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Former RAF nurse to strengthen community links at Dorset care home

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Former RAF nurse to strengthen community links at Dorset care home

An experienced care manager who started out as an RAF enrolled nurse is the new manager at Colten Care’s Brook View home in West Moors, Dorset. Maxine Spincer spent more than four years at RAF Ely in Cambridgeshire. As well as learning how to strip down and fire a sub-machine gun, she nursed armed forces […]

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Community comes together for Earlsdon Park Retirement Village

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Community comes together for Earlsdon Park Retirement Village

Hundreds of local older people attended an information day to find out more about The ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s new retirement village at Earlsdon Park, currently under construction and due to open in 2016.   The day, offering information about the vibrant lifestyle, activities and care that will be available, took place over six months before […]

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NHS CHIEF SIMON STEVENS LAUNCHES £650,000 PRIZE FUND FOR INNOVATION

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
NHS CHIEF SIMON STEVENS LAUNCHES £650,000 PRIZE FUND FOR INNOVATION

Simon Stevens, NHS Chief Executive, launched a £650,000 prize pot to reward innovation in the NHS this week.   The NHS Innovation Challenge Prize encourages, celebrates and rewards innovation driven by the frontline doctors, nurses and NHS staff who deliver care every day.  The 2014/15 NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes, worth £650,000, will be announced at […]

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Politicians of all parties must play a full part in securing a sustainable future for the health service

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Politicians of all parties must play a full part in securing a sustainable future for the health service

Responding to health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s speech to the 2014 Conservative Party conference, NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster said: “Politicians of all parties must play a full part in securing a sustainable future for the health service and social care so it is vital that the NHS does not become a political football. As we […]

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Webroster Ltd exhibit mobile workforce management solutions at the Care Show

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Webroster Ltd exhibit mobile workforce management solutions at the Care Show

Webroster Ltd will be profiling the release of the latest version of its software; Webroster.net version 3.2, on stand G62 at the Care Show. Webroster.net is a web based software system widely used within the care industry for workforce scheduling and monitoring. The system is ideal for organisations with a bank of field based carers […]

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Gillie Court Garden Blooms in Time for Summer Sunshine

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gillie Court Garden Blooms in Time for Summer Sunshine

Councillor Joe Rosiejak and his wife, Dorothy, have successfully finished a gardening project at Bield’s Gillie Court Care Home in perfect time to allow tenants soak up the last of the summer sunshine.   Dorothy’s late mother was a tenant at the Dunfermline based care home and since her passing, Dorothy has been an enthusiastic […]

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The Government must provide CCTV grants to get the ball rolling on stamping out abuse

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Government must provide CCTV grants to get the ball rolling on stamping out abuse

The Government must provide CCTV grants to get the ball rolling on stamping out abuse, says Ridouts   There have been many well-publicised failings in care homes across the country recently, where institutional abuse has been uncovered. Surveillance cameras have been hailed as a possible solution to this, to refocus on accountability and transparency and […]

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What does Adult Social Care look like across CQC’s new ratings?

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
What does Adult Social Care look like across CQC’s new ratings?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has set out what Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement and Inadequate Adult Social Care would look like across each of the key areas it will routinely inspect services against. From next month, CQC will roll out its new approach to regulating Adult Social Care in England. Specialist teams, including trained members […]

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SAGA comments on Conservative GP promises

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
SAGA comments on Conservative GP promises

GP announcement welcomed as twice as hard now to book a GP appointment than it was five years ago say over 50s The Conservatives announcement that access to a GP will be available 7 days a week following next years’ General Election will be welcome news to young and old alike, many of whom have […]

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X Factor Tenor Raises the Roof for Local Charity

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
X Factor Tenor Raises the Roof for Local Charity

