Happy Anniversary!

Happy anniversary to us! On 1st October 1995, Liaise Loddon opened our first home – Cornfields. 25 years later we have a portfolio of 11 Liaise homes and are now part of a much larger organisation – Sequence Care Group. It’s been an incredible journey, full of highs & lows, fun, laughter and sometimes tears, but most of all it’s …

Superheroes

Every August at Liaise Loddon, we hold our own answer to Glastonbury – MFest.  Usually the festival is held in the garden at Marika House (big garden!). It was originally started in 2017, as we realised that although so many of us can enjoy music festivals throughout the summer, it is not a possibility for our service users, so we …

Visit from The Mayor of Basingstoke

A few weeks ago, one of our homes, Glebelands, in Wallis Road, Basingstoke received an email from the Mayor of Basingstoke’s office, asking the manager if he would like to book a Zoom meeting with the Mayor so that she could find out more about the work we do. Damian Hinds-Small (Glebelands registered manager) replied and explained a bit about …

Coronavirus and loneliness

Kate Brackley works at Bild and has been writing a series of blog posts for us to share her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week she is looking at the issue of loneliness. Click here for more from Bild.

The new homes at Oakley are currently being modernised and updated to the high level standards that we expect in all of our homes

They are smaller than normal homes and are bungalows ideal for one or two people depending on needs. We were told about them by Dave and Andy, our usual builders, and one of the attractions was that they are adjacent to each other and it is rare that the opportunity to purchase two properties like this arises. The other attraction …

Liaise is Growing!

This is going to be an exciting year for Liaise. At the end of the year, we bought two adjacent bungalows in Oakley, Basingstoke and we are now in the process of converting them for 3 or 4 individuals. It will take us a couple of months, along with obtaining registration from CQC. Alongside expanding the total number of people we …

What does being a support worker at Liaise Loddon mean?

The individuals who live at Liaise Loddon have complex needs and restrictive behaviours but this does not mean that they cannot do anything for themselves. Support workers at Liaise Loddon encourage the service users to be as independent as possible and only assist/support with a specific part of a task if they cannot do it alone.  They can do this in …

Moving Forwards

Despite the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, which has not done anything to plug the funding gaps in the generally rather precarious social care sector, we are still moving onwards and upwards! So, this week, we are completing on two new homes in Basingstoke. They are two neighbouring bungalows, each suitable for 1 or 2 individuals. With these properties, we are continuing …

The Care Certificate

The Care Certificate was introduced in April 2015 across the health and social care sector. It was created as a result of the Cavendish Review which was published in July 2013. This review was part of the response to the Francis Inquiry into the failings of care at the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust. The certificate sets out minimum standards that should …