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Barchester ups the anti on apprenticeship standards

Barchester ups the anti on apprenticeship standards

A new standard for Apprenticeships in Property Maintenance has been developed by a trailblazer group of cross-sector employers, led and supported by national care provider Barchester Healthcare as part of the government’s drive to equip people with the skills that employers need to grow and compete. Barchester, working alongside companies such as Hilton Worldwide, Carillion, […]

September 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Round up of activities from Country Court Care group

Round up of activities from Country Court Care group

There has been a lot of going on at Norwood Grange Care Home in Sheffield recently, summer fetes, garden parties, and open days to name a few. The most recent excursion was a summer trip. A group of residents and staff visited Cleethorpes for an afternoon at the seaside. The 35 bedded home, which became […]

September 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Newcastle care home joined by Mayor for community summer fayre

Newcastle care home joined by Mayor for community summer fayre

Residents and staff at Wordsworth House care home were joined by special guest, The Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, Councillor George Pattison, for a fun summer fayre, which was enjoyed by members of the community. Held in the grounds of the home, the fayre included a visit from the miniature ponies of KL Pony Therapy, […]

August 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
200th Birthday Celebration at Jewish Care home

200th Birthday Celebration at Jewish Care home

Recently two residents from Jewish Care’s Clore Manor home in Hendon, Herman Katz and Maud Solskone celebrated their 100th birthdays. Both centenarians were joined by their children and grandchildren for birthday teas at the home where they were presented by Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet, Martin Russell with birthday cards from Her Majesty The Queen. Herman […]

August 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
All the fun of the fair at Redworth House Care Centre

All the fun of the fair at Redworth House Care Centre

Residents and members of staff at Redworth House, which is based in Shildon and part of Bondcare Shaftesbury, invited members of the community to a fun summer fair, which raised £450 .00 for the home’s comfort fund.   Members of staff dressed up as their favourite Disney characters for the Disney-themed event and everyone enjoyed […]

August 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Glowing report for St Helens care home

Glowing report for St Helens care home

Lymewood Court care home in St Helens, part of Bondcare St Andrew’s, is celebrating after receiving a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission.   The home, based on Piele road, Haydock, was found to be fully compliant will all the required standards following an inspection published recently.   The inspector noted that ‘people who […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
First resident welcomed at York care home

First resident welcomed at York care home

Mark Greaves, Managing Director of Ideal Care Homes this week visited Ebor Court Care Home in Nether Poppleton, to officially welcome its first resident Mr Brian Potts, who moved into the home to enjoy the new luxurious facilities.   Mr Brian Potts was presented with a gift box of Newcastle Brown Ale (his favourite tipple) […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
HOW EGG-CITING! CHICKENS COME HOME TO ROOST AT MIDDLESBROUGH CARE HOME

HOW EGG-CITING! CHICKENS COME HOME TO ROOST AT MIDDLESBROUGH CARE HOME

A flock of chickens have moved into Dalby Court Care Home in Middlesbrough and are proving feathery favourites with the residents and staff. The chickens were a gift from the family of Dalby Court resident Jim, who used to keep chickens on his allotment. Knowing how much Jim would enjoy having some new fluffy friends […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hartford Care helps to create a dementia friendly generation

Hartford Care helps to create a dementia friendly generation

Residents and staff at Hartford Care’s homes thoroughly enjoyed taking part in their first official ‘Family Day’ on Wednesday 20th August. Following on from the Alzheimer’s Society successful pilot of the intergenerational schools project – ‘creating a dementia-friendly generation’ the team at Hartford Care decided to launch their own initiative to encourage children to visit […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mayor visits landmark stage of new Rochdale care home

Mayor visits landmark stage of new Rochdale care home

  The Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Carol Wardle, last week visited the site of Beechwood Lodge Care Home as LNT Construction and Berrycroft Care celebrated a landmark stage in the build with a Topping Out Ceremony.   Beechwood Lodge has been designed and constructed by LNT Construction on Meadow View Road in Rochdale. On its […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
New Mental Health Service Opens in Sheffield

New Mental Health Service Opens in Sheffield

Priory Group senior managers joined Clive Betts MP and VIP guests to officially open Bowden House, a new specialist mental health service in Sheffield. Craegmoor, part of the Priory Group of Companies, has invested more than £100,000 in the new residential service for individuals requiring specialist support for their mental health needs, including personality disorder. […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
We must commission for quality to avoid “sleepwalking into disaster” says social care leader

We must commission for quality to avoid “sleepwalking into disaster” says social care leader

A social care leader has called for fundamental changes to tackle a dire shortage of nurses in Wales. The scarcity of medically trained staff is leading to nursing home closures which will push the NHS beyond breaking point, according to Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales. One of the major causes of […]

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tyneside care home residents pay respects to two victims of crashed plane

Tyneside care home residents pay respects to two victims of crashed plane

A Tyneside care homes released black and white balloons in a memory of the tragic Newcastle United fans’ death in the MH17 crash. The fundraising activity was held at their annual summer fete, which was attended by staff, residents and families of Sovereign Lodge and Sovereign Court care homes in Westerhope, Newcastle. The balloons were […]

August 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home staffer is third in family to become firefighter

Care home staffer is third in family to become firefighter

A CARE home worker has become the third member of his family to join Dorset Fire and Rescue Service.   Richard Upshall, Guest Services Co-ordinator at Colten Care’s Newstone House in Sturminster Newton, has completed his initial training as a retained firefighter.   The 22-year-old follows in the footsteps of his father Carl, 54, who […]

