National News

02 Mar 2018
Diagrama adopters Jason and Eric help promote LGBT adoption campaign
Adopters have been helping out with Diagrama's new campaign aimed at encouraging people from the LGBT community to adopt and foster as part of the upcoming LGBT Adoption and Fostering week 2018 (March 5-11). The campaign focuses around London adopters Jason and Eric, who adopted their six-year-old son in 2016. Jason and Eric have shared their experience and their journey to adoption through a blog post, published on Diagrama's adoption website www.diagramadoption.org.uk.  Read more...
01 Mar 2018
Cathedral celebration cancelled
URGENT UPDATE - EVENT CANCELLED: In the interests of safety, given the persistent inclement weather, we have taken the decision to cancel our celebration of adoption and fostering, due to be held at Rochester Cathedral this Saturday, March 3. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has offered their support for this celebration, in particular the choir of Greenacre Academy Trust who have been rehearsing hard for the event. We hope to reschedule a date later this year and will update with details as soon as they are available. Read more...
12 Feb 2018
Clacton care centre Edensor will be opening its doors for a monthly pamper day for the elderly after its Dignity Action Day event proved a resounding success.   A team of volunteers at the Orwell Road home have agreed to give up their spare time on a regular basis to use their skills to provide a host of free treatments for elderly residents and members of the public to enjoy.   Read more...
22 Jan 2018
Invitation to attend Rochester Cathedral celebration of adoption and fostering
Diagrama is inviting people with an interest in fostering and adoption to attend a special  celebration at Rochester Cathedral in March. The service marks the culmination of the ground-breaking partnership formed by Home for Good, the Diagrama Foundation and the Diocese of Rochester to raise the profile of fostering and adoption in the Christian community. Read more...
29 Dec 2017
Edensor Care Centre, in Clacton-on-Sea, has continued the festive celebrations this year with a visit from an old-time singer. Edensor constantly strives to find ways to help residents with all aspects of daily living in a nursing home and believe regular activities like this can help residents suffering from illnesses like dementia bring back past memories. Read more...
22 Dec 2017
Residents at Cabrini House, Diagrama’s home for adults with learning disabilities, have enjoyed a festive day trip to Winter Wonderland in London. Support worker Vicky Booth said: “This year to celebrate the festive season we took the residents on a trip to Covent Garden and to Winter Wonderland, which gave them an opportunity to shop for Christmas presents for family and friends, and also experience the rides and stalls in Hyde Park.” Read more...
21 Dec 2017
Members of the Lions Club of Clacton-on-Sea have treated residents at Edensor care centre to an afternoon concert of carols and Christmas songs to celebrate the festive season. Friends and family were invited along to join in the event at Diagrama’s 50-bed care home for the elderly and enjoyed tea and mince pies with the residents. Read more...
07 Dec 2017
Outstanding care practice at Diagrama's elderly care home in Essex has been recognised with a prestigious Prosper award.   The awards, run by Essex County Council, form part of the PROSPER programme, a ground-breaking initiative to test whether quality improvement methods could be implemented in the care home context.   PROSPER aims to reduce the number of falls, pressure ulcers and urinary tract infections (UTIs); not only improving system performance and professional development, but also changing behaviours and culture. Read more...
06 Dec 2017
Diagrama Foundation: The Cabrini House residents celebrate their hard work decorating the house.
Residents at Cabrini House, Diagrama’s home for adults with learning disabilities, have enjoyed the afternoon decorating the house ready for the Christmas celebrations. The busy day full of decorating forms part of a regular programme for residents which are designed to provide stimulation and integration through a variety of activities. Support worker Claire said: “Residents in Cabrini decided it was time to decorate the house ready for the festive season.  Everyone helped and joined in and started to celebrate the joys of Christmas.” Read more...
05 Dec 2017
Diagrama Foundation: Cabrini House staff and residents meet with Bromley councillors
Three Bromley councillors have spent the morning with residents at Cabrini House learning more about the care they receive and the activities they get involved in.   Councillors Julian Benington, Mary Cooke and Peter Fookes were given a tour of each of the homes where they met with residents and asked them about life at Cabrini House.   Read more...

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