Jonathan Ansell of famed X Factor opera group G4 performed last Saturday (27th September) at St Wilfrid’s Church, Harrogate, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of a Yorkshire charity.   Ansell, along with special guests Charlotte Jaconelli – of Britain’s Got Talent fame -and Opera North’s Lucy Sherman, performed a fully acoustic evening of classic opera […]

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Belong Warrington opens to the public

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Belong Warrington opens to the public

Belong Warrington, a new state-of-the-art £9.5 million care village, is now open on Loushers Lane, Warrington. Facilities at the care village include a bistro, hair salon, exercise studio, function rooms and therapy rooms, all of which are open to members of the wider community as well as people living within the village. Care services, including […]

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Harvest celebration at Stocks Hall

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Harvest celebration at Stocks Hall

Scarecrows, harvest thanksgiving, cakes and dancing were amongst the activities enjoyed at Stocks Hall, Burscough Nursing Home this weekend. Senior members of staff allowed themselves to  be turned into scarecrows! Laughter, fun, and quiet reflection were all part of the Sunday afternoon celebrations within Stocks Hall. Traditional organ hymns were played, during a thanksgiving service, […]

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CQC SUCCESS FOR MIDDLETON CARE HOME

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
CQC SUCCESS FOR MIDDLETON CARE HOME

Bondcare St Andrews Langfield Nursing & Residential Home has been praised following a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.   The care home in Middleton, Manchester, was found to be fully compliant in all the required standards in the glowing report.   Treating people with respect and involving them in their care Providing care, treatment […]

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Care homes hit right note for Macmillan coffee morning

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care homes hit right note for Macmillan coffee morning

Coffee and homemade cakes were the order of the day as all 19 care homes owned and run by Colten Care took part in the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Belmore Lodge and Linden House in Lymington were among those welcoming friends and families for the annual event in aid of cancer support. Bournemouth-based jazz […]

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Gloucestershire care company’s innovation will help people with dementia

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire care company’s innovation will help people with dementia

An award-winning Gloucestershire homecare company has boxed clever with a new idea to help its clients who have dementia to get more from their visits.   Staff at Stroud-based DoCare are creating a memory box for each client with dementia, which will contain things like photos, or ornaments, with information and ideas about the person […]

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It’s Home Sweet Home for Bield’s Longest Residing Tenant

September 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
It’s Home Sweet Home for Bield’s Longest Residing Tenant

Great grandmother Cathie Coleman has made her mark in the history of Bield, Scotland’s leading provider of housing and care services for older people – after becoming its longest residing tenant.   Cathie, who turns 98 this September, moved into Church Court – a very sheltered development run by Bield in Dumbarton – in 1981, […]

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Buckinghamshire home care provider continues to expand

September 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Buckinghamshire home care provider continues to expand

Caremark (Aylesbury & Wycombe) the award winning Buckinghamshire home care provider delivering care and support to vulnerable people throughout the county continues its plan of expansion with the opening of a new office in Hazlemere.    Janis Anderson, Managing Director commented: “With the increasing demand for personal care and companionship from private customers in High […]

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Parents praise Radian Support for transforming the life of their autistic son

September 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Parents praise Radian Support for transforming the life of their autistic son

A  couple from Buckinghamshire have praised one of the South’s leading care and support providers, Radian Support, for improving the quality of the life of their autistic grown-up son. Ross Baker (37) barely left his bed for over a year, but now lives a full and varied life.   He now lives at The Trees, […]

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Dementia care led to reduction in medication

September 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dementia care led to reduction in medication

The Care Inspectorate has praised staff at a Scottish care home for their new approach to dementia care that’s had positive effects on their health and wellbeing, even reducing the amount of medication being administered to some residents.   Kincaid House in Greenock has introduced a number of simple but effective changes such as introducing […]

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Want to Help the Good Times Grow at Bield?

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Want to Help the Good Times Grow at Bield?

Saunders Court, Bield’s Retirement Housing development in Corstorphine, is looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to spend a couple of hours each month helping out with the social activities at the development.   The appeal comes as a direct result of the success of the weekly coffee mornings which take place every Tuesday, allowing tenants […]

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Rain coats – by Royal Appointment!

