Rescare Advocacy Service – Pilot Launched | 6.6.23

Thanks to a further Awards for All grant, in 2023 we have set up a pilot advocacy scheme to help Rescare members who have been in touch with our services and who seem to need a one to one service to help guide them through a particularly difficult problem. The contact is mostly by phone […]


New training has been launched to ensure people with autism and learning disabilities are treated fairly by the NHS. The Oliver McGowan training will be rolled out as mandatory for health and care staff. Oliver’s mother Paula fought a long campaign for the scheme after the death of her son in 2016. The 18-year-old suffered an allergic […]

Government Intervention Needed to Curb Workforce Crisis in Adult Social Care – 26.9.22

Care England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care in England, is calling for Government intervention to help remedy the agency staff crisis in the sector and to address wider workforce pressures. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says: “The adult social care sector is facing […]

Newly launched transformational tool for Special Needs Parents – 23.9.22

Author of ‘Can I tell you about Nystagmus?’, Nadine Neckles has launched a journal specifically for the parent carer community. Identifying with the 72% of Carers in the UK who say they have suffered with mental ill heath as a result of caring, Nadine used her own experience of raising a child with complex needs […]

Paradise House builds ties with Painswick

After nine years on the waiting list, Isabel Bennett-Henman, 34, moved to Paradise House, from inner city Bristol, where she’d nearly been run over on a busy road. As if by magic, Isabel’s life, and that of our entire family, was transformed overnight. Suddenly she benefitted from pioneering trauma-informed care, a choice of many friends, […]


In the last two years, St. Elizabeth’s Adult Care Home in Hertfordshire,  has faced two unprecedented challenges – the Covid-19 pandemic, and a chronic national shortage of trained staff. The latter has placed St Elizabeth’s under relentlessly increasing pressure and it has become only too clear that they can no longer guarantee the safety of […]

New laws will target Long-Stay Hospitals

New mental health laws will make it harder to detain autistic people and people with a learning disability in long-stay hospitals, according to the UK Government. These will be the first major reforms to the Mental Health Act in four decades. The aim is to reduce the number of people being detained under current laws […]

Carers Week – A Recovery and Respite Plan for Unpaid Carers

Write to your MP this Carers Week calling for a Recovery and Respite Plan for unpaid carers This Carers Week, Carers UK and the other charities involved this year are calling for the UK Government to publish a Recovery and Respite Plan for Unpaid Carers – outlining additional support for carers across a range of […]