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Progress Care Solutions is an independent provider of specialist social care services to vulnerable children and young adults. We exist to support the ‘progress’ of the people who need us.

Our goal is to increase resilience and reduce dependency by blending a range of services to provide seamless transitions through residential, foster care, semi-independent and independent living.

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Four Stories About Our Young People

8th November 2019

“The young people I support are the reason why I am a support worker.” We love to hear about the success and achievements of our young people. In their own way, they all make us proud of them. It’s also important to note the hard work our Support Workers do to…
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What Our Foster Carers Say

17th October 2019

We know how much time and emotional investment it takes to become a foster carer. From looking for a reputable independent fostering agency to going through panel, it is important that you are comfortable with the people around you. We have close relationships with our foster carers and are there…
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7 Ways You Benefit With Supported Living

4th October 2019

The Progress supported living service helps you to move into your own accommodation, giving you the chance to live independently. But why choose supported living? Here are 7 ways you can benefit with support from Progress. Greater independence. Supported living gives you the chance to live as ordinary a…
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Foster Carer Stories: Short Breaks Fostering

4th September 2019

Short Breaks Foster care is a temporary placement while future plans for the child / young person(s) are confirmed. A placement can last from a few days to a few months. But how does this all work in reality? We spoke to one of our foster carers Sally on her…
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Supporting children and young adults

Supporting Young People

21st August 2019

We want to be able to share with your the amazing things Progress carers experience in their job every day. Mark is a Progress carer and has been supporting Jay for nearly three years. This is his story: Jay is very high on the spectrum of autism and has minimal vocabulary. Despite…
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Working in Care Stories: Kim

12th July 2019

Kim is a Team Leader at Progress’s Children’s Short Breaks service, Stourbridge House. This is her story. It was Kim Williams’ younger brother who inspired her to work in care. ‘He is autistic and I grew up caring for him,’ she says. ‘I love him to bits, he is such a…
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Why work for Progress?

17th June 2019

Are you thinking of working in care? With many jobs in care on offer, what makes Progress a great company to work for? 1.   We value the opinions of our staff As an organisation that works for children and young adults, the quality of services we provide is vital…
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From Senior Support Worker to Managing Director

14th June 2019

Claire Rogers speaks from the heart about her role as Managing Director of Progress. She talks with passion about her values, her aims for the staff and the children.  “I give everything to what I do,” she says, “I love it.” Claire moved into care from a career in retail,…
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Working for Progress: Phil’s Story

21st May 2019

“I can talk with passion about what I do because I fully believe in it” says Phil McDonald who is at the helm of The Hub, which helps children and young adults with disabilities to get the absolute most from life. Phil started his working life at the tax office,…
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How To Choose A Foster Agency

29th April 2019

Deciding which foster agency to choose can be hard. There are so many factors to consider. Charlotte is currently waiting to become a foster carer for Progress and spoke to us about the process she went through in deciding which foster agency to choose. What is your day job? I am…
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Children and Young People careers

Working for Progress: Adam’s story

24th April 2019

Adam Nicholls, Development Officer   It was 7am on a cold January morning in 2012 when Adam arrived for his first day as a support worker. He stepped inside what looked like any other house, to a new career and a new life. Within minutes he was answering questions from…
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What foster care means

What does foster care mean?

9th April 2019

To foster care you provide a family life for children who are unable to live with their own parents. Across the UK, foster carers open their hearts and homes to children in need of love, care and attention. Sara has been a long time foster carer for Progress and spoke to us…
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Q&A: Why foster care?

