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STOMP…

STOMP: Stopping over-medication of people with learning disabilities, autism or both. In 2015, NHS England published reports highlighting the widespread inappropriate use of antipsychotics and other medicines used to treat mental illness in people with learning disabilities. ¬†And, following these reports, NHS England led a ‘call to action’ which brought together representatives of professional and patient groups to make sure changes were made to these bad practices. ‘It is estimated that every day about 35,000 people with learning disabilities are prescribed psychotropic medicines when they do not have a diagnosed mental health condition, often to…

Have your cake and eat it…

Our team called to request cakes this morning. They wanted them now, and they wanted them delivered! So we did! ūüėČ ¬†#HappyTeam #FeedMe #MakingDreamsComeTrue…

Judgement Day…

Nestling close to the fabulously colourful Birmingham Botanical Gardens¬†was the location of today’s interviews for the finalists of The National Learning Disability and Autism Awards. Romaine Lawson, Director of Operations for Apple House care home group, travelled to Birmingham to represent us. ¬†Romaine said, “It was such an honour and privilege for Apple House to be finalists alongside national charities and city councils as one of only ten finalists in the country for the ‘Best Employer’ category.” An honour indeed. ¬†We are but a small company of dedicated professionals and to be a…

International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day 2017 We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our nurse colleagues and our own nurse team members on this special celebration day. Thank you for all of your dedication and commitment, thank you for all the study you have undertaken to excel in your field and thank you for being a master of so many skills, you are truly appreciated. You can see more about some of the events and initiatives taking place by visiting the Royal College of Nursing site:¬†HERE¬†— Romaine Lawson, Director of Operations…

Please Vote for Us!

The National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards will take place on 14th July 2017 at the ICC, Birmingham. About The Awards: The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality care. About Apple House care homes: We aim to provide a service which is tailored to meet the individual needs of residents and is driven by the following four key principles: Rights Independence Choice Inclusion We believe that everyone at Apple House care homes should be able…

CCTV Monitoring Systems in Care Homes…

CCTV Monitoring Systems Over the recent months we have been gathering information and consulting with our staff and residents regarding the use of CCTV in and around our services. The reason for this and our primary aim is to protect and safeguard the people who live, work and visit our services. We aim to install CCTV systems in all of our homes over the next 12 months. The system of recording is public and unconcealed, the cameras will be on display. There will not be any introduction of covert CCTV. As with any monitoring system that may be new and…

Nurture your career with us…

We are now recruiting an experienced support worker for our Hampshire care home, Summerwood. Apple House Ltd is a friendly client focused company established in 2004 and is one of the most highly regarded local¬†independent care providers, offering a wide range of care and support within our homes and the wider community. We are looking for a reliable and friendly individual to help support positive outcomes for service users with a variety of care needs which include autism, complex and challenging support needs, physical and learning disabilities. We work to positively reable service users; promoting independence and dignity underpins…

Join Our Team…

  We are currently seeking an experienced (wake) night support worker to join our team at Redcroft care home in Bournemouth. ¬†Please see our ‚Äėcareers‚Äô page right here on the blog and join our dynamic team…

Need an emergency LD placement?

If you need an emergency LD placement, let us throw you a lifeline… We will work with you to ensure that a first class and personalised package of support is in place with as little as three hours notice! People with complex and challenging needs are welcomed as warmly as those who are more independent. LET US PROVIDE A STEPPING STONE FROM RESIDENTIAL CARE TO SUPPORTED LIVING. Consider us to provide a comprehensive transition including life skills and community access safety. CALL US IF YOU NEED A SHORT-NOTICE PLACEMENT OR A LONG TERM ALTERNATIVE. We are here to…

More Bushcraft fun…

We’re excited to be planning for our next bushcraft day. ¬†Following on from the huge success of the last one, residents of Apple House homes decided that they’d like to repeat the experience. ¬†This time, as well as foraging for our food and cooking on the camp fire we build, we’ll be using the woods for materials to create seasonal wreaths and so much more…

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