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Care agency Inspection Success
Care agency Inspection Success

Avens Supported Living Sussex, a care provider for Adults with Learning Disabilities are thrilled to have 
received a ‘Good’ result after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Date posted: 20/03/2017

Goodbye and thank you, Denise Lyford.
Goodbye and thank you, Denise Lyford. Our good friend retires

Date posted: 27/06/2016

The Ferns CQC Inspection results in green across the board!
The Ferns CQC Inspection results in green across the board! Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive, Well Led.

Date posted: 30/03/2016

Northants Christmas lunch for Staff results in festive cheer
Northants Christmas lunch for Staff results in festive cheer

Joy to the World, the Staff are fed.

Date posted: 10/12/2015

New website underway
New website underway

We have a new website! But it's still a work in progress, so bear with us.

Date posted: 01/12/2015

Successful forum held for people with Learning Disabilities
Successful forum held for people with Learning Disabilities

Health and Social Care provider, Avens Supported Living Northants (ASLN), recently held its first Customer Forum in the packed main room at Kettering's Corn Market Hall. The Company who provides Supported Living care in Kettering, Wellingborough and Corby were thrilled with its success and the number of people who use the service that attended. The purpose of the meeting was to involve people in making decisions about the development of ASLN, working in partnership and using that information to improve the service and the care people receive in their home.

Date posted: 13/10/2015

The Ferns receives a five star rating
The Ferns receives a five star rating

Raund's newest and most luxurious care home for adults with Learning Disabilities, The Ferns, has been awarded 5 stars for its food hygiene standards.The Ferns is the flagship home for Avens Care Solutions who specialise in providing exceptional home environments, combined with the very best in personalised care and support. The home which received its Care Quality Commission registration last summer, after an extensive renovation and refurbishment, is celebrating after having its exemplary kitchen and food hygiene recognised on May 12th, during its first inspection.

Date posted: 13/10/2015

AXA PPP volunteer at St. Anthonys
AXA PPP volunteer at St. Anthonys

St Anthonys, a residential care home for adults with learning and physical disabilities in Crowborough, recently welcomed volunteers from AXA PPP in Tunbridge Wells. The team offered to help out with some decorating projects in the home as part of AXA's Heart in Action community challenge.The intrepid volunteers updated a bathroom, redecorated a bedroom, spruced-up the staff room and painted a large expanse of hallway in a vibrant pink which was chosen by the residents. The job was so big that they needed to return to the home for a second day to complete the jobs.

Date posted: 13/10/2015

Care home receives approval
Care home receives approval

Care provider Avens has opened and is now operating its third care home which was acquired for them by investors in December. Previously a 27 bed residential care home for the elderly, the property in Raunds, Northamptonshire has been redeveloped in order for Avens to offer care to 14 adults with Learning Disabilities in first class surroundings. The building which was vacant for several years has undergone extensive renovation and refurbishment, has been registered with the Care Quality Commission and is welcoming its first residents.

Date posted: 13/10/2015

Sussex companies celebrate
Sussex companies celebrate

Care provider Avens are gearing up for the opening of their new care home which was acquired for them by investors last December. Previously a 27 bed residential care home for the elderly, the property in Raunds Northamptonshire has been redeveloped in order for Avens to offer care to 14 adults with Learning Disabilities in first class surroundings. The building which was vacant for several years has undergone three phases of extensive renovation and refurbishment and is now near completion.

Date posted: 13/10/2015

New care home recruiting
New care home recruiting

Care provider Avens are gearing up for the opening of their new care home which was acquired for them by investors last December. Previously a 27 bed residential care home for the elderly, the property in Raunds Northamptonshire has been redeveloped in order for Avens to offer care to 14 adults with Learning Disabilities in first class surroundings. The building which was vacant for several years has undergone three phases of extensive renovation and refurbishment and is now near completion.

Date posted: 13/10/2015

Chris's big interview with the Brighton Argus- 2013
Chris's big interview with the Brighton Argus- 2013

It's not really our big idea, it's an idea put together in partnership with local authorities. They identify Younger Adults with Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Mental Health issues who are poorly placed in residential care, or at home with families and in some cases they may be homeless.We fully endorse and support the Government's vision to have a society where everyone is respected and included as an equal member of the community and for people to have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is for people to become as independent as they possibly can and to be able to care for themselves.

Date posted: 13/10/2015

Difficulties in finding landlords for social housing
Difficulties in finding landlords for social housing

As highlighted by Mark McGoogan January 2013's issue of Progress, we were and still are in the midst of a housing crisis. For people with learning disabilities looking for a supported living package, this is not improved by the cuts in Housing Benefit. Housing is expensive for any individual but when funded within the constraints of housing benefit, cost becomes critical. It can be incredibly difficult and frustrating to try and find a suitable property or housing option in the right location and of liveable quality.

Date posted: 10/08/2015

Support workers needed for care company expansion
Support workers needed for care company expansion

A social care provider has won an award for their education and training department in the annual Business Matters Awards. Avens Ltd. were lucky to receive the award at a glittering award ceremony on Friday September 13th. They were shortlisted with several other prestigious companies from across the area. The company provides training and education for 180 members of staff enabling them to provide a high standard of care for the 98 individuals that Avens Ltd cares for.

Date posted: 10/08/2015

Care company wins award
Care company wins award

A social care provider has won an award for their education and training department in the annual Business Matters Awards. Avens Ltd. were lucky to receive the award at a glittering award ceremony on Friday September 13th. They were shortlisted with several other prestigious companies from across the area. The company provides training and education for 180 members of staff enabling them to provide a high standard of care for the 98 individuals that Avens Ltd cares for.

Date posted: 01/09/2013

Care agency celebrates inspection success
Care agency celebrates inspection success

Staff at East Sussex based Avens Supported Living (ASLS) are celebrating after receiving the results of a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the regulators of health and social care in England. Avens Supported Living (ASLS) provides support to adults with learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes. Inspectors from the (CQC) visited the care agency as part of a routine inspection and judged that ASLS was meeting all essential standards of quality and safety. The inspection covered care, user involvement, welfare and rights, as well as the competency of staff. Safeguarding, staff support and the management of the service provided were also monitored.

Date posted: 01/04/2013