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Our News

Here you can read the latest news, blog posts and views from all of our services across the UK. If you would like to contact the press team, please call us on 01543 484506, or email

May 2017

Support worker highly commended in Scotland's first national Learning Disability Awards
Justine Donnelly from Beechmount in Renfrewshire was a finalist for the Exceptional Frontline Worker category at Scotland’s first national Learning Disability Awards this month. 

Meet the Saturday Night Gang - 23 May
A group of people we support in Northfield House in Somerset are the Saturday Night Gang, broadcasting live on a community radio station.

UK's major care leaders publish 2017 'Care Crisis Manifesto'- 15 May
Learning Disability Voices has launched its 2017 Care Crisis Manifesto 

Voyage Care celebrates another ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection - 12 May
Voyage Care is celebrating achieving another ‘Good’ rating in its latest Ofsted Learning and Skills Inspection. The report has now been published online by Ofsted: Voyage Care lastest Ofsted report.

Lamin won't let his memory loss stop him learning - 5 May
Lamin Sainney Bojang was studying business and maths in London when he contracted meningitis and tuberculosis in 2012. He recovered from the infections but was left with an acquired brain injury that caused profound memory loss.

Blog post: Why everyone should vote in the general election- 2 May
Voyage Care CEO Andrew Cannon gives his thoughts on why everyone should vote in the general election

The General Election - what you need to know - 2 May
The Prime Minister Theresa May has called a general election on 8 June 2017. Most people aged 18 or over and living in the UK can vote in an election.

April 2017

Voyage Care Super Sam triumphs in London Marathon for Headway - 27 April
Support worker Samantha Maxwell ran in the London Marathon on Sunday 23 April 2017.

Join our Hinckley Day Service this summer - 27 April
Hinckley Day Service provides day support to individuals with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and acquired brain injuries – and this summer we have a number of support opportunities available.

Care leaders react to MPs’ report calling for more money to follow patients to pay for Community Support - 27 April
Learning Disability Voices, a coalition of charities, not for profit and independent providers of learning disability care has responded to the Public Accounts Committee’s report into local support for people with a learning disability.

Getting wheelie fit for charity - 25 April
People we support and staff from two Voyage Care supported homes in Cambridge will be gearing up to take part in a big cycle challenge on 5 May 2017, all in the name of charity.

Supporting adults with autism - Tom West's labour of love, 24 April
The walls of Tom West’s bedroom are decorated with beautiful, intricate needlework. The amazing artwork is the result of hours of work, all carried out by the creative and talented 29 year old.

Savoy Gardens springs into fundraising fever, 21 April
Charity certainly begins at home for the people we support at Savoy Gardens in Warwickshire. The tenants have got fundraising fever and have been working hard to raise money for a number of charities.

Jamie and Callam become Burton's answer to Bear Grylls, 19 April
Two young men with learning disabilities from Burton have given survival expert Bear Grylls a run for his money after taking on high rope assault courses, making fires and camping in the wilderness with the Prince’s Trust.

Bringing people together and "Getting to Know You", 03 April
The “Getting to Know You” initiative was started last year, where a series of “Getting Together” events have been set up throughout the year.

"Music doesn't judge, music doesn't make you feel different because you have a disability", 03 April
Music therapist Marcus Campbell works with some of the people we support to help them express their emotions and explore their creativity.

March 2017

Care Leaders Respond To MPs’ Call For Major Reforms To Social Care Funding, 31 March
Learning Disability Voices, a coalition of charities, not for profit and independent providers of learning disability care has responded to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s report on adult social care. 

The Last Word by Matthew Flinton, 14 March
Voyage Care Commercial Director Matthew Flinton gives Nexus Corporate Finance the Last Word on the Spring budget

New CQC results push number of Voyage Care services rated as Good or Outstanding to over 95%, 13 March
Derwent Cottage retains Outstanding status and Voyage Specialist Healthcare given a new Good rating

Voyage Care's SuperSam takes on the London Marathon for Headway, 9 March
You may be aware that Voyage Care has taken on the Headway Challenge Baton to help raise as much money and awareness for the brain injury association throughout 2017.

Learning Disability Voices response to the Spring 2017 Budget, 9 March
Learning Disability Voices, a sector-wide coalition of care providers, cautiously welcomed social care funding commitments announced in the Budget.

Voyage Care shortlisted for prestigious Health Investor awards 8 March
We are delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists for ‘Community Support Provider of the Year’ and ‘Specialist Care Provider of the Year’ categories in this year’s Health Investor Awards 2017.

Voyage Care breaks ground at new brain injury rehabilitation service in Liverpool, 2 March
A £2.7m project to build a new Voyage Care brain injury rehabilitation service in Liverpool will break ground next week.

