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Pet project idea helps residents at learning disability care home

December 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pet project idea helps residents at learning disability care home

People with learning disabilities at a care home in Aylesbury have had a cracking time welcoming the arrival of chickens and a number of other animals to the property. Sanctuary Supported Living’s Pennefather Court, on Croft Road, took ownership of the four chickens following a 12 day Living Eggs experience, which allowed them to watch […]

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Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive named as one of 100 most influential people in healthcare

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive named as one of 100 most influential people in healthcare

Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive Jeremy Hughes has been named as one of the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) annual list of the most influential people in healthcare for the second year in a row. Hughes joined Alzheimer’s Society in November 2010 and has led the charity’s growth as well as playing a key role in securing […]

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Graham Care plans further expansion

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Graham Care plans further expansion

One of the UK’s leading care home operators has announced plans for further expansion following the completion of an additional £15 million funding package with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank. Graham Care Limited (‘Graham Care’), which already operates seven care homes in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, will open a new facility at Hawkhurst, Turnbridge Wells and […]

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Sunderland extra care scheme benefits from Shackletons turn-key design for dementia

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sunderland extra care scheme benefits from Shackletons turn-key design for dementia

Shackletons hired by York based Inclusion Housing to complete an extra care housing scheme in Sunderland specifically designed to accommodate people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The new build, called Seafarers Way, provides 38 one and two bedroom apartments for rent for people with long-term conditions that make living in their own home difficult, but who […]

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Singing toddlers delight Winchester dementia care home

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Singing toddlers delight Winchester dementia care home

Festive singers aged just three and four years old have brought Christmas cheer to delighted residents at a Winchester dementia care home.   Sixteen toddlers from Tops Winchester day nursery were in fine voice as they entertained an audience at Colten Care’s St Catherines View home in Stanmore Lane.   Residents and team members joined […]

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Armagh care home receives top universities’ accreditation

December 16, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Armagh care home receives top universities’ accreditation

Apple Mews care home in Armagh, managed by Amore Care, has received university accreditation from both the University of Ulster and Queen’s University Belfast for the training of nurses.   It means that some university students will spend time at Apple Mews as part of their training in caring for older people with learning disabilities. […]

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Worthing care home to receive upgraded care facilities

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Worthing care home to receive upgraded care facilities

NorthStar, the care home development company, have been given the go ahead to re-develop the Priory care home in Worthing into a brand new, 21st Century care facility.  Their proposed re-development of a site in Worthing was granted planning consent at a meeting of the Adur and Worthing Planning Committee on 10th December 2014.   […]

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CEO of care specialist Avalon comments on Stephen Bubb report

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
CEO of care specialist Avalon comments on Stephen Bubb report

NO NEED FOR INSTITUTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM AND LEARNING DISABILITIES Last month’s report by Stephen Bubb reviewing the lack of progress in providing local community services is really disappointing, particularly as there are real alternatives from local charities like The Avalon Group who are developing an expertise in supporting individuals with complex needs. We […]

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A box-full-of-joy!

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
A box-full-of-joy!

Residents at The Cedars care home on Brookfield Drive are working some Christmas magic of their own this year by preparing little boxes of joy to send to children around the world.   Residents and staff at the CLS-run home have been decorating shoeboxes and filling them with toys, gifts and toiletries for children living […]

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Bupa Care Home Fundraiser Races To Success

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bupa Care Home Fundraiser Races To Success

Staff at a Bupa care home in Edinburgh found themselves onto a winner after a race night raised more than £700 to fund future events and activities for residents.   Residents at Bupa’s Braid Hills Care Home joined staff, friends and family for the event held in the city’s Liberton Rugby Club.   Funds from […]

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Allied Health Professionals leading change for dementia

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Allied Health Professionals leading change for dementia

Today sees the official launch of three new publications for Allied Health Professionals in Scotland: Agents of Change; Living Well with Dementia; and Living Well with Community Support. Published by the Scottish Government and Alzheimer Scotland, these publications highlight the impressive work carried out by AHPs in delivering improvement for people living with dementia and […]

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Secretary of State for Health visits Sue Ryder

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Secretary of State for Health visits Sue Ryder

Last week, Sue Ryder was delighted to welcome Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, and Kris Hopkins, Keighley MP to Manorlands Hospice in Yorkshire. They were shown around by Sarah Bottomley Head of Clinical Services, Sue Owlett, Head of Support Services and Andrew Wood, one of the senior Fundraisers. They also had the opportunity […]

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Care Home Raises Funds for Dementia Care Unit

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care Home Raises Funds for Dementia Care Unit

A Bupa care home in Glasgow has seen its plans to open a sensory room take a step forward.   Staff, friends and families at Bupa’s Ailsa Craig Care Home in Cessnock raised £700 from a fundraising disco held in the local Fairfield Bowling Club while £200 was raised from a tea and cake afternoon. […]

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Devonshire Court awarded prestigious dementia kitemark

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Devonshire Court awarded prestigious dementia kitemark

RMBI care home Devonshire Court in Leicester, has been recognised for its exceptional dementia care by obtaining the prestigious ‘Butterfly Service’ status kitemark.   Only a handful of care homes in the UK have been awarded the kitemark, and Devonshire Court joins five other RMBI care homes around the country to meet the tough criteria. […]

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Belong Staff Shine at Star Awards

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Belong Staff Shine at Star Awards

Talented care staff from Belong villages were celebrated at the Star Awards 2014. The annual awards celebrate the care provider’s people and volunteers for their extraordinary contributions to the lives of customers at Belong villages across the North West. The awards were announced in a ceremony at the Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Knutsford, […]

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Fitness Levels And Events In The Social Calendar On The Rise At Springbank Gardens

