Resident's story is focus of Norwood appeal

September 15, 2011

The help provided by Norwood to a 22-year-old born with cerebral palsy is the focus of its Rosh Hashanah appeal, which has a £100,000 target.

Sara is a resident at Norwood's Ravenswood facility in Berkshire.


Father is furious over state of Norwood flat

By Jessica Elgot, July 21, 2011

The father of an autistic Norwood tenant living in "disgusting" accommodation has criticised the charity over the delay in arranging repairs.


Norwood pay cuts deal

By Jessica Elgot, May 5, 2011

Care staff at Norwood have finally agreed a deal with management on pay cuts after months of talks.

Staff voted to accept proposals negotiated by Unite representatives and have signed contracts agreeing to the reductions.


Marathon runners step up for charity

April 21, 2011

Communal, Israel and general charities have benefited by hundreds of thousands of pounds from the exertions of Jewish runners in Sunday's London Marathon.


Examiner praises Norwood

April 14, 2011

A Norwood programme helping students with special educational needs to develop key employment skills has been praised by exam board Edexcel.


Lessons for Kosovans

April 14, 2011

Key child welfare professionals from Kosovo toured Norwood facilities during a fact-finding mission organised by the One to One Children's Fund.

The group, including government officials, visited the Kennedy Leigh Family Centre in Hendon and the Buckets and Spades short break facility and held discussions with Norwood's children and family specialists.


Lottery windfall helps Norwood on its travels

April 7, 2011

A £235,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund will help Norwood clients with learning disabilities to become more independent travellers.

The money will fund almost the entire cost of Freedom through Travel, a three-year scheme launching in June, which will use smartphone technology to provide "travel training" for 88 adults.


Norwood pay cut talks resume

By Jessica Elgot, April 7, 2011

A union official involved in resumed negotiations with Norwood over salary cuts for staff says the outcome is "bittersweet".

Unite representative Jamie Major said the union had negotiated improved terms for the front-line care staff who are having their salary reduced as part of Norwood measures to compensate for £4 million in lost local authority funding.


Norma Brier to quit after Norwood crisis measures

By Jessica Elgot, March 17, 2011

Norwood chief executive Norma Brier is to retire after 22 years with Norwood and Ravenswood, having delayed her departure to manage the consequences of the swingeing funding cuts from local authorities.


Princess admires Ravenswood's easy riders

By Jessica Elgot, March 3, 2011

Two Special Olympians impressed the Princess Royal with their riding skills during her visit to the stables at Ravenswood in Berkshire.

Eighty service users enjoy weekly lessons in horse care, dressage and riding skills at the Norwood-affiliated village, which houses 175 people in 120 acres of grounds.