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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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A Family Perspective

Oct
24

Mandatory learning disability and autism training debated

Two years ago, 18-year-old Oliver McGowan died after being given anti-psychotic medication against the wishes of him and his family. The teenager, had mild autism, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. His family believe his death could have been prevented if relevant training had been given to healthcare professionals. As a result, his mother, Paula […]

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Jun
25

Join us in signing and sharing this petition

Prevent avoidable deaths by making autism/learning disability training mandatory. You may have seen Oliver McGowan’s tragic death in the news recently. We’re hoping you can join us in trying to make something positive come out of a tragic avoidable death. Oliver, who had autism, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy and epilepsy tragically died in November 2016. […]

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News

Jun
12

Transport Petition

Last Thursday families affected by changes to school transport delivered a petition to Downing Street, calling on the government to close the loophole in school transport law for disabled teens. With over 10,000 signatures, the petition echoed the concerns of more and more families with a disabled child throughout the country as councils exploit a […]

Jun
11

Carers Week 2018

Individuals and groups all over the UK are organising events to raise awareness for Carers Week 2018. Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they […]

Jun
6

Autism Show London

Home From Home Care are looking forward to exhibiting at The Autism Show on the 15th and 16th June 2018 at ExCel, London. Company founders Paul, Ann and Hugo de Savary will be on stand A10, together with our ambassadors team – sharing their experiences of transition into adult services from a personal perspective. This is a fantastic opportunity to find out about […]

Apr
30

National Gardening Week

Springtime sparks a surge in gardening nationwide, with even the smallest balcony or window ledge being transformed into a riot of colour. National Gardening Week celebrates this passion, with a range of interactive gardening activities available across the country. In this article we are embracing our green fingers and exploring how those with learning disabilities […]

Feb
28

Rare Disease Day 2018

Today is the annual Rare Disease Day, a worldwide event to raise awareness about rare diseases and the impact they have on patient’s lives. 1 in 20 people will live with a rare disease at some point in their lives. There is no cure for the majority of rare diseases and many go undiagnosed. For […]

Jan
31

Dignity Action Day

Dignity Action Day began in 2006 with the aim to inspire health and social care staff and local people, to place dignity and compassion at the heart of care services and the community. It is a national initiative led by the Dignity in Care Campaign to bring people together, ensuring individuals are given choice, control […]