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Autism and Me; Social Skills

Autism and Me; Social Skills


Lizzie, a member of staff in Greater Manchester, has shared with us how her autism affects her everyday social interactions. She speaks about growing up, having to learn a ‘second language’, and what it means to be an ‘incognito autistic adult’. I am a typical example of an incognito autistic…

Anna’s Blog – Death by Indifference


On 7th March 2021, 22 year old Billy Longshaw died just hours after discharging himself from a hospital in Swindon. Billy had a rare brain condition affecting his speech, vision and memory. He visited the hospital after experiencing sudden abdominal pain, but was told nothing was wrong after being assessed…

Autism Acceptance Month; The Journey

Autism Acceptance Month; The Journey


  A member of staff in the North West has gratefully shared their story with us as part of Autism Acceptance Month. They speak about how their ADHD manifests in their daily lives, and the importance of diagnosis for both them and their daughter who is autistic. I’ve been on…

Anna’s Blog – Scrapping the Vagrancy Act


In 1824, the Government passed ‘The Vagrancy Act’, which made homelessness, rough sleeping, and begging illegal and punishable by time in prison. The Act was implemented following the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, when returning soldiers were discharged and left without money or employment. This forced many people into sleeping rough…

Want to make a difference every day? Join our services in Bedford!

Want to make a difference every day? Join our services in Bedford!


“Making a difference to the lives of the people we support teaches me so much about choices, enjoyment and experiencing a meaningful life.” Our fantastic services in Bedford are looking for enthusiastic and caring individuals to join our teams. We chatted with some of the folks at The Houghtons and…

Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Acceptance Month


Throughout April, we’ll be celebrating Autism Acceptance Month with the help of our wonderful services and people we support. This coincides with ‘World Autism Acceptance Week’, which runs from 29th March to 4th April. The National Autistic Society explains the change from ‘awareness’ to ‘acceptance’: “We’ve come a long way…

Storytelling Month; Easy Read

Storytelling Month; Easy Read


‘Easy Read’ is a style of writing and formatting documents which makes information easier to understand for people with a learning disability or learning difficulties. The idea of easy read originated in Sweden in the 1980’s, and according to the BBC, the first major Easy Read document published in the…

Creative Support Rocks 30 is back!

Creative Support Rocks 30 is back!


We're back to rock n' roll this summer! With brighter weather coming our way, we're bringing back our nationwide community art project. We loved seeing all of your creative rocks last year, and we can't wait to see what creativity this year brings! How to take part: 1. First of all,…

Join our fantastic team in Bedford!

Join our fantastic team in Bedford!


Thinking of starting an exciting career in care? We chatted with the lovely team in Bromham in Bedford, who talked to us about how much they love working at the Glade- so much so that when they'd left for other roles, it wasn’t long before they were back! “It’s a…

Storytelling Month; BSL and Makaton

Storytelling Month; BSL and Makaton


British Sign Language (BSL) Sign language is a way of communicating with your hands, facial expressions and body language. It is used by the Deaf community and people with hearing impairments. There is no universal sign language- each community has its own system of signs. Sign language also has its…