Ecclesbourne Lodge is Outstanding in Meeting People’s Needs

Registered Manager, Jo Walker and the staff team at Ecclesbourne Lodge are celebrating their success following their recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The residential home, which is based on Wirksworth Road in Duffield provides care to young adults with autism and learning disabilities.

Inspectors found the service to be the top grade of ‘Outstanding’ in being responsive to people needs and ‘Good’ in the other inspected areas of Safety, Well Led, Effective and Caring.
Coming to their ‘Outstanding’ grade in the area of the homes responsiveness, Inspectors found significant evidence of service demonstrating how everything is tailored to meet the needs of the individuals living in the home and offers flexibility, choice and continuity of care.

Dawn Baker, ASDAN Coordinator with Jo Walker, Registered Manager

Dawn Baker, ASDAN Coordinator with Jo Walker, Registered Manager

The home held their first Graduation Day last summer to celebrate the achievements of residents who has progressed through the homes accredited Award Scheme Development Accreditation Network (ASDAN). The young adults worked through units, set at their ability level, in subjects such as cooking and sensory awareness. Inspectors praised this proactive and innovative approach in supporting residents to learn life skills.

Ecclesbourne Lodge Registered Manager, Jo Walker with her staff team.










The staff were also praised for their work in helping residents enjoy a wide range of activities, including reintroducing a resident to an activity that they had previously loved but had not done for a while due to a change in their circumstances. Their relative said “It’s been an absolute turn around in reintroducing them to life”.







Graduation Celebrations at Ecclesbourne Lodge

Ecclesbourne Lodge held their first Graduation day to celebrate the achievements of the young adults who have all progressed through the homes accredited Asdan programme. Young people worked through units, set at their level, in subjects including life skills, community based learning, sensory awareness and cooking activities. Families and friends came to Ecclesbourne Plant Centre […]

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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 […]

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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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