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Read the latest news, stories and successes from each of our services. You can browse by categories: Autism, BESD, Complex Needs or Fostering to view the stories that you would like to read.

Options Appoints Anna Kennedy (OBE) as Autism Ambassador

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Options has appointed leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy (OBE) as the Autism Ambassador for the group. Anna has to date worked closely with the autism services with Outcomes First Group and is now extending her role across the services within the group.

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Options Celebrates Services being Shortlisted for a National Award

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Options Malvern View and Options Bredon House have both been shortlisted for an award at the NAS Professional Awards 2017. The services, which support young adults with a range of needs to live as independently as possible, have been selected as finalists in the Autism Accreditation Excellence Award category.

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Options Barton Celebrates After Awards Shortlist

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Options Barton, based in Barton upon Humber, has been short-listed as a finalist for the Education Investor Award 2016, for the effective way its in-house clinical team supports the education team in delivering shared goals. Options Barton, which is run by Options and is part of Outcomes First Group, provides a holistic service to children […]

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New learning opportunities at Options Kinsale

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At Options Kinsale we continue to provide new and innovative educational learning opportunities for the children & Young People we support, through Food Technology, National Dog Therapy, and the Equine/CELT Project…

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A Fun-Filled Festival at Options Malvern View

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Options Malvern View’s ‘AALPSTOCK’ festival took place on Saturday 24th September.  Around 40 people attended the fun filled day, including families members and staff.  Throughout the day there was live music, a puppet show, and silent disco, as well as performances from the Salvation Army. Food and drink for the festival was served from the […]

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Options Barton Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Options Barton hosted their 10th anniversary celebration on Wednesday 28th September, which was held for staff, the young people, families and local authorities. Throughout the day there was music, afternoon tea, a bouncy castle, and an inflatable obstacle course, followed by a BBQ and friendly sports tournament.  There was also an awards presentation for student […]

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Students at Options Barton hit a high note

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Ten students from Options Barton, have been taking part in the weekly music sessions. The sessions have been fun and informative, introducing students to a variety of music styles and instruments. Students have been learning about different cultures through music, and have learnt to play the drums. The students are currently working on a project themed around Peter and the Wolf, which has involved using woodwind instruments.

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Options Barton gets into the Olympic spirit at sports day

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Options Barton held their annual sports day on Thursday 21st July. The sports day was themed around the Olympics, and the teams represented England, Scotland and Wales. Nineteen children took part on the day, including children from our Outreach services, who made a special visit for the occasion. The children were cheered on and supported by parents, grandparents and siblings.

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Options becomes the first care provider in England to have four outstanding CQC ratings

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Options has become the only such provider in the country to have four of its services rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) since the introduction of new inspection standards. The outstanding services, all based in and around North Lincolnshire, provide support to young people and adults with autism.

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