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 inspection by the Care Quality Commission. The inspection noted how “people received individualised, personalised care which had been discussed and planned with them, and they were enabled by staff to be involved in identifying their choices and preferences and were supported to lead fulfilling lives”.
Importantly, the report highlighted fantastic feedback from people being supported and their friends and family, and noted that staff were motivated, felt valued and were supported to explore new approaches. Barrantynes, Chris says, has “a wonderful, proactive team leading to the house being a happy place to work and for our children to live in”.
So, what else do the people living at Barrantynes and staff supporting them have planned? As well as sailing, and a trip to Disneyland for one of Rupert’s housemates, they’re also working on transforming their garden into a more usable and accessible sensory space, complete with a hot tub. Parents and family members are helping out, with Rupert’s brother building a new garden table. After a successful application, they’ve
also been provided some additional funding for the project from the Dream Fund, Brandon’s extra special fundraising incentive.
The biggest relief for Chris and the other parents is knowing they can continue to be involved in their children’s lives in a meaningful way, without feeling like they have to constantly check up on things. They can take a step back and feel confident in the support being provided.
“So much of the worry and responsibility that we as parents have had to take on has gone. For us it is a simple fact, if our children are happy, supported by staff who know them and truly care about them, what more can we ask?”
If you have been moved by Rupert’s story, come and join us, working at Brandon Trust isn’t just a job, it’s an opportunity to be part of something life­changing. At the heart of our innovative work are people just like you... so join us and make a difference to ‘real lives’ where you live ­ see our advert below for further details.
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Support workers
Headington, Banbury, Bicester and Chalgrove
Full-time & part-time roles: £15,645 – £17,598 pa pro rata (£8 – £9 p/h) + benefits + full training | Casual roles: £7.83 – £8.52 p/h
      Develop a rewarding career with learning disability charity Brandon Trust. Use your ability to bring out the best in people, your creativity and resilience to support individuals with learning disabilities and autism to live the lives they wish.
You’ll support individuals in all aspects of daily living.
If you’re compassionate, respectful and have a ‘can-do’ approach, you could make a great support worker here. If you’re new to social care we provide full training (including support to gain professional qualifications) and plenty of development opportunities.
To find out more and apply online, visit:
Successful applicants will require an enhanced
DBS check. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of
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How to get in touch....
Registered Head Office address:
Brandon Trust,
Olympus House, Britannia Road, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5TA
Telephone: 0117 907 7200 Fax: 0117 969 9000 Minicom: 0117 931 5000

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