Consensus in the News

June 7, 2018

Glorious gold for quality

Blossoms and Polwell Lane recently received ‘Gold Awards’ from the Northamptonshire Quality Checkers. The Quality Checkers are individuals with disabilities, who have lived in residential services. They are supported and are tasked to ask supported individuals a range of questions about where they live and what they get up to e.g. going on holiday and...


May 15, 2018

Communicating in the blink of an eye, Leigh’s amazing journey

Back in 2009 Leigh embarked on a journey with communication aids. He began by purchasing an EyeMax communication aid which it was said would give individuals with speech and language disabilities the ability to communicate in the blink of an eye. Having received initial one to one training Leigh had the device set up on...


April 12, 2018

Polwell Lane rated as ‘Outstanding’ for being responsive and achieving consistently good outcomes for people

Polwell Lane, in Kettering, Northamptonshire, which specialises in residential support and accommodation for five people with learning disabilities and complex needs including Autism and Asperger’s syndrome, celebrated recently having been rated as ‘Outstanding’ for being responsive and Good’ overall, according to its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Operated by Consensus, Polwell Lane...


November 27, 2017

All stirred up for Christmas

Individuals supported at Polwell Lane, Kettering, Northamptonshire, enjoyed getting involved in Stir-Up Sunday this weekend. After receiving the recipe within the weekly internal Consensus communications the support team printed out pictures of Christmas puddings and shared them along with the recipe with individuals at their house meeting. All agreed it would be fun, so some...


November 22, 2017

Jeepers Creepers look what visited Polwell lane!

People we support at Polwell Lane got up close and personal with some very unusual visitors at their home in Kettering, Northants. Snakes, tarantulas’, beaded dragons, giant cockroaches, giant African snails, and a tortoise were amongst the reptile collection brought in by Tony Hewitt of ‘Jeepers Creepers’ in November. Jeepers Creepers have many reptiles in...