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M is for The Mag

Date: Mon Aug 2014

The Mag is a quarterly magazine for and by people who use MacIntyre services. People who are supported by MacIntyre all over the country send in their stories about achievements, celebrations, holidays, hobbies and anything else they have interest in. In fact some of the stories we have shared so...
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L is for Legacies

Date: Fri Aug 2014

Imagine the difference you could make

Leaving a gift to MacIntyre in your Will means you can transform the lives of those we support for years to come.

We all know the future is unpredictable. The only way to be sure your wishes are met and your loved ones and the...
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K is for Kent Painters Group

Date: Thu Aug 2014

Kent Painters Group is a voluntary organisation which supports disability charities in Kent. We are very happy to be one of their chosen charities this year.

Thanks to their help people supported by MacIntyre in Sevenoaks, Kent now have a spacious summer house in their garden.

Kents Painters Group will hold their...
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J is for Jubilee Year 2016

Date: Wed Aug 2014

MacIntyre will be 50 in 2016. We want to celebrate what MacIntyre has achieved since it began way back in 1966.

We should love to receive any photos, videos, letters, newspaper clippings, newsletters, old MacIntyre materials or anything else you think will help document the past 50 years through words, sounds...
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I is for Inspired for Training

Date: Tue Aug 2014

Inspired for Training or I4T is a group of people with a learning disability who use MacIntyre services in Chesterfield and who deliver training for other people.

“We learn a subject and then deliver training workshops to staff and other learners, supported by our staff team.

We deliver workshops which help people...
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H is for Holmewood's "Prints Charming: Print Shop

Date: Mon Aug 2014

Today in our "MacIntyre A-Z" series we would like to introduce you to "Prints Charming" Print Shop based in Holmewood Centre.

We asked Jon Corfield, Learning Support Assistant to tell us more about the enterprise:

 

“Around mid 2012 I decided to see if some of the people who use the service at...
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G is for Go Purple Day

Date: Sat Aug 2014

Every year in September we celebrate MacIntyre's birthday on a Go Purple Day.

This year we will be celebrating on 12 September. Join us and help raise funds for MacIntyre. To find out more contact Jenny Edwards on jenny.edwards@macintyrecharity.org

Whether you are a part of MacIntyre or not, join in!

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F is for Fletchers Mews Activity Centre

Date: Fri Aug 2014

In November 2013 MacIntyre took over the operation of an existing day service in Neath Hill supporting 22 people with a range of disabilities.

In consultation with the people we support at Neath Hill we established that they had been participating in the same activities over many years and wanted to...
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E is for Experts by Experience

Date: Thu Aug 2014

An Expert by Experience is someone who helps to check that people are getting the right support. In MacIntyre we had special training for people to prepare them for being Experts by Experience. During the training people learnt about the expectations of the job: making visits and observations, listening,...
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D is for Duke of Edinburgh Award

Date: Wed Aug 2014

Today we would like to remind you about a group of 7 young people from Warrington who are supported by our Lifelong Learnign Centre in their pursuit of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

They have done a variety of things, including boxing for their physical challenge! They said:

"For part of the...
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Thank you, Puratos!

Date: Wed Aug 2014

A huge MacIntyre thank you to our friends at Puratos who cycled from their UK office in Buckingham to Puratos in Brussels, raising funds for MacIntyre’s first Academy in Oxford.  Thank you to all the cyclists and their sponsors who have raised an incredible £6,625.50.


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C is for Cherriton

Date: Mon Aug 2014

Today we would like to introduce you the Cherriton, a residential service in Birkenhead, Merseside. People who live in Cherriton enjoy their garden and are especially proud of their collection of garden gnomes.

You can also read about how people who live in the service are involved in the...
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MacIntyre A-Z: B is for Beulah House in Market Drayton

Date: Fri Aug 2014

This video was filmed in 2011, after David who features in the film had moved to the house. He was still settling in and his support staff were trying to find ways to help him settle into the community as well.

His weekly trips to the library helped him to get...
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MacIntyre A-Z: A is for Abseil for Anvil Close

Date: Thu Jul 2014

"MacIntyre A-Z" is a new short series in which we want to tell you more about MacIntyre.

We are starting with Abseil for Anvil Close. 

Anvil Close is a residential care service supporting 12 people with a range of learning disabilities within a homely & person centred residential environment 24 hours a...
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The Accolade Tour 2014

Date: Fri Jul 2014

Back in March MacIntyre won a Skills for Care Accolade for its My Key to Developing Facilitation Skills tool. The tool assists staff to reflect on their interactions with the people they support.
 
We thought it would be only right to share the success of this award around the...
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Fancy a challenge?

Date: Mon Jul 2014

If you’d like to explore some challenges that you can do to raise money for MacIntyre, have a look at this fantastic website http://www.timeoutdoors.com.  You can complete any of the open challenges for us, and we will look after you all the way.  We can offer support and advice on...
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Thank you GES!

