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RoSPA Family Safety Week inspires action to prevention older people from falls

RoSPA Family Safety Week inspires action to prevention older people from falls

RoSPA is using the final day of its first-ever Family Safety Week to inspire the nation to take practical action to keep older friends and relatives from falling.   While the consequences of a slip, trip or fall are minor in many cases, for older people particularly, the consequences can be serious and life-changing.   […]

March 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Leeds care home refurbishment gives residents their own personal spaces

Leeds care home refurbishment gives residents their own personal spaces

Leeds-based Hopton Court Care Centre, which is operated by Care Living, has been given a new look to freshen up the home’s surroundings for residents.       As part of the work, the home has had new patio doors installed and there has been enhancements to the bathrooms and bedrooms.   Residents have chosen […]

March 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Poole care home residents enjoy taking part in Nutrition & Hydration Week

Poole care home residents enjoy taking part in Nutrition & Hydration Week

Residents at The Laurels and Pine Lodge Care Home in Poole take part in Nutrition & Hydration Week Residents at The Laurels & Pine Lodge Residential Home, Oakdale, Poole, thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Nutrition and Hydration week. Staff at the home organised two fun activities to mark the week and to reiterate and promote […]

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dronfield care home host 100th birthday bash!

Dronfield care home host 100th birthday bash!

The Green Dronfield hosted a special birthday bash to celebrate resident Elsie Wilson’s 100th birthday. On Friday 14th March, Elsie Wilson celebrated her 100th birthday at The Green Nursing Home in Dronfield. Staff at The Green organised a big tea party, decorating the Home with bunting, balloons and flowers. Elsie’s friends, family and all the […]

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
A new approach to sickness absence  –  the telephone

A new approach to sickness absence – the telephone

A REPORT from University of Huddersfield experts has ensured that an ambitious Government scheme to help more people return to work from sick leave will include telephone support as a key component. Although some complex cases will require face-to-face sessions, it is argued that if trained advisers contact clients by phone, the result will be […]

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care and Support Alliance investigate consequences of changing eligibility criteria for council-funded care

Care and Support Alliance investigate consequences of changing eligibility criteria for council-funded care

  As the influential Public Accounts Committee prepares to investigate the care system, the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) is releasing the findings of an investigation commissioned by people with a disability into government plans for who will and who won’t get care under the new system. CSA analysed the consequences of government’s plans to […]

March 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
New Milton old people’s home raising money for New Forest children’s charity

New Milton old people’s home raising money for New Forest children’s charity

The lives of three vulnerable children are set to be transformed thanks to a year of fundraising by residents at a New Milton nursing and residential home. The Honeypot Children’s Charity has described as ‘wonderful’ the donation of more than £1,300 from Colten Care’s Kingfishers care home. The money was raised through fetes, raffles and […]

March 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bournemouth care home bows to ‘pier pressure’ in aid of Sport Relief!

Bournemouth care home bows to ‘pier pressure’ in aid of Sport Relief!

Elderly residents at a Bournemouth nursing home have done their bit for Sport Relief by applying some gentle ‘pier pressure’. A group of 20 team members, residents and volunteers from Colten Care’s Avon Cliff home tackled the 1.4 miles (2.3 km) distance from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier.     Most residents rode in wheelchairs […]

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home residents raise money for local stroke group

Care home residents raise money for local stroke group

RESIDENTS and staff at Czajka Care Group’s Brookfield Care Home in Nab Wood near Bradford,  along with their family and friends, have raised £275 for Shipley Stroke Group after holding a series of events in support of ‘Dignity Day’ which highlights the importance of dignity and respect in UK care services.   Earlier this month […]

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Residents to have input into refurbisment plans for Ipswich nursing home

Residents to have input into refurbisment plans for Ipswich nursing home

Amore Care, part of the Priory Group of Companies, is investing £270,000 in a major refurbishment and expansion programme at The Orwell Nursing Home in Ipswich.   The refurbishment will include new en suite walk in showers, a new communal area leading on to the garden, carpets, furniture and an extra bedroom. In addition to […]

