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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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Peron 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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December's MacIntyre Lottery Draw Results

Date: Wed Jan 2014

Numbers at the ready!

December's MacIntyre Lottery draw results are as follows:

1st Prize:        202

 
2nd Prizes:       389,  186

3rd Prizes:      376,  403,  451,  44

Winners will be contacted shortly!

For more information about the MacIntyre Lottery click HERE!


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The latest edition of The Ring now online!

Date: Wed Jan 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 our...
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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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MacIntyre On Track hosts ARMIDILO S workshops

Date: Tue Nov 2013

MacIntyre was recently delighted to host workshops for professionals working within the forensics field, delivered by Prof. Douglas P. Boer.

Professor Boer is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field and co-author of ARMIDILO-S (Assessment of Risk and Manageability of Individuals with Developmental and Intellectual...
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MacIntyre at 'Me and You Annual Conference'

Date: Wed Nov 2013

MacIntyre are pleased to announce they will be in attendance at the annual 'Me and You' Conference held by Learning Disability Wales this week on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 November.

The conference which is a lively mix of interactive workshoops, speakers and drama focussing on friendships and relationships takes place...
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Christmas is coming...

Date: Wed Nov 2013

...and it's time to think about buying your Christmas cards!

We are pleased to announce that our brand new Christmas cards - designed by individuals we support - are now available to buy online at Amazon or direct from MacIntyre Central Office.

Each pack contains 10 cards with a mix...
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MacIntyre’s Workforce Director to speak at “Delivering the Cavendish Review” Conference

Date: Tue Nov 2013

In January 2014 MacIntyre’s Workforce Director, Christopher Duff, will be speaking at the “Delivering the Cavendish Review” Conference.  The Conference session, titled “Delivering Values Based Recruitment” will explain MacIntyre’s journey in seeking to staff who are predisposed to work in a facilitative way and have a growth mindset:...
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Knowing Me, Knowing You

Date: Thu Nov 2013

MacIntyre's Bedfordshire services are pleased to announce they will be hosting an open day for service, providers, professionals and the general public - 'Knowing Me, Knowing You' - at the Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, MK45 1AH, on Friday 22 November from 11am to 5pm.

The event which is to promote...
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MacIntyre presents An Evening with Pete Langford

Date: Wed Nov 2013

MacIntyre are pleased to present 'An Evening with Pete Langford' on Thursday 5 December at Woburn Golf Club.

Pete, who is a founding member of the British group The Barron Knights, will share stories from his years of touring (including with The Beatles, how he inspired Bill Wyman to...
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MacIntyre Needs You!

Date: Tue Oct 2013

We need you!  

MacIntyre has been shortlisted for a grant by Lloyds Bank Community Fund.  

We are one of four charities to be shortlisted.  

The top award is £3,000, we're currently in second place - so we need your votes!

You can vote for us online and by text.

To vote online...
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Influence, improvement and insight

Date: Thu Oct 2013

"What a privilege it has been to chair an organisation that makes a distinct and unique contribution to the social care sector. The VODG has never been just another trade association- it is so much more.

VODG members, as I have learned during my five-year role as...
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MacIntyre sign up to the Social Care Commitment

Date: Thu Oct 2013

It is vitally important that the public have confidence in organisations and individuals which provide care and support to them and their loved ones and the one thing people say they care about, more than anything else, is the quality of the staff. 

The Social Care Commitment is a great way...
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MacIntyre now accepting London Marathon 2014 places!

Date: Fri Oct 2013

MacIntyre has guaranteed places for 2014 London Marathon.  

Interested? 

Complete & return our application form by 31 October

http://bit.ly/2014-London-Marathon


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MacIntyre shortlisted by Lloyds Bank Community Fund

Date: Tue Oct 2013

MacIntyre has been shortlisted for a grant by the Lloyds Bank Community Fund. We are one of four charities to be shortlisted. The top award is £3,000. So, we need your votes!