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Rain coats – by Royal Appointment!

Working in the care industry, staff at Radis Community Care are doing incredible things for other people on a daily basis but not many people can boast that they have worked for the Queen.   Violet Grubb lives at Oak Tree House in Reading – an extra care facility where Radis Community Care delivers round […]

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The Huntercombe Group launches 360° virtual tour of its hospitals

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Huntercombe Group launches 360° virtual tour of its hospitals

Young people who are preparing for admission to hospital or who are looking for the most appropriate healthcare setting for their needs, are now able to take a 360-degree virtual tour via their mobile, tablet or desktop in a new initiative this week, launched by one of the UK’s leading specialist healthcare providers, The Huntercombe […]

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Knaresborough steps up a gear with ubu’s latest uStep Service

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Knaresborough steps up a gear with ubu’s latest uStep Service

VULNERABLE adults in Knaresborough will now benefit from the new service as ubu a specialist health and social care provider has opened its latest uStep support model for 15 people. It’s opening was based on a garden party, but it was not just ordinary it was a ubu garden party.   Celebrities, Maurice dancers, side […]

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Housing Association backs bid to make Harrogate dementia-friendly

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Housing Association backs bid to make Harrogate dementia-friendly

Not-for-profit housing association, Harrogate Neighbours, is boosting the awareness of its staff and volunteers towards those affected by dementia.   Having undergone the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends Champion training, Harrogate Neighbours chief executive Sue Cawthray is now on a mission to ensure all of the housing association’s 85 staff and 35 volunteers also become Dementia […]

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Come and celebrate Older People’s Day in Yate

September 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Come and celebrate Older People’s Day in Yate

Bluebird Care, the award-winning provider of personal care in the home in South Gloucestershire, is inviting the people of Yate and the surrounding area to celebrate UK Older People’s Day with an afternoon of singing, laughter and fun.   A community sing-a-long will be held with the Golden-Oldies at the Kennedy House Community Room, Kennedy […]

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OAP Bowled Over With Delight

September 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
OAP Bowled Over With Delight

A care home in Renfrewshire has bowled over one of its residents by encouraging him to indulge in his passion of bowling.   Joe Burns, who lives at Bupa’s Braemount Court in Paisley, was very much a man’s man in his former years, working as an electrician and living life as a bachelor in his […]

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What does quality Live-in care look like?

September 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
What does quality Live-in care look like?

Our news story this week, highlighted a report from Consultus Care and Nursing, ‘The Care Choice Gap’. The report called for Commissioners to offer care that meets an individual’s needs and for families to think more about how they will achieve the type of care they want. Consultus a live-in care and nursing provider called […]

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Health watchdog gives the Priory Hospital Roehampton highest quality rating

September 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Health watchdog gives the Priory Hospital Roehampton highest quality rating

An inspection by the Care Quality Commission has given The Priory Hospital Roehampton the highest quality rating, meaning the hospital is meeting all the essential standards inspected.   Following a recent visit, the hospital in South West London, which specialises in the management and treatment of mental health problems including addictions and eating disorders, met […]

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Memory slips may signal dementia

September 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Memory slips may signal dementia

People without dementia who report memory issues may be more likely to develop dementia later, even if they have no clinical signs of the disease., according to a study published today (Wednesday 24 September) in the online issue of Neurology.   The study looked at 531 people with an average age of 73 and free of dementia. […]

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Andy Burnham commits to bringing social care into the NHS

September 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Andy Burnham commits to bringing social care into the NHS

Andy Burnham has today pledged to bring social care into the NHS so that we have one service and one team – an NHS for the whole person.In a speech at the Labour Party Conference, Mr Burnham promised to end “slapdash” 15 minute home care visits and provide new support for unpaid carers including funding for carer’s […]

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