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Lifting spirits through letters
Maddie, aged 14 talked about writing letters to residents as part of her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. The benefits it brought to herself and the people receiving them.
Re-connecting in the summer sun!
Customers from our RBWM Community Lives services celebrated the summer arriving with a fun day of games in the park. The group were joined by friends from our other services and local community homes.
Introducing Bella Dinu, our new Peripatetic Team Leader
We are delighted to introduce Bella Dinu, our new Peripatetic Team Leader
A look back at 35 years of Oakfield Court.
We met up with the tenants and staff from the supported living scheme, to reflect on the service 35 years after if first opened its doors.
During the pandemic or workforce has been stretched and challenged unlike ever before. The physical and emotional toll on staff became a priority issue for us as employers.
Learning Disability Week 2021, Celebrating Creativity
Many people with learning disabilities use creative arts to express themselves and gain confidence along the way. We're celebrating this creativity during Learning Disability Week 2021
Optalis will be working in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council to support surge testing for the Delta variant of Covid-19
Optalis are delighted to be able to offer vital office space at our Trinity Court office to support the surge testing within the borough.
Live music event at Boyn Grove Community Centre
The people we support at Boyn Grove Dementia and Learning Disability Services enjoyed a live gig from the talented Rob Castell and his band through Norden Farm Centre for the Arts.
10 reasons why we’re so excited to be celebrating our tenth birthday
Optalis is hitting a big milestone in 2021: 10 years of helping colleagues and customers to fulfil their potential! Over the next few months, we will be celebrating as much as we can!
Dementia Action Week - 17 to 23 May Occupational therapy - Helping people to live with dementia
An Occupational therapist can advise people living with dementia and their Carers to help people to remain independent for as long as possible after they develop dementia.
Care Homes reopen their doors to family visitors
On 8th March residents and families of Optalis, residential care services had cause to celebrate as in-person visits were permitted once more, under new guidelines as lockdown restrictions eased.
The Hospital Team - Playing a Vital Role in COVID-19 Response
The Hospital Team play a pivotal part in supporting vulnerable residents to safely leave hospital. We spoke with the team to understand how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted their vital work.