Voice of Disability

Posted November 30, 2018

We’ve had some press coverage about Voice of Disability in the Newbury Weekly news on November 29th 2018. On November 15th we held our Voice of Disability event at the Catholic Hall in Thatcham. It’s purpose was to get people with disabilities, their carers, family and friends together to discuss the services that people with […]

BBC News – “‘Shameful’ use of restraints on disabled patients”

Posted October 2, 2018

The use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities in hospital units in England rose by 50% between 2016 and 2017, figures show. In 2017, restraints were used more than 22,000 times – once every half an hour. This was up from 15,000 times in 2016. Former Social Care Minister Norman Lamb said the use […]

Press Coverage

Posted June 27, 2017

In this section you’ll find a compilation of press coverage that we’ve received. Click any image to enlarge it. 29th November “New forum gives disability a voice” via  22nd November – “Food Day Celebrates Diversity” via 21st November 2018 – “West Berkshire World Food Day 2018” via    1st November 2018 – “Fibromyalgia event reaches […]

Housing time bomb for carers of those with LD exploded with no solutions found

Posted April 21, 2017

In 2002 Mencap produced a report, The Housing Timebomb. It detailed how nationally provision had not and was not being planned for those with Learning Disabilities (LD), whose life expectancy increase now meant they were outliving their parents and carers in larger numbers.  Forward to 2016 and a group of angry parents and carers in […]

CQC Reports – Acorn House and The Slater Centre

Posted February 22, 2016

Acorn House Overall – Good Safe – Good Effective – Good Caring – Good Responsive – Good Well-Led – Good   Acorn House in Purley-on-Thames is registered to provide care and support for up to 5 adults with learning disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders.   The Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducted an unannounced inspection of […]