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Chief Executive Officer Awarded Honorary Master Degree From The University of Derby

Brian Jones PC VC Chancellor

Huge congratulations go to our Chief Executive Officer Brian Jones who has been awarded Honorary Master of Derby University to recognise him for his work to promote and ensure the equality of education for young people.

Brian has been Chief Executive Officer for the SENAD Group since 2006. Using his significant experience in specialist education with local authorities, the voluntary sector and independent sector, he has successfully led the group in designing and operating high quality education, therapy and care services for young people and adults with autism, speech language and communication needs and mental health needs.

Brian is relentless in his dedication, determination and ambition to ensure that the most vulnerable people in our society and their families are treated with the respect, dignity and have equal opportunities to maximise their potential. He is highly respected figure within the sector and works closely with the Department for Education, educational institutions, including the University of Derby to develop policy and practice that will increase equality for all people with additional needs.

Photo Credit – Richard Richards Photography

Video Credit – First Sight Media

New Transition Home – opening May 2014. Now Taking Reservations!


OneNineFive will provide accommodation for 10 residents to live in a suburban residential area with easy access to the shopping and leisure facilities of Burton upon Trent. The accommodation is designed over three floors of a Victorian house giving three self-contained apartments.

OneNineFive is an ideal home for people with complex difficulties and challenges that require specialist support in a safe and caring environment. At OneNineFive residents will be able to learn practical life skills and participate in social activities that will support their transition towards a more independent life.

Specialist staff will work with young adults to plan experiences and activities that develop skills for independent living. From initial assessment onwards, the young adult will be at the centre of all planning to ensure we take account of their wishes, desires and preferences.


For more information please call – Caroline Eaton. Tel: 01332 378840 or complete our online enquiry form.

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New Service: West Midlands Learning Campus

Cedar Lodge

The new campus has been developed to provide a robust and innovative menu of services that meet the current and future needs and life aspirations of young people and adults with severe learning difficulties, autism and complex behaviours which currently prevent them achieving their potential, to access lifelong learning through highly individualised and formal learning programmes and empowering life opportunities.

In developing the new campus we have taken the best of all the services and resources on the site for the advantage of students and residents.

The campus can provide a combined through service from age 11 years to adulthood and includes:

  • Rowden House School and Children’s Home
  • Cedar Lodge Transition Service
  • Winslow Court Adult Home
  • Three community based adult homes within a 5 mile radius of the campus
  • Community based support programmes

The main goals of the service are to enable the young person or adult to re-engage with their:

  • Learning
  • Family
  • Peer Group
  • Community

The programme of activities provided at the campus follows and holistic approach to ensure an individual’s intellectual, emotional and physical needs are recognised and addressed.