News from Our Services

Creativity in Dementia Care - Music Therapy
Our two-year running (2013 & 2014) National Dementia Award winning care home, Carlingwark House, has undertaken an exciting project which has seen the team, led by award-winning (Scottish Care Carer of the Year) Team Leader Kelly Henderson, create musical playlists of the important songs in the...
Supporting People to Vote
Hundreds of people supported by Community Integrated Care took part in the General Election, following a significant internal campaign aimed at empowering the people we support to understand the upcoming election and make an informed choice about whether they wish to participate in it. This campaign...
Continence Care in Dementia Services - An Integrated Approach
Carlingwark House is a residential care home in Dumfries and Galloway that supports 30 older people, over 80% of whom live with dementia. The home has been recognised as Britain’s benchmark for exceptional continence care – winning, for two consecutive years, the National Dementia Awards’ Best Demen...
Duncan at Polling Station
Duncan: I Voted Today!
Duncan, supported by Community Integrated Care in Portsmouth, tells us how his staff team have supported him to vote... Ali showed me the easy read Manifesto/Pledges from each of the parties. I read these and chose the party that I felt was important to me.I wanted to vote but was unsure about...
Spencers Villa
A person-centred approach to voting
Services from across Community Integrated Care have been engaging the people they support on the General Election – helping them understand how politics affects their lives, what voting means and what the different parties stand for, so they can make an informed choice about whether or not they want...
Joy ELliot
Joy Elliot named Chef of the Year
Joy Elliot, Head Chef at Carlingwark House Care Home has received yet another honour to add to her impressive haul, picking up the Chef of the Year Award from Community Integrated Care’s catering partner, Woodwards. Woodwards announced Joy Elliot as Community Integrated Care’s Best Chef by presenti...
Promoting our voting -Supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health concerns, autism and dementia to vote
Supporting People to Vote - General Election 2015
Community Integrated Care's Peer Reviewers have developed a special publication, sharing with people who work in the social care sector their advice on how to support people to participate and vote in the 2015 General Election. This guide has been given to colleagues from across our charity, shared...
Charlotte Grange
Residents give valuable voting views
Residents at a Hartlepool Care Home for older people, Charlotte Grange, were delighted to welcome Swiss National Radio for a discussion about the upcoming election. The home was visited by Dr Martin Alioth, the UK and Ireland Correspondent for the station. Swiss National Radio is an equivalent of th...
Andy Burnham
Vincent on voting!
Hi! My name is Vincent Doyle and I’m supported by Community Integrated Care in Rainhill. I’m 64 years old and have been interested in politics all my life. I can’t wait for the upcoming General Election! When I was younger, my father and other family members would talk about politics, and I’d love t...
2015 Election – Having Our Say
Community Integrated Care’s in-house Quality team is leading an important project, aimed at empowering the people we support to understand the upcoming election and make an informed choice about whether they wish to participate in it. Our charity is committed to ensuring that the people we support l...

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