<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> At The Richardson Partnership for Care we strive to provide an open environment, welcoming feedback from service users’ families about the care of their loved ones. We also complete an annual survey, which provides family members with a more formal opportunity to tell us about their views on the care, support and rehabilitation services that we provide for adults with acquired brain injuries and learning difficulties.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/feedback-from-service-users-families/" 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> No two brain injuries are the same, as no two individuals are the same, so our specialist residential care homes need to cater for people with different needs. Service users may come to us several years after they have sustained a brain injury and after they have already had a period of acute rehabilitation.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/144-boughton-green-road-regains-headway-accreditation/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> Our three residential care homes that provide rehabilitation and care for adults with acquired brain injuries have all been granted Approved Provider status by Headway, the brain injury association. This status is subject to continued compliance with the terms and conditions of the Headway scheme, which are reviewed during interim assessments.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/homes-rated-good-or-good-excellent-in-headway-interim-assessments/" 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>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> I am delighted to be a finalist in the UK Director of the Year Awards run by the Institute of Directors. After winning the regional final, I have been shortlisted for the UK Family Director of the Year Award.</p> <p>These awards recognise the best of Britain’s business leaders and specifically the challenges faced by directors in well-established family firms.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/uk-director-of-the-year-awards-2013/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> Here at Richardsons we are keen to stay up to date with the legal world in terms of how it affects how we can best guide our incoming and existing Service Users. Last month we invited the lovely <a href="http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/nicola-heales/37/225/98" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nicola Heales</a>, solicitor and Head of Department (Head and Brain Injuries) at to come and meet the RPC Admissions and Referrals team (Sian, Bill, Diane and Louise) and give them some up-to-date insights into her field of experience.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/abi-the-law-and-where-rehabilitation-fits-in/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> Wendy Coleman, our Homes Manager at Duston Rd, represented us at the World Congress on Brain Injury in Scotland last month. She really enjoyed the event and especially liked meeting many of the Delegates. Some of the types of people she got to meet and share ideas with were people from away (the international Delegates); neurosurgeons; rehabilitation physicians; psychologists; speech and language specialists; Occupational Therapists; physiotherapists; Social Workers; Legal professionals in the industry and Case Managers.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/world-congress-on-brain-injury-2012-our-trip-to-edinburgh/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> <span style="color: #000080;"><em>“The term “vulnerable adults” covers an extremely wide range of individuals, some of whom may be incapable of looking after any aspect of their lives and others who may be experiencing short periods of illness or disability with an associated reduction in their ability to make decisions.”</em></span></p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/identifying-caring-and-safeguarding-vulnerable-adults/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>


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