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Care homes praise home grown PR

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care homes praise home grown PR

Care homes embrace story telling as a powerful marketing tool as they praise a new, specific to the care industry, do it yourself PR toolkit.   Called Practical PR for your Care Home, the product is the brainchild of Colette Lowe from Chew PR and Simon Beck from Care Home Marketing Expert, who together felt […]

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Can You Click With Bield’s Silver Surfer Project?

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Can You Click With Bield’s Silver Surfer Project?

Scotland’s leading housing and care provider is on the hunt for tech savvy volunteers  to share their secrets with a unique class of students. Bield wants to provide one-on-one tutoring in how to use computers, iPads and tablets for tenants at its Springfield Gardens retirement housing development in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire. The Silver Surfer Project […]

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Home baking and Garden Party raise funds for a very special school

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Home baking and Garden Party raise funds for a very special school

Specialist care home for adult Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Goldcrest House, marks months of fundraising for special school, Riverside School in Goole, with a cheque presentation for 700 hundred pounds. Residents at Goldcrest House had spent months baking homemade cakes, buns and savouries to sell on Goole market to raise funds for the special needs and […]

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‘Inspirational’ boxing fan Jack, 103, is proud as punch

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‘Inspirational’ boxing fan Jack, 103, is proud as punch

A keen boxing fan is proving a real knockout for care home staff in Rutland, who held a party to help celebrate his 103rd birthday.   John Dalby, known as Jack, marked the milestone by celebrating with his family at Rutland Care Village in Barleythorpe Road, Oakham.   Having been a resident there for just […]

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Blackwood Shelter Its Tenants from Housing Debt

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Blackwood Shelter Its Tenants from Housing Debt

A new partnership has been formed between a respected Scottish social landlord and a housing charity to help promote sustainable tenancies across the country.   The collaboration between Shelter Scotland and pioneering experts in housing and care, Blackwood, is set to offer practical solutions to help tenants handle their finances and crucially prevent mounting debts. […]

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Ubu welcomes Lib Dem move to equalize treatment of mental health care

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Ubu welcomes Lib Dem move to equalize treatment of mental health care

Ubu welcomes Lib Dem move to equalize treatment of mental health care   THE chief executive of one of the UKs most pioneering care organisations has welcomed the announcement that the Lib Dems will set deadlines for the treatment of mental patients.   Dorothy Jarvis Lee, of Yorkshire based ubu, said that the sector was […]

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Care of vulnerable people variable and costly, new figures reveal

October 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care of vulnerable people variable and costly, new figures reveal

The variation in the quality and safety of care for conditions such as dementia in England is too wide and is unacceptable, a new report released by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reveal today. The report comes as the Department of Health reveal that unsafe care could be costing the NHS up to £2.5billion a […]

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Danshell Essex services lead the way in bespoke care provision

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Danshell Essex services lead the way in bespoke care provision

Danshell, a provider of learning disability and mental health services in the UK, has opened its first ‘bespoke’ care services.   Following on from the launch of its first fully bespoke service, Hope House in Hartlepool, Danshell is now pleased to offer a number of male placements at Thors Park in Colchester and female placements […]

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Care Quality Commission publishes its fifth annual report on the state of health and care services in England

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Care Quality Commission publishes its fifth annual report on the state of health and care services in England

Care Quality Commission publishes its fifth annual report on the state of health and care services in England   There is much excellent care but the variation in the quality and safety of care in England is too wide and is unacceptable Safe services occur where effective leadership builds a culture of safety By looking […]

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People living with learning disabilities celebrate Black History Month

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People living with learning disabilities celebrate Black History Month

People from across the country who are supported by CMG, a leading provider of learning disability care, came together in Croydon to mark Black History Month. The town’s Mayor, Councillor Manju Shahul-Hameed, joined them for a fun-filled day of singing, dancing and music.   It is the fourth time that CMG has hosted the event […]

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Walking into a room and forgetting why you went there in the first place?

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Walking into a room and forgetting why you went there in the first place?

Two thirds of adults (63%*) admit to suffering embarrassing or annoying ‘memory blots’ three or more times a week, research from Bupa has revealed to coincide with the launch of the ‘The Memory Game’ .   Those moments, when you  forget a friend or colleague’s name or even why you stepped into a room, are […]

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John Sergeant to host Older People in the Media Awards 2014

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John Sergeant to host Older People in the Media Awards 2014

Independent Age and Barchester Healthcare are thrilled to announce that one of Britain’s most accomplished journalists, John Sergeant, is to host the Older People in the Media Awards ceremony this November.   As a regular contributor to the BBC’s One Show and following his much-loved appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, John shows that reaching 70 […]

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Sunrise scoops sustainability award

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Sunrise scoops sustainability award

Sunrise Senior Living has won the National Association for Care Catering (NACC) Sustainability Award for 2014. The award recognises Sunrise’s consideration of the social, environmental and commercial impact of their approach to catering for residents. Sunrise was commended by judges for its ‘model approach’ to sustainability. Over the last year, the care provider has made […]

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Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove to officially open RMBI day care service

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Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove to officially open RMBI day care service

Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Brian Fitch to open Barford Court day service On 20 October 2014, RMBI care home Barford Court will have its day service officially opened by The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Brian Fitch.   The opening […]

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Care homes Join Memory Walks in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

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Care homes Join Memory Walks in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Residents and staff at care homes across the North East have raised hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society by attending a number of sponsored ‘Memory Walks’.   The events, which run at various locations across the country each Autumn, aim to increase awareness about the condition and raise money to provide support for people […]

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UK set for chronic lack of purpose built retirement housing

October 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
UK set for chronic lack of purpose built retirement housing

Britain is not building enough retirement housing to cater for demand from a rapidly ageing population, according to property consultancy Knight Frank. The Retirement Housing report shows that such housing makes up only 2.8% of all new homes currently under construction in the UK. With the over 65s making up nearly 23% of the national […]

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140 jobs heralded as leaders and developers meet to break ground on new care village site

October 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
140 jobs heralded as leaders and developers meet to break ground on new care village site

140 jobs heralded as leaders and developers meet to break ground on new care village site Business and council leaders gathered in Bradford to mark the start of construction on a 90+ bed care village which is set to create over 100 jobs and boost the local economy. The purpose built care village will be […]

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Barnsley home care worker enrols to be a Dementia Champion!

