• Finalists in the Dementia Care Awards

    25 September, 2017

    Following our success in reaching the finals of the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards earlier this year, we have now also reached the final in two categories of the Dementia Care Awards. The National Dementia Care Awards is an annual event organised by The Journal of Dementia Care, a multidisciplinary journal for all professional…

  • 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…

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  • The Inventor and us!

    25 September, 2017

    Over the past couple of years, MacIntyre School in Wingrave has had the privilege of collaborating with an inventor, for the development of assistive music technology. Philip is a volunteer at the National Museum of Computing in Milton Keynes as a STEM ambassador. Prior to which he was a senior development manager in the computing…

  • 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…

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