News Archive

CQC Inspection: Herons Lodge Receives "Good" Rating

We are excited to share that Herons Lodge has achieved an overall rating of "Good" following a thorough an...> MORE

Mentaur Group proudly unveils its latest acquisition in Kempston, Bedford!

Mentaur Group is delighted to announce a significant expansion with the acquisition of a new site in Kempston, Bedford. This...> MORE

Lavanda Villa Receives “Good” Rating from Care Quality Commission

We are delighted to announce Lavanda Villa has maintained an overall 'Good' rating following a comprehensive inspection...> MORE

Mentaur Marks 35 Years of Outstanding Service

Mentaur, a leading provider of exceptional support for individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs, is celebrating a...> MORE

Lotus House - Skegness 2021

Lotus House have been very lucky and went on holiday to Skegness in Septmeber, they enjoyed the beach, fish & chips and the...> MORE

Sunshine - July 2021

Some of the Service Users at The Berkeley and Lotus House have been making the most of the sunshine this week, with...> MORE

Mentaur is presenting at the European Social Services Conference 2021!

Mentaur will be presenting at the 28th European Social Services Conference, organised by ESN, European Social Network. This...> MORE


Surprise! Our Head Office team had a surprise visit this afternoon. Mentaur’s CEO, Isabel, has been shielding and...> MORE

Mentaur Celebrates 33 Years!

Today Mentaur celebrates it’s 33rd Birthday, over the years Mentaur Ltd has grown to become an internationally recognised...> MORE

Service User's Forum Certificates

Following on from April's Service User's Forum, each participant recieved a certificate as a Thank You for their...> MORE

Katherine Thornton is Now Fully Registered With CQC!

Congratulations to our latest CQC registered Home Manager, Katherine Thornton! Katherine is now fully qualified and is the...> MORE

Angela Baird-Adams is now CQC Registered!

Congratulations to Angela Baird-Adams our Supported Living and Outreach Manager at MCS, Angela completed her CQC interview...> MORE

Mentaur Service Users Forum

Earlier this week Mentaur has resumed its Service Users’ Forum Meetings. These Forums are an opportunity for people who use...> MORE

Mandy Brent Now CQC Registered!

We are pleased to announce that our Home Manager at Lavanda Villa, Mandy Brent has recently completed her CQC interview and is...> MORE

Mentaur Supports World Autism Awareness Week

Some of our service users and staff members celebrated World Autism Awareness Week earlier on in April by wearing blue for one of...> MORE

Kurayi Chiimba's 10 Year Service Achievement with Mentaur

Congratulations to Kurayi Chiimba who is celebrating her 10-year service with Mentaur, Kurayi is the home manager at Herons...> MORE

Introducing Orchid House

Introducing Orchid House, our new specialist unit with 24 hour regulated care and support. This family-sized home is in the...> MORE

Christmas Tree Competition Winners 2020!

We would like to say a massive congratulations to the service users and staff at Herons Lodge, who won the 2020 Christmas Tree...> MORE

Snow Day 2021

Some of our service users enjoyed the snowfall at the end of January, we hope to see another dusting before Spring...> MORE

Appreciation Flowers Sent to Herons Lodge

Earlier this month, staff members at Herons Lodge were suprised with a flower delivery from some of our service users family,...> MORE

Our CEO Feautures In a Renowned Portuguese Magazine

Following on from World Mental Health Day, our CEO Isabel Santos Melo, featured in a well renowned Portuguese magazine,...> MORE

Mentaur Supports World Autism Awareness Week 2018

Today marks the start of World Autism Awareness Week 2018, promoting the rights of those with autism and raising awareness. Take...> MORE

Aurora House Rated "Good" by CQC

Aurora House, our supported accommodation home for young people with mental health needs, learning disabilities and autism in...> MORE

Mentaur Supports World Down Syndrome Day

Today (21st March) is designated as Down Syndrome Awareness Day, designed to raise awareness and promote the rights of people...> MORE

Rushwell House: Rated "Good" by CQC

We are delighted to announce that, following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Rushwell House in Rushden...> MORE

Mentaur to attend LaingBuisson Social Care Conference

Mentaur are delighted to be represented at this year’s LaingBuisson Social Care Conference, taking place on Wednesday 17th...> MORE

