• Our Story

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    Watch a short film to find out a bit more about our journey into the world of care.

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A Family Perspective

Apr
27

Books Beyond Words

Baroness Sheila Hollins is a professor of the psychiatry of learning disability at St George’s, University of London, and has a learning-disabled child. Sheila designed and produced a series of picture books for carers, parents and teachers, after realising that many people have better visual than verbal literacy – not just people with intellectual disabilities. […]

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Mar
2

An inspiring story…

  Donald Grey Triplett was the first boy diagnosed with Autism. His life story is an inspiring one – with his determination and drive to fight for the right to lead the life of his own choice. The power that his autism had to limit his life was gradually overcome, enabling him to grow as […]

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News

Sep
19

Neurotribes by Steve Silberman

In our new review series, we will be looking at inspirational reading for those who live or work with anyone with autism or a learning difficulty. Our second book, Neurotribes by Steve Silberman, is an impressive and wide-reaching book, tracing the history of autism in depth and with a humanity that led him to being […]

Aug
3

Special Olympics National Summer Games

The 10th Special Olympics National Summer Games will take place in Sheffield across a number of sporting venues between 7-12 August 2017. This event is the country’s largest multi-sports competition for athletes with learning disabilities. Around 2,600 athletes of all ages and abilities from across the country will come together to compete in 19 sports. […]

Jul
18

Book Review – Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida

In our new review series, we will be looking at recommended reading for those who live or work with anyone with autism or a learning difficulty. Our first book, Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight is Naoki Higashida’s second memoir providing an insight into the world of a young adult with non-verbal autism. “Illumination […]

May
22

Leaving a Legacy

Planning for a future in which you are no longer around is always difficult but for parents of a child with learning disabilities there are added concerns. Finding the right provision for your child is essential and can help put your mind at rest that they will be well supported even if you are not […]

May
11

Planning a summer holiday?

  With summer on its way, it’s often the time to start organising a holiday. However, this can prove a more challenging trip to plan if a member of your family has complex learning disabilities. We have gathered some information on organisations who specialise in destinations to meet the needs of the whole family, with a […]

Mar
30

An Invaluable Support Network in Lincoln

The ‘Next Steps’ Transition Event  Home From Home Care sponsored on Tuesday night at The Social Care Exchange was a success. As the first event, it proved an insightful evening with a wide range of exhibition stands and workshops. Covering social care topics including housing, day support, respite, education, advocacy and family support, the exhibitors provided valuable information […]