2nd April 2019

Lola is currently going through an assessment to become foster carer. Having been through the process before, we spoke to her about her experiences and the big question: why foster care? What is your day job? I currently work as a senior social work assistant in a ‘Child in Care’ team in the…
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Foster Carers’ Story: Toni and Ashley

26th March 2019

The names of the foster children have been changed to protect their identity. ‘We are happy because they are happy,’ says Ashley who gave up his job to foster twin boys with autism. ‘We say this is our family and we feel really close to them. We call them our…
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A New Member Of Our Senior Team – Margaret Hopkins

18th March 2019

Progress are thrilled to welcome our outstanding home manager Margaret Hopkins into the senior management team Before joining Progress as a support worker, Margaret was a foster carer for 22 years. Her magic was quickly recognised here and she progressed to senior, deputy and then registered manager. Over her 16…
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Progress Foster Carers Awards Lunch

12th March 2019

Foster carers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things… Opening your home and ultimately your heart to someone else’s child is not easy, but is a hugely rewarding experience. Celebrating this together is important, because our foster carers make it possible for Progress to contribute to improving the lives and outcomes…
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Working for Progress: Roma and Vicky’s story

6th March 2019

The memories of a day at Reading Festival still stay with Roma and hold a special place in her heart.  She had taken a teenager from Wellcroft House to the festival, and Roma could see the joy on her face as the young girl got out of her wheelchair…
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A Foster Carer’s Story: Pauline

25th February 2019

It was late one evening when Sasha arrived. She was just a year-old, dressed in a pink padded coat and carried through the door. ‘She looked so scared and dirty,’ says Pauline who was there to open her heart and give her a home. Later as Pauline gently placed…
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Carees in Social Care

Working for Progress: Bria’s Story

21st February 2019

Bria joined Progress as a Student Fostering Social Worker and has become an important member of the team. We recently caught up with her to see how she’s been getting on in her new role and hear more about what attracted her to a career in Social Care. “My Mum…
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What is the Hub?

19th February 2019

We want the young people in our care to have a great start to life and are supported as much as possible. We are continuously looking for areas where we can improve our services. This helps us achieve our goal of being the best we can be. This is where…
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A Foster Carer’s Story: Gail

19th February 2019

  Gail with Tina (Progress Operations Manager) Foster carers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Opening up your home and heart to children is not easy, but as Gail explains, it’s a rewarding experience. Gail, a foster carer, was in the kitchen when Amy received the telephone call to say she…
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Access All Areas: The Hub

20th March 2018

Our Hub services have been put together with the aim to help children and young adults with disabilities get the absolute most from life.   Between custom built accommodation, fun clubs and respite for all the family, we’ve been extremely successful in our goal. To get an inside look on…
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Our Recent Investors In People Review

13th March 2018

We are incredibly proud of recieving GOLD in this year’s Investors in People (IIP) new assessing standards. Since our last IIP blog, we have been under assessment which has come to an end in November. Over the festive period, we have been waiting for the results. Here’s what our HR Manager, Emma Ruffinato had to say:…
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Meet Our Charity Champions

29th January 2018

Happy New Year from all of us at Progress! Last month was the exciting big reveal for on our chosen charity: Acorns Children’s Hospice. We decided upon Acorns due to the incredible work and specialist care their services provide to both life-limited and threatened children as well as their families.
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Meet Claire, our amazing Managing Director…

6th December 2017

This week we sat down with Claire Rogers, our Managing Director and fearless leader, with the intention of picking her brain on different aspects throughout our business. As always, her answers were honest, direct and her passion is a clear demonstration as to why, alongside Bal, she is the forefront…
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Brand New Facility

Coming soon – Stourbridge House

3rd August 2017

A word from the Managing Director  Welcome to the first newsletter about the latest developmentfrom Progress, my name is Claire Rogers the Managing Director. Over the next few months we will be keeping you up to date with the developments at Stourbridge House and counting down to its launch. So,…
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The Magic of Milly

The Magic of Milly

30th May 2017

Progress were thrilled to sponsor the inaugural ball for The Magic of Milly last summer by paying for the hire of Litchfield Cathedral. Thanks to an amazing night, £34,205 was raised for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Did you miss out on last year’s event? Here is a recap of the wonderful…
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