World Autism Awareness Week 2017: Mentaur Hosts Autism Awareness Training

In recognition of World Autism Awareness Week (Monday 27th March – Sunday 2nd April), Mentaur was delighted to welcome a...> MORE

Mentaur recognised at the LaingBuisson Awards 2016

Crowning another successful year of growth and innovation, Northampton based care and support provider Mentaur were named winners...> MORE

Mentaur to attend the XI Autism-Europe International Congress

In just two weeks’ time Mentaur will be joining hundreds of other professionals from across the globe at the 11th...> MORE

Mentaur Celebrates 28 Years in Business

In June 1988 Isabel Santos Melo and Dr Shekhar Mukherji co-founded Mentaur Ltd as a forward thinking and progressive care...> MORE

Autism Awareness Week: How can we do more to support people with Autism?

As Autism Awareness Week for 2016 draws to a close, there’s just one last but very important question to answer. How can we...> MORE

Autism Awareness Week: What effect does autism have?

Autism can have a profound effect on both the individual with the condition and their relatives. With approximately 1 in 100...> MORE

Autism Awareness Week: Special Interests and Routines

We often find that people with autism sometimes have a special interest in items or events and will go above and beyond to become...> MORE

Autism Awareness Week: The world according to people with Autism

Today we’re asking “What does everyday life feel like for people with Autism?” Our busy day to day world can be...> MORE

Autism Awareness Week: People with Autism and Emotions

In recognition of Autism Awareness Week, each day we will be answering some common questions about Autism to support and raise...> MORE

Down Syndrome Awareness Week: Common Misconceptions about Down Syndrome

Monday 21st March marks World Down Syndrome Day as part of Down Syndrome Awareness week, from Sunday 20th March – Saturday...> MORE

Mentaur's Newest Care Home Savana to Open End of August 2016

Following a thorough planning process, we are delighted to announce that building work will soon begin on Mentaur’s newest...> MORE

Mentaur Group CEO featured on AICEP Portugal Global website

We are delighted to share that AICEP Portugal Global has specially selected Mentaur Group CEO Isabel Santos Melo to appear in...> MORE

Meet Sergio at Aurora House

Sergio has worked as part of the Aurora House Team since November 2015 after relocating from Portugal. We took the opportunity to...> MORE

Mentaur is attending the 6th Annual Disability Colloquium

Members of our corporate team have been invited to attend the 6th Annual Disability Colloquium on Tuesday 23rd February, an event...> MORE

Mentaur welcomes RTP to Head Office for filming “Hora dos Portugueses”

This week Mentaur welcomed RTP, the national Portuguese television, to our operations in Northampton. RTP came to interview our...> MORE

Meet Marcelo, Team Member at Stoke House

Marcelo joined the Mentaur team back in November 2015 after relocating from Portugal. After a busy Christmas and New Year, we...> MORE

Mentaur CEO Isabel Santos Melo wins "Business Person of the Year" Award

We are proud and delighted to announce that our CEO Isabel Santos Melo has been named “Business Person of the Year”...> MORE

Monica Melo, Our Group Procurement & Training Manager, celebrates 20 Years at Mentaur

Today at Head Office we gathered to celebrate a very special anniversary for one member of our corporate team. Teresa Monica...> MORE

Meet the new members of our Bedfordshire team

Meet the new members of our Bedfordshire team Not only have our homes in Northampton opened their doors to new starters, but...> MORE

Meet the new members of our Northamptonshire team

Following last week’s Induction Day at our Head Office, we spoke with some of our new starters based in our...> MORE

Mentaur’s New Recruits Meet at Head Office

Following our successful recruitment campaign in October, today at Mentaur we welcomed our new team members based in Northampton,...> MORE

Meet Sandra, one of our new starters at Lotus House

Sandra very recently relocated to the UK from Portugal to join Lotus House as a Senior Support Worker. We spoke with Sandra to...> MORE

Mentaur CEO Isabel Santos Melo Invited to speak at the Great British Care Awards 2015

Isabel Santos Melo, our CEO at Mentaur, has been invited to deliver a speech at this year’s Great East Midlands Care Awards...> MORE

Meet Osmar, one of our latest recruits at Mentaur

Osmar flew to the UK from Portugal just two weeks ago after securing a position with the Mentaur team to work in our newest care...> MORE

