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Third care home run by a company at the centre of allegations of abuse against vulnerable is to close

Arden Vale becomes third Castlebeck care home to close

Arden Vale cares for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities

A third care home run by a company at the centre of allegations of abuse against vulnerable patients is to close, it has been announced.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said Castlebeck had agreed to close Arden Vale, in Meriden, near Coventry, by next Thursday.

Special needs youngsters get help at the dentists!

Special needs youngsters get ‘friendly’ dental service

Published Date: 15 July 2011

By Kate Shannon
A DENTAL service for children with special needs has been launched by public health minister Michael Matheson.

Bridgeton Health Centre’s paediatric dental service has been re-designed to make it more calming and child-friendly, in an attempt to remove any fears children with special needs may have, particularly those with autism.

The Glasgow centre’s re-developed service was the idea of two NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff, Lyndsay Ovenstone, senior dental officer, and Debbie Connelly, health improvement senior for oral health.

Urgent call for short break carers

These short breaks give some respite to family home carers.
Posted on 14/07/2011 12:40 PM by: Pressoffice

Local woman Judi Gibbons, who provides short break care for children with disabilities, is lending her support to Kirklees Council’s drive to encourage others to take up the essential role.

Kirklees Council

Kirklees Council logo

Originally from Mexborough in South Yorkshire, 54-year-old Judi, has been looking after children with complex medical needs for 12 years, giving birth parents a much-needed break from caring. This can range from a couple of nights a week, a weekend or a week or two during the school holidays.

Commenting on her role as a short break carer for Kirklees Council Judi said: “I used to be a nursery nurse for children with special needs so I already had a lot of experience in this field.