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Ollie enjoys an experience of a lifetime

27-year-old Liverpool fan Ollie, who lives with Huntington’s disease, got an experience of a lifetime when he was surprised with a ticket to his first ever game at Anfield.

Thanks to the help and support of the Willow Foundation, …

About Me: Exemplar’s new video project led by service users

Exemplar’s Service User Engagement Manager, Sophia Feurtado introduces a new video project featuring service users from Exemplar’s homes

I work to empower service users at every Exemplar home, encouraging, supporting and championing people to live the life they choose. A …

Steps in to work at Havenmere

In 2005, Darren had a car crash which resulted in a serious brain injury. Darren was in a coma for six months and whilst receiving life support; miraculously, he woke up and spent the next 18 months in rehabilitation …

A new Gardening Club for National Allotment Week

Service users at Maypole Grove, in Birmingham, have embraced National Allotment Week by creating their very own Gardening Club.

The latest project at the specialist home came about following the latest Service User Forum. Service users pointed out they have …

Havenmere’s latest project

Specialist care home Havenmere, in Hull, have recently announced plans to convert an old minibus into a mobile shop.

Speaking of Havenmere’s former minibus, home manager Diane Howden said: “We didn’t want the bus to go to waste – …

Ravensdale rated Good in all areas by the CQC

Exemplar Health Care’s West Yorkshire home Ravensdale has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) –  and has been highlighted for its commitment to respecting individual living preferences, high quality staff training and an overall well-led service.…

Just Different

People living in care settings following a severe illness or life-changing injury may find recovery difficult as they adjust to a new way of life without the routine of home and work.

Two Exemplar service users are taking the next …

Work out at Work – with Kavanagh Place

Promoting exercise at work and throughout daily life is becoming increasingly important as it has positive effects on both health and well-being. Kavanagh Place in Liverpool recently carried out a week-long event focusing on the health and well-being of both …

Exemplar’s biggest ever Service User Council meeting

Earlier this week, Exemplar’s Service User Council got together for their latest meeting. Every two months, council members from care homes across Exemplar meet to discuss changes within Exemplar Health Care, the latest news at their home and to discuss …