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Luxury boutique care home creates 70 new care jobs

April 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Luxury boutique care home creates 70 new care jobs

JOBS BOOST FOR CHURCH CROOKHAM WITH LAUNCH OF NEW LUXURY CARE HOME THE opening of The Ridings, a luxury boutique care home, will create 70 new jobs in Church Crookham this spring. The management team of the £7 million care home, run by Gracewell Healthcare, are looking for a team of dedicated healthcare professionals and […]

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Shadow Health Secretary shares vision with Home Instead

April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Shadow Health Secretary shares vision with Home Instead

Shadow Health Secretary and MP for Leigh, Andy Burnham visited Home Instead Senior Care’s national office in Warrington last month along with local Warrington South MP, David Mowatt.   As a supporter of cross-party development to change the way care is commissioned, Mr Burnham was keen to meet with Home Instead, along with their local […]

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Seal of approval for leading-edge dementia specialist care facilities

April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seal of approval for leading-edge dementia specialist care facilities

HORLEY’S Mayor has officially opened the new show suite at the town’s first luxury boutique care home and invited the public to come and have a look around the £7 million home for themselves. Amherst House on Court Lodge Road was given the seal of approval by the Mayor of Horley, Councilllor Richard Olliver, in […]

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Browne Jacobson advises on successful Lawton Group re-organisation

April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Browne Jacobson advises on successful Lawton Group re-organisation

Browne Jacobson has advised new client Lawton Group on a major re-organisation and re-structuring of the business. The Lawton Group is a part of Majesticare, a privately owned care group that specialises in providing residential, nursing and dementia care for the elderly through its network of nine luxury care homes across the UK. The Browne […]

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Worrying restrictions for young people to access health-based places of safety

April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Worrying restrictions for young people to access health-based places of safety

New map of health-based places of safety for people experiencing a mental health crisis reveals restrictions in access for young people A new map developed by the Care Quality Commission highlights worrying restrictions in access to health-based places of safety for young people experiencing a mental health crisis.       People who have been […]

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Barchester signs for ninth new Castleoak care home development

April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Barchester signs for ninth new Castleoak care home development

Barchester Healthcare has signed another 35-year lease agreement with leading care developer, Castleoak, this time for an 80-bed care home in Castleton on the outskirts of Cardiff. The £8.5m home will be funded by the CarePlaces Fund, a joint venture between Castleoak and sustainable growth investor Bridges Ventures which focuses exclusively on building high quality, […]

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HSBC set to lend £6bn to small and medium businesses across the UK

April 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
HSBC set to lend £6bn to small and medium businesses across the UK

HSBC promise of £6bn for business lending is welcome move but risks missing the point HSBC is to set up a £6 billion fund for lending to small and medium sized businesses around the UK, according to reports.   The investment is reported to have come amid a backdrop of claims that banks were not […]

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World-leading expert calls for diabetes screening after “disappointing” report

April 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
World-leading expert calls for diabetes screening after “disappointing” report

   Everyone entering older age should be screened for diabetes to prevent the worsening of complications associated with the condition, according to an international expert.           Professor Alan Sinclair, Director of the Institute of Diabetes for Older People (IDOP), made the call following the “disappointing” results from a new report released […]

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Dementia care unit wins top design award

April 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dementia care unit wins top design award

A UNIQUE specialist dementia care unit in Liverpool has won a top national design award.   The purpose-built £1.2 million council-run Sedgemoor Dementia Support Centre in Norris Green opened last spring and was the first of its type in the country.       Now it has beaten off competition from bigger and more expensive […]

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Montreux Capital Management and KTN announce acquisition of ACH Care Homes

April 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Montreux Capital Management and KTN announce acquisition of ACH Care Homes

Montreux Capital Management, a Swiss investment firm specialising in alternative and boutique funds and Investment Advisor to the Montreux Care Home Fund, and KTN Care, a multi-family office with expertise in healthcare,  today announced the purchase of ACH, a Learning Disability care homes business with freehold real-estate backing based in the south east of England. […]

