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Bromson Hill sale concludes Alpha Health Care Ltd disposal process

Bromson Hill sale concludes Alpha Health Care Ltd disposal process

Bromson Hill Nursing Home, the 34-bed care home in Ashorne, Warwickshire has been sold by specialist care property adviser Christie + Co, concluding a process which has seen ten care homes sold by the company on behalf of Alpha Health Care Ltd.   Bromson Hill is a detached, former Victorian residence in a beautiful rural […]

July 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Barchester launch gardening competition for staff and residents

Barchester launch gardening competition for staff and residents

Care home staff and residents across the UK have their pruning shears and gardening gloves at the ready as they gear up for Barchester in Bloom, a national gardening competition organised by Barchester Healthcare.   The competition aims to promote the imaginative planting of flowers and shrubs in the gardens of its 200 homes. For […]

July 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Social care is facing meltdown as NHS hits funding crisis

Social care is facing meltdown as NHS hits funding crisis

The NHS is facing an imminent funding crisis according to a report published by the think tank, Nuffield Trust today (Thursday 10 July).  Half of the 78 health and social care leaders who were surveyed, said that the current status quo within the NHS would not remain due to the squeeze on funding. This news […]

July 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Shaftesbury care home celebrates investment in the community

Shaftesbury care home celebrates investment in the community

Residents at Donwell House care home enjoyed a garden party with members of the local community to celebrate an investment made to the home. The event marked the opening of the home’s new large patio area in the garden, complete with seating area, which was officially launched with a ribbon cutting by resident June Dinsley, […]

July 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Experienced care operator saves Northamptonshire care home from closure

Experienced care operator saves Northamptonshire care home from closure

In light of recent negative press surrounding the care industry, specialist care agents DC Care are particularly pleased to report a good news, success story.   DC Care received instructions from the administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery to find a purchaser for The Meadows Nursing Home in Yardley Gobion near to Towcester, Northamptonshire. If a suitable […]

July 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
CQC admit a year of learning as it looks back over 12 months of change and improvements

CQC admit a year of learning as it looks back over 12 months of change and improvements

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) made radical changes to how it regulates health and adult social care last year, in order to fulfil its purpose to make sure people receive safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care in England. In its Annual report and accounts out today (Thursday 10 July), the regulator looks back on the […]

July 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Taking care in the care sector-Rise in negligence claims are avoidable

Taking care in the care sector-Rise in negligence claims are avoidable

Britain, like much of the developed world, is in the midst of a demographic shift in which people aged over 60 represent one of the fastest growing sections of society. Better diets, healthcare and living conditions and are contributing to increased longevity. According to Government figures, 10m UK people are aged more than 65. Latest […]

July 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Derbyshire care home welcomes visitors to Well Dressing

Derbyshire care home welcomes visitors to Well Dressing

Derbyshire care home Burton Closes Hall welcomed members of local community to an  activity-packed event in support of National Care Home Open Day which included the unveiling of their first ever Well Dressing. Burton Closes Hall, in Bakewell, hosted a full day of entertainment including the reveal of the traditional floral tribute which is now […]

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Funding for re-development and construction of Newcastle care home provided by RBS

Funding for re-development and construction of Newcastle care home provided by RBS

The construction and renovation of a brand new care home on West Road in Newcastle has reached the final stages of development thanks to the completion of a funding deal from The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).   North East care home operator, Solehawk Limited, has spent the last twelve months working on the project […]

July 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Skelmersdale care home offers help with dementia advice

Skelmersdale care home offers help with dementia advice

A care home is serving up a regular helping of advice to families, friends and interested parties on the issues surrounding dementia. The initiative has been set up at Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale, Merseyside, to help share information and expertise on dementia for those interested in learning more. By dropping in for a […]

July 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
111th birthday celebrations for Bupa care home resident

111th birthday celebrations for Bupa care home resident

Ying Ho, a resident at Bupa’s Brunswick Court Nursing Home on Stratford Road in Watford has celebrated her 111th Birthday.   On Friday 13th June Ying’s relatives and staff in the home held a special party to mark her reaching such an impressive age. The home arranged an afternoon tea party and a birthday cake […]

July 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Summer fun day a knitting success for care home residents

Summer fun day a knitting success for care home residents

Arranmore Park Care Home opened its doors to a quintessential British summer fun on Sunday as over 120 visitors flocked to the home to sample homemade cakes and crafts, and hear the music of well-known musicians – the Wigan Ukulele band.   The residential home knitting group, knitting natters, worked hard to make the event […]

July 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Castleoak welcomes new customer Greensleeves Homes Trust

Castleoak welcomes new customer Greensleeves Homes Trust

Castleoak, the leading developer and construction partner to the care sector, today announces the development of a £5.3m care home for new customer Greensleeves Homes Trust in Diss, Norfolk. The new 60-bed care home is a Castleoak development project with funding provided by the CarePlaces Fund – a partnership between Castleoak and Bridges Ventures. Having […]

July 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cornwall Care to create 100 jobs as care village gets the go ahead

Cornwall Care to create 100 jobs as care village gets the go ahead

Cornwall Care’s £15 million ‘care village’ plan for Wadebridge has been approved by county planners. Cornwall County Council has signalled the green light for 75 ‘care cottages’ clustered around a new 72-bedroom nursing home providing care and therapy for people living with dementia. The Wadebridge scheme on a 9.37-acre site at West Hill will replace […]

July 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care providers don’t miss out on skills training fund

Care providers don’t miss out on skills training fund

Care providers across North Yorkshire and York are being urged not to miss out on a pot of money available to help them train their staff. Scarborough-based care provider St Cecilia’s Care Services Ltd has taken on the role of grant holder for the Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund. And that funding is now […]

