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  • Building strong relationships with clients and their loved ones

    Building strong relationships with clients and their loved ones

    Tuesday, August 31, 2021

    At Thornbury Community Services, our clients are at the centre of everything we do. We always focus on building and maintaining professional and trusting relationships with each of them and their loved ones. In our latest blog, our Clinical Nurse Manager, Nikki Goulding, shares her top tips for building relationships as a healthcare professional.

  • The importance of values at Thornbury Community Services

    The importance of values at Thornbury Community Services

    Friday, July 2, 2021

    At TCS, our values set out clear expectations of what is expected within the service we provide to ensure person-centred care is at the forefront of everything we do. In our latest blog, our very own Head of Services, Clare Metcalfe discusses the TCS values and why they are so important to us.

  • Our Wellbeing and Support Hub

    Our Wellbeing and Support Hub

    Thursday, July 1, 2021

    As part of our ongoing commitment to providing our nurses and healthcare assistants with mental health and wellbeing support, we launched our Wellbeing and Support Hub, a dedicated online portal tailored to our workers' mental health, wellbeing and professional development needs.

  • A day in the life of a regional clinical lead

    A day in the life of a regional clinical lead

    Thursday, July 1, 2021

    For our 'Shine a spotlight on our Learning Disability, Autism, and Mental Health Team' campaign, one of our Regional Clinical Leads, Ian, answers a few questions about his role and responsibilities and tells us a little about his healthcare experience.

  • A day in the life of a behaviour, support and training lead

    A day in the life of a behaviour, support and training lead

    Friday, June 25, 2021

    In today’s blog, we would like to introduce to you Rob, our Behaviour, Support and Training Lead. Rob previously worked as a Regional Clinical Lead but has transitioned to his new role as the skills and experience he has, allow him to provide specialist training sessions to our nurses and support workers.

  • A day in the life of a learning disability support worker

    A day in the life of a learning disability support worker

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

    To support Learning Disability Week and shine a spotlight on our healthcare professionals, we asked one of our learning disability support workers, Amy, to tell us about her role, why she became a support worker and how the pandemic has impacted her role.

  • The importance of creativity for people with learning disabilities and/or autism

    The importance of creativity for people with learning disabilities and/or autism

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    Creativity comes in many forms, whether it be painting, puzzles, dancing or writing, whatever way you welcome creativity into your life, you will notice many benefits to your mental and physical health. When working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism, having access to various means of creativity remains crucial for supporting their mental health and wellbeing. It's important to consider the client's home environment, their ability to make and communicate their choices and the sensory components of the activity. To help address this, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tips to try for developing access to arts and creativity for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

  • Learning Disability Week 2021

    Learning Disability Week 2021

    Monday, June 14, 2021

    This week we are celebrating Learning Disability Week from the 14th to the 20th of June. The charity Mencap has chosen the theme ‘Art and Creativity’ for this year's campaign. According to Mencap ‘Creativity and self-expression can help improve mental health and lead to greater community inclusion.’

  • We’re celebrating Carers Week 2021

    We’re celebrating Carers Week 2021

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    This year we are celebrating Carers Week. This annual campaign is taking place from the 7th to the 13th of June. It aims to raise awareness of carers and highlight the challenges unpaid carers face.

  • The mental health benefits of nature

    The mental health benefits of nature

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

    To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme ‘Nature and the Environment’, we have created a blog about how nature can benefit your mental health, both in your home and outdoors.