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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


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


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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Third time lucky for Options Foster Carer Pete as he meets his footballing heroes


It was a case of third time lucky for a football-mad foster carer from Great Wyrley as he finally got to meet his heroes as a special treat. Lifelong Walsall FC fan Pete Jones, who has been a foster carer with Options Fostering for the past three-and-a-half years, got to meet staff and players from […]

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Outcomes First Group Celebrate Receiving a National Award


Outcomes First Group, which look after approximately 700 children and young adults, celebrates after receiving a national award for its excellent in-house clinical support. Outcomes First Group has received an Education Investor Award for the effective way its in-house clinical team supports the education team in delivering shared goals, in particular at Options Barton. The […]

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Options Barton Celebrates After Awards Shortlist


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


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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Options Fostering Match Visit to Walsall FC


Options Fostering, has recently struck up a relationship with the Wyrley Wildcats U11s. The agency has agreed to sponsor shirts and purchase rain coats for the girls’ team, which belongs to Wyrley Juniors. The sponsorship deal came about after Options Fostering learned that one of its carers, Pete Jones, was involved in coaching the team, which his […]

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A Fun-Filled Festival at Options Malvern View


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


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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