Date: Wed Jul 2014

We’d like to say a big MacIntyre thank you to the team from GES Water who took part in the Thame 10k run recently and raised over £620 for MacIntyre: thank you!


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MacIntyre School Wingrave - Update

Date: Tue Jul 2014

 

This is an update to our original statement of 7 July and I hope it enables us to share some of our reflections and...
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MacIntyre School Wingrave

Date: Mon Jul 2014

Following a recent whistleblowing incident, three members of staff have been suspended from work, pending a police investigation, at MacIntyre’s School at Wingrave, Buckinghamshire.

Sarah Burslem, Managing Director, said “After a member of staff came to us with concerns, we checked the facts of the allegations, then reported the...
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Personal statement from Bill Mumford

Date: Sun Jul 2014

I regret to inform you that I have resigned with immediate effect from the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme (JIP). There has been another safeguarding incident at MacIntyre, unconnected with the previous one, and which is being investigated by the police. As before MacIntyre reacted immediately (Click here.)...
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Transformation of MacIntyre’s Great Holm Centre

Date: Thu Jul 2014

MacIntyre is proud to announce that its Lifelong Learning Centre at Great Holm, Milton Keynes was officially re-opened last week.

The project, which has taken nearly two years to complete, now includes some wonderful new facilities including a therapy pool, an interactive sensory room, an IT suite and an expanded Coffee...
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'Inspiring Innovation' in Warrington

Date: Wed Jul 2014

"MacIntyre has been accredited with Investors in People since 1999, having recently achieved the Gold accreditation and gained IIP Champion Status in 2014.

Claire Withers, Workforce Project Manager and Christopher Duff, Workforce Director, provided delegates with an engaging and practical insight into their journey, highlighting key...
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Abseil for MacIntyre

Date: Tue Jul 2014

Fancy abseiling from the worlds tallest permanent abseil tower? If you feel you can face the 418 feet (127m) drop in aid of MacIntyre this August, we would love to hear from you.

Contact Jenny Edwards on 07920 135929 or email jenny.edwards@macintyrecharity.org to find...
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Learning Disability Week - Kathy on the buses

Date: Fri Jun 2014

It’s Learning Disability Week 2014 (16-22 June) so it’s time to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the people we support.  We will be posting a series of MacIntyre stories over the...
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Learning Disability Week - Girls just want to have fun

Date: Thu Jun 2014

It’s Learning Disability Week 2014 (16-22 June) so it’s time to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the people we support.  We will be posting a series of MacIntyre stories over the...
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June's MacIntyre Lottery Draw Results

Date: Wed Jun 2014

Numbers at the ready!

June's MacIntyre Lottery draw results are as follows:

1st Prize:        439

 
2nd Prizes:       133,  357

3rd Prizes:      005,  380,  252,  230

Winners will be contacted shortly!

For more information about the MacIntyre Lottery click HERE!

 



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Learning Disability Week - Wingrave School Prom

Date: Wed Jun 2014

It’s Learning Disability Week 2014 (16-22 June) so it’s time to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the people we support.  We will be posting a series of MacIntyre stories over the...
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Learning Disability Week - Warrington Art Gallery

Date: Tue Jun 2014

It’s Learning Disability Week 2014 (16-22 June) so it’s time to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the people we support.  We will be posting a series of MacIntyre stories over the week here...
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Great Holm set for Grand Reopening

Date: Mon Jun 2014

We are pleased to announce that following a lengthy refurbishment we will be reopening our Great Holm Coffee Shop & Learning Centre in Milton Keynes to the public on Friday 27 June from 2pm to 4pm, and on Saturday 28 June from either 10am to 12noon or 2pm to 4pm.

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Thank you....

Date: Fri Jun 2014

We had a lovely email this week from Sarah who used to work for MacIntyre in Cheshire:
 
“My name is Sarah Coleman and I used to work for MacIntyre in Cheshire; I worked at Fern Lea near Chester where my Head of Service was Chris Ruppenthal and...
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“Getting the best of our People” – an Investors in People event with MacIntyre

Date: Fri Jun 2014

Following our first Investors in People Champion event in Milton Keynes in April, we are pleased to announce our second event to be held in Warrington on Monday 30 June.

The first event was an opportunity to network and to meet MacIntyre’s IiP Internal Review Team.

We were very pleased...
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MacIntyre chosen as Mayor's charity of the year

Date: Thu Jun 2014

We are delighted to announce that MacIntyre has been chosen as one of the Milton Keynes Mayor’s charities for 2014/15.  Over the coming months we will be planning a number of events around Milton Keynes so watch this space!


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Join us at Kidz South

Date: Thu May 2014

We are pleased to announce that MacIntyre will be in attendance at the forthcoming Kidz South exhibition at the Rivermead Leisure Complex on Thursday 12 June.

With a host of activities, service providers and information at hand, Kidz South is always a great day out - and best of all it's...
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The latest edition of The Ring now online!

