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Bespoke Care sell Tuxford Manor

Bespoke Care sell Tuxford Manor

Regional care operator Strong Life Care has recently acquired the purpose built Tuxford Manor from Hallmark Care Homes.   Hallmark are expanding in the south of England developing ‘state of the art’ specialist dementia care facilities and realised that this particular care home was away from the company’s core geographical target area now. Avnish Goyal of […]

November 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Surrounded by all creatures great and small to celebrate 100th birthday!

Surrounded by all creatures great and small to celebrate 100th birthday!

An animal lover celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by all creatures great and small – with a surprise VIP trip to West Midland Safari & Leisure Park.   Norah Harris is well known for her love of animals so ahead of her milestone birthday today, the team at Sanctuary Care’s Cranham Residential Care Home in […]

November 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Soap Star And Territorial Army Will Lead Staff And Residents In Remembering The Fallen

Soap Star And Territorial Army Will Lead Staff And Residents In Remembering The Fallen

Residents and staff at a Hartlepool care home will be honouring those who lost their lives during the First and Second World War by holding a memorial service on Monday 10th November.   Queens Meadow, on Stockton Road in Hartlepool, will lay wreaths and hold a minutes silence to commemorate the individuals who fought for […]

November 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Autism specialists launch garden SOS

Autism specialists launch garden SOS

Goole’s autism care specialists, Goldcrest House, come to the rescue with a garden SOS programme as they shape up those gardens looking for a little TLC. For people afraid to prune, scared of entering the shed, and generally scared of tackling the garden, two horticulture enthusiasts, Guy and Mark; residents at Goldcrest House, are rolling […]

November 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Clydesdale Bank support for Forfar based care home expansion

Clydesdale Bank support for Forfar based care home expansion

A Forfar-based care home provider has expanded its operations with the acquisition of two new homes, supported by funding from Clydesdale Bank.   Kennedy Care Group, which operates care homes across Angus, Tayside and Aberdeenshire, recently switched to Clydesdale Bank and has received a seven-figure funding sum to purchase the two new homes. The deal […]

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Armagh nurse received top national award

Armagh nurse received top national award

Dawn Rhodie, who works at Amore Care’s Apple Mews care home in Armagh, has been named as Registered Nurse of the Year in the Northern Ireland Independent Care Awards 2014.   Dawn underwent a stringent final stage interview with an independent judging panel before triumphing in the category, which states that the winner ‘will be […]

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bield Appeals For Volunteers in Alexandria

Bield Appeals For Volunteers in Alexandria

Bridge Court, a Bield Retirement Housing development in Alexandria, is looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help out with social activities for tenants.   In the past the social activity programme at Bridge Court has been hugely popular and a proven success in encouraging tenants to get out and about and socialise with others […]

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Banbridge care home manager received top national accolade

Banbridge care home manager received top national accolade

John Rafferty, home manager at Amore Care’s Bannview House in Banbridge has been named Registered Manager of the Year in the Northern Ireland Independent Care Awards 2014. John, who it is believed received the highest number of nominations in any category, had to undergo a stringent final stage interview with an independent judging panel after […]

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sale of HC-One announced on deal worth £477 million

Sale of HC-One announced on deal worth £477 million

HC-One, which took on 240 care homes when Southern Cross collapsed three years ago, has been sold along with its parent company NHP for £477m. The businesses have been bought by healthcare-focused private investment company Formation Capital, global investment firm Safanad, healthcare turnaround specialist Court Cavendish and NHP’s management team. The deal for NHP, which […]

November 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hillcrest Court Garden Blossoms back to life thanks to Fantastic Fundraising

Hillcrest Court Garden Blossoms back to life thanks to Fantastic Fundraising

Hillcrest Court Garden Blossoms back to life thanks to Fantastic Fundraising The manager of a Cumbernauld Retirement Housing development has put her best foot forward to help a garden project for tenants to continue to bloom. Elizabeth Fox raised £200 for the Garden Club at Bield’s Hillcrest Court by completing a 21 mile section of […]