Breaking ground at Barnard Road for new supported living service, 2 March
Work to build a new Voyage Care Supported Living service for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs will get underway in Wolverhampton with a ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the £2.1m project.

Hinckley volunteer Ben enjoys his first paid job, 2 March
Ben Jordan is one of the people we support, he went from volunteer to his first paid job at Voyage Care

Voyage Care highly commended at the Norfolk Care Awards, 2 March
Our team in Norfolk were highly commended in the ‘Effective Co-ordination of End of Life Care’ category at the recent Norfolk Care Awards.

February 2017

Hinckley Day Service Open Day, 27 February
Hinckley Day Service is holding an Open Day on 11 April

A day in the life of...., 20 February
We ask one of the people we support what a typical day working for us at Group Support is like

Collecting coats to help the homeless, 15 February
More than 30 warm coats have been collected by people we support at a Voyage Care service in West Bromwich

January 2017

Voyage Care take up the Headway Baton Challenge 2017, 31 January
Voyage Care has chosen to take up the Headway Challenge Baton for 2017 and raise as much money as possible for the brain injury charity.

How Allan reversed his diabetes diagnosis, 25 January
A shock diabetes diagnosis prompted Voyage Care Service Manager Allan Tutty to sign up for a university research project that changed his life.

Hitting the bright lights of Blackpool for a great day out  18 January
A group of the people we support enjoyed a day of rock and fish and chips in Blackpool

December 2016

New NICE guidelines for transition from childrens’ to adults’ services,  
NICE has just published a revised quality standard for transition from childrens’ to adults’ services.

Care leaders call for sustainable solution to crisis in learning disability services,
Learning Disability Voices called on the Government to ensure adult social care remains sustainable, despite the front-loaded funds announced today. 

Battle of the baubles at Voyage’s first Open Day, 15 December
We invited some of the people we support to our Lichfield office to meet our Group Support staff, including Voyage’s CEO Andrew Cannon, before getting involved in Voyage’s most competitive Christmas.

End of Life care shortlisted in Norfolk Care Awards, 13 December
Voyage has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Norfolk Care Awards 2017

Voyage named as Specialist Care Provider of the Year, 1 December
Voyage has won the Specialist Care – Residential award at the Laing Buisson awards, held in London this week

Have your say on the future of supported housing funding, 1 December
Formal government consultation has opened on the future of supported housing funding, responses must be submitted by 13 February.

November 2016

Voyage recruiting events at Tesco, 24 November
Find out where we are setting up a stall to tell you all you need to know about joining Voyage

Voyage ranked in The Sunday Times Top Track 250, 24 November
Voyage has officially been named in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table for 2016.

Care leaders: Urgently address funding for learning disability care services, 23 November
Care leaders today reacted to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, warning that funding for learning disability services has now reached crisis point.

Care crisis debate in the House of Commons, 17 November
Voyage workers praised by MPs, a blog post from Andrew Cannon, Voyage Chief Executive

Kindhearted residents at West Bromwich service make a bumper donation to local food bank, 14 November
People we support at Hall Green Road have donated two hampers of food to help the local community

Brother and sister reunited after 30 years, 2 November
A brother and sister who had not seen each other for more than 30 years have been reunited at a Voyage supported living service in Stoke-on-Trent.

October 2016

Voyage Excellence Awards 2016, 31 October
Tears of joy and cheers as we celebrated our amazing staff at the Voyage Excellence Awards 2016

Voyage puts the fun into fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Care, 4 October
Voyage services have raised more than £3,900 so far for Macmillan Cancer Care and donations are still being counted.

September 2016

Cakes and coffee to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care, 27 September
Voyage services across the UK are hosting their own Macmillan Coffee Mornings to raise vital funds for cancer care

Dastardly Dave struts his stuff in the wrestling ring, 15 September
Wrestling fan Dave Sheriff gets the chance to enter the ring as his alter ego 'Dastardly Dave'. Dave is supported by Voyage in Dudley.

Voyage Chief Exec shortlisted again in national Power Fifty list, 7 September
Voyage Chief Executive Andrew Cannon has been shortlisted for the HealthInvestor Power Fifty for the second year in a row. 

August 2016

Voyage manager volunteers to make charity skydive dream come true, 21 August
Operations Manager Urvi Patel, who manages supported living services for adults with learning and physical disabilities across Norfolk, jumped out of a plane to fulfil a lifelong ambition for one of her residents.

BROCS annual gala raises £340 for autism charity, 18 August
A ‘Splat the staff’ game was one of the highlights of a gala charity event at a specialist service for people with learning disabilities in Wakefield.