Consensus in the News

June 14, 2019

Caring Colleague Wins Top Award For The Brambles

Olanike Owopetu of The Brambles is celebrating after winning a Caring Homes Group ‘Recognition Award’. Olanike won the Excellence in Leadership and Management award, sponsored by Dalton Homes North East Ltd, for her dedication to supported individuals and staff. The judges said that ‘Olanike is a shining star and a merit to The Brambles’. The...


July 31, 2018

Beaming as burgers make the BBQ

Support colleagues at the Brambles in Wellingborough are always very keen to ensure that they are aware of the needs, wishes, and opinions of those they support. In addition to regularly talking with each supported individual to understand their specific needs and aspirations they hold regular house meetings where everyone shares likes, concerns and suggestions...


July 30, 2018

Sun sea and smiles in Skegness

Support colleagues at The Brambles in Wellingborough, recently organised a day trip for five people they support to Skegness. It was a warm, bright sunny morning when they drove to Skegness, arriving around 11am. Not wanting to waste any of their time, they took a wander around the area to see what was about and...


July 3, 2018

Supporting Michael’s long distance relationship, Skype brings smiles across the miles

Michael lives at The Brambles, in Wellingborough, his sister Gilly lives in Tasmania, Australia. Consequently, he does not get to see her very often in person. Relationships are hugely important in life. People with learning disabilities often face more barriers in forming and sustaining relationships which can leave them feeling lonely with few friends. Colleagues...


June 28, 2018

Valuing colleagues creates an impact

The entire support team at the Brambles in Wellingborough, decided they would introduce a new initiative to the home. So, at the beginning of June 2018, they purchased a jar to hold compliments. The ‘Compliments Jar’ offers the opportunity for colleagues in the service to provide positive feedback about and to their colleagues. Colleagues record...