November 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Caring nursing home staff raise £1000 through Memory Walk

Caring nursing home staff raise £1000 through Memory Walk

Staff and residents from a Gloucester care home have raised a four-figure sum to help people living with dementia by taking part in a major charity event.   The Knoll Care Home in Tuffley entered a small team into the popular 10km Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk in Gloucester, raising £1,000 to provide support and help […]

November 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home residents enjoy new games facilities after summer fete fundraiser

Glasgow care home residents enjoy new games facilities after summer fete fundraiser

Residents at Bupa’s Craigbank Care Home, in Glasgow, are enjoying new entertainment and games facilities – thanks to the proceeds of a successful summer fete fundraiser.   The residents were able to make specific requests for a collection of particular recreational items including DVDs, music, books – and even a snooker table – from the […]

November 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home bridges the generation gap

Care home bridges the generation gap

Bohill House care home in Coleraine is bridging the generation gap by inviting students from nearby Dunluce School to join in their activities. Fourteen students, under the supervision of two staff members, visit for an hour each week. The aim is to promote and enhance the lives of the residents as well as give students […]

November 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
SweetTree welcomes Government proposals to help people stay  ‘healthy and happy at home’

SweetTree welcomes Government proposals to help people stay ‘healthy and happy at home’

Jeremy Hunt, secretary of state for health, announced last week that moves are being made to change the basic NHS model from one centred around hospital care, to one that helps people stay ‘healthy and happy at home’. Mr Hunt outlined how older people with long-term conditions such as dementia, diabetes or arthritis, need to […]

November 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Specialist care provider praised by Care Quality Commission

Specialist care provider praised by Care Quality Commission

A Craegmoor specialist care home on Merseyside has been praised by the Care Quality Commission. Following a recent inspection visit, Melling Acres, on Giddygate Lane, Melling, Liverpool, was fully compliant with the required standards including:     Care and welfare of people who use services Assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision Safeguarding people […]

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Residents celebrate arrival of new minibus with MP

Residents celebrate arrival of new minibus with MP

The corks were popping at a Sanctuary Care home in Hatfield when RT Hon Grant Shapps, Welwyn and Hatfield MP and Minister without Portfolio, joined residents there to celebrate their new arrival – a brand new minibus.   Mr Shapps visited Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home in Tamblin Way on Friday 24 October for a […]

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Super Mario honoured by university

Super Mario honoured by university

A care home pioneer received an honorary fellowship from a university. Mario Kreft MBE, who set up the Pendine Park organisation in Wrexham, North Wales, with wife Gill in 1985, received the award from the town’s Glyndŵr University for services to the health and care industries. Glyndŵr’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Scott, presented him with […]

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Orders of St John Care Trust Announces Appointment of New HR Director

Orders of St John Care Trust Announces Appointment of New HR Director

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), one of the UK’s largest not-for-profit care home providers for older people, is delighted to announce the appointment of its new HR Director, Sara Wright. With 25 years’ HR experience, Sara has worked in a wide variety of sectors – from food manufacturing and retail to utilities […]

October 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Better care plans to help elderly and reduce hospital visits

Better care plans to help elderly and reduce hospital visits

The plans, which will also provide more dignity for older people and reduce the length of stay in hospital, are funded by the government’s £5.3 billion Better Care Fund. It was originally set at £3.8 billion but has increased significantly following additional local investment. It will bring GPs, community nurses, and care workers together so […]

October 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lincolnshire Care Worker Named Activity Co-ordinator of the Year By Key Industry Body

Lincolnshire Care Worker Named Activity Co-ordinator of the Year By Key Industry Body

A Lincolnshire care home Activity Co-ordinator has been recognised with a national award. Val Taylor, who works for The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) at Apple Trees Care and Reablement Centre in Grantham, has been named Best Activity Co-ordinator of 2014 by the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA). NAPA has introduced a number […]

