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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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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 Malvern View celebrates national recognition

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Options Malvern View is celebrating after receiving a national commendation for the high quality support it offers. The service which supports young adults with a range of needs to live as independently as possible was recently given the internationally-recognised Autism Accreditation quality standard, with a commendation, by the National Autistic Society (NAS).

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Options Malvern View Set to Complete New Sensory Garden

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Options Malvern View is celebrating National Gardening Week as its new sensory garden nears completion. The sensory garden is a result of the Options WOW initiative, which started in April 2014, and gives all Options services the opportunity to bid for projects they feel will have a positive impact on the people they support, staff and visitors.

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A Birthday Wish Come True for Jack – by Mike Milne

A Birthday Wish Come True for Jack – by Mike Milne

A great day out, although it was challenging for Jack to cope with a four-and-a-half hour car journey, and lots of new people to interact with at Seiko/Franklin, he coped admirably all day. This goes to show if you can develop activities that focus on people’s interests, wonderful things can happen. A massive thank you to the staff at Seiko/Franklin for making one young adults birthday dream come true.

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Word-mad Jack set for ‘wizard’ day out

Word-mad Jack set for ‘wizard’ day out

Word fanatic Jack McQuaid, has a large collection of word games and electronic word computers made by Franklin and distributed by Seiko. For his birthday Jack, who is autistic and lives at Options Malvern View, was desperate to add a word computer called Wordwizard to his collection. His key worker, Mike Milne, decided to contact Wordwizard distributor, Seiko UK, in the hope that someone there could help.

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