National News

27 Apr 2017
Edensor care home residents recently enjoyed a taste of delicacies from around the world in a national food day held in celebration of Nutrition and Hydration week.Staff bought in dishes that related to their nationalities and delighted residents, colleagues and family members with cuisine from Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Romania, Malta, India, Bulgaria and Poland.   Read more...
26 Apr 2017
Cabrini House residential support worker Aaron Milliken is the first of four members of staff to successfully complete the new Care Certificate. Aaron was presented with his certificate by residential manager Michelle Dyne earlier this month.The Care Certificate was introduced in 2015 in response to the 2013 Cavendish Review which found the training and development of healthcare assistants and adult social care workers was often not consistent or sufficient.  Read more...
04 Apr 2017
Sue Bartholomey celebrates her 100th birthday with her granddaughter Zara Newfield
Edensor Care Centre resident Sue Bartholomey has celebrated her 100th birthday with a party attended by friends and family.Staff at Diagrama Foundation’s Essex care home arranged for local singer Tessa Collitt to surprise Sue with a performance of her favourite old time songs in the main lounge. Edensor’s chef also baked an impressive cake for residents and guests to enjoy. Read more...
21 Mar 2017
Diagrama’s fostering and adoption teams have been working with LGBT charity New Family Social to help provide sensitive support throughout application processes and beyond.Diagrama’s joint adoption and fostering panel members joined social workers and other members of the team for training presented by New Family Social where their representatives explained the complex hurdles that LGBT applicants face when applying to foster or adopt. Read more...
16 Mar 2017
Cabrini House has won praise from the Care Quality Commission after inspectors recently rated the renovated home number 2 as providing a ‘GOOD’ service.Cabrini House is Diagrama Foundation’s home for adults with learning disabilities, based in Orpington. It comprises three separate homes managed by one staff team who provide residential care and day activities for adults who have a range of special needs.The inspection, carried out last month, examined all aspects of care in the home, from safety and effectiveness to care and management. Read more...
06 Mar 2017
Diagrama Foundation is urging members of the LGBT community to help offer a brighter future for a vulnerable child through fostering or adoption.To mark the start of LGBT Adoption and Fostering week, which begins today and runs until March 12, Diagrama’s Fostering and Adoption services are holding a series of information events to encourage more people to offer a loving home to a child in care. Read more...
27 Jan 2017
Cabrini House staff Ann Carroll, Vicky Booth and Maxine Clarke with one of Group Ubuntu’s day centre participants
A fact-finding day trip to Belgium has inspired staff and opened up new opportunities for residents at Cabrini House, Diagrama Foundation’s home for adults with learning disabilities.Earlier this month, a team of four staff visited the facilities of Group Ubuntu, a not-for-profit network organisation supporting people with disabilities, in South-West-Flanders.Cabrini’s team, led by Diagrama Foundation trustee Maureen Walby, gained an insight into how Group Ubuntu supports people with disabilities to find a meaningful role in society. Read more...
20 Jan 2017
Families connected with Diagrama Foundation’s Foster Care and Adoption services have been seeing the new year in with style at the first of two children’s parties.The parties offer foster and adoption families the chance to get together and celebrate the new year with one another, gaining peer support from each other and building friendships. Read more...
20 Jan 2017
Residents enjoyed a busy start to the year at Edensor Care Centre, Diagrama Foundation’s care and nursing home, in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.Staff and residents at the centre, in Orwell Road, tucked into a tasty celebration lunch, freshly prepared by the on-site chefs, to mark the start of the New Year on January 1. Read more...
23 Dec 2016
Residents at Edensor, Diagrama Foundation's centre for elderly care, were treated to early Christmas celebrations at their annual party. Read more...

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