• Animal Edutainment at the MK Memory Café

    21 September, 2017

    Have you ever been to one of our Memory Cafés? They are held in Milton Keynes and Warrington once a month and are great opportunities to connect with old friends, meet new people, try different activities and have a good old cuppa and slice of cake. Both Cafés were established so that anyone, whether they…

  • Talking about Supported Loving at LDT London 2017

    20 September, 2017

    Accelerating change is a major theme of Learning Disability Today (LDT) London this year – a theme that underpins our values at MacIntyre, too. Taking place at the ILEC Conference Centre in London on 22 November, the programme of this year’s event focuses on the conversations that need to happen to empower and improve the…

  • From Seldom Heard to Seen and Heard

    14 September, 2017

    You may remember back in June when our Dementia Project team presented at the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) roundtable for seldom heard groups; one of which being people with a learning disability. Now, after hearing from other seldom heard groups such as people in prisons and the LGBT+ community, DAA is ready to launch the…

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  • Real Friends

    18 September, 2017

    Yvette moved from a residential service in the New Forest, into a brand new service called Lane End House in Hampshire in December 2017. I supported Yvette through her transition to Lane End House and what a transformation; Yvette now has her own one bed flat, her world has changed beyond recognition. But the one…

  • A sensory day in London

    11 September, 2017

    We celebrated our one-year anniversary at Cypress Gardens in Essex in March – how time flies! One of the ladies that we support at Cypress Gardens is called Claire. Claire is blind and uses a wheelchair and really loves her radio. A few weeks ago, a colleague and myself went on a trip with Claire…

  • So much fun learning!

    4 September, 2017

    At Saughall Road in Chester we had a decking area that had become unsafe to use. The decking was removed and Nick (staff) spoke to Kenny and Tony, who live here, and they decided that it would be a shame to waste the wood, so they put their thinking hats on and came up with…

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