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February 2019

Valentines Themed Learner Café

2019-02-18T11:08:56+00:00February 14th, 2019|

Learner Café is held every Friday at The Grafton Centre, with a different theme each week. With this week being Valentines the learners have enjoyed making cards, decorations and lots of cake! Learner Café provides learners with the opportunity to build on communication skills, improve confidence, encourage choice making and independence. This week learners have been making [...]

January 2019

Sensory Exploration Sessions

2019-01-28T11:15:47+00:00January 28th, 2019|

CCL learners who access The Opportunities Programme have been participating in weekly sensory exploration sessions, exploring different colours and textures. Each week the learners are presented with different coloured objects, with this session being the colour white. There were a variety of items to explore including flour, mats, golf balls, flannels, paper and meringues. Learners [...]

December 2018

Grafton Learner’s Generous Present to CCL

2019-01-09T12:31:42+00:00December 18th, 2018|

Greenfields, CCL's high quality short breaks estate, has received a very generous donation towards their sensory garden. Rebecca and Daisy are sisters who attend The Grafton College and use our short breaks services at Greenfields. This year, for their 21st birthday, they have kindly donated £625 in lieu of gifts for the Greenfields sensory garden. [...]

November 2018

CCL are Winners at The Great British Care Awards 2018

2018-12-06T10:18:47+00:00November 30th, 2018|

The Great British Care Awards recognise and celebrate excellence across the social care sector. CCL were finalists at this year’s event in three categories; Debbie Uzzell for The Care Trainer Award, The Opportunities Programme for The Care Team Award and Katy Russell for The Frontline Leader Award. Debbie is CCL’s Quality Assurance Coordinator and ensures [...]

The Orchard’s Children in Need Event

2018-11-27T10:11:32+00:00November 16th, 2018|

The Orchard, one of our high quality homes in Wem, hosted a Children in Need Event this month to raise money for this fantastic charity. Children in Need is a UK charity, organised by the BBC. Each year the charity raises money to help disadvantaged children and young people in the UK, with a vision to ensure [...]

Preparing For Adulthood Transition Event

2018-11-27T10:07:40+00:00November 15th, 2018|

CCL were invited to the Shrewsbury Town Football Club, which was this year's venue for Shropshire's Preparing for Adulthood Transition Event. The event which was supported by Shropshire Adult Social Care, Severndale Specialist Academy and The SEN Team at Shropshire Council, was a great opportunity to meet families and to discuss the fantastic services CCL can provide. The Preparing for [...]

CCL Staff Annual Conference, 2018

2018-11-08T11:16:04+00:00November 8th, 2018|

This years CCL Staff Annual Conference focused on the use and development of Storytelling in Communication. The event also provided the opportunity for workshops and to recognise staff achievements, with the presentation of the prestigious Steve McGill Award. The Staff Annual Conference is an opportunity for CCL employees to learn something new, participate in thought-provoking workshops [...]

October 2018

Halloween at CCL, 2018

2018-10-31T22:21:07+00:00October 27th, 2018|

High Ridges, one of CCL's high quality Schemes in Shropshire, held a Spoooooky Halloween Party Halloween is a fun and creative time for CCL staff and learners, with pumpkin carving, decorations, party food and fancy dress costumes being a few of the highlights this week. High Ridges, in Dorrington, opened their doors to host a memorable [...]

September 2018

Macmillan Cake and Coffee Event

2018-11-19T16:34:30+00:00September 28th, 2018|

The Grafton Centre invited learners and schemes to an afternoon of fabulous cakes and helped to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support Macmillan are an incredible charity that support people who have been diagnosed with cancer. The company provides practical and emotional support, expert opinions and information. Macmillan are able to continue its great work through [...]