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TV’s Dr Hilary Jones describes Lymington care home as a “centre of excellence”

April 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
TV’s Dr Hilary Jones describes Lymington care home as a “centre of excellence”

    TV’S Dr Hilary Jones has said he’s “absolutely blown away” by a new £8.5 million care home in Hampshire.   The broadcaster and author was speaking at a public open day at Colten Care’s Linden House in Lymington.         Dr Hilary described the home, which offers dedicated support for people […]

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Elder Homes Group introduce Wine and Cheese evenings

April 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Elder Homes Group introduce Wine and Cheese evenings

Wine and Cheese … Yes, Please!   Elder Homes Group has recently introduced a Wine and Cheese evening for all the residents and their families.   Everyone in attendance is able to enjoy a selection of wines from various regions; learning all about the different types of wine, how they are made, what dishes each […]

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PM announces more than 7.5 million will be offered increased access to GP services

April 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
PM announces more than 7.5 million will be offered increased access to GP services

David Cameron has announced that more than 7.5 million people will be offered increased access to their GP services through extended opening times and new consultation methods using video-phone services, email and phone. The Prime Minister also announced plans to enhance care services for the elderly which will see around 800,000 people over the age […]

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Innovative Middlesbrough housing scheme tackles issues of ageing population

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Innovative Middlesbrough housing scheme tackles issues of ageing population

An innovative new housing scheme in Middlesbrough, designed to help older or disabled people live independently and pay for additional care while still retaining a property asset, has proved a sell-out success. Coast & Country, one of the North East’s largest housing and regeneration companies, purchased four bungalows at Scholars Rise on Marton Road from […]

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GE Capital staff brighten up Great Manchester care home

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
GE Capital staff brighten up Great Manchester care home

A team of volunteers from financial services company GE Capital have delighted staff and residents at Wythenshawe-based care home The Peele, by generously giving their time to help brighten the home with a lick of paint just in time for summer! The hard-working team of seven, from GE Capital’s Sale office, chose to donate their […]

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Avery Healthcare Group announced as finalists at HealthInvestor awards 2014

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Avery Healthcare Group announced as finalists at HealthInvestor awards 2014

Avery Healthcare Group is a finalist in the ‘Residential care provider of the year’ category in the 2014 HealthInvestor Awards to be held in London on June 11th 2014. The awards will be looking for the organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the sector during 2013. Avery Healthcare with its head […]

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Two new faces added to Consensus Support team

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Two new faces added to Consensus Support team

Leading learning disability provider Consensus Support has recently welcomed two new faces to its senior management team.   Eddie Morgan (Operations Director) and David Watson (Head of Partnerships & Development – South Region) have joined the team, adding further expertise to the management team of the national specialist services provider, as noted by Managing Director […]

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LaingBuisson report suggests ‘top-up funding’ increasing for care home residents

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
LaingBuisson report suggests ‘top-up funding’ increasing for care home residents

There could be an increase in ‘top-up fees’ paid by care homes residents, according to a new report by healthcare experts, LaingBuisson, published today (Monday 14 April 2014).     The report found that the fees paid by councils have decreased by 5% in real terms over the last five years, which means most care […]

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Alzheimer’s Society responds to copper report

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society responds to copper report

Alzheimer’s Society responds to : Blood test for people with mild cognitive impairment may predict those at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease A study published today (Monday 14 April) in Annals of Neurology found that people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and high levels of a particular type of copper in their bloodstream were […]

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CQC consults on new approach to inspecting and rating care services

April 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
CQC consults on new approach to inspecting and rating care services

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is asking people who use and run health and adult social care services and the public at large for views on the regulator’s plans for inspecting and rating care services.         Over the past year, CQC has been developing a new approach to the way it works. […]

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DC Care once again major sponsor at Healthcare Design Awards

