National News

26 Jul 2021
Lawyer Lena Ramesh, 41, returned to the UK after working abroad for many years, to be near her family in Surrey and to begin the process of adopting a child. She became a mother in September 2020, after Diagrama helped her to become a parent and paired her with the child she had so longed for. Read more...
22 Jul 2021
Edensor Care Centre, in Clacton-on-Sea, has had a wish come true with the arrival of two specially designed beach wheelchairs which will allow their residents to enjoy time on the sand. With the generous support of Colchester Catalyst, Pickering Electronics LTD and those who donated through Just Giving, Edensor is delighted to have been able to buy two beach wheelchairs which will make huge difference to everyone at Edensor. Read more...
05 Jul 2021
Natalie Lohneis, Head of Adoption and Fostering services at Diagrama was recently invited to speak with Simon Benn who runs a podcast series called Thriving Adoptees. The purpose of the podcast series is to inspire and empower those who have a connection with adoption sharing inspiration and insights for adoptive parents and adoptees. Adopters and adoptees share their stories and what they’ve learned to help other listeners navigate the sometimes tricky journey. Read more...
20 May 2021
Diagrama will be curating a book addressing the question ‘What could fair justice mean for children and young people?’ and is now looking for ideas for submissions that will encourage discussion and lead to change. Read more...
18 May 2021
Staff at Edensor care centre in Essex asked the residents to hang a handwritten note asking for something that they would really love to receive on a ‘Wish Tree’ and much to all the residents absolute delight the first wish has been granted - a kitten who will live at Edensor. Read more...
10 May 2021
Sharon Lovelock
Foster Care Fortnight is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the transformational power of fostering and to celebrate the fostering community. Read more...
28 Apr 2021
Edensor train, Diagrama
This week Edensor Care Centre, Diagrama’s home for elderly nursing and dementia care in Clacton-on-Sea, needed help to create a 1960’s train carriage, a TV and film set.  Lucky residents were thrilled when a builder stepped in to make seating for the carriage that wouldn’t look out of place in an Oscar winning blockbuster!   Read more...
28 Apr 2021
Siblings playing, Diagrama Adoption
On Friday 23 April, Diagrama helped launch the #YouCanAdopt national campaign to highlight the benefits of adopting family groups of children, to encourage people to consider brother and sister adoption. There are currently 2,030 children waiting to be adopted in England, of those approximately 890 (44%) are part of a family group. More than half of these groups (56%) wait more than 18 months for their new family. For many potential adopters, this is due to groups being slightly older and worries about financial affordability, physical space, and it being too challenging. Read more...
08 Apr 2021
Darrell kicked off our Art Workshop by showing us and the children his previous creations out of recycled items found in the home, ranging from a yoghurt pot tiger to a large 6ft cardboard totem! Darrel says “I undertake art projects based on all manner of themes, size and ideas” Read more...
29 Mar 2021
Diagrama’s Adoption and Fostering Team Manager Margaret Gardiner tells us of her experience not only working within an Adoption and Fostering agency but as a Foster Carer herself. Read more...

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