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Royal Memento Crowns Office Move for Blackwood

July 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Royal Memento Crowns Office Move for Blackwood

Delighted housing and care experts unearthed a royal memento while moving out of the offices which had been their HQ for more than 30 years.   Staff at Blackwood discovered a long-forgotten, signed portrait of the Queen Mother while packing up to leave the building in East Craigs, Edinburgh.   Colleen Robertson, Marketing Manager at […]

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Over sixty English cities commit to becoming dementia friendly

July 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Over sixty English cities commit to becoming dementia friendly

The Alzheimer’s Society has today announced that over 60 towns and cities in England have committed to become dementia-friendly. Commitment from 63 communities has exceeded the ambition set in the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia to engage 20 communities in the Dementia Friendly Communities programme by 2015 by more than three times. This news comes […]

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NHS Confederation and NHS Employers responds to CQC consultations

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
NHS Confederation and NHS Employers responds to CQC consultations

NHS Confederation and NHS Employers responds to CQC consultations on ‘duty of candour’ and ‘fit and proper persons’ Rob Webster, chief executive at the NHS Confederation, said: “We welcome the opportunity to provide views on the CQC’s new guidance on “duty of candour” and the “fit and proper persons” requirements. It is right that breaches […]

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91 year old care home resident and WW2 veteran awarded the Arctic Star

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
91 year old care home resident and WW2 veteran awarded the Arctic Star

A navy veteran who survived one of the most perilous missions of the Second World War has finally been awarded the coveted Artic Star after a 12-year campaign for recognition.   John Podzukites, 91, joined the merchant ship Fort Vercheres at Middlesbrough in March 1944 where he worked in the engine room.   Loaded with […]

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Freehold specialist school investment opportunity in Suffolk

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Freehold specialist school investment opportunity in Suffolk

A freehold investment opportunity in Suffolk is being brought to market by specialist childcare and education property adviser Christie + Co.   Birtwick Park in Kirby Cane has been a specialist residential school since its conversion from a residential dwelling in 2012. The school is operated on a lease by Specialist Education Services Ltd, which […]

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CQC consults on how providers can meet new ‘fundamental standards’ of care

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
CQC consults on how providers can meet new ‘fundamental standards’ of care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has drafted guidance on how the 46,000 health and adult social care providers and services that it regulates across England can meet the government’s new regulations on care and what actions it will take when they fail. The new regulations (called “fundamental standards”) are more focused and clear about the […]

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Sue Ryder lends weight to Help the Hospices campaign

July 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sue Ryder lends weight to Help the Hospices campaign

Sue Ryder supports Help the Hospices’ call to action to help give dignity back to the dying   Sue Ryder is delighted that Help the Hospices has today issued a call to action to Government to reduce the number of terminally ill people dying in hospitals. We also welcome the recognition that hospices play an […]

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Community champion carries Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton

July 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Community champion carries Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton

  Govan-based Leanne Carmichael, 34, Tuesday had the honour of carrying the Queen’s Baton during its journey throughout Scotland, ahead of tonight’s Commonwealth Games opening Ceremony at Celtic Park. Leanne, who has a learning disability and cerebral palsy, was chosen to carry the baton through her hometown of Govan, thanks to her continued dedication to […]

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Awarded for excellent care

July 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Awarded for excellent care

A Barnet woman received an award from the council last week after demonstrating excellence and dedication in her work as a carer at the Sydmar Lodge Care Home in Edgware.   Gladis Koswatta, who first joined the team at Sydmar Lodge in 2006, received the London Borough of Barnet Adult and Communities ‘Excellent Care Award’ […]

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Croydon state of the art care home celebrates first year since opening

July 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Croydon state of the art care home celebrates first year since opening

This month RMBI care home, James Terry Court in Croydon, celebrates a year since its dramatic development programme.   Officially opened on 24 July 2013, the fully refurbished, state-of-the-art care home now consists of east and west wings, including dedicated rooms for residential, nursing and specialist dementia care.  James Terry Court was built to exceed […]

