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The Coronavirus lockdown is affecting people in many different ways, but it can be particularly difficult for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. They often need routine and structure, which has been disrupted as we’re no longer able to go out and about, visiting the usual places, doing the usual things.→ Read the rest



<p> One of the most popular activities that we arrange in-house for our service users is the weekly bowling sessions that we hold in the main hall at The Mews each Monday.</p> <p>We are fortunate to have Duggie Mitchell on our team, who is an experienced bowling instructor and has played competitive bowls for 35 years with success at Club, County and National levels.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/1011-2/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>



<p> <img loading="lazy" class="alignright size-full wp-image-971" src="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Dawn-Briggs_6820_swiftpage.jpg" alt="Dawn Briggs" width="150" height="175" />We’re delighted to report that Dawn Briggs reached the final of the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2017 in the Support Worker of the Year Award.</p> <p>Dawn started work at The Richardson Partnership for Care in 1995 as an Administrator and Co-ordinator/ Activity Support Worker, soon becoming an integral part of the home, developing relationships with service users.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/dawn-finalist-learning-disabilities-awards/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>



<p> We are delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists in the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2016 in the Employer Award category.</p> <p>In order for us to provide a consistently high quality of service to the people in our care, we recognise that we need to have skilled, caring and hard-working employees who are dedicated to their work.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/national-learning-disability-autism-awards-2016/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>



<p> We recently became involved with the Kettering Multi-Disability Football Club and have sponsored the training tops used by the team. The club was set up in 2013 by Tracey Western as one of her sons has an Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD and there was nowhere he could go and play football.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/supporting-kettering-multi-disability-football-club/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>



<p> Jane Payne, Service Manager at The Richardson Partnership for Care is a finalist in the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2015.</p> <p>She was nominated for the Employer Award for her commitment to providing top quality care to people with learning disabilities by heading a group of specialist residential care homes in Northampton.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/jane-is-finalist-in-national-ld-and-autism-awards/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>



<p> We are pleased to nominate three members of staff for the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2015.</p> <p><strong>Wendy Coleman</strong> is Manager at 23 Duston Road, a home registered for nine service users, providing care for people with challenging behaviour. Wendy ensures that care is truly person-centred and the service users are at the heart of any decisions she makes within the home.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/nominations-for-national-learning-disability-and-autism-awards/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>



<p> Now that Spring has arrived, we are looking forward positively to the year ahead. This is often a time when young adults with learning difficulties are preparing to move from school or college to a new environment. Below we outline how we can help to enable a smooth transition and assist service users in settling in to their new environment.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/transition-young-adults-learning-difficulties/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>



<p> Towards the end of February we attended The National Autistic Society’s Professional Conference in Manchester. The event ran over two days and provided the latest information and practical tools to increase the effectiveness of services and improve outcomes for people with Autism.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/the-national-autistic-society-professional-conference-2012-our-visit-and-experiences/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>


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