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May 2019

Marty the Therapy Horse visits The Opportunities Programme

2019-06-05T14:55:29+00:00May 29th, 2019|

Shropshire Pony Parties brought along a special visitor today to meet the Day Opportunities learners. Marty is a miniature Shetland Pony and today he surprised our Day Opportunities learners by visiting Longbow House. Recent studies have discussed the benefits of animals being used in therapy sessions, providing calmness and comfort to people. Marty is 34 inches tall and is [...]

The Animal Man Visits The Grafton Centre

2019-05-22T16:28:16+00:00May 22nd, 2019|

The Animal Man visited learners at The Grafton Centre today. Callum, who attends The Grafton Centre kindly donated the activity in lieu of birthday gifts. Learners were treated to an interactive animal presentation at college, meeting a variety of animals. The animals included a snake, an owl, a cockroach, a fox and a bearded dragon. The session [...]

April 2019

We are Outstanding!

2019-05-01T15:14:56+00:00April 30th, 2019|

CCL's Church View Scheme in Longnor, Shrewsbury has been awarded Outstanding following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Church View is one of our high quality schemes in Shropshire, it is home to 6 residents and has recently been awarded Outstanding by CQC. We pride ourselves on creating a home-from-home environment for our residents [...]

CCL Hydrotherapy Pool

2019-05-13T15:43:48+00:00April 28th, 2019|

CCL plans to build their very own Hydrotherapy Pool have been approved by Shropshire Council. CCL are excited to announce that the plans for our very own Hydrotherapy Pool have been approved by Shropshire Council. Hydrotherapy is a very important therapeutic intervention for the people we support, especially for those with multiple disabilities who spend much of their [...]

March 2019

CCL’s Church View Scheme visit the Fire Station

2019-03-28T15:40:55+00:00March 28th, 2019|

CCL's Church View Scheme spent the afternoon at the Church Stretton Fire Station, where residents had a great time exploring the fire engines and the station. The Church Stretton Fire and Rescue Service is operated by a watch manager, crew managers and firefighters, who are on call and respond to the station from their home address [...]

Corner Exotics Visits Pontesbury

2019-03-12T14:45:00+00:00March 7th, 2019|

This week residents of CCL's Hall Bank Mews Scheme, Pontesbury, enjoyed a unique experience when Corner Exotics visited their home. Corner Exotics provided an educational and entertaining experience with a variety of different animals for residents to interact with. Residents learnt about the animals natural environments, how they protect themselves and why they look and feel [...]

Maths Week at The Grafton Centre

2019-03-28T15:42:56+00:00March 3rd, 2019|

Students at CCL's Grafton Centre thoroughly enjoyed a wide range of activities that focused on creating, making and performing for Maths Week. Maths Week activities were shared by Natspec, who are an association for organisations offering specialist provision for students with learning difficulties and disabilities. With plenty of ideas on ways to incorporate a variety of maths skills into the day, it was [...]

Short Breaks (Respite Care) Open Day

2019-03-01T14:49:21+00:00March 1st, 2019|

The best way to get a true picture of CCL's Short Breaks Accommodation and Beautiful Landscape is to visit us. Our Open Days provide the opportunity for you to meet staff, view the high quality accommodation and ask any questions you may have. The next Short Breaks Open Day is on Tuesday 2nd April 2019. Pre-booking your place at one [...]

February 2019

CCL’s Masquerade Charity Ball 2019

2019-02-25T15:56:42+00:00February 18th, 2019|

This year's CCL Masquerade Charity Ball, was held at the Albright Hussey Manor Hotel in Shrewsbury. It was a fantastic opportunity to get dressed up, catch up with friends and enjoy delicious food, whilst raising money for the CCL Hydrotherapy Pool. Hydrotherapy is a very important and therapeutic intervention for the young people we support, especially for those with multiple [...]