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The National Autistic Society announce their autumn conferences

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
The National Autistic Society announce their autumn conferences

Save the date: conferences from The National Autistic Society We are delighted to let you know about our upcoming autumn conferences featuring some of the world’s top experts. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear up-to-the-minute information and share best practice in the field of autism. We offer discounts for early booking, so don’t delay – book […]

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Specialist provider of neurological care celebrates Investors in People Gold standard

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Specialist provider of neurological care celebrates Investors in People Gold standard

A specialist provider of neurological care is celebrating earning a top award for its work in staff development and support. PJ Care, which owns and manages two specialist care centres in Milton Keynes and a third in Peterborough, has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard. The Gold standard is the highest prize that […]

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Bringing communities together with The Greatest Jewish Bake Day

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bringing communities together with The Greatest Jewish Bake Day

Over 4,000 people of all ages took part in a range of events and activities for Jewish Care’s Great Jewish Bake Day. 16 schools, 23 Jewish Care services, 7 coffee shops and  bakeries, 5 street events, 2 supermarkets, synagogues and individuals across the community ‘baked a difference’ to raise funds and awareness for the charity. […]

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Sanctuary Home Care to deliver services across Dartmouth

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Home Care to deliver services across Dartmouth

National provider Sanctuary Home Care has secured a contract with Devon County Council to deliver it services to people with care needs.      The organisation will be delivering up to 400 hours a week of home care services to people across the Dartmouth area of the South Hams district over the course of the […]

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Inner Wheel donation to Nantwich care home

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Inner Wheel donation to Nantwich care home

The Inner Wheel, the women’s only affiliate of the Rotary Club, has generously donated a brand new outdoor wheelchair to Elm House care home in Nantwich. The donation will mark the 90th anniversary year of Inner Wheel’s foundation.   The presentation of the new outdoor wheelchair, chosen by the Inner Wheel partly because of its […]

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Britain’s ‘Best Known’ Midwife Releases Sixth Book

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Britain’s ‘Best Known’ Midwife Releases Sixth Book

A semi retired midwife has taken the literary world by storm for the sixth time with the launch her new book, “Do Birth”. Caroline Flint, who lives with her husband Giles at Bield’s John Ker Court in Edinburgh, is celebrating after completing her latest book- a guide for expectant mothers. Flint is a freelance Midwife […]

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West of Scotland housing support service gets high praise from Care Inspectorate

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
West of Scotland housing support service gets high praise from Care Inspectorate

A housing support service working across the West of Scotland has received high acclaim from Scotland’s care watchdog.   The combined Housing Support and Care At Home service provided by Blackwood to its customers has been praised by the Care Inspectorate achieving an overall grade of ‘very good’ following a recent inspection.   The Care […]

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A right royal birthday bash for care home residents!

July 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
A right royal birthday bash for care home residents!

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care home in Skelmersdale held a special party on Tuesday 22nd July to celebrate Prince George’s first birthday.  People living at the home enjoyed a fabulous garden party in the beautiful surroundings of the Skelmersdale home to celebrate the Royal Baby. Staff and people living within Stocks Hall all got into […]

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Winding up petiton made against Nottingham based home care provider

July 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Winding up petiton made against Nottingham based home care provider

Polkadot Care Ltd based in Nottingham and operated solely by Patrick Quinn who is also director of Great British Care Awards and Learning Disabilities Awards  has been wound up with debts in excess of £760,000 which the company is unable to pay. Patrick Quinn in partnership with Lisa Carr and Mike Padgham set up the […]

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MSc in Later Life Studies launched at University of the West of Scotland

July 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
MSc in Later Life Studies launched at University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is launching its new MSc in Later Life Studies which has been developed in response to the continued rise in the number of older people. The course, which gets underway in September, has been designed to equip professionals with an in-depth knowledge and the critical perspective needed to […]

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Handyman comes to the rescue at Willington care home

July 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Handyman comes to the rescue at Willington care home

