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The Marjorie Newton-Wright Awards

Date: Thu Oct 2014
We were delighted to be overwhelmed by nominations for this year’s Marjorie Newton-Wright Awards – our annual awards to recognise individuals and teams who have gone ‘above and beyond’.
 
This year’s nominations are:
 

Individual Nominees

Debbie Allen – Fletchers Mews, Milton Keynes
Michelle Burrows – No Limits...
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MacIntyre's 'Dementia Special Interest Group'

Date: Tue Oct 2014
Responding to the challenge posed by the changing needs of an ageing population, MacIntyre has set up a Dementia Special Interest Group to bring together staff from across the organisation who are supporting people who have or are at risk of developing dementia to share best ...
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Investors in People Champion Event - Milton Keynes

Date: Mon Oct 2014
We were delighted to welcome over 40 delegates to our Investors in People Champion event last week.  This was the third event we have hosted this year and is an opportunity for us to share our Investors in People journey with like-minded organisations.  We received some great feedback from the...
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Thank you, Runners!

Date: Mon Oct 2014

We would like to say a huge Thank You to everyone who run for MacIntyre last weekend. Thanks for your commitment and the generosity of your friends and family MacIntyre received over £1060.

Here is the list of our heroes:

Alina Conway, Natalie Kitcher and Miranda Turner...
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Womaston Update

Date: Wed Oct 2014

MacIntyre’s School at Womaston closed its doors for the last time on Sunday 31 August.

It was our ambition that every student would leave the school with a smile on their face and excited about their future and we are delighted that we achieved this.  Two students...
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MacIntyre wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Date: Fri Oct 2014

Today, MacIntyre has received £81,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, MacIntyre Memories Golden Jubilee. The project will document 50 years of learning disability provision by MacIntyre, from being founded in 1966 to providing support across the UK through 120 different services for adults,...
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Investors in People Champion Event with MacIntyre

Date: Fri Sep 2014

MacIntyre achieved Investors in People Gold status last year and subsequently became an Investors in People Champion. We would like to share our Investors in People journey with you and help you with yours.

We will be hosting a morning event where guests will be able to understand our work and...
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Go Purple Day 2014

Date: Mon Sep 2014

We would like to say a huge Thank You to everyone who took part in Go Purple celebrations this year on Friday, 12 September.

We would like to especially thank Puratos UK who not only joined us during the Bake Off in our Central office but also donated two 5kg bags...
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Z is for Zooming in on talent

Date: Mon Sep 2014

Today we finish our “MacIntyre A-Z” series. We’d like to finish off with this lovely film about Robert, one of the Wingrave school students. The film is 3 years old now, but Robert still enjoys photography and loves technology.

People supported by MacIntyre have lots of different...
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Y is for YouTube - MacIntyre on film

Date: Fri Sep 2014

No, we’re not claiming to have created YouTube. We simply want to point out to you that you can learn a lot about MacIntyre through our YouTube channels.

We have MacIntyre Stories, Sign with MacIntyre, A Day in Life of… videos and a collection of old documentaries.

Like this one called “An...
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X marks the spot

Date: Thu Sep 2014

We searched high and low for any xylophonists in MacIntyre but unfortunately haven’t found any so we decided to be a bit more creative.

You can meet MacIntyre all around the country during various events. The upcoming events include:

  • The Annual Conference and Social Exhibition
  • MK Jobs Show
  • Investors in People Champion event
  • Knowing Me,...
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W is for Worcestershire

Date: Wed Sep 2014

Did you know that we support over 50 people in Worcester?

Jo, who lives in Worcester, is one of them. This short story was filmed after Jo moved to one of the services in Worcester 3 years ago.

If you’d like to meet our Worcestershire crew go and...
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V is for Vote for MacIntyre

Date: Tue Sep 2014

MacIntyre has been again shortlisted for Lloyds Community Fund so please vote for us online and ask your friends to vote as well.

This time the award would enable us to give over 50 people with learning disabilities in Warrington the opportunity to participate in our horticulture and woodwork...
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Today the Children and Families Act becomes law.

Date: Mon Sep 2014

The new Children and Families Act which takes effect on today, Monday 1 September means changes to the law to give greater protection to vulnerable children, better support for children whose parents are separating, a new system to help children with special educational needs and disabilities, and help for parents...
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U is for Under the Weather

Date: Fri Aug 2014

Today we would like to remind you about all the fantastic stories you can read on the Great Interactions blog.
Like this story by Natalie about visiting Gemma who’s supported by MacIntyre, in the hospital.

“I’ve just got back from the hospital. Gemma has been there for 4 weeks. In...
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T is for Thank you – to Womaston

Date: Thu Aug 2014

On Sunday 31 August Womaston School will close its doors for the last time after supporting students for over twenty years. Many featured in a fantastic film that was premiered during MacVenture, a weekend of celebration; ex-students and staff attended the celebrations and the event certainly embodied the very...
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S is for Swanwick Hall in Chesterfield

Date: Wed Aug 2014

Swanwick Hall is a Lifelong Learning Service in Chesterfield, supporting 30 people. One of them is Chris and we thought you might like the story about his bowling alley outing:

Chris was at the local bowling alley with staff and other people supported by MacIntyre, enjoying his game of bowling when...
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Countdown to the Children and Families Act 2014

Date: Wed Aug 2014

The new Children and Families Act which takes effect on Monday 1 September will mean changes to the law to give greater protection to vulnerable children, better support for children whose parents are separating, a new system to help children with special educational needs and disabilities, and help for parents...
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R is for Reps on Board

Date: Tue Aug 2014

Reps on Board is a learning and development project based in Derbyshire, that started in July 2007 and is funded jointly between MacIntyre and Derbyshire County Council.

Within Derbyshire, people with a learning disability are given the opportunity to vote for the 'Elected Reps' that they wish to represent them at...
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New Keeping Safe Factsheets by MacIntyre's Reps on Board

Date: Sat Aug 2014

MacIntyre has developed a series of factsheets for Hate Crime and Keeping Safe Project run by Derbyshire County Council.

The factsheets cover a wide range of issues, including Internet safety, travelling safely, keeping secrets and identity theft.

The factsheets have been developed by Reps on Board, a MacIntyre project based in...
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Q is for Qualifications

Date: Fri Aug 2014

One of the key benefits of working for MacIntyre is personal development. Many of our staff achieve qualifications in subjects like “Health and Social Care” or “Leadership”.

MacIntyre also supports people who use our services to achieve qualifications through. For instance all the Office Assistants who work at our Central Office...
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P is for Purple. Go Purple

Date: Thu Aug 2014

It’s only 21 days until Go Purple Day on which we celebrate MacIntyre’s birthday. Purple is our official colour (even if printers and computer screens say otherwise…) so on 12 September there will be lots of all things purple.

You don’t have to be supported by MacIntyre or work for MacIntyre...
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O is for Oxford Lifelong Learning Service

Date: Wed Aug 2014

We have been providing a lifelong learning service from a central location in Oxford for over 15 years.

The Experience Tree project has been set up to provide the learners who attend Lifelong Learning service in Oxford with meaningful learning experiences; helping them to gain new skills, grow in confidence and...
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N is for No Limits

Date: Tue Aug 2014

MacIntyre No Limits supports young people where they live and is an alternative to out of area specialist colleges and schools. It creates fully flexible, personalised support plans ranging from a few hours a week to 24/7 support and accommodation.

The latest post on the Great Interaction blog is by Natalie...
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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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