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Finding solutions, we never imagined

Published on 05.03.2020
by Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive

Following the recent legal challenge on behalf of over 2000 people who are still living in secure hospitals, Sarah Maguire, our CEO, asks what can we do as individuals to make a difference?

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CQC publish new report on sexual safety

Published on 27.02.2020
by Choice Support

Choice Support's Claire Bates, founder of Supported Loving, was invited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to send feedback into their newly published report called Promoting sexual safety through empowerment.

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Made to measure or bespoke?

Published on 13.02.2020
by Sarah Maguire, Chief Executive

For a long time, I thought that by offering people and families a ‘menu’ of services to choose from, I was empowering people to make decisions.

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New homes to transform care

Published on 05.02.2020
by David Holt, Group Director of Housing and Development

I've been busy since we were awarded a NHS Transforming Care grant of £1.8 million to build homes in Kirklees for people who have complex support needs and may challenge their environment.

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Experts by Experience

Published on 16.01.2020
by Choice Support

We are delighted to announce that CQC, following its recent procurement process, has awarded Choice Support the contract to deliver Experts by Experience (ExE) services across England.

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Assisted Loving

Published on 17.12.2019
by Claire Bates, Supported Loving

Relationships are risky things — heartache is part and parcel of having them. Claire Bates (Supported Loving), joins Sui Ling (BBC Radio 4) on her journey exploring what happens when people who need support want relationships.

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A new decade begins…

Published on 12.12.2019
by Sarah Maguire, CEO

Sarah Maguire, our CEO, reflects on the past decade and looks forward to the next one. She says "Who would have thought a businessman, best known for hotels, would become the leader of America? 

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Supported Loving in the Guardian

Published on 30.10.2019
by Choice Support

The Guardian publishes article about Supported Loving, and the 'human right' to have loving relationships.

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Gr8 Mates get engaged

Published on 21.08.2019
by Fizz Heseltine, Living it up

Simon and Dawn met as members of the Gr8 Mates friendship project. Simon remembers “when we bought our engagement rings, the minute I had Dawn’s, I went down on one knee and proposed to Dawn in the shop...”

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More confused than shocked

Published on 17.07.2019
by Venetia Gibbs, Quality Checker

Why wasn’t I more shocked when I saw the abuse at Whorlton Hall in a recent Panorama programme?

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Supported Loving meets the BPS

Published on 28.05.2019
by Dr Claire Bates

Supported Loving and 2BU, a LBGTQ+ social group for adults with learning disabilities, present powerful first-hand accounts to the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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Experimenting with sound

Published on 02.05.2019
by Lorna Slee, Quality Compliance Officer, Choice Support

Four people we support have created “an amazing experimental sound landscape” in response to the archive sounds collection at the British Library. 

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