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September 2017

Recognition for Sound as a Pound


NCHA’s Sound as a Pound has been declared the regional winner of the Festival of Learning project award.
The award recognises the Sound as a Pound team for ‘exceptional achievement in adult learning’, noting that the project makes a ‘positive difference to learners’ lives.’
Sound as a Pound supports vulnerable social housing tenants in Nottingham to improve their chances of becoming financially confident, which in turn reduces the risks of homelessness.


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August 2017

Outstanding rating for NCHA Care and Support’s Patrick Court


The NCHA Care and Support service at Patrick Court, Northamptonshire has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The service provides personal care, housing and support for people who have complex needs living in their own homes, assisting them to develop their independence and their involvement in the community.

Working in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council and the NHS, the service was opened in 2016. To be recognised as an ‘Outstanding’ service in such a short time is an impressive achievement.


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July 2017

Mental health services shares success stories with MP


Conservative MP Nicky Morgan visited Bridge Street, a mental health supported housing project in Shepshed, to learn more about their ongoing work supporting vulnerable people experiencing mental ill health.

The staff and service users at Bridge Street, owned and run by NCHA Care and Support, met with the Loughborough MP earlier this week. They shared stories from personal experience, or relating to the people that have received life-changing support during the 15 years the service has been open.


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July 2017

Chief Executive visits care home


“Earlier this week, it was my pleasure to visit Claremont Road, a large Victorian House in Nottingham, offering a home to 12 adults with learning disabilities.

The staff pride themselves on creating a stable home for their residents; four of whom have lived there since it opened, over 20 years ago.

Certainly I witnessed a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere, with staff going the extra mile to ensure residents are comfortable and engaged. This is home for the 12 residents, and a great deal of work is done to ensure they are settled and compatible relationships are built.


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July 2017

Ashland Road West Service User Develops Reading and Writing Skills


This story starts when a new person joined our Care Assistant team. Louise joined us with no experience of care work but we recognised, through our Values Based Recruitment process, that she was exactly the kind of person we were looking for.

We look for people who have empathy, compassion, integrity, show honesty and respect, demonstrate ability to learn, be creative and are open as well as respecting diversity.


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