Meet Herculano, our Group Operations Manager

Herculano has been part of the Mentaur Group for over 5 years after moving from Portugal to the UK, joining the team as Service...> MORE

Meet Francisco, our Team Leader at Evergreen House

Francisco has been part of the Mentaur team for over 5 years now, with experience working in 3 of our homes. He relocated from...> MORE

Meet Alex, one of our Senior Support Workers at Lavanda Villa

Alex relocated to the UK from Portugal nearly 3 years ago when he was offered a Support Worker role at Mentaur. Here Alex gives...> MORE

Meet Maria, one of our senior support workers at MDORC

Maria moved from Portugal to the UK in June this year to work for the Mentaur Day Opportunities Resource Centre (MDORC) in...> MORE

Jodie, Team Leader at Stoke House, is celebrating 5 years with Mentaur

Jodie is one of our Team Leaders at Stoke House in Northamptonshire. Last week, she celebrated her 5th year anniversary working...> MORE

Meet Renato, one of our Team Leaders at Stoke House

Renato has been part of the team at Stoke House since January 2013 after moving from Portugal to embark on a career in the care...> MORE

Meet Carina, our Team Leader at Lotus House

Carina moved to the UK from Portugal in May 2015 and is now Team Leader at Mentaur’s Lotus House in Bedfordshire. We spoke...> MORE

Meet Ernest, Our House Manager at The Berkeley

Ernest is currently Manager at The Berkeley in Northampton. This week, he’s celebrating 10 years working at Mentaur. We...> MORE

Mentaur Hosts NORARCH Executive Meeting - 21st August 2015

Our CEO Isabel Santos Melo was delighted to welcome executive members of NORARCH (the Northamptonshire Association of Registered...> MORE

Happy 1st Birthday to our Mentaur Head Office

Mentaur has been at the centre of providing specialist care services for over 27 years, offering both residential care and day...> MORE

Mentaur Group Acquires New Site

CEO Isabel Santos Melo is delighted to announce that Mentaur Group have made a new site acquisition in Northampton! Keep up...> MORE

COTEC Portugal 11th June 2015

Our CEO, Isabel Santos Melo, spoke as part of a discussion panel on “The Role of Entrepreneurship in Social...> MORE

10th June 2015 Celebrations

Our CEO, Isabel Santos Melo at the Celebrations of 10th June 2015, celebrating the Portuguese National day, in the company of the...> MORE


Our CEO Isabel Melo, has given an interview to one of the most prestigious Weekly Portuguese Newspapers - "Expresso",...> MORE

VIDEO: The Berkeley Renovation [HD]

VIDEO: Mentaur's Berkeley House has undergone some renovation work, which is detailed here: (Watch in HD) > MORE

Wilton House Renovation

VIDEO: Mentaur's Wilton House has undergone some renovation work, which is detailed here: > MORE

Mentaur Website Launched

Award-winning care home providers Mentaur Ltd have today launched a brand new website, which provides a superb user-friendly...> MORE

Latest News from our Industry

Here are some articles from around Mentaur's specialist field. Highlights this week include an interesting theory about the...> MORE

PHOTOS: Great East Midland Care Awards

We have now recieved professional photos from the Great East Midland Care Awards gala in November, where CEO Isabel Santos Melo...> MORE


From everyone at Mentaur we wish you a happy new year!  > MORE

Northamptonshire Business Awards 2014

Mentaur have been recognised at the Northamptonshire Business Awards 2014, winning the highly commended award for the...> MORE

Mentaur Christmas Party

Mentaur recently hosted their traditional Christmas Party for the Service Users. Please see some photos from the day. > MORE

Mentaur CEO Recognised

Northampton-based social care provider & CEO Isabel Santos Melo recently swooped the ‘Outstanding Contribution to...> MORE

Mentaur Ice Bucket Challenge

As the latest viral charity offering swept across social media, Mentaur decided to get involved as various members of the team...> MORE

Mentaur enter the Twittersphere

Mentaur have announced their presence on popular social networking website Twitter. The page will run alongside the companies...> MORE

First Through the Door at Aurora

Mentaur has welcomed the first resident who has moved into the redeveloped Aurora House. The home now offers a specialist...> MORE

Mentaur Have Moved

Mentaur have now moved into their new office. The registered adress is now:   6 Premier Court Boarden Close,...> MORE