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Workforce Wellbeing

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Managing, promoting and improving outstanding social work practice

Daniel Crampton discusses his key role as Principle Social Worker (PSW), working with our social work team in Optalis to drive improvement, support teams and develop practice.

Community development in the face of the pandemic.

Nighat Ellahi, talked to us about how community development has changed in the face of the pandemic.