Consent

What is meant by consent? Consent is giving permission to do something. In Health and Social Care settings it usually means that the service user gives consent to take part in activities, or to accept support in personal care and treatment, taking medication or sharing personal information. At Liaise Loddon we support people who use a variety of ways to …

Times change…………..

Liaise Loddon is about to be twenty years old and Loddon School is now about 27 years old but my life in the world of autism and education goes back much further! So a potted history of the changes in education and care. My teaching career started 55 years ago when autism had only been identified for 20 years. My …

Living Wage and Pay Increase

Liaise Loddon is currently embarking on the process of becoming accredited by the Living Wage Foundation. As part of our commitment to becoming a fully signed up Living Wage employer, we are raising the lowest hourly rate paid to our support workers to £7.85 per hour, in line with the current Living Wage level set by the Foundation. This means that all …

Graduate Scheme for Social Care

Graduate Management Training Scheme 2016 – Trainee Applications Now Open The National Skills Academy for Social Care’s Graduate Management Training Scheme is now taking applications from graduates for a place in the cohort starting in January 2016. This is a great scheme, giving graduates who want to become leaders in social care the opportunity to benefit from an intensive year …

The Importance of Pensions

Whilst not the most exciting of subjects, a decent personal pension is important if you are going to enjoy the years after you retire. It also gives you greater flexibility on when you can retire. The State Pension age is gradually increasing – as I know personally because when I thought I was within 10 years of drawing my, I …

Health and Wellbeing

We rely on a dedicated and supportive team of co-workers to provide high quality care and support for the service users in our homes.   It is therefore important to us in return to provide a great place for our co-workers to want to work and be part of our journey. We recently and very proudly achieved our Investors in People …