News

April Manager of the month

Our Manager of the month for April is Irram Ali, Manager at Birmingham Road in West Bromwich. Well done!

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April Employee of the month

Congratulations to Charmaine Matthews, Support Worker at DCA West Bromwich who is our Employee of the month for April

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Leadership update

Achieve together announces appointment of new CEO, Zak Houlahan, and the appointment of John Ivers as a Non-executive Director

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My reflections on the Heroes Awards event

A family member, who nominated Alderton House for Team of the year in our Heroes Awards, gives her feedback on the special day.

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Our 2024 Heroes

What a day of celebration with many, many emotional moments – please join us in congratulating our winners!

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The Assembly review

Feedback on the must-watch interview of the year from our Unity Representative Zara.

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March Manager of the month

This month, Boo Holmquest, has been voted our Manager of the month. Well done, Boo.

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March Employee of the month

Our Employee of the month for March is Graham Grant, Support Worker at Grange Court in Wiltshire. Congratulations Graham!

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Leaders’ List winners!

Meet Crystal and Ben Fai, two of our Campaign 4 Change members who are winners in the Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List Awards.

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Meet our Supported Living Manager in Croydon

Daniel, the dedicated Manager at our supported living home, who’s greatest joy is his profound passion for people we support.

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Meet the Manager of The Grove

Marcel, the dedicated home Manager at The Grove, shared her deep-seated passion for making a positive impact in the lives of those she supports.

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February Employee of the month

Deborah Jones, Support Worker from Ty Dol near Swansea is our Employee of the month for February. Congratulations, Deborah!

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February Manager of the month

Congratulations to February’s Manager of the month, Holly Scales, Regional Manager in East Sussex. A well deserved result!

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Future of Care 5

In readiness for this year’s general election, the APPG on Adult Social Care has created a report of key social care priorities. Mary Woodall went to its launch at the Houses of Parliament.

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The beauty of sleep

On 19 March, LDE Representative and Campaign 4 Change member Mary Woodall and Director of Wellbeing Michael Fullerton facilitated a webinar about sleep through Learning Disability England.

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Oliver McGowan mandatory learning disability and autism training

We’re marking Neurodiversity Celebration Week with information on how we are rolling out this new training to all team members in England.

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Autism employment gap: Government review

Some people we support who are autistic are in paid or voluntary employment. We look at what this review says and how it could help more people thrive at work.

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Disability Action Plan

The Government has published its Disability Action Plan, which sets out the immediate and longer term actions they will take to improve disabled people’s everyday lives.

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Learning Disability England conference 2024

Achieve together was again one of the sponsors for the annual Learning Disability England conferences. This year, the three conferences – London, Leeds and online – focused on Policy and Politics for Good Lives.

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January Employee of the Month

Our first Employee of the Month for 2024 is Adekunle Busari, a new Support Worker at DCA West Bromwich. His enthusiasm is already blazing a trail. Well done, Adekunle!

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January Manager of the Month

To kick off 2024, Kelly Liddiard Home Manager at a residential home in Norfolk is our Manager of the Month in January. Congratulations, Kelly.

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Apprenticeships galore

We marked Apprenticeship Week visiting lots of homes throughout February. More than 300 team members at Achieve together are progressing their careers through work-based apprenticeships, including Stephanie our new Property Maintenance Apprentice.

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Heroes Awards regional winners announced

The list has been published! Congratulations to all the people who have been selected as regional winners in our annual Heroes Awards.

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CQC’s way of inspecting homes is changing

Find out more about it and how families and people we support can be involved in providing feedback

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Healthy lifestyle and weight loss accomplishments

Through education and being part of a motivational group, people we support are successfully shedding pounds and becoming healthier

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December Manager of the Month

Ed Cook, Development and Resource Centre Manager at Penny Meadow Skills & Sensory Centre, Day Services, Essex is the final Manager of the Month for 2023.

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December Employee of the Month

Cerys Powell, Practice Lead at Starboard House in Southampton is our final Employee of the Month for 2023. Well done, Cerys.

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Government announces Care Workforce Pathway

Achieve together welcomes the new initiative and reflects on the success of its robust in-house training

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Sharing expertise on delegated healthcare practice

Head of Health & Clinical Governance Erren Wheatland was a guest speaker at the ‘Preventing avoidable deaths and stopping people dying younger’ conference recently, discussing the subject of delegated healthcare

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Christmas album 2024

People we support and support teams have been having a lot of fun this festive season. Here’s a video of just a few of the activities from around their homes

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