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Our staff and the people we support are involved in all sorts of activities and events throughout our services. Below we showcase just a few of them. For any more information about Optima Care please contact us.

Optima Care publishes results of Health Education England (HEE) funded PECS pilot

Optima Care has produced a report – together with an easy read version – that details the outcomes of last year’s Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) pilot. We applied to Health Education England (HEE) for a grant to help pay for PECS training for a number of our staff. Following this, we implemented a pilot […]

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Our Summer newsletter is here!

Our latest newsletter is out – for staff, the people we support and their families. This issue includes: the latest from our supported living services in London, including the outcome of their inaugural CQC inspection; a case study from our young adult transition service; The Chilterns’ support for the Kent-based Transforming Care programme; plus the […]

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Optima Care Shine London rated ‘Good’ by CQC

Optima Care Shine London rated ‘Good’

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Our Community News Published: Winter 2017

Optima Care’s latest newsletter is now available for download. It includes: news on the launch of our new Supported Living services in London; the latest on our Health Education England funded pilot scheme focused on PECS; the latest winner of our Making a Difference initiative, plus news and photos from across our services. If you […]

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Optima Care is shortlisted for the LaingBuisson Specialist Care Award

Optima Care has reached the finals for the LaingBuisson Specialist Care Award.

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Optima Care’s Jo Neiles reaches the finals of the National Care Awards

Jo Neiles, Registered Manager of Optima Care’s Gate House and Eastry Villas, near Sandwich in Kent, is in the finals of the National Care Awards for the Learning Disability Service Manager category. The winners will be announced during a glittering awards ceremony at the Hilton London Metropole on 24th November 2017. The gala evening will […]

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Local motorcycle group grants Ben’s wish

Ben, one of the people we support, has long harboured a dream to ride on a motorcycle and this dream came true towards the end of the summer when, after Optima Care investigated ways to make this happen, a member of a local motorcycle group offered to take Ben out in his sidecar. Prior to […]

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Our Community News Published: Summer 2017

Optima Care’s latest newsletter is now available for download. Once again, the edition is packed with news, views and photos from across our services, with contributions from managers and staff, including the latest from our new transition service, a special on our 65+ service in Eastry, photos of our Making a Difference winners and testimonials, […]

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Optima Care signs up to John’s Campaign

Optima care has signed up to a campaign that aims to raise awareness of the importance of welcoming the families of the people we support into our settings with regards to ensuring wellbeing, quality of life and good recovery outcomes. John’s campaign is named after Dr John Gerrard who died in November 2014 after a […]

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Family Survey Results Published: Autumn / Winter 2016

Optima Care’s latest newsletter is now available. Designed to keep the staff and families of the people we support up-to-speed with everything that’s happening across our services – in addition, of course, to face-to-face updates and the Staff Consultative Committee, the newsletter is distributed 3 – 4 times a year. In this edition, we take […]

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