Celebrating NAPPI Success

Isabel Campbell of SENAD Community was awarded a tankard by NAPPI UK at the NAPPI Training meeting earlier this month for being one of the two longest serving NAPPI Trainers. Isabel and Wayne Price at Park House were part of the first Group of SENAD trainers trained by NAPPI UK, five years ago. Wayne received his tankard a few months ago. Both trainers remain actively involved as NAPPI Trainers and continue to promote the Psychological approach of NAPPI. They have witnessed the excellent achievements of staff through the use of the NAPPI philosophy.

SENAD was awarded the Centre of Excellence a few years ago and will be re applying for this at each site during 2018. Over the five years there has been a significant reduction in injuries and physical interventions. With the introduction of NAPPI PBS (a cloud based incident recording system) we are able to spot and track trends to both individuals and total site interventions which helps us to work towards reducing physical interventions further, improving the health and well-being of service users and staff.

The Group Health and Safety Manager, Martin Bradder said “I often sit in NAPPI Trainer Training sessions for an hour or so. It is great to see how the Trainers develop over the years. We have examples of NAPPI Trainers going on to be Registered Managers and it is my firm belief that NAPPI Trainers develop confidence through the excellent training provided by the NAPPI UK Trainers. I am immensely proud of Wayne, Isabel and the other NAPPI Trainers and I look forward to seeing what these guys will achieve over the next five years.”

Ecclesbourne Lodge Festival – Summer Fun

Ecclesbourne Lodge Summer Festival

What a Great Event! On Wednesday the 12th July Ecclesbourne Lodge hosted the second “Ecclesbourne Festival”. The event was coordinated and organised by Laura Barron, Sam Mathers and Lucy Vickers – the team arranged lots and lots of activities and events for our residents and young people. This included a bouncy castle, karaoke, reptile and […]

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Sporting Communities. Bringing Communities Together through Sport

David Walsh, Community Development Officer, Sporting Communities

The Sporting Communities Team have been busy raising awareness of their work in the local community. They provided games and sports activities at the annual Chaddesden Park, Big 1 event, which took place at the beginning of June. The Sporting Communities’ information bus enabled them to showcase their work with local families, finding out what […]

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Holidaying the EL Way

Four young adults from Ecclesbourne Lodge enjoyed a five day holiday in  Penrhyn Bay,  Anglesey. They stayed in a spacious bungalow with an open plan dining room, large lounge and spacious bedrooms. The beach was 5 minutes away, they visited the butterfly farm and enjoyed a lovely train ride around the mountains. They braved the […]

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SENAD Sponsor Community Sports Group

The SENAD Group have sponsored a community initiative for young people living the Chaddesden area of Derby.  Sporting Communities helps young people to engage with sports and through this helps tackle anti social behaviour. They use public buildings and open park spaces to provide activities for young people to enjoy, engage and network with each other. […]

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Chief Executive Officer Addresses Delegates at International Conductive Education Conference

Brian Jones, Chief Executive Officer of the SENAD Group joined delegates at the Conductive Education Professional Education Group (CEPEG) 12th annual conference which took place at the Curve Theatre on March 11th. The conference, titled Conductive Education is our Superpower! was hosted by Leicestershire’s conductive education centre Steps and attracted 150 delegates from across the […]

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Ecclesbourne Lodge Help Young Adults Make Happy Memories

Supported by Rokia Khair a resident went to visit Codnor Castle, with a view to becoming a       volunteer. In the first instance the resident will be dressing up in historical costumes and learning about the history of the Castle. Also included in the volunteering is working in the Café, ground maintenance, project planning, re-interpreting history and archaeology […]

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Burton Based Transition Home Receives Praise From Inspectors

One Nine Five

One Nine Five, the SENAD Groups transitional home for young adults with learning difficulties and complex needs, has received praise from the Care Quality Commission in their latest inspection report. The home, which is based in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire focuses on the transition of young adults to a more independent life. Following conversations with staff, […]

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Schools able to accept international student referrals.

Following our application to the UK Home Office to become a Tier 4 (child) licensed sponsor, we are pleased to confirm that our application has been granted and we are now able to consider referrals for our specialist schools from international students. For more information please contact  Caroline Eaton, Group Referrals Officer, Tel: 01332 378840 Email:

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