Congratulations to all the service users at Richardson Care who were awarded ASDAN certificates throughout 2018/19. ASDAN stands for the Awards Scheme Development Accreditation Network: it provides courses in a wide range of subjects at various skill levels to enable people to achieve accredited qualifications.
As you can imagine, December is a busy month in our specialist residential care homes. Where possible, we support service users to stay with their families, or visit for the day, over the Christmas period. Alternatively, family members and friends are welcome to visit their loved ones in our homes.
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We always welcome visits from the family members and friends of the service users in our care. As well as contributing to the service users’ well-being and their family relationships, it also helps to encourage feedback from family members about the care that their loved one is receiving.
We recently celebrated our 30th anniversary with a garden party for service users, their families, staff and guests. Everyone was invited to take part in traditional games and activities such as tombola, bean bag throwing and ‘pin the tail on the donkey’, while enjoying entertainment from the Northampton Ukulele group and Martin the Music Man.
The psychology team at The Richardson Partnership for Care plays a crucial role in the care and support of our service users, who have complex needs and acquired brain injuries or learning disabilities. Dr Pedro Areias Grilo, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, heads up the team and is supported by three Assistant Psychologists: Julita Frackowska, Olivia Ferrie and Joseph Szablowski.
<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p><img class="alignleft wp-image-2945 size-full" src="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_7332_sm-1.jpg" alt="Kay - Resident" width="600" height="588" srcset="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_7332_sm-1.jpg 600w, https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_7332_sm-1-320x314.jpg 320w, https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_7332_sm-1-540x529.jpg 540w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
<p>When she was only 18 months old, Kay contracted Encephalitis and consequently experienced severe epilepsy. At the age of 13, she underwent surgery on her frontal lobe, which further exacerbated the brain damage. Kay also has a diagnosis of moderate learning disability.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/brain-injury-rehabilitation-kays-story/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>
<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p>Brian Richardson</p>
<p>This month we pay tribute to my dad, Brian Richardson, who has died after a short illness: He was diagnosed with Lymphoma in his brain in April this year. Brian was the driving force behind The Richardson Partnership for Care, which he founded with my mum, Jackie, in 1989.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/sad-news-tribute-brian-richardson/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>
<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p>Location is often one of the first considerations when placing someone in residential care – so that they can be close to friends and family – but it’s not necessarily the most important. It’s usually a combination of factors that contribute to the quality of the care provided that takes precedent over the location.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/importance-location-placing-someone-residential-care/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>
<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p>We’re very proud of the multi-disciplinary team that we have at The Richardson Partnership for Care. The Registered Managers in particular, are hugely instrumental in delivering an excellent quality of life and successful outcomes for our service users. They perform their roles with dedication and professionalism, frequently facing challenging situations.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/registered-care-home-manager-jacky-johnson/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>