October 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Poetry Performer’s Recitals Entertain Residents At Stockton Care Home

Poetry Performer’s Recitals Entertain Residents At Stockton Care Home

Residents and staff at a Stockton-on-Tees care home enjoyed an afternoon of top tapping rhythm and rhyming when they were treated to a story-telling and music-making performance by a top-class entertainer.   Singer and performer Wendy Holmes, from ARC – The Stockton Arts Centre, visited Mandale House in Thornaby, where she performed traditional songs, recited […]

October 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Huntercombe Hall hosts Earl Howe for the day

Huntercombe Hall hosts Earl Howe for the day

The residents and staff of Huntercombe Hall care home in Nettlebed were thrilled when Earl Howe spent the day with them recently. The Earl, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department of Health and a member of the House of Lords, examined every aspect of the home’s care programme on his fact finding mission, with […]

October 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Five Star Care Projects Come To Life

Five Star Care Projects Come To Life

Work begins on four residential, nursing and specialist dementia healthcare projects across the UK as NorthStar gets on site to develop five star home from home environments.    Totalling over £15 million the projects are situated throughout Britain and will see the company’s professional team come together to deliver a total of 220 beds, 17 […]

October 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home staff become Dementia Friends

Care home staff become Dementia Friends

Staff at a Middlesbrough care home are becoming Dementia Friends after launching a social action group to tackle the negative assumptions surrounding the degenerative disease. The Gables Care Home, last week, held its first session for Dementia Friends with the aim of giving more people an understanding of dementia and the small things that could […]

October 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home resident makes dream come true by attending mother’s wedding

Care home resident makes dream come true by attending mother’s wedding

Scott Hepburn, a 21 year old resident at Avon Park in Strathaven, made his mum’s dream come true by attending her recent wedding in Glencoe.  Supported by two of the staff from Avon Park, who helped him to arrange his travel and attend the wedding, Scott looked on as his mother wed in a beautiful […]

October 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
HC-One initiate debate on CCTV as 53% of residents oppose the useage

HC-One initiate debate on CCTV as 53% of residents oppose the useage

HC-One, the UK’s third largest care home provider, has today initiated a sector-wide debate on implementing an opt-in, visible camera scheme in care homes, following their consultation on the matter. Leading the way in restoring trust in the care sector, HC-One launched a consultation with Residents, relatives and colleagues to gauge their views on an […]

October 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Leading Care Home Provider Announces Appointment of New Strategy Director

Leading Care Home Provider Announces Appointment of New Strategy Director

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), one of the UK’s largest not-for-profit care home providers for older people, is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Strategy Director, Sara Livadeas With 20 years’ experience, Sara has most recently worked as a Commissioner with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC), leading on the commissioning of […]

October 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Falkirk care staff gain valuable industry qualifications

Falkirk care staff gain valuable industry qualifications

Two members of staff at Wallside Grange Care Centre, which is part of the Canterbury Care Group and based in Falkirk, are celebrating after achieving valuable qualifications in care.   Care Assistant Terry Allan (24) has gained his Train the Trainer for Moving and Handling qualification and Meghan Storrie (22), also a Care Assistant at […]

October 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bondcare home celebrates 10th anniversary

Bondcare home celebrates 10th anniversary

A Shildon care home has celebrated 10 successful years since it was built with a fun-filled party.   Redworth House, which is part of Bondcare Shaftesbury, held a party for its staff and residents in recognition of the landmark, with singer Kevin Royal providing the entertainment.   One of the home’s residents, Mrs Patsy Monk, […]

October 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hartford Care host care home open day

Hartford Care host care home open day

Staff at Woodlands House Residential Care Home in the New Forest recently hosted a wonderful open day for friends, family and members of the local community. Woodlands House is something of a hidden jewel, being tucked away in Woodlands Road, near Netley Marsh, so the team decided to hold the open day in order to […]

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