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How does it feel when people are rude?

by sue

Fascinating and thought provoking article written by the sister of one of the adults with learning disabilities we support. Laura works for Certitude Well worth a read, if only to help you to understand how it feels. Please share http://www.certitude.org.uk/response-stares Certitude

Branching Out charity needs your help to raise money for a treadmill

by sue

We have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. It means that we will get a contribution towards to cost of buying a treadmill, so that we can help people with learning disabilities to become more active and healthy. But we need your help. The more support we get, the more […]

Branching Out and Social Care Apprentices

by sue

Branching Out is very excited to welcome two new Apprentices this month.  Shahna Shimmin and Kelsey Linney are both working towards Health & Social Care Level 2 with the College of West Anglia.  In addition they will also complete the Care Certificate and various other industry standard training to qualify them to support people with […]

What to expect if you have a family member attending Branching Out

by sue

Staff are on hand when service users arrive and engage in conversation, always listening to their replies.  Our Proactive Support Workers are all kind, friendly and supportive and all service users are treated as individuals, with their individual needs catered for.  Everyone is part of the team, whilst maintaining their individuality, ensuring positive outcomes according […]

Branching Out and Long Road Sixth Form College working together

by sue

Long RoadSixthForm College have been working with Branching Out on an Enterprise project.  The Enterprise project was designed to help students develop familiarity with real businesses as well as support businesses in and around Cambridgeshire with marketing expertise to address their business needs.  For Branching Out this involved the students designing postcards that reflect the […]

Vitality West Run 10k in London

by sue

Sharon and James Lee (they are cousins) are training hard for the Vitality West Run 10k in London later this year in aid of Branching Out. Sharon tells us that she was out training at 5 o’clock in the morning this week! If you want to sponsor them please click on the JustGiving button on our home […]

Helping hands from Central Cooperative England

by sue

Central Cooperative England are here today as part of the Princes Trust Give & Gain Day and the Big Co op Clean.  They are doing a great job weeding our borders and beds for us

Do you want to work for Branching Out?

by sue

Proactive Support Worker Salary:  £15,360.00 per year, 35 hours per week We are looking for a Proactive Support Worker who will assist the Proactive Support Team Lead and Manager to provide purposeful support to people with learning disabilities and co-occurring conditions to be involved in work based day provision activities.   Can you demonstrate respect, courage […]

‘Staying Safe in the Community’

by markp

‘Staying Safe in the Community’ Thank you to Sue Loaker ‘Community Safety officer’ and PCSO Emma Graves for spending the morning at Branching Out , discussing with our adults with learning difficulties various ways to protect themselves from crime, staying safe at home, and in the community. Sue and Emma gave a fun and interactive presentation which was a huge success, and […]

Transforming Lives

by sue

On 1 March 2016, Cambridgeshire County Council Adults Committee voted through a number of changes to the adult social care system in Cambridgeshire designed to move the system from one that reacts when people need acute help, to one that supports more people to remain healthy and independent and make best use of the Council’s scarce […]