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fitness Levels And Events In The Social Calendar On The Rise At Springbank Gardens

Residents at Springbank Gardens in Falkirk are getting the chance to feel fit and healthy in body and mind thanks to a new exercise class.   The weekly gentle exercise sessions were initially started in the summer of 2014 by a keen volunteer, looking to provide the residents with a chance to increase their fitness […]

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Glasgow care home is gearing up for Christmas with a festive fete

December 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home is gearing up for Christmas with a festive fete

A Glasgow care home is gearing up for Christmas with a festive fete, featuring live music and prize draws.   Bupa’s Deanfield Care Home in Deanfield Quadrant, Penilee, will host its winter celebration on Sunday, December 14 between 2pm and 4pm. Relatives, staff and locals will be invited to join residents in the festivities, which […]

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CLS resident gets VIP treatment at the Moss Rose

December 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
CLS resident gets VIP treatment at the Moss Rose

A resident at CLS-run Ingersley Court received the red carpet treatment recently when he was invited to a game at the Moss Rose Stadium, as a special guest of Macclesfield Town. Life-long football fan and former referee Allan Pemberton was delighted with the chance to get to a game, having last attended a match in […]

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Brookdale Care announce Chief Operating Officer

December 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Brookdale Care announce Chief Operating Officer

Brookdale Care have announced that Mark Goldsborough has been appointed Chief Operating Officer.   This new appointment reflects the strong drive and determination to ensure clients and stakeholders throughout Brookdale’s robust care pathway achieve real outcomes.   Mark’s career in health and social care spans 36 years working with diverse client groups within the statutory, […]

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Training elderly in social media improves well-being and combats isolation

December 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Training elderly in social media improves well-being and combats isolation

Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being, according to a landmark study carried out in the UK.   A two-year project funded by the European Union and led by the University of Exeter […]

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Puss is top cat for Malvern care centre residents

December 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Puss is top cat for Malvern care centre residents

Residents at a Malvern care home have been enjoying the adventures of the coolest cat in the land as a professional pantomime was put on as part of their Christmas entertainment.   Legendary tale Puss in Boots was performed for dozens of residents and their families at Welland House Care Centre.   Staff, who put […]

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Yohden Care Complex organises sponsored soaking to raise money for local boy fighting cancer

December 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Yohden Care Complex organises sponsored soaking to raise money for local boy fighting cancer

It was a very wet weekend at Hartlepool care home Yohden Care Complex, Blackhall Colliery, despite the clear skies. Staff at the care home, which offers nursing, residential and dementia care for the elderly and specialist care for learning disabilities, organised a sponsored soaking in aid of local boy Bradley Lowery who is fighting rare […]

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Outstanding care workers recognised at Surrey Care awards 2014

December 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Outstanding care workers recognised at Surrey Care awards 2014

    Outstanding care workers from across the county were honoured at the Surrey Care Awards on Friday 21 November in a gala ceremony held at Epsom Downs Racecourse.   Over 370 care employers and staff celebrated this year’s awards which were presented by distinguished performer and writer Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE. Sir Richard founded […]

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Glen Care appoints Director of Hospitals

December 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Glen Care appoints Director of Hospitals

Specialist care provider Glen Care has appointed experienced healthcare manager Julian Wenman as its Director of Hospitals. Julian has extensive experience of managing secure and specialist hospitals for a number of highly successful organisations. Julian has a background in education, training and legal services before moving into the care sector.   He was the Hospital Manager […]

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Funding supports growth of care home company

December 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Funding supports growth of care home company

Care home business, 3 AB Care Limited has secured funding from The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to help the growth of the business and finance the expansion and renovation of one of its care homes.   3AB Care Ltd is owned and operated by Mr Arvind R Patel and his family. Since going into business […]

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Maria seals latest award success for Winchester dementia care

December 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Maria seals latest award success for Winchester dementia care

An ‘exceptional’ senior housekeeper has sealed the latest awards success for the Winchester dementia care home where she works. Maria da Silva, Domestic Supervisor at Colten Care’s St Catherines View, has been named Best Care Housekeeper at the National Care Awards. Her award was announced in front of care sector staff from across the UK […]

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Festive season starts in style for Gloucester care home residents

December 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Festive season starts in style for Gloucester care home residents

A series of special Christmas events has kicked off at a Gloucester care home with local shop keepers and businesses taking part in a unique festive bazaar.   Residents and their families at The Knoll Care Home in Tuffley, were able to browse handmade local crafts, make-up, clothes and jewellery in the first of a […]

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Fun and games at Bangor care home

December 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fun and games at Bangor care home

Fun, games and fitness for care home residents as Oakmont Lodge collaborates with Bangor Council on ‘Active Communities’ initiative. Sporty residents at Maria Mallaband Care Group’s Bangor nursing home Oakmont Lodge Care Home have been exercising their minds and bodies during the home’s collaboration with Bangor Council on a national initiative aimed at increasing participation […]

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Creating environments from earlier lives can help reduce anxiety in those living with dementia

December 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Creating environments from earlier lives can help reduce anxiety in those living with dementia

It is not every day that you walk into a care centre and find a traditional English public house, but thanks to a special pop-up display unit, the familiar surroundings of a wooden bar are now available to residents at Forest Care Village in Borehamwood. The pop-up pub is a mobile display unit which aims […]

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Joy Chamberlain voted as 11th most influential healthcare leader

December 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Joy Chamberlain voted as 11th most influential healthcare leader

Partnerships in Care Group Chief Executive, Joy Chamberlain, was voted the 11th most influential healthcare leader in the UK’s independent sector this year by readers of the Health Investor journal, at a presentation announced in London on 27th November. This is the third year in a row that Joy has featured in this list of […]

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