Sunflowers

This is an article written by Linzi Holt, Positive Support Lead at Liaise Loddon Ltd for her co-workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Homes have been growing sunflowers and sharing the experience as a team activity during lock down. “I looked into the garden this morning and was met by this sight – I thought my poor sunflowers were in urgent …

Co-worker achievements celebrated

Over 250 of our co-workers were recognised for their outstanding achievements on Friday 16 November 2018 at our annual awards evening, held this year at Novotel Southampton. The team were presented with awards for outstanding achievements by guest presenters including Stephanie Regular, NatWest Assistant Relationship Manager (North Hampshire CBC), Graham Stead, Client Relationship Director of CMI (IT service providers), Paul …

Intensive Interaction and Challenging Behaviour – A case study

The following is a case study of a female client, SA, who has diagnosis of severe learning disabilities, autism and associated communication difficulties. SA is non-verbal and communicates through objects of reference, body language and challenging behaviour, in form of self injury behaviour or aggression to others. Some of the challenging behaviours include banging her head, biting and scratching areas …

Doing what we do

At Liaise we are proud of our reputation as a specialist service so we were very pleased to receive the following email recently praising our coworkers for their professionalism and positive attitudes. This was from a former teacher of a new service user who has recently moved into one of our services (published with her permission). Hi I’d just like to …

Desert Island Developments

If you could take one thing onto a desert island what would it be?  A favourite book?  A musical instrument?  A hammock…sunscreen…a knife?  These are all pretty common suggestions. Let’s consider the functions of these items for a moment…A knife will help build shelter and fires, catch and prepare food and will even help to make other tools.  Sunscreen will …

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 …

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 …