March 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
North East care homes back nutrition and hydration week

North East care homes back nutrition and hydration week

Residents at care homes across the region have enjoyed a week of fun food festivities as part of national Nutrition and Hydration week. As part of the national awareness initiative, from 17th to 23rd March, Hill Care homes across the north east have been hosting an array of activities highlighting the importance of sustaining a […]

March 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care Show Bournemouth-A free event for providers of care to older people

Care Show Bournemouth-A free event for providers of care to older people

  The free education programme at the Care Show Bournemouth (March 26 & 27, Bournemouth BIC) will provide timely updates and informed debate on all the issues of relevance to everyone involved in owning or running an organisation responsible for the care of older people, as well as those responsible for domiciliary care agencies, sheltered […]

March 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care jobs created as Edenplace opens new Leamington Spa care facility

Care jobs created as Edenplace opens new Leamington Spa care facility

Care home operator Edenplace has announced the opening of a new care facility thanks to a funding package from The Royal Bank of Scotland. The new home Ashley House is based in Radford Semele just outside Leamington Spa and will bring new jobs to the local area. Edenplace specialises in providing care for individuals recovering from or […]

March 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wharrams launch unique furniture to the care sector

Wharrams launch unique furniture to the care sector

Wharrams have just launched a new brochure leading with their unique new Pisa range of products. It’s Retro styling is equally at home in general contract situations or  specifically for use in Care Homes , which is Wharrams specialised target market. The Pisa has the option of plain back or a fluted back and comes […]

March 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Improving the quality of care in Surrey and Sussex

Improving the quality of care in Surrey and Sussex

Improving the quality of local adult social care provision was high on the agenda for over 600 care providers who came to The Surrey & Sussex Care Showcase, the region’s biggest business and training event for adult social care organisations. With this year’s theme ‘Driving Up the Quality of Social Care’ the Showcase’s free seminar […]

March 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care group saves 40 nursing home jobs in Stamford

Care group saves 40 nursing home jobs in Stamford

More than 40 staff members were recently faced with the prospect of unemployment, as well as 23 residents having to be re-homed, after The Redhouse announced that its doors were to close because it was “no longer viable”.   The nursing home, which is nestled in the picturesque town of Stamford, and has been open […]

March 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Springhill celebrate awards for great customer approach to care

Springhill celebrate awards for great customer approach to care

Lancashire-based Springhill Care Group has been honoured for its approach to customer service in a top regional award ceremony.   The group, which operates three care homes in Lancashire and Bristol as well as a supported living service, was named winner of the Customer Services Award at the 2014 Red Rose Awards held last night. […]

March 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
The standard of care provided by our staff is superb-Says MD of Elder Homes Group

The standard of care provided by our staff is superb-Says MD of Elder Homes Group

The 2014 annual Elder Homes Group Care Awards took place on Wednesday 26th February at the Village Hotel in Nottingham, a luxury historical building located on the outskirts of Nottingham City Centre. These unique annual awards take place each year to recognise and reward those who have gone that extra mile over the previous twelve […]

March 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Willington care home residents benefit from new sensory room

Willington care home residents benefit from new sensory room

Residents at Willington-based Richmond Court, which is part of care home operator Bondcare, are benefiting from a new sensory room that has been created in the home. Previously a communal room that was rarely used, the area has been transformed and designed to stimulate the residents’ senses, with lots of different objects for residents to […]

March 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care provider Optalis hosts art exhibition with works from residents

Care provider Optalis hosts art exhibition with works from residents

On Tuesday April 1st care provider Optalis’ first ever exhibition will be unveiled at the Mall Gallery, Shute End. The installation will display Optalis’ own customers’ works, including: In addition, there will be photos on display of Out and About trips from 2013 (a service used by people with a learning disability and/or physical disability) […]

March 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
£1.7m Specialist dementia Shipley care home now open for business

