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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 [...]

CCL Attend Caring UK Awards as Finalists

2021-12-07T16:25:38+00:00December 7th, 2021|

Last Thursday, a group from CCL attended the Caring UK Awards. CCL was shortlisted as a finalist for the 'Care Employer of the Year' award. It was a fantastic evening hosted by the Caring UK Awards at the Athena in Leicester. The event included a performance by Cirque de Lumiere, who were mesmerising and fascinating [...]

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. [...]

CCL’s Steve McGill & Colleague of the Year Awards 2021

2021-11-02T16:46:49+00:00November 2nd, 2021|

On Thursday 14th October, we held our annual Colleague of the Year and Steve McGill Awards. The ceremony was held at Fitz Village Hall and all 12 finalists were invited to attend a socially distanced afternoon with cake, coffee and tea! Vikki Pryce, Chief Executive, presented the awards, alongside Mike Blakemore, Executive Group Member. The [...]

The Orchard wins the ‘Care Home Team’ Award at the West Midland’s Great British Care Awards

2021-11-01T16:27:57+00:00November 1st, 2021|

On Saturday 30th October, CCL attended the Great British Care Awards for the West Midlands region. In total, CCL’s team were nominated for 7 awards, including: Jo Mear, Director of Care & Support – ‘The Outstanding Contribution to Social Care’ Andrew Harris, Director of Operations – ‘The Social Care Covid Hero Award’ CCL’s Speech & [...]

October 2021

Harley Road’s Halloween Competition!

2021-10-29T17:00:43+01:00October 29th, 2021|

For Halloween, Harley Road decided to host the 'The Spookiest Halloween Picture' competition. They had some wonderful entries and all are winners in our eyes, but after much deliberation from the Harley Road residents, the winners were Kyle and Lewis from the Day Opportunities Programme. There is a prize to be gifted to the winners [...]