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CIC announces plans for £4.8 million specialist dementia service

CIC announces plans for £4.8 million specialist dementia service

National social care charity Community Integrated Care is proud to announce proposals to develop a new £4.8 million specialist dementia care service in Blackburn, which is set to open for late summer 2015. The service, which will be named EachStep Blackburn, will apply the charity’s unique EachStep model of integrated dementia care, which aims to […]

April 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Best of the best healthcare designs celebrated at the annual Pinders Healthcare Design Awards

Best of the best healthcare designs celebrated at the annual Pinders Healthcare Design Awards

Yesterday the Lancaster Hotel London provided a superb setting for the annual Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2014. The awards supported by Lloyds Bank, DC Care, Bouygues, Chandler & Co, Santander, Quality Compliance Systems, Towergate Patrick, GB Care Solutions, Citation, Bupa Care homes, Healthcare Business and Carehome.co.uk celebrate the design of care homes, care facilities for younger adults, […]

April 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Winchester care home celebrates ten years of care, comfort & companionship

Winchester care home celebrates ten years of care, comfort & companionship

Residents and staff at Tegfield House care home in Winchester had a great time at their anniversary party this weekend, celebrating being part of the Hartford Care group of homes for ten years. The party took place at the home in Chilbolton Avenue on Saturday 29th March and was be attended by The Right Worshipful Mayor […]

April 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Akari Care invests in North East care homes

Akari Care invests in North East care homes

Three care homes in the North East are undergoing major refurbishments as part of a £12 million investment programme in Akari Care homes throughout the UK.     The homes will benefit from complete re-decoration to improve the surroundings for residents.   Following a refurbishment of its first floor last year, Hillfield Nursing Home, which […]

April 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Olympic hopeful raises money for Cheshire care home

Olympic hopeful raises money for Cheshire care home

Fourteen year old Rebecca Winship is a champion swimmer with big dreams. She started swimming at the age of five, and began competing from age eleven. Now Rebecca is a title winning swimmer with hopes of competing in the Olympics one day. Some would say she has more than enough on her plate, but Rebecca […]

April 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Akari Care continue group refurbishment with North Walsham care home

Akari Care continue group refurbishment with North Walsham care home

Felmingham Old Rectory, which is based in Felmingham, North Walsham, is undergoing a major refurbishment as part of Akari Care’s £12 million investment programme in its homes throughout the UK.     The home will benefit from a re-decoration both internally and externally to improve the environment for residents and visitors.   Communal areas and […]

April 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Yarm care home undergoes refurb as part of £12m investment plans

Yarm care home undergoes refurb as part of £12m investment plans

Yarm-based Ayresome Court Care Home is undergoing a major refurbishment as part of Akari Care’s £12 million investment programme in its homes throughout the UK.   Following redecoration work to communal areas in the home last year, refurbishment work will continue, concentrating on the residents’ personal spaces.   A number of bedrooms in the home […]

April 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
CQC announces changes in regulatory fees

CQC announces changes in regulatory fees

Following consultation, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published details of the fees to be paid by providers from 1 April 2014.  All services registered with CQC are required under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 to pay fees to cover the cost of registration and inspection.     The fees scheme reflects government […]

March 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
The London Autistic Spectrum Condition Centre praised for its quality care

The London Autistic Spectrum Condition Centre praised for its quality care

The London Autistic Spectrum Condition Centre in Anerley, part of specialist care provider Glen Care, has been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the quality of its care. The positive report mans that all of Glen Care’s secure services are now fully compliant with the CQC standards. Following a recent inspection the service […]

March 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Diamond wedding anniversary celebrated at Nelson care home

Diamond wedding anniversary celebrated at Nelson care home

    Sparking couple Maureen and Brian Sharples were joined by family and friends to celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary at Stocks Hall Andrew Smith House.   The couple enjoyed an afternoon of tea, cakes and fizz to celebrate this momentous day! They were joined by their daughter Susan, her husband and the Mayor of […]

March 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
National campaign gives seniors food for thought

National campaign gives seniors food for thought

A nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of healthy eating among seniors was celebrated at Sunrise Senior Living communities across England and Wales. The doors and kitchens at the 27 communities were thrown open as part of the ‘Taste of Sunrise’ campaign with breakfasts, lunches, brunches and afternoon teas all open to the public. Following […]

March 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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