National News

18 Oct 2021
National Adoption Week kicks off on Monday 18th, through to Sunday 24th October. Read more...
13 Oct 2021
Diagrama has introduced an innovative new stage in the recruitment process for Support staff at their care homes for adults with learning disabilities.   Read more...
12 Oct 2021
Parent and Child Fostering provides a helping hand to vulnerable parents to develop and learn the key skills needed to raise their child. Watch Diagrama’s Adoption and Fostering Team Manager Margaret Gardiner as she shares her story about her experience as a Parent and Child Foster Carer.   Read more...
07 Oct 2021
Diagrama is leading an innovative multi-country project to change the public's perception of disability by promoting ability rather than accepting disability. Diagrama is collaborating with organisations from Italy, Belgium, France, and Spain on a two-year €80,000 E-Profid project funded by the European Union Erasmus Plus Programme. On 12 October representatives from Diagrama will fly to Murcia in Spain, to join with the other project participants for their first face to face meetings. Read more...
30 Sep 2021
Cabrini residents go camping
There was much excitement at Cabrini House, our residential home for adults with learning disabilities in Orpington, when the residents found out that they would have the opportunity to spend the night camping in the garden. The residents, who all have learning disabilities, helped the team to put up five tents and prepare the food and snacks for the night outside. Read more...
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...

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