October 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Barnsley home care worker enrols to be a Dementia Champion!

Caremark (Barnsley), a home care provider delivery bespoke care and support to people in South Yorkshire has enrolled Susan Winter, a member of their care team as a Barnsley Council Dementia Champion. Susan Winter is passionate about care and has expressed a sincere desire to make a difference to people with Dementia.  She is mid-way […]

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Foundation Stone unveiled at Earlsdon Park Retirement Village

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Foundation Stone unveiled at Earlsdon Park Retirement Village

Local older people hoping to move to Earlsdon Park, The ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s first retirement village in Coventry, have gathered to unveil the community’s foundation stone.   Earlsdon Park Village is due to open in 2016. Applications to rent or purchase an apartment at the Village will open next year, and already over 1,000 households […]

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Former Care UK Operations Director joins start-up

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Former Care UK Operations Director joins start-up

Evermore, a start-up that offers a new model for living well in older age in the UK, has announced the appointment of Jennie Azizi as Chief Operating Officer.   The former Operations Director of Care UK joins Evermore as it finalises its plans to revolutionise the UK care and retirement living market.  The first village has […]

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Merseyside care home residents celebrates her 100th birthday!

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Merseyside care home residents celebrates her 100th birthday!

A resident at Shevington Court Nursing Home, which is based in Prescot and is part of care home operator Bondcare St Andrews, has celebrated her 100th birthday with special guests. Lena Chester, who grew up in the area and used to be a fever nurse, celebrated her milestone birthday with the Mayor of St Helens, […]

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Mayor officially opens £1.9m extension and refurbishment for Healthcare Homes

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Mayor officially opens £1.9m extension and refurbishment for Healthcare Homes

On Friday 10 October 2014, the Mayor of Biggleswade, Councillor Mrs Hazel Ramsay officiated the official opening of a £1.9 million extension and refurbishment project at Beaumont Park Nursing Home, a Healthcare Homes residential nursing home.   The extension project was completed on schedule and sees the creation of 12 new en-suite bedrooms, plus a purpose-built […]

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Artist prompts Belong Warrington residents to get creative

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Artist prompts Belong Warrington residents to get creative

Customers at the new community care village, Belong Warrington, have been connecting with their creative side through an inspiring sensory art workshop. Aimed particularly at the needs of people living with dementia, the Five Senses workshop is designed to stimulate the senses and inspire participants to express themselves through art.   Led by artist, Christina […]

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Online ‘over the fence’ support launched for help to stay at home

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Online ‘over the fence’ support launched for help to stay at home

A new independent website, offering friendly help and advice to those who are starting to need a bit of extra help or care at home, has been launched with the support of a Scottish Government grant.  The site – overthefence.org.uk – has been developed by Scottish charity Outside the Box in response to the new self-directed support […]

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Care Home hosts inaugural Flame of Forgiveness Fortnight to commemorate the centenary of WW1

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Care Home hosts inaugural Flame of Forgiveness Fortnight to commemorate the centenary of WW1

Community leaders, school children and care home residents gathered at an inaugural event to commemorate the centenary of World War 1 in the spirit of forgiveness. Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead was the venue for the historic occasion of the first ever Flame of Forgiveness event, which was held as part of the Flame […]

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Dying doesn’t work 9-5-Calls for specialist support for healthcare professionals

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Dying doesn’t work 9-5-Calls for specialist support for healthcare professionals

Sue Ryder calls for more specialist support for healthcare professionals to enable them to care for the dying and their loved ones around the clock   Only 8 of CCGs in England currently commission comprehensive 24/7 support services for the dying, their carers and families   Sue Ryder, the national health and social care charity […]

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Cabinet ministers to become ‘Dementia Friends’

October 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cabinet ministers to become ‘Dementia Friends’

All Cabinet ministers are going to join the Prime Minister David Cameron in becoming Dementia Friends it was revealed today (Tuesday 14 October 2014) in an interview with BBC Radio Oxford.  Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation […]

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Thirty six per cent of abuse of vulnerable adult allegations happen in care homes

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Thirty six per cent of abuse of vulnerable adult allegations happen in care homes

Four in ten abuse allegations were about incidents reported to have been in victim’s own home   Council2 investigations into alleged abuse of adults with care and support needs were most often about incidents reported to have happened in the victim’s own home, statistics released today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre show3. […]

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Care home gets a visit from the Silkmen

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Care home gets a visit from the Silkmen

Residents at Ingersley Court care home in Bollington were recently put through their paces by training staff from Macclesfield Town Football Club, also known as the Silkmen. Representatives from the club visited the CLS-run care home to get residents in the competitive spirit with games based on hand-eye co-ordination.   As an organisation committed to […]

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Another day, another damning report on care in England-Letter to the editor

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Another day, another damning report on care in England-Letter to the editor

Mike Padgham of the Independent Care Group responds to another report on what is happening in care claiming ‘Damning reports will damage social care further’ Another day, another damning report on the current state of social care. This week it is condemnation of dementia care, last week it was a sweeping generalisation from the Care […]

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