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Transylvania visit

After hearing tales of Romania through Residents Luke, Nathan and Joshua were One day they went on a trip to visit
one of our staff and how much how much supported and accompanied by staff The Bicaz Gorge. Along the way, there
enjoyment it might provide to residents Emma, Sharon and Nandor. The holiday were bazaars where they bought items
and staff alike, Sharon, Team Leader at was a 7 day full-on visit. It started with a made by the Romanian and Hungarian
21b Upper Brighton Road decided to flight from Stanstead to Bucharest on craftsmen from this area. The gorge
investigate. Wizz Air. twists and turns steeply uphill for over
—— 5km, cutting through sheer, 300m-high
Nandor, Support Worker comes from Upon arrival they hired a car and headed limestone rocks.
Romania and explained that the to the city of Baile Tusnad where they had
Transylvania is a region in central Romania booked a villa. They visited Brasov where The stunning gorge has a part that is
where he is from. It is known for medieval Dracula’s castle is found, as well as the so narrow that it is known as “The Neck
towns, mountainous borders and castles famous Dinosaur Park. Brasov is a lovely Of Hell.” The drive was definitely worth
like Bran Castle, a Gothic fortress city with colourful baroque buildings, the it as there were many excellent photo
associated with the legend of Dracula. towering Gothic Black Church and cafes. opportunities.

After much investigation, discussions Nandor also arranged a trip to the forest On the trip they also managed to see a
and finally approval and acceptance by where he cooked a Romanian traditional wild bear whilst driving through
parents and social services the holiday barbeque. This was loved by everyone. the forest!.
was agreed.

Elysium Healthcare has over 60 sites. The Group provides learning
Elysium Healthcare acquires LCP disability services, neurological services, specialist mental health
care through secure, child and adolescence mental health services,
rehabilitation services, acute and intensive care services, private
On 6th July 2018 an important and exciting chapter patient and education services across England & Wales.
began for London Care Partnership. Elysium Healthcare
has acquired the nine existing homes of London Care Over the next few months we will work closely with Elysium to
Partnership. integrate some aspects of the business as well as share expertise.
—— Greg Anstead will continue to support the organisation in this new
Elysium have extensive experience in operating learning phase of the journey as well as across other learning disability services.
disability services and are passionate about putting the I have every confidence we can all maintain and build on the success
individual right at the heart of care. Elysium has the of the existing services for the benefit of all.
resources, knowledge, and reputation to expand our vision
and model of care more widely. More importantly they
have the same values and wish to protect and enhance the
relationships we have.

Joy Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer said “London Care
Partnership services have brought together excellence in
care delivery, exceptional buildings, and an experienced
staff team who are passionate about what they do.”

Mike Bielanski, Managing Director said “Elysium Healthcare
are experienced providers in the field of learning disabilities
and can bring the right level of expertise so we can continue
to flourish and deliver exceptional care.”

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