 to 24 who are unable to live independently. Willow House, which offers accommodation for four young people, is aimed is aimed at supporting care leavers to make the safe transition into independence. Read more...
01 Nov 2017
Diagrama volunteer John Yarrow with chief executive David McGuire and BBC presenter Cerrie Burnell at the awards in 2015
Diagrama Foundation will once again be sponsoring the Children in Care award at a national event which recognises the achievements of those working with children, young people and families.   Now in their 12th year, The Children & Young People Now (CYPN) Awards provide a source of pride and recognition for those who strive to improve the lives of others and Diagrama Foundation is proud to be taking part.    Read more...
17 Oct 2017
Diagrama Foundation is supporting a new adoption recruitment drive
A campaign to find more adopters for siblings has been launched this week after research revealed 59% of the children in the South East waiting for adoptive families are brothers and sisters in groups of two or more.According to new information published to mark National Adoption Week (16-22nd October) figures from national adoption information service, First4Adoption, based on the latest government information*, show that sibling groups wait longer than single children to be placed with a “forever family”.  Read more...
02 Oct 2017
Diagrama Chief Operating Officer Derek Milliken presents Cabrini House residential manager Michelle Dyne with her certificate
Cabrini House residential manager Michelle Dyne has won praise for her hard work after completing a Level 5 diploma in leadership skills. Pictured with Diagrama Chief Operating Officer Derek Milliken, Michelle recently passed the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (Adults Residential Management).   The Innovate Awarding Organisation (IOA) qualification consists of modules which are nationally recognised and are based on the Health and Social Care National Occu Read more...
15 Sep 2017
Staff, residents and their families enjoy the summer fete at Edensor Care Centre
Staff at Edensor Care Centre pulled out all the stops to give residents a summer’s day to remember when the Clacton airshow came to town recently.The annual airshow, which attracts thousands of visitors from across the region provided the perfect back drop for Edensor’s Summer Fete.As many residents are physically unable to leave the home, manager Alison Brown, deputy manager Muhammed Neeliyath, training champion Vikki Whale and activities co-ordinator Cherry Cook rallied their team to bring the festival feeling to Edensor. Read more...

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