March 2022

Bethan’s Life-changing Communication Device

2022-03-09T16:32:41+00:00March 9th, 2022|

Bethan, a resident at CCL recently received her new eye gaze communication aid, which she was very excited about! Today, Bethan, her dad and 6 members of her support team were provided training on how to use the eye gaze device from Smartbox. They all had a wonderful time - particularly Bethan. Our Speech & [...]

February 2022

You Can Care Week 2022: Celebrating Ollie Stubbs

2022-02-23T17:00:45+00:00February 23rd, 2022|

Monday 21st – Sunday 27th February is #YouCanCareWeek hosted by Home Instead. #YouCanCareWeek is all about shining a spotlight on the incredible people working in the care sector and encouraging others to join. To celebrate You Can Care Week 2022, we wanted to take the opportunity to share some stories from our wonderful CCL team [...]

You Can Care Week 2022: Celebrating Kirsty Gale & Rebecca Jones

2022-02-22T16:49:26+00:00February 22nd, 2022|

Monday 21st – Sunday 27th February is #YouCanCareWeek hosted by Home Instead. #YouCanCareWeek is all about shining a spotlight on the incredible people working in the care sector and encouraging others to join. To celebrate You Can Care Week 2022, we wanted to take the opportunity to share some stories from our wonderful CCL team [...]

Kynaston Farm’s Valentine’s Card Competition

2022-02-17T16:46:20+00:00February 17th, 2022|

Naomi and Kevin from Kynaston Farm held a Valentine's Day card competition with all the schemes across CCL, including Grafton and Day Opportunities. All of the entries were brilliant and very creative, so Naomi and Kevin had their work cut out! Naomi said "Kynaston were overwhelmed with Valentine’s Day cards for the competition and they [...]

Safer Internet Day at the Grafton Centre

2022-02-28T14:46:33+00:00February 8th, 2022|

Today at the Grafton Centre, we took part in Safer Internet Day. This year's theme once again was "Together for a better internet", the day calls upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. To take part, students video called each [...]

January 2022

An Interview with Chrissie Simmons MBE  

2022-01-07T14:49:04+00:00January 7th, 2022|

A brief insight into Chrissie’s career… Chrissie Simmons, CCL’s Housekeeper & Health & Safety Co-ordinator, has been appointed an MBE in the New Year’s Honours 2022. Having dedicated herself to CCL for 8 years and the care sector for 20 years, Chrissie has exceeded all expectations of her role as Housekeeper and Health & Safety [...]

December 2021

CCL’s Christmas Celebration Day 2021

2021-12-10T15:05:58+00:00December 10th, 2021|

This year, due to COVID, once again our Christmas celebration was held via Zoom. All schemes including the houses, Grafton, Day Opps and Longbow (Head Office) attended. The Zoom event was hosted by Day Opps, starting with a Makaton cover of 'Frosty the Snowman' by Longbow: https://youtu.be/6BVIl0FjXN8 (see below).   https://youtu.be/6BVIl0FjXN8   Following this, we [...]

Supporting Children in Need at Condover College’s Grafton Centre

2021-12-07T16:22:50+00:00December 7th, 2021|

Last month, students, staff and parents at the Grafton Centre enjoyed supporting Children in Need. Students in CCL’s purple class utilised their arts and craft skills to design a poster advertising the event. During the week leading up to Children in Need on Friday 19 November, the students partook in Pudsey themed crafts, Attention Autism and [...]

November 2021

Welcoming our latest Registered Manager, Zoe Perdue

2021-11-11T13:29:05+00:00November 11th, 2021|

We would like to congratulate Zoe Perdue on becoming registered manager of CCL’s Welwyn scheme. After undertaking the interview with CQC, she did a fantastic job, and she is now Registered Manager under the Health & Social Care Act. Zoe has been at CCL since September 2017, starting at our education provision at Grafton, initially. [...]

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