Parents, carers and social workers have praised Virgin Care-run registered children’s homes for helping improve their children’s confidence and skills following a stay at one of the homes across Devon.
Wellbeing House – a short-term residential service that aims to de-escalate mental health problems before they reach crisis point – received national recognition at the 2018 UK Housing Awards held in London last week.
Virgin Care, one of the largest independent providers of NHS services in England with more than 400 health and social care services, is celebrating a successful year of projects to improve services designed, developed and delivered by its frontline health and care colleagues.
Inpatient Therapists in Surrey can continue to give extra help and support to people returning to living independently following rehabilitation at Farnham Hospital, after Virgin Care together with the hospital’s League of Friends and the local Farnham Hedgehogs charity funded a newly modified car.
A new initiative for people staying on the ward at Livingstone Community Hospital has started to help encourage feedback that allows the hospital to improve services for the people who use them.
An Essex Healthy Family Support Worker is helping families get more rest with sleep classes, which parents say are helping their child to sleep for longer at night.
Chew Valley’s Village Agents – a group of people linking people in rural areas of Bath and North East Somerset with advice and support services for independent living – have praised a mental health training session run by Virgin Care.
Bath City Farm, Wansdyke Play Association and SWALLOW are among 10 community groups and charities benefitting from grant funding to improve mental ill health and loneliness across Bath and North East Somerset.