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Once again, Admissions & Referrals Co-ordinator Ebony has come up with a novel idea to engage our service users, who have acquired brain injuries, in a range of activities. With the usual activities restricted due to the Coronavirus safety measures, we have been finding new ways to keep service users active and engaged, supporting their mental well-being, physical health and cognitive skills.

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Activities of daily living require a huge range of cognitive skills, which we develop from childhood as we grow. However, someone who has an acquired brain injury has to re-learn many of these skills. At Richardson Care we take an holistic approach, where members of our clinical team work with each service user to develop the skills they have lost.

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<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p>The Mews, one of our homes providing residential care and rehabilitation for adults with acquired brain injuries in Northampton was once again rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Following an unannounced inspection on 17 & 19 January 2018, The Mews was rated ‘Good’ by the CQC in all categories: Safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/mews-rated-good-cqc-inspection/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> An unannounced inspection took place at The Mews, one of our homes for adults with acquired brain injuries, in January. The Mews was rated ‘Good’ against all of the five key questions: Is the service safe? Is the service effective? Is the service caring?</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/cqc-inspection-for-the-mews/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> Voice Ability is an advocacy service providing independent advocacy for people aged over 18. The organisation supports people who use adult mental health care services with issues about mental health and social care.</p> <p>Voice Ability also provides a quality checking service for a range of organisations including Northamptonshire County Council, the CQC and NHS Trusts.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/the-mews-awarded-1010-in-quality-checkers-report/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> <a href="http://www.wildsci.co.uk/">Wild Science</a>, a specialist animal education group, brought some inhabitants of their ‘mini zoo’ to The Mews recently, where service users from all of our homes could take part in an ‘animal therapy’ session.</p> <p>For service users who have mobility difficulties, or for people who would find visiting a real zoo an over-stimulating environment, the session presented an excellent opportunity to learn about some unusual creatures.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wild-science-brings-some-animal-magic-to-the-mews/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> We recently introduced a ‘News and Current Affairs Group’ to two of our care homes for adults with acquired brain injuries. They comprise twice weekly sessions of half an hour each. Originally run by psychologists, support workers have now been trained to run the sessions in which newspaper articles are read and discussed by the group with contributions from all attendees.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/current-affairs-group-for-service-users-with-acquired-brain-injuries/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> Northamptonshire County Council employs Total Voice Northamptonshire to provide independent quality checking services. Total Voice is an advocacy service and part of VoiceAbility, which champions the rights and strengthens the voice of people who face disadvantage or discrimination.</p> <p>Total Voice recently carried out a review of The Mews, one of our homes providing residential care and rehabilitation for adults with acquired brain injuries.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/the-mews-receives-approval-from-independent-quality-checkers/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>


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