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Emma’s fundraising dress up day

Emma, who works at the Birches runs an annual charity fundraiser, dressing up and working a whole shift in a festive outfit, for sponsorship, this year she has chosen motor neurone disease (MND).

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Working Together Toolkit A Guide to Involving People

We have developed a co-production guide. Highlighting ideas, approaches and the importance of ensuring opportunities are inclusive and accessible to a diverse group of people.

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Back to health, with flexible and friendly support

Back to health, with flexible and friendly support - Customer story, The Birches | Extra Care

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The Good Care Series - Communication and independence

Our next article focuses on improvements made to one of our residential care home environments, which have helped create a culture that supports communication and promotes independence.

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A special birthday celebration

Philip really enjoys a party. His plans to celebrate his birthday were disrupted when his poor health, led to a hospital stay. The team, were not about to let that get in the way of his celebrations.

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Wokingham is the best place to find work in the Southeast if you have a learning disability

Optalis and Wokingham Borough Council are proud to announce that Wokingham has ranked number one in the southeast and number two in the country on the ASCOF employment figures

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The Good Care Series - Improved community integration and choice

This article explores a recent re-organisation, to support a new direction for the Community Lives Service, to further improve the quality of provision for the people we support.

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Events to help spread the word about Carers support

Dulsey Tapera is based within the Optalis First Contact Team and has been supporting a number of carers events this year to help spread the word about support available.

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Optalis Festive Operating Hours 2022

During the festive period services and teams at Optalis will offer various levels of support across our services. Below are the details about how each service will operate during the festive period.

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People’s Forum Autumn 2022

Loddon Court Outreach and Respite Service meet with the people they support 4 times a year, at the People’s Forum. This is a great way to involve people in shaping the service they receive.