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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.

The Chilterns : Stars in our eyes!

Staff at The Chilterns have implemented a superb healthy eating and living programme for the people we support.

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Staff Survey Results Published: Spring 2016

Our latest newsletter includes the findings from our staff survey, plus staff training successes, news on our Turner Contemporary art competition winners, our Making a Difference initiative, police trainee programme and much more…Click on the link to access your free downloadable copy now. Click here to download.

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Open day to launch new young person transition service

OPEN DAY: Thursday 28th April, 10.30am – 2.30pm Gate House, High Street, Eastry, Nr Sandwich, CT13 0HE We’re delighted to announce the launch this May of our new Transition Service, based at our totally reconfigured and fit-for-purpose setting in Eastry. We’d be happy to discuss any referrals now in advance of launch. The service offers […]

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Turner Contemporary presentation to Optima Care’s winning artists

Turner Contemporary provided a very memorable day for three of the people that Optima Care supports. This will hopefully help to set a precedent for future community partnership projects. The gallery not only judged the organisation’s Spring art competition but also presented winners’ certificates to the top three. “Local community collaborations, such as this one, […]

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Partnership Working Forum focuses on legal frameworks

Partnership Working Forum: Legal Frameworks and the Secure Pathway With guest speaker: Belinda Schwehr, Legal & Training Consultant, Care and Health Law* Friday 11th March, 10.30am – 12.30pm Unit 6, Manston Business Park, Invicta Way, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5FD This represents the 3rd in our series of Partnership Working Forums, bringing together commissioners, providers, community, […]

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Turner Contemporary Gallery to judge Spring art competition!

A representative from the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate has volunteered to judge our Spring art competition, which is open to all of the people we support. We’re on the lookout for budding artists and anything goes – drawings, paintings, collages, fabric oddments or tissue paper pictures…the list goes on. We’d like to exhibit as […]

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Optima Care launches its ‘Making a Difference’ initiative

Optima Care recently launched its quarterly ‘Making a Difference’ initiative aimed at acknowledging areas where staff have gone the extra mile to help – whether that be another team member, the individuals we support or their carers and loved ones. Staff may nominate themselves, or each other. Nominations may also come from the families of […]

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Police trainees gain experience at Optima Care

As part of our community collaboration initiatives, Optima Care is now offering placements in our services to local police officer trainees. This represents a great opportunity for local police to gain insight and experience of individuals with learning disabilities, including autism plus mental health issues and challenging behaviour. It will hopefully lead to a more […]

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Optima Care extends Integrated Commissioning, partnering with housing charity to offer truly personalised Supported Living

Optima Care is delighted to announce that it has partnered with registered charity Future Housing Solutions to provide personalised accommodation solutions for those with intellectual disabilities or a mental illness. The partnership continues to extend the Integrated Commissioning approach of our ‘Shine’ model of therapeutic care, supporting the pathway into community for individuals. The partnership […]

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Family Survey 2015 Results Published: Autumn 2015

Optima Care’s Autumn newsletter includes the overall findings from our annual Family Survey. It also includes information on our recent partnership working forum – a cross industry initiative that is helping to inform both the provider response to NHS England’s ‘Transforming Care’ programme and the nationwide Recovery & Outcomes groups in their implementation of My […]

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