You can vote for us online and by text:

To vote online click HERE

To vote by text –...
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MacIntyre join the Social Care Commitment

Date: Thu Sep 2013

We are pleased to announce that MacIntyre are now registered with the Social Care Commitment, an agreement about workforce quality between all parts of adult social care in England.

The Social Care Commitment's primary purpose is to ensure public confidence that people who need care and support services...
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The latest edition of The Ring now online!

Date: Wed Sep 2013

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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Bill Mumford appointed to NICE

Date: Thu Jul 2013

We are excited to announce that Bill Mumford, MacIntyre’s CEO has been appointed by the Secretary of State as a new Non-Executive Director to the NICE Board.  

Bill, whose appointment a first for NICE in recruiting a non-executive from a social care background, is delighted to be joining the board of...
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“What the NHS needs is a degree of kindness. The rest can be taught”

Date: Mon Jul 2013

Following the publication of the Cavendish Review last week which highlighted MacIntyre’s work in several places, its author Camilla Cavendish, has expanded on the practicalities behind the report in her column in the Sunday Times: “What the NHS needs is a degree of kindness. The rest can be taught”.
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Compassion, Dignity and Respect!

Date: Wed Jul 2013

We all agree that values are important, we all believe we all know what they are - yet what are they?  Here Bill explores the theme of values into action and the importance of walking the talk when it comes to  ‘Compassion’, ‘dignity’ and ‘respect’ in...
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MK scoop top prize in local competition

Date: Mon Jul 2013

Milton Keynes Lifelong Learning has scooped a top prize in a local scarecrow festival after entering for the first time!

The team received the runners up rosette in the business category of the Loughton Scarecrow Trail competition with their three fantastic entries.

"They really enjoyed the...
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Nigel snaps up Health and Safety Best Practice Award

Date: Mon Jul 2013

We are very pleased and proud to announce that MacIntyre's Healh & Safety Manager, Nigel Hammond, has been awarded for his continuing promotion and use of best practice by the National Association of Safety and Health and Care Services (NASHICs).  NASHICs is the National Association of Safety and Health and Care...
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MacIntyre response to Panorama

Date: Wed Jun 2013

We have witnessed yet again this week another distressing Panorama expose on dreadful care practice.  Along with the scandals of Winterbourne View and Mid Staffordshire Hospital, it is a timely reminder for us all to not become complacent in our duty of care to the people we support and their...
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Supporting staff working with people who challenge services

Date: Wed Jun 2013

"Ensuring that our workforce has the right skills, knowledge and experience to work alongside people who may challenge is an important part of any model of care and support."

The guidance document 'Supporting staff working with people who challenge services', produced by the NDTI (National Development Team...
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Nominate MacIntyre!

Date: Fri May 2013

Sainsbury's Milton Keynes are looking for their Charity of the Year and we need your vote!
 
The winning charity will receive a year's worth of volunteering and fundraising support from Sainsbury's staff - a fantastic opportunity!
 
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Congratulations to our MacIntyre Lottery prize draw winner

Date: Thu Apr 2013

Congratulations to Miss B of the Wirral who was the winner of the Kindle Fire following our recent prize draw. 

Miss B has been a supporter of MacIntyre through the MacIntyre Lottery (previously known as the 500 Club) since it started.  If you haven't joined our Lottery yet find out...
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Wow Warrington!

Date: Thu Mar 2013

Thank you to over 350 people who braved the cold and came to our Fun Day on Sunday 24th March.

We had loads going on with people mixing up a smoothie on the smoothie bike, planting a seed, sending a postcard to someone they love, having a photo with their family...
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Come and join us for our Youth Club Open Day

Date: Mon Mar 2013

MacIntyre Wingrave School are pleased to announce they will be holding an open day to celebrate the launch of their new Youth Club.

The Youth Club is for young people who have severe learning difficulties and behaviour that challenges, with their families.

The open day is a chance for parents, families and...
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