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November 2020

Visiting our Residents During Covid-19

2020-11-25T14:40:53+00:00November 23rd, 2020|

The COVID-19 virus has generated unprecedented demands that have exacerbated pre-existing operational and financial pressures in the care sector. With 13 residential homes for people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and additional complex needs, Condover College Ltd (CCL) has been no exception. The Government’s ever-changing guidance and regulations during the pandemic have created logistical issues for us, requiring speedy and innovative solutions. Visiting relatives in care [...]

October 2020

Scarecrow Competition Winners!

2020-10-14T10:21:31+00:00October 14th, 2020|

This month along with Halloween festivities all 13 schemes at CCL took part in the scarecrow competition. It was almost impossible to pick one winner because they were all so great! In the end there were 5 winners from a range of categories. Smile Factor - Torrin Drive with SpongBob Square PantsMost Imaginative - Walford [...]

September 2020

CCL’s Hydrotherapy Pool and Activity Centre is finally here!

2020-09-14T16:49:35+00:00September 14th, 2020|

Hydrotherapy is a very important therapeutic intervention for the people we support at CCL, especially those who spend so much time in a wheelchair - it is their only experience of completely free movement. Before COVID our learners attended Princess Royal Hospital to access hydrotherapy. And to now having built our very own is truly [...]

July 2020

May 2020

CCL’s ‘Makahike’ Fundraiser Event

2020-05-29T16:35:38+00:00May 27th, 2020|

At CCL we use Makaton every day and we truly believe it makes a huge difference to the lives we support, Makaton helps everyone who lives with a communication difficulty to understand and be understood. CCL staff and students planned to complete a 'mini-makahike' and song with Makaton to fundraise for The Makaton Charity between [...]

March 2020

February 2020

CCL’s Shrove Tuesday Makaton Club

2020-02-28T08:47:41+00:00February 28th, 2020|

CCL's Speech and Language Therapist Nichola hosted February's Makaton Club, with this months theme being Pancakes Learners from across CCL are invited to the monthly Makaton club at the local Tesco Community Centre to learn and practice Makaton signs. In celebration of Shrove Tuesday, this months theme was Pancakes. Learners learnt and practised signs for different toppings including; [...]

CCL’s Independent Living Suite

2020-02-24T14:13:47+00:00February 24th, 2020|

CCL students' design and create a new Independent Living Suite to practice and learn valuable daily living skills. The students at the Grafton Centre have been working hard over the last couple of months to design and create a space that can be used to develop their daily living skills. Led by Becky McGuiness (Personal Tutor) and supported by Pete Alvis [...]

CCL’s Strictly Come Dancing Charity Ball 2020

2020-02-24T09:11:02+00:00February 19th, 2020|

CCL's Charity Ball was a night of wonderful entertainment set in Shrewsbury's beautiful Albright Hussey. The theme for this years Charity Ball was Strictly Come Dancing, attracting guests from Shrewsbury and beyond to raise money for the CCL Hydrotherapy Pool. Guests enjoyed ballroom dancing by local dancers Ross and Chloe from Step by Step Dance Instruction, followed by [...]