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Care home kitchen assistant scoops first prize in baking competition

Care home kitchen assistant scoops first prize in baking competition

A kitchen assistant at a Dorset care home has won the bakery competition at a huge summer event his company was sponsoring. James Bines’ sports car-themed 3D sponge cake scooped first prize at a Rotary Club show attended by more than 4,000 people. James, who works at Colten Care’s Brook View home in West Moors, […]

August 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Back to the floor for MD of care home group

Back to the floor for MD of care home group

Preswylfa Care Home in Rhyl welcomed a new member to their team this week, as one of Embrace’s Directors, the company which runs Preswylfa, spent a day working alongside the care home’s dedicated team of staff.   Managing Director of Older People’s Services South and Wales, Conor Whitelaw, rolled up his sleeves and got to […]

August 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home inspections hit record high as CQC ramps up activity ahead of raft of new powers

Care home inspections hit record high as CQC ramps up activity ahead of raft of new powers

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) undertook a record high of 21,126 care home inspections in the past year* (see graph below) as it ramped up its enforcement activity ahead of a raft of new powers given to it in the Care Act, says research by Thomson Reuters legal business, the world’s leading source of intelligent […]

August 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Summer Sunshine at Stocks Hall Burscough Garden Party

Summer Sunshine at Stocks Hall Burscough Garden Party

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Home in Burscough opened their doors to the community this weekend, hosting a Summer Garden Party for all to enjoy.   It was entertaining and fun. Fuelled with good food and drink, song and dance providing an excellent atmosphere.   Sammi Molyneux, Manager said “It was lovely to welcome so […]

August 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
CLS Summer round-up

CLS Summer round-up

It has been a busy Summer at CLS care homes across the region. A visit from the Chancellor of the Exchequer and a D-Day remembrance party are a small piece of the story.   George Osborne pops over on National Care Home Open Day     For CLS-run Leycester House in Mobberley, an extra special […]

August 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Akari Care reinforce commitment on zero tolerance policy

Akari Care reinforce commitment on zero tolerance policy

Akari Care has reinforced its commitment to a zero tolerance policy on abuse or malpractice with the launch of an independent and confidential helpline for staff, residents and relatives.   Designed to work alongside existing reporting mechanisms, the helpline will enable any legitimate concerns to be raised with the knowledge that they will be treated […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Northwich care home residents commemorate WWI centenary

Northwich care home residents commemorate WWI centenary

To mark the 100-year anniversary of Britain entering the First World War, residents and staff at Crossways care home, Lostock Gralam, Northwich, held a day of commemoration; remembering life during the war years through traditional food and songs, as well as dressing the home in an abundance of union jacks and … eating Jelly Babies. […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
A grant from Kent Police will help realise the dreams of residents at a Kent care home

A grant from Kent Police will help realise the dreams of residents at a Kent care home

Amherst Court Care Home has been awarded £500 from the Chief Constable’s Property Fund for its “Wishing Well Appeal Fund”.  The Wishing Well grants resident’s wishes, maybe to visit places from their youth, go to the theatre for example, or to revisit an old experience.   Amherst Court, in Palmerston Road, Chatham, is run by […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dereham care home host successful summer fete

Dereham care home host successful summer fete

Dereham-based Oak Manor care home has hailed its recent summer fete a ‘huge success’ after a large number of visitors dropped by on the sunny afternoon. The staff and residents at the specialist dementia care home, part of the Caring Homes group, were delighted that so many people attended the popular annual event. There were […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Belong Wigan celebrate a summer of sport

Belong Wigan celebrate a summer of sport

Apartment tenants, household residents and Experience Day customers from Belong Wigan, in Platt Bridge, celebrated a summer of sport with their families and members of staff in an internationally themed barbecue at the community care village.   Inspired by the Commonwealth Games and the fun had in the village watching the World Cup, everybody at […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Amy Hirst at Belong Atherton celebrates 101st birthday

Amy Hirst at Belong Atherton celebrates 101st birthday

One of Leigh’s oldest residents, Amy Hirst, celebrated her 101st birthday this year in a party with friends at Belong Atherton, on Mealhouse Lane.  Born in 1913, Amy has lived in Leigh all of her life, though a great deal of that time was spent travelling around the world, paving the way for modern holidaymakers. […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Shadow Health Secretary honoured to launch new ubu health and social care service

Shadow Health Secretary honoured to launch new ubu health and social care service

LEIGH’S Labour MP, Andy Burnham, spoke of his pride as he launched another one of ubu’s innovative specialist uStep health and social care support service.   The Shadow Secretary of State for Health told guests that society had to rethink how it cared for people and make support models more person centered rather than patient […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
How will we pay for care as residential care home costs spiral?

How will we pay for care as residential care home costs spiral?