£1.7m Specialist dementia Shipley care home now open for business

A 1.7m nursing home near Shipley has opened for business this month, following the successful completion of a fourteen month building project.   The Glen Nursing Home in Baildon, which will operate as a specialist dementia care home, includes 56 single en-suite bedrooms and state-of-the-art facilities such as reminiscence pods, a sensory room, cinema and […]

March 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Four Seasons launches Health & Safety Week initiative

Four Seasons launches Health & Safety Week initiative

Four Seasons Health Care, the UK’s largest independent health care provider, is launching its Health & Safety Week initiative on Monday 24th March for 30,000 employees across its portfolio of care homes and specialist hospitals. The new initiative has been implemented to increase everyone’s understanding of current health and safety best practice to enhance the […]

March 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Accrington care home staff praised for ‘exemplary bravery’

Accrington care home staff praised for ‘exemplary bravery’

Staff at Amore Care’s Addison Court care home in Accrington have been praised by the Fire Service for their ‘exemplary bravery’ following a small fire in one of the home’s bedrooms.   The team followed the company’s procedures and evacuated one resident from the room involved and several others from adjacent rooms.   The Fire […]

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home ‘knit and natter’ group supporting Nepalese aid mission

Care home ‘knit and natter’ group supporting Nepalese aid mission

  Rural Herefordshire may be thousands of miles from Nepal, but one group of local residents have taken it upon themselves to make an important contribution to an upcoming aid mission to the enigmatic Asian country.   A group of Ewyas Harold ladies have been holding a ‘knit and natter’ group for several months and […]

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dorset care home residents and staff raise money to help disabled boy walk again

Dorset care home residents and staff raise money to help disabled boy walk again

Residents and staff at Gillingham Grange Care Home in Dorset have donated the proceeds from their recent Community Week to help a local boy who is fundraising for a life-changing operation.   Alfie, a pupil at Wyke Primary, suffers from cerebral palsy is currently wheelchair bound. He and his family are trying to raise £50,000 […]

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dementia UK’s annual fundraising event brings people together

Dementia UK’s annual fundraising event brings people together

From a ‘tea-cosy’-themed pyjama party to a Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea, the teams and residents at Sanctuary Care homes enjoyed taking Time for a Cuppa to support Dementia UK.   Heathlands Residential Care Home in Pershore was transformed into a dreamy slumberland with a ‘tea-cosy’-themed fundraising pyjama party. For a £1 donation the team donned […]

March 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Are protected meal times a recipe for disaster?

Are protected meal times a recipe for disaster?

Caron Sprake is a self employed carer and married mother of two, if that isn’t enough she is also a prolific blogger advising on elderly care. In light of next weeks Nutrition and Hydration Week campaign to raise awareness and improve understanding of the vital importance of good nutrition and hydration across social and health […]

March 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Avante chef shortlisted for National Care Cook Competition

Avante chef shortlisted for National Care Cook Competition

A Chef from a local Kent care home ‘Court Regis’ in Sittingbourne, has been shortlisted to go through to a South East Region Cook off, for the ‘National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Care Cook Competition 2014’.     Avante became members of the NACC last March having seen the publicity for Care Cook of […]

March 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Carer goes beyond the call of duty

Carer goes beyond the call of duty

A member of staff at Glossop-based Pennine Care Centre, which is part of Canterbury Care, has been recognised for going above and beyond the call of duty throughout the festive period.   Members of staff from the 11 Canterbury Care homes throughout the UK who worked all their allocated or additional shifts during December were […]

March 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care provider signs up to Unison’s Ethical Care Charter

Care provider signs up to Unison’s Ethical Care Charter

On Tuesday Optalis’ chairman Bob Pitts signed up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter on behalf of the company.  The move means that Optalis is the first local authority trading company (LATC) providing adult social care services to formally sign up to the initiative.   The Ethical Care Charter was developed by UNISON in 2012 after a […]

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