News and blogs
Find out more about our work and what we get up to, by reading our news and blogs.
Missing the ‘floordrobe!’
It's the time of year when young adults are leaving home for the first time to study. Our CEO, Sarah Maguire, in her Friday vlog appreciates the importance of keeping connected, for all families everywhere, whatever their circumstances.Read more
Work that matters
How do we continue to do what matters and keep reminding ourselves that we can each make a huge difference? Sarah's vlog this week acknowledges the challenges facing those working in social care.Read more
Doing and being
Sarah Maguire, our CEO starts her vlog this week asking the question, "whatever your role in social care, my guess is that you spend a lot of time ‘doing’ stuff?"Read more
Do you hear me?
Sarah Maguire, our CEO, reflects on the difference between listening and hearing. “It can feel like we are constantly bombarded with messages, with news and information…”Read more
Real life and soap operas
Sarah Maguire, our CEO, talks about her love of soap operas and how they were some of the first examples of TV programs in the 60's and 70's which attempted to show people with disabilities living independent lives.Read more
The Peter Parker principle
“With great power comes great responsibility,” Sarah reflects on the meaning of Peter Parker's quote in her Friday vlog this week.Read more
Lifting the voice of support workers
In her vlog this week Sarah Maguire supports the professionalism of the support worker role...Read more
When is your home not a home?
In her vlog this week Sarah describes the valuable experience she has gained from caring for her mother who has dementia.Read more
“Don't ever call us unskilled again!''
The essential and highly skilled work of support workers during the Covid-19 pandemic is recognised in a new report from Paradigm.Read more
What is most precious to you?
What do you choose to spend your time on, and with who? Sarah reflects that supporting people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues to have those same choices in life is at the very centre of what we do.Read more
Gifts that cost nothing
Sarah Maguire, our CEO, this week reflects in her Friday vlog that gifts can come in many forms...Read more
Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Trial
Natasha Furness, our Head of Learning & Development (L&D), writes about a significant trial we are taking part in to improve mandatory training.Read more