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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!


To find out more please contact fund@macintyrecharity.org or...
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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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Person by person, area by area

Date: Mon Mar 2014

Just before Christmas, the Department of Health published the report, Transforming Care: One Year On, which summarised the progress of the concordat partnership two and a half years after the Winterbourne View scandal. It is an honest report and doesn't pull its punches: there are still far too many people...
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Getting the best out of our People

Date: Mon Feb 2014

We are very pleased to announce that MacIntyre have been featured, by way of a case study, on the Investors in People website in our role as current IiP Champions.

You can read the case study by clicking HERE!

In order to celebrate our achievement MacIntyre...
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MacIntyre Academies CEO blogs for Communitas as new website is launched!

Date: Mon Feb 2014

Tough Young Teachers is rapidly gaining pace as one of the most talked about TV series amongst the education community.
Brenda Mullen, CEO of MacIntyre Academies recently spoke with Communitas - specialist education marketing and public relations consultants - about the programme.

You can read Brenda's interview by clicking...
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MacIntyre staff celebrate at the Marjorie Newton-Wright Awards

Date: Mon Feb 2014

MacIntyre recently celebrated the annual Marjorie Newton-Wright Awards - an award in honour of the dedication and commitment of MacIntyre staff across the country - in Milton Keynes. This was the first time the Award winners have been celebrated in a ceremony with MacIntyre CEO Bill Mumford and Trustee Johnny...
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Womaston School get on their bikes!

Date: Thu Jan 2014

Students at Womaston School were very excited recently to take delivery of some new bikes at the start of term. The new bikes will be used as part of their new programme of activities centered around the Schools exciting Adventurous Enquiry based Curriculum, and will support their mission ‘Adventurous in...
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MacIntyre wins Care Knowledge Workforce Development Innovation Award

Date: Fri Jan 2014

We are pleased to announce that MacIntyre are the winners of the Care Knowledge Workforce Development Innovation Award 2013 for our ‘My Key’ self-assessment tool, which is aimed at reaching staff for whom traditional approaches to supervision, role modelling and teamwork are not easily arranged.

‘My Key to...
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MacIntyre is the People’s Champion

Date: Fri Jan 2014

We are very pleased to announce that MacIntyre has been appointed an Investors in People Champion, and will now act as an ambassador for the Standard.

Christopher Duff,...
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Bill Mumford appointed by Department of Health

Date: Wed Jan 2014


MacIntyre is proud to announce that CEO, Bill Mumford, has been jointly appointed by the Department of Health, NHS England and Local Government Association to lead the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme.

The secondment will be for 18 months and, although Bill will retain ultimate oversight for MacIntyre,...
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Ground breaking ceremony marks go ahead for MacIntyre’s first Academy

Date: Thu Dec 2013

A ‘ground breaking’ ceremony on 18 December marked the start of building work at MacIntyre’s first Academy.  Attended by representatives from the Oxfordshire County Council and MacIntyre Academies, the ceremony symbolised the transition from years of planning and development into reality as the building and renovation work begins. View Details »

New care staff should pass a 'kindness' test

Date: Tue Dec 2013

The health and social care sector must place greater value on its most important attribute – compassion, says Camilla Cavendish.

"In the five months I spent researching and writing the Cavendish Review, only two people used the word “kindness”. One was Deborah Holman of St Christopher’s Hospice,...
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No Limits in Best Practice Publication

Date: Mon Dec 2013

MacIntyre is very honoured and proud that our service No Limits features in Department of Health Good Practice Project report


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Thank you...

Date: Tue Dec 2013

In July 2013 MacIntyre was thrilled to learn that we had been shortlisted for a Lloyds Community Fund Award.


Voting took place soon after, and with over 3000 votes we have been awarded a grant of £300. The funding will go towards a Changing Places toilet at our...
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Finding Common Purpose

Date: Wed Nov 2013

"Joe, who has Autism and a severe learning disability, was restrained up to 15 times a day by a team of four staff. He had a poor diet, often eating 15 packets of crisps a day, and was a risk to both himself and his family. His support...
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