A handyman at Willington-based care home, Richmond Court, has been hailed as the home’s hero after coming to the rescue of its residents.   Ray Clarke, who has worked at Richmond Court for the past eight years, worked tirelessly to repair the residents’ greenhouse, which had been severely damaged following a period of bad weather. […]

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Care home residents enjoyed culinary-themed summer shows based on their own life stories

July 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home residents enjoyed culinary-themed summer shows based on their own life stories

Residents at three Sanctuary Care homes in London enjoyed celebratory culinary-themed summer shows based on their own life stories and memories, as part of Sanctuary’s two-year creative arts programme Shine!   The performances, which took place at The Manse Residential Care Home in South Norwood, Riverlee Residential and Nursing Home in Greenwich and St John’s […]

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Oxfordshire ex-care home available for specialist care investment

July 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Oxfordshire ex-care home available for specialist care investment

Bespoke Care – New Sole Agency Instruction Due to care business re-provision – On behalf of The Trustees of Green Pastures (a Registered Charity) Bespoke Care offer for sale the property currently known as           Green Pastures Nursing Home The Hawthorns, Banbury, OX16 9FA Available: November 2015 Older style purpose built […]

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The assisted dying bill is a slippery slope, says Ridouts

July 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
The assisted dying bill is a slippery slope, says Ridouts

Last week, the House of Lords debated Lord Falconers’ assisted dying Bill, which proposes that doctors are allowed to prescribe a lethal drug dose to terminally ill patients judged to have less than six months to live. By the end of the emotionally charged discussion, the House was divided, with 65 peers speaking in favour […]

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Actor Martin Kemp talks openly about his brain tumours

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Actor Martin Kemp talks openly about his brain tumours

Heartthrob Martin Kemp visited The Brain Tumour Charity’s headquarters in Farnborough to lend his support to the charity’s campaign to be named the UK’s Best Health project in this year’s National Lottery Awards.  The Brain Tumour Charity’s HeadSmart campaign is competing for public votes as it bids to top the poll of health projects, win […]

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Scottish care home residents put their taste buds to the test

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Scottish care home residents put their taste buds to the test

  Residents at Scottish care homes have put their taste buds to the test in a ‘Come Dine with Me’ style event to offer their critique and help develop new seasonal menus.   Scottish care provider Meallmore has recruited residents from Airthrey care home in Falkirk and Kincaid House in Greenock to share their advice […]

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Traditional ‘Topping Out’ for Meridian Healthcare’s Denby Dale care home

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Traditional ‘Topping Out’ for Meridian Healthcare’s Denby Dale care home

The Civic Mayor of Kirklees helped mark a milestone in the build of Meridian Healthcare’s new Denby Dale care home in West Yorkshire. The Denby Dale, a new 47 bed care home in the village of Denby Dale has reached a key milestone in the development with the topping out of the building. Topping out […]

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Care home Activities Coordinator receives Margaret Butterworth Award 2014 for excellence in dementia care

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home Activities Coordinator receives Margaret Butterworth Award 2014 for excellence in dementia care

Care home Activities Coordinator, Lauren Hyder, has won the Margaret Butterworth Award 2014 for excellence in dementia care, it was announced at last week’s award ceremony at Hallam Conference Centre in London.   Lauren, who is described as a ‘life-line’ by the residents she works with at Magnolia Court Care Home, was nominated for the […]

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Safe Harbor promotes excellent staff within its organisation

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Safe Harbor promotes excellent staff within its organisation

Safe Harbor have announced a number of internal promotions recognising the hard work and loyalty of their staff. Care  home manager Jackie Walker has been promoted to run Safe Harbor’s new state of the art care home Agnes and Arthur based in Bradeley in Stock on Trent. Agnes and Arthur is a specialist dementia care […]

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New internship helps three learning disabled students secure employment

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
New internship helps three learning disabled students secure employment

Last week, eight Leicester students with learning disabilities celebrated as they graduated from a nine month supported internship with Remploy, based at their head office in Leicestershire. The new internship programme, called Steps into Work is delivered by Remploy in partnership with National Star College.       Without support, many learning disabled people will […]

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