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Leading Supported Employment Service maintains Support With Confidence accreditation for ninth year!

Optalis Supported Employment Service is pleased to announce its ninth consecutive year of Support with Confidence (SWC) accreditation.

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Congratulations to our 2022 STAR Award winners!

Yesterday, the winners of the Staff Awards 2022 were announced and presented with certificates and vouchers in a fantastic ceremony, celebrating excellence and achievement among our people.

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How do we keep people independent and well in the community? Workshop

Colleagues working in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, came together for an event. The theme for the session was: How do we keep people independent and well in the community?

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Celebrating 30 years of friendships and support

We met with Paul, who has recently celebrated a significant milestone of attending the Community Lives Westmead Service for 30 years!

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Remembering the Queen

Customers from our Community Lives service at Oakbridge in Windsor have been to pay their respects to Her Majesty this week and left some flowers at Windsor Castle.

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The Queen’s State Funeral - Monday 19 September

On the day of the State Funeral, we want to offer our colleagues the chance to commemorate Her Majesty's passing and her reign. As a result, we have made changes to the opening hours of our services.

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Wokingham Community Lives Annual BBQ event 2022

Our team at Wokingham Community Lives service recently hosted a fun filled BBQ event. A fab day was had by all, at the annual BBQ event, which has returned for the first time since 2019.

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Free Carers Networking Lunch

Chat with fellow carers over lunch. Share your experiences and talk through issues and ways of coping. We will be sharing information about community resources alongside practical advice and guidance.

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Community Lives customers get together for a Planning Day.

Community Lives customers get together for a Planning Day.

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Try a train workshops a great success

The Optalis Supported Employment team have been working with people to become more confident using train travel, in partnership with Great Western Railway and Southeast Communities Rail Partnership