Date: Tue May 2014

The lastest edition of MacIntyre's quarterly newsletter, The Ring, is now available to view and download online by clicking HERE.

If you would like to receive The Ring by post then please email us at fund@macintyrecharity.org or call 01908 230100 to speak to a member of...
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Doing the right thing

Date: Tue May 2014

What do you do when your worst nightmare has just become a reality? You do the right thing.

All my 35 years of working either as a front-line care and support worker, a social worker, a first line manager or a senior manager I have made it my business to ensure...
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Closure of MacIntyre Womaston School

Date: Sat May 2014

We are sad to announce the closure of our Welsh school and Children’s Home, Womaston, near Presteigne.

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Get Involved!

Date: Thu May 2014

The Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival is a great team building/bonding event and an opportunity to invite colleagues and their families to enjoy a day at Willen Lake in Milton Keynes, have a lot of fun - and support MacIntyre too!


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Have you joined the MacIntyre Lottery?

Date: Fri May 2014

We had the most amazing phone call this week from one of our lovely long-time supporters.
 
She already has one number with the MacIntyre Lottery and has decided to take an additional five numbers every month for the next 20 years - yes, 20 years – and has sent...
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On Track thinking personally and acting locally

Date: Mon Apr 2014

A review of MacIntyre's On Track Forensic Services has been featured on the Think Personal, Act Local (TLAP) website.

"MacIntyre's On Track Forensic Support Services were established in 2005 and were designed for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism who offend or are at risk of offending. On Track...
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Puratos select MacIntyre as their Charity of the Year

Date: Tue Apr 2014

MacIntyre is delighted to announce that we have been selected by Puratos as their Charity of the Year.

Puratos is an international group with a full range of innovative products and application expertise in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors. Products and services are available in more than 100...
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Congratulations to our London Marathon Runners

Date: Mon Apr 2014

We would like to say a HUGE congratulations, well done and thank you to all of our London Marathon runners for completing the 26 mile course for MacIntyre yesterday. The finish times are:


Andy Sowery
02:52:38
Kevin Taylor 05:15:18
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'I've just got back from the hospital...'

Date: Fri Apr 2014

Gemma has been there for 4 weeks. In a white room, on her own. Her Grandma has tried to make it homely; they have a toaster, a kettle, a selection of puzzle books and Elvis’s greatest hits on the iPad! These personal touches help, but it is a universe away...
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MacIntyre Academies in Warwickshire

Date: Thu Apr 2014

On World Autism Day, April 2nd 2014, MacIntyre Academies has announced that it has been approved by the DfE to develop the new day school for children and young people with additional education needs in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

The new special academy will be built on the old Manor Park...
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MacIntyre continue to support Shropshire

Date: Wed Apr 2014

We are delighted to announce that, following prolonged contract renegotiations, MacIntyre has been successful in retaining the contract at its two registered care services, Beulah House in Market Drayton and Glenview in Ludlow in Shropshire.
 
We should like to thank everyone for their patience during this difficult time...
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How do we rate?

Date: Tue Apr 2014

We are pleased to announce that MacIntyre's Warrington Cafe and Stony Coffee Shop are now featured on TripAdvisor - the user generated holiday reviews website.

If you have ever visited either of these establishments you will know that we put our passion in to what we do by always aiming to...
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MacIntyre win Skills for Care Accolade

Date: Fri Mar 2014

We are pleased and proud to announce that MacIntyre have been awarded their third Skills for Care Accolade at the prestigious annual awards ceremony held in Birmingham last night.

Nominated in the 'Most effective new approach to service delivery' category MacIntyre's 'My Key to Developing Facilitation Skills' tool -...
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Starting a career in social care

Date: Fri Mar 2014

We were delighted that one of our staff, Charles McCormack, was selected by Skills for Care, to describe his role as a Support Worker.  Charley works at one of MacIntyre’s services in West Cheshire.
 
Skills for Care is running a campaign to increase awareness of careers in...
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MacIntyre feature in Investors in People case study

Date: Thu Mar 2014

Following MacIntyre's recent achievements at being awarded Investors in People (IiP) Gold, and sunbsequently attaining Investors in People Champion status, we are pleased to announce that a case study of our work with IiP is now available on their website.

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Investing in community provision

Date: Mon Mar 2014

MacIntyre CEO Bill Mumford says challenges of ending inappropriate hospital placements for people with learning disabilities were underestimated in a recent article published in Community Care.

Bill, who is seconded as Director of the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme (WVJIP), said the government’s original ambition of ending inappropriate...
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MacIntyre collecting Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

Date: Mon Mar 2014

MacIntyre is collecting Active Kids Vouchers from Sainsbury’s again this year. 

The Active Kids scheme aims to help promote, inspire and instill healthier, more active lifestyles in the nations youth. You can find out more about the scheme by clicking HERE!

If you are collecting vouchers, you can send them...
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