Partnership’s Third Care Index reveals that with less than a year to go before the Care Bill starts to be introduced, 61% of over-45s admit they find the subject confusing and the largest proportion (49%) would turn to local authorities/social workers for guidance on this topic [Click here for full report].   Others would turn […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
John Mason MSP welcomed by Glasgow care home

John Mason MSP welcomed by Glasgow care home

Ashton Grange Care Centre, which is located in Glasgow and is part of the Canterbury Care Group, has welcomed John Mason MSP for Glasgow Shettleston for a special visit.   Following the home’s recent positive Care Inspectorate report, John Mason MSP visited the home to congratulate members of staff on achieving ‘Good’ ratings across all […]

August 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home residents in tune with world class orchestra

Care home residents in tune with world class orchestra

A GROUP of talented residents from a leading care organisation from North Wales teamed up with a world class orchestra to perform at an international festival. The melodious group collaborated in two musical workshops with a trio from the renowned Halle during the opening day of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod which sees singers and […]

August 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Time to share a war time story

Time to share a war time story

Eileen Parkhouse, born 19th June 1920 has recently decided to share her story of how she lived through the Second World War after serving in the Woman’s Royal Naval Service for 3 years at the age of 22. Eileen is a residential member at The Millbrook, one of Meridian Health Care homes in Stalybridge and […]

August 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care homes choose arts and crafts to mark WW1 centenary

Care homes choose arts and crafts to mark WW1 centenary

Care home residents in Lymington have turned to arts and crafts to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.   Members of a ‘knit and chat’ group at Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge home knitted and crocheted 100 woollen poppies, one for every year since 1914.   The collection was put on […]

August 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Health and social care provider reaches milestone in  £170 million investment strategy

Health and social care provider reaches milestone in £170 million investment strategy

Health and social care provider reaches milestone in  £170 million investment strategy Care UK’s investment in brand new care homes saw a peak of activity over the past few weeks as three beautiful new care homes opened their doors to new residents. Over the past 15 months Care UK has opened nine other new, state-of-the-art […]

August 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
FUNDRAISER ON WHEELS BOOSTS RESIDENTS’ FUND

FUNDRAISER ON WHEELS BOOSTS RESIDENTS’ FUND

A group of carers from Abbeyvale Care Centre in Blackhall, Hartlepool, took on an outdoor challenge raising £1060 for their residents’ fund. Six carers walked five miles pushing their residents’ wheel chairs in order to encourage members of the local community to donate money. The money will go towards residents’ fund used for their entertainment […]

August 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
World’s top shop takes time to honour Cambridgeshire man

World’s top shop takes time to honour Cambridgeshire man

  A Cambridgeshire man has been celebrating after being honoured for years of service to a well-known British institution.   Mr Bob Easton, who lives at Somers Court, an extra care housing facility in Wisbech worked for Harrods as a display ticket writer for over 16 years and this week, he received a Harrods teddy […]

August 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care homes across the country mark 100th anniversary of WW1

Care homes across the country mark 100th anniversary of WW1

Community Integrated Care’s care homes across the country have marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, hosting a series of ceremonies and events to remember those who lived and fought through the conflict. Community integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest social care charities, supporting thousands of people with learning […]

August 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Calorie boosting is a part of good care

Calorie boosting is a part of good care

Nutritionist, Carmel, champions calorie boosting as part of good care. Israeli born clinical nutritionist Carmel Berke, 30 of Prestwich grew up in Helsinki in the Finnish capital’s small Jewish community and came to Manchester nine years ago after meeting her solicitor husband Daniel in Israel. In 2009 she took up her studies at Manchester Met […]

August 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Double boost for Jesmond care home

Double boost for Jesmond care home

Jesmond-based Wordsworth House care home has two reasons to celebrate as it has made an experienced appointment and is undergoing refurbishment work to benefit its residents. Michelle Daglish, who has 15 years’ experience working with older people as a care home Manager, has been appointed as a Peripatetic Manager based at Wordsworth Houseand will bring […]

August 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Specialist care service brings investment and jobs to Lincolnshire

Specialist care service brings investment and jobs to Lincolnshire

Craegmoor, part of the Priory Group of Companies, has invested £150,000 to create a new residential facility in Lincolnshire to support people with mental health conditions including personality disorders. Middlegate Lodge, which is close to the market town of Caistor and is set in extensive grounds, will provide high quality accommodation for service users who […]

August 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Celebrity chef to headline care catering forum

Celebrity chef to headline care catering forum

Celebrity Chef Rosemary Shrager will headline the National Association of Care Catering Training & Development Forum 2014 – 1-3 October 2014     The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Training & Development Forum 2014 – the only dedicated learning event for care caterers in the UK – will educate, motivate and inspire delegates from […]

August 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Carebase homes invest in creative gardening with blooming marvellous results!

Carebase homes invest in creative gardening with blooming marvellous results!

Carebase, a group of private care homes in the South East and East Anglia, specialising in nursing, residential and dementia care, ran a gardening competition in all of its homes with incredible results recently. During July the care home company encouraged its ten care homes to do up their gardens, plant flowers, set up allotments […]

August 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Droitwich man hits £50,000 fundraising mark for care home

Droitwich man hits £50,000 fundraising mark for care home

A Droitwich man has helped raise more than £50,000 for a group of disabled residents at a Birmingham care home over the last ten years, giving them the chance to live life to the full.   Thanks to the tireless fundraising efforts of Paul Massey in aid of Sparrowfields Care Home in Weoley Castle, residents […]

July 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bupa care home residents open their open Cardiff home

Bupa care home residents open their open Cardiff home

Three residents have officially opened their new home, Bupa’s Heol Don Residential and Nursing Centre in Whitchurch, Cardiff. Joyce Mitchell, 88, Eileen Jones, 86, and Valerie Evans, 84, cut the ribbon alongside Janice Evans, the home manager and Andrew Cannon, managing director for Bupa Care Services to open the home during a celebration on Thursday. […]

July 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
91 year old care home resident and WW2 veteran awarded the Arctic Star

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 […]

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

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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