July 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Retirement village nominated for national retirement property award

Retirement village nominated for national retirement property award

Charters Village, the purpose-built village for the over 65s in East Grinstead, is one of only four schemes in the UK to be shortlisted for a national retirement property award. The village off Felcourt Road is now half complete, and includes a care home and a separate daycare centre for the local community to use. […]

July 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Refurbishment begins on Salford care home

Refurbishment begins on Salford care home

Salford-based Beech House Residential Care Home is undergoing a major refurbishment as part of Akari Care’s £12 million investment programme in its homes throughout the UK. As part of the extensive refurbishment work, the old caretaker’s flat will be converted to create an additional six bedrooms and a bathroom to enable the home to provide […]

July 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Berkley Care Group comment on recent site acquisition

Berkley Care Group comment on recent site acquisition

Acting for private clients, specialist property adviser Christie + Co has sold a 0.67 acre site in Ryefield Avenue, Hillingdon, West London. Planning consent has been granted for a purpose-built 58-bedroom care home.   Berkley Care Group acquired the site within nine weeks of making its initial offer, emerging victorious following a fiercely competitive sale […]

July 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dedicated care home manager to shave head for sensory project

Dedicated care home manager to shave head for sensory project

A dedicated care home manager at Philips Court care home, which is part of Akari Care, will shave her head during the home’s summer fayre to raise funds for an exciting sensory project. Karleen Taylor-Williams, who has been Manager at Philips Court for one year, will take the plunge during the fayre, which is free […]

July 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Worcestershire care home residents enjoy specially designed dementia garden

Worcestershire care home residents enjoy specially designed dementia garden

Residents at a Worcestershire care home are enjoying the summer in a new specially-designed Dementia Garden after the completion of a four-month project.   The gardens at Brookdale Nursing Home in Kidderminster have been overhauled as part of a £10,000 scheme which has given residents a safe and colourful outdoor space to walk in and […]

July 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
NHS Chief Executives comments are potentially damaging to the care home sector says regional care group

NHS Chief Executives comments are potentially damaging to the care home sector says regional care group

A regional care group today criticised the Chief Executive of NHS England for saying he believed there would be no care homes in 50 years’ time. Simon Stevens said he thought better community care and advances in the treatment of dementia would mean people would be able to stay in their own homes. But the […]

July 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
NHS Chief Executive ignores the reality of care services in England

NHS Chief Executive ignores the reality of care services in England

The statement by Simon Stevens, the new Chief Executive of the NHS, ignores the reality of social care and the excellent services care homes provide to support citizens with complex needs in the 21st century.   Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, said:   “Simon Stevens seems to be at variance with Government […]

July 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Harrogate Neighbours’ Food Angels race via rickshaw and tandem to deliver meals to the elderly

Harrogate Neighbours’ Food Angels race via rickshaw and tandem to deliver meals to the elderly

Not-for-profit housing association, Harrogate Neighbours organised its own Grand Départ just days before the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire , by racing to deliver meals on wheels via rickshaw and tandem.   The Association, which also operates Harrogate Food Angels, a hot meals on wheels service for the elderly who still live at home, […]

July 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Key appointment for Autism care specialist

Key appointment for Autism care specialist

Goldcrest House, the centre for adult Autistic Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities has made a strategic appointment as part of its commitment to maintain its footing as one of the country’s leading autism care specialists. Eileen Smale is welcomed into the role of activities co-ordinator at the residential home to design and implement programmes that […]

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National Care Home Open Day a great success for Willington care home

National Care Home Open Day a great success for Willington care home

Staff and residents at Willington-based Richmond Court care home were joined by The Mayor of Greater Willington, Councillor Fraser Tinsley and members of the local community for a fun open day. The home threw open its doors to members of the public on National Care Home Open Day and had stalls and entertainment for all […]

July 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Training in care homes reduces use of harmful anti-psychotics to people with dementia by a third

Training in care homes reduces use of harmful anti-psychotics to people with dementia by a third

An innovative training programme for care home staff has cut the use of inappropriate anti-psychotic drugs, which double the risk of death in people with dementia, by a third according to research commissioned by Alzheimer’s Society and launched today. Over 100 care homes were recruited to receive the ‘Focused Intervention Training and Support’ (FITS) programme […]

July 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tracscare Group MBO supported by Clydesdale Bank

Tracscare Group MBO supported by Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank has provided funding worth £16.75m, as part of a three bank senior debt package, to support the management buyout of specialist care provider Tracscare Group. The purchase of Tracscare by its management team was supported by pan-European private equity firm G Square and funded through Clydesdale Bank’s Acquisition Finance team and two other […]

July 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Adult care unsustainable-Alzheimers Society find ADASS survey deeply worrying

Adult care unsustainable-Alzheimers Society find ADASS survey deeply worrying

Adult social care services will be unsustainable if the current budgetary pressures continue, according to the annual survey by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), released today.  The survey, which 95 per cent of adult social care services departments responded to, found that the cash invested in services will reduce by a […]

July 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
We need Government to commit more money to Better Care Fund

We need Government to commit more money to Better Care Fund

Responding to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Service’s annual budget survey to be released today, Sir Merrick Cockell, Chair of the Local Government Association (LGA), said:   “This report helpfully outlines the scale of the issue facing social care. Our population is ageing and demand for adult social care services will only continue […]

July 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
New investments further consolidate Albion’s position as one of the most active healthcare investors

New investments further consolidate Albion’s position as one of the most active healthcare investors

Funds managed by Albion Ventures, one of the largest independent venture capital investors in the UK, have committed up to £16 million for the development of two purpose-built residential care homes for the elderly. The new facilities will be located in Cumnor Hill, Oxford and Hillingdon, Greater London and will cater for a total of […]

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