National News

14 Nov 2019
CQC report ‘GOOD’ service
Cabrini House has won praise from the Care Quality Commission after inspectors recently rated the 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. Read more...
14 Nov 2019
Edensor resident Linda commemorating Remembrance Sunday
Our amazing resident Linda at Edensor Care Centre, Diagrama’s home for elderly nursing and dementia care in Clacton-on-Sea was able to lay a wreath at the Remembrance Sunday service. Linda was a former Wren so this was a very important day for her. The service, began just before 11am, and was led by Reverend David Lower, with hymns accompanied by the Salvation Army Band. There was also plenty of activity at our care centre to commemorate the day. It was decorated throughout our home with poppies of remembrance and photos of fallen heroes. Read more...
14 Nov 2019
Diagrama adoption video nominated for a Charity Film Award
Diagrama Adoption and Fostering are in the running for a national award in recognition of an inspiring film designed to find new adopters for the thousands of children in the UK that are waiting to be adopted. Our video tells the story of Diagrama adopter Sue who always knew she wanted more than one child but after seven years of failed fertility treatments, herself and husband Dean had almost given up hope. Having grieved for the loss of their dream of having their own birth children, they looked to adoption as their last hope. Read more...
29 Oct 2019
Edensor activity co-ordinator Taryna Ansell at the awards with comedian Steve Walls
  Diagrama activity co-ordinator Taryna Ansell has been highly commended by judges at the Great British Care Awards who have singled her out for being 'caring through and through'. The awards, which celebrate excellence in the care sector across the UK, pay tribute to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. Read more...
16 Oct 2019
Diagrama is joining forces with adoption agencies across the UK to raise awareness of the need for adopters to come forward. New research shows that the South East has more than 2 times as many children awaiting adoptive families as there are adopters. The figures, from the national adoption information service, First4Adoption, reveal the region currently has 580 children waiting to be adopted and just 250 families approved to adopt.   Read more...
10 Oct 2019
Montessori expert Anne Kelly delivers training in person-centred care to Diagrama's team
One of the world’s leading Montessori experts Anne Kelly has been helping care home staff at Diagrama set the vision to become leaders in person-centred practice.   More than 40 staff from Diagrama’s residential services completed two days’ training in delivering the Montessori approach in a care home setting.   Read more...
26 Sep 2019
Diagrama's Taryna Great British Care Award nomination
Diagrama activity co-ordinator Taryna Ansell has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Great British Care Awards, which celebrate excellence in the care sector across the UK. The awards pay tribute to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. Read more...
05 Sep 2019
Diagrama Foundation Cabrini House Summer Fayre
Last week saw residents at Cabrini House, our home for adults with learning disabilities, organise their first ever Summer Fayre to raise money for new equipment at their home. It was a beautiful sunny day and the residents ensured there were plenty of activities to keep everyone busy and most importantly to have lots of fun! Read more...
08 Aug 2019
Guests enjoying the summer picnic
This month saw 50 Diagrama adopters and children, and potential adopters join together for a fun filled afternoon. The weather was beautiful and everyone brought food to share for a picnic. The annual picnic in Purley, gives families the opportunity to spend time together, make new friends and keep in touch, offering helpful advice and encouragement to one another. Read more...
02 Jul 2019
Diagrama Foundation hosts the Inside Out Exhibition launch
The artistic achievements of adults with learning disabilities, young people in conflict with the law, isolated elderly and women who have suffered domestic abuse have been celebrated at an art exhibition hosted by Diagrama Foundation during Learning Disability week. More than 50 artworks were on display at the INSIDE OUT exhibition, held at the Rochester Cathedral Crypt cafe and at The Halpern Conservancy Board Building, from June 13 to 20. Read more...

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