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A career change for Support Worker, Jacqueline Reid

Moorpark Place in Kilbirnie, Scotland is a specialist supported living service for adults who are on the Autistic Spectrum.  We meet Jacqueline Reid who, having completed a degree in Psychology from Paisley University, joined the team as a Support Worker in 2008. Today, Jacqueline is the Speech and…

Maidenhead students raise money for Macmillan

Young people from across our four wards at Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead hosted their own Macmillan Coffee Morning on 24 September 2021.  They not only planned the entire event, but also created posters in art to promote the event and spent hours baking with our Education staff and Youth…

Frenchay BIRU Speech and Language Therapists present at virtual International Conference

Two of our wonderful Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) at Frenchay BIRU recently presented at an international conference – the Cognitive Communication Disorder (CCD) Symposium, which was live streamed around the world! Their presentation invited some brilliant international discussion regarding the role of SLTs in supporting people with Cognitive…

The creation of ‘Kyleville’ – a miniature town with working model railway at Moorpark Place

We spoke to Kyle, a resident at Moorpark Place, about the fantastic work he’s been doing with his team to create ‘Kyleville’, a miniature town with working model railway. Kyle has always had a love of trains, buses and cars and worked with his team for months to…

New coffee shop for Hothfield

The team at Hothfield Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre have created an on-site coffee shop for residents and staff. There is also a new activities’ space. This all started with the kernel of an idea by Will Keates, Activities Organiser at Hothfield, about creating a mobile…

Fostering creativity and connection through art at Huntercombe Roehampton

Lock down has been particularly tough on our patients as they have not been able to go out into the community and take part in activities that they both enjoy and which also support their recovery.  So for the therapy staff and patients at Huntercombe Roehampton joining the…

Are you worrying about how to make ends meet for the next three to six months?

If so, come and join our team of Huntercombe Heroes! If you work in any sector, for example, hospitality or entertainment and your job is now at risk as a result of the coronavirus pandemic or you are on a zero hour contract, we need you your help,…

Fund raising firewalk at Pathfields Lodge

Pathfields Lodge are hosting a Firewalk at the centre on 6 January  2020. From 5.30pm, 40 people including staff, family, friends and work colleagues from across Huntercombe will be walking on fire to raise money for the Pathfields Lodge Wish Tree Project 2020. Working with our residents we…

Cedar House – what we’re doing to manage a healthy weight

Our ability to meet CQUIN targets set by NHS England and NHS Improvement is one of many factors commissioners consider when deciding to use our services. CQUIN is short for Commissioning for Quality and Innovation and is a measure used to encourage evidence-based good practice and innovation. The…

Moorpark residents design wall hanging for school in Namibia

Our residents at Moorpark Place designed a wall hanging as a gift for the staff and children at a wildlife santuary/ school in Namibia.   The wall hanging was presented to the school by Catherine Edwards, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Paul Brown, Support Worker who spent time as volunteers…

Our first national Huntercombe Heroes Awards

The day did not quite dawn brightly as we’d hoped on the morning of our first annual Huntercombe Hero Awards on 24th September! However, by the time the 120 finalists arrived at Shendish Manor near Hemel Hempstead at lunchtime, the sun was breaking through! Earlier in the year,…

Fun day at Moorpark Place

Many Moorpark Place residents, staff, family members and friends had great fun over the recent May bank holiday. Moorpark opened their doors to host a family and friends’ fun day to celebrate all their achievements over the last few years. This included a Moorpark Exhibition, face painting, raffle,…

Huntercombe Stafford rated “outstanding” for being caring

Patients told the CQC inspectors that they were happy and safe; they were satisfied they were getting the right support for their problems and had seen progress in themselves. They said they would recommend other people to be treated at the hospital. Our hospital, at Ivetsey Bank, Wheaton…

Reasons to stay: Huntercombe’s Nurse Leadership Programme

Healthcare organisations in the public and private sectors have responded by launching initiatives to develop their own nursing pools through alternative channels of education and training (see the ‘Grow your own nurses’ article on this site). The problem, though, goes beyond persuading nursing candidates to commit to a…