April 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
DC Care once again major sponsor at Healthcare Design Awards

  DC Care was once again a major sponsor at the Pinder’s Healthcare Design Awards. This year saw a new venue for the annual awards ceremony; The Lancaster Hotel in London, with singer Laura Wright on hand to help present the awards. DC Care sponsored the Best Regeneration Project Award, from a shortlist of very […]

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New healthcare team member for Knight Frank

April 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
New healthcare team member for Knight Frank

The Knight Frank healthcare team has appointed Tiana Spence as associate.   Tiana previously worked at JLL Sydney for six years within their healthcare and hotel investment sales team.   In her new role, Tiana will be concentrating on corporate and commercial healthcare asset valuations, and reporting into Julian Evans.   Julian Evans, head of […]

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NACC announces the talented line up for the Care Cook of the Year 2014 National Final

April 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
NACC announces the talented line up for the Care Cook of the Year 2014 National Final

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has announced the 12 talented care chefs that will compete in the National Final of the Care Cook of the Year 2014 competition and have their sights firmly on the prize of being declared the Best Care Cook in the UK.   Two chefs from each of the […]

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Care Inspectorate criticised care home does ‘remarkable’ turnaround

April 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care Inspectorate criticised care home does ‘remarkable’ turnaround

Daughter Praises ‘Remarkable’ Turnaround at Care Home A nurse who worked with dementia patients has praised the work of staff and managers who have turned around a care home that was criticised by watchdogs.   Dorothy McPartlin, whose 93-year-old mother is a resident in the Pentland Hill Care Home in Edinburgh, says she is relieved […]

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Probate guide to choosing executors-Writing that will

April 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Probate guide to choosing executors-Writing that will

Probate Guide to Choosing Executors It isn’t something most of us like thinking about, but making sure your affairs are in order for when you’re no longer here can make it easier on your family when that day arrives. Probate is the process where someone, an Executor, applies for the right to deal with your […]

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Why Simon Stevens is RIGHT about independent healthcare providers

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Why Simon Stevens is RIGHT about independent healthcare providers

SPECIALIST neurological care provider PJ Care has welcomed the comments of NHS England’s new chief executive on the way forward for the health service. Simon Stevens, who stepped into the new role at the start of April, identified private healthcare providers as key players in the service’s future. In a speech to 300 health professionals […]

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New national mental health helpline to be given funding kick-start from all-night walk

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
New national mental health helpline to be given funding kick-start from all-night walk

Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb MP, will be one of an anticipated 25,000 people participating in an all-night walk to raise mental health awareness and assist in the creation of a national ‘intervention and signpost’ helpline. The new helpline will be for individuals overwhelmed by mental or stress related illness, everyday […]

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Barnsley school children attend ‘Topping Out’ at new care home

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Barnsley school children attend ‘Topping Out’ at new care home

Local School children from Ward Green Primary School in Barnsley visited the site of Ward Green Lodge Care Home this week, as LNT Construction complete the landmark stage of “topping out” the new purpose built care home.   The practice of “Topping out” a new building can be traced back to the ancient Scandinavian religious […]

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Generations reminisce and learn about community changes over the years

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Generations reminisce and learn about community changes over the years

Six primary school children from Abernyte Primary School visited Balhousie Coupar Angus care home as part of an intergenerational project on Wednesday 2nd April 2014. The project, which is part of Memory Box Networks (MBN) educational programme, is designed to teach children to use their digital skills to enable them to communicate effectively with elderly members […]

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Councils have`clear responsibility’ to ensure home care providers play fair with staff

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Councils have`clear responsibility’ to ensure home care providers play fair with staff

Councils have `clear responsibility’ to ensure home care providers play fair with staff – Incoming ADASS President A RESOUNDING CALL is made today for social care leaders to make `every pound stretch further’; to be honest with the public about the challenges social care faces, but to balance this with the abundance of examples of […]

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