Celebrating 10 Years Of Respite Provision

The official ribbon was cut to open New Directions’ respite service ‘Milner House’ on the 24th of June 2011 by the then Mayor of Rugby, Gwen Hotten. This vibrant respite service is now celebrating its 10th year of supporting people with learning disabilities and...

Creative Solutions For People With A Learning Disability

The benefits of creative tasks can be particularly important for people who experience extreme emotions or present as non-verbal, this includes people with a learning disability or autism. The people who we support learn how to solve problems with creative solutions...

Lateral Flow Tests For Visits Needed

With the new Indian strain of Covid-19 affecting the nation, it is important that we protect the people we support and you from infection. Changes may have occurred after 14th June depending on the results of the government announcement. The latest government guidance...

Plans To Re-Open Our Day Opportunities Service

Our day opportunities service will be opening its doors on 21st June and welcoming back customers who have been unable to attend since March 2020. Over the past months there have been three bubbles of people accessing the building and using the facilities such as art,...

Is Lockdown The Best Time To Move Home?

Spending more time at home with our families has put pressure on our relationships and can give us a good reason to find some space and a place of your own. Anastasia was living with her family and had already been in touch with a social worker, however when lockdown...

From Helping Mum To Helping Myself

Billy was looking forward to the pubs opening after lockdown. Now he is raising a glass to welcome the lifted restrictions and celebrating his independence outdoors with his friends. Supported by our staff, Billy goes out regularly and has been living in one of our...

Safeguarding People and Reporting Abuse

Making sure that the people we support are safe, prioritising their wellbeing and reducing or preventing their risk of harm or exploitation is key to the support which we provide. We support individuals to make decisions with their best interests at heart. We provide...

Loneliness In The Pandemic: Interview With LSJ News

Loneliness is an unwelcome feeling which results from a gap between the quantity of the relationships that we have and the quality of those relationships. For many months we have all been facing challenges to the way we socialise and that has increased our sense of...

Reflections Of The Pandemic 2020

SOCIAL DISTANCINGThursday 2nd April 2020 More from some of our New Directions kitchens! Homecooking helps the people we support to control portion sizes, get value for money and save costs. Many of our tenants are also batch cooking now as they live independently...

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