August 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
East Hill House roll out Dementia Friends Information Sessions

East Hill House roll out Dementia Friends Information Sessions

Staff at East Hill House care home have been working closely with Waitrose Petersfield to deliver the store’s first Dementia Friends Information Session.   The care home’s deputy manager, Rebecca Connolly, activities co-ordinator, Tracey Stokes and senior carer, Emma Bennett, delivered two training sessions at the branch, to give customer-facing staff a better understanding of […]

August 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Creative approaches to Dementia Care at Stocks St Helens

Creative approaches to Dementia Care at Stocks St Helens

Providing reminiscence activities and evoking special memories is vitally important to those living at Stocks Hall Nursing & Care in St Helens.   Staff from the Group came up with the innovative idea to hold a special mock Christening for people living at the home on Tuesday 19th August 2014.    It was a time […]

August 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Arcadia Care Homes opens Newport home with HSBC funding support

Arcadia Care Homes opens Newport home with HSBC funding support

The husband and wife partnership behind the popular Pontcanna House care home in Cardiff have opened the doors on their second home in South Wales. Dr Shirwan Al-Mufti and his wife, Nasik, have opened a 28-bed care home in Newport after acquiring and renovating the former Newport Lodge Hotel. The couple acquired the property last […]

August 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Garden cuppa helps those living with dementia

Garden cuppa helps those living with dementia

A Shrewsbury care home has found an innovative way of supporting residents living with dementia – by creating a cafe, train station and bus stop in the grounds.   Following on from its successful pub in a summer house, Coverage Care’s Coton Hill House home has created a dementia garden, which residents can accessed via […]

August 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Poppy Party for care home residents honouring those in the First World War

Poppy Party for care home residents honouring those in the First World War

A Poppy Party was held at an Oxfordshire care home recently in honour of the centenary anniversary of the First World War. Oaken Holt Care Home, part of the Caring Homes Group, arranged the party so that residents could take time to remember when Britain entered into one of its costliest conflicts in history. Everyone […]

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Macmillan Cancer benefits from kind-hearted care home and singing duo

Macmillan Cancer benefits from kind-hearted care home and singing duo

A local singing duo who entertain residents at Magna Care Centre near Wimbourne were presented with a £100 cheque for their chosen charity recently.   The Pastimers often visit the care centre and sing classic tracks from bygone days, which the residents at the Arrowsmith Road home thoroughly enjoy. During their recent visit staff and […]

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
CMG showcases innovative activities for people with multiple learning disabilities

CMG showcases innovative activities for people with multiple learning disabilities

Pimp My Chair was just one activity on offer as leading care provider CMG showcased innovative ways to complement programmes of care for people living with multiple learning disabilities. The annual Supportive Therapies Day brought staff and the individuals they support together to learn about different techniques which can improve communication, social interaction and general […]

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Winchester care home raises funds for local community centre

Winchester care home raises funds for local community centre

A Winchester dementia care home has raised £670 to help a nearby community centre inspire neighbourhood families with arts and library activities. Team members and families of residents living with dementia at Colten Care’s St Catherines View chose The Carroll Centre as their nominated charity last year. Since then the Stanmore Lane home has staged […]

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
SUMMER FAIR SUCCESS FOR GOOLE CHARITY

SUMMER FAIR SUCCESS FOR GOOLE CHARITY

Staff and residents of Goldcrest House, the specialists in autism, raised £480 for Goole special school Riverside during a successful summer fair thanks to the local community. Held at Goldcrest House the garden party was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Goole, Ian Blackburn and saw the local community, friends and family sample the hospitality […]

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
WW1 Family Tea Party at Poole nursing home

WW1 Family Tea Party at Poole nursing home

Birds Hill Nursing Home in Poole, Dorset opened their doors to family and friends this weekend; hosting an afternoon tea party in aid of the Royal Legion and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WW1.   The ambience was set with a musical session from local entertainer Jaime Frances, who sang an array of […]

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Information sharing must increase to ensure controlled drugs safety, says CQC

Information sharing must increase to ensure controlled drugs safety, says CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) publishes the seventh annual report into the management of controlled drugs, today. The report examines the governance arrangements for controlled drugs during 2013 and in particular the implementation of the revised regulations which came into being on 1 April 2013.  The report sets out that 2013 was a transitional year […]

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
MALVERN NURSING HOME OPENS ITS DOORS FOR SUMMER FETE

MALVERN NURSING HOME OPENS ITS DOORS FOR SUMMER FETE

A Malvern care home recently opened its doors to friends and family for its annual summer fete.   Staff at Welland House Care Centre in Lime Grove, Welland, hosted the popular event which saw over 30 people attending to browse cake and toy stalls, enjoy refreshments, a raffle, face-painting and a performance of Country and […]

August 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stockport’s oldest generation pay tribute to World War One heroes

Stockport’s oldest generation pay tribute to World War One heroes

Stockport’s oldest generation paid tribute to the heroes some could still remember in a poignant tribute to those that fell in World War One. Across Borough Care’s 11 local homes staff had spent the last six months researching how many local men had died in some foreign field during World War One. To mark the […]

August 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bar-illiant work by members of staff and residents at Aycliffe Care Home

Bar-illiant work by members of staff and residents at Aycliffe Care Home

Aycliffe care home, which is based in Newton Aycliffe, welcomed the Mayor of Aycliffe, Councillor Wendy Hillary, to raise a glass to a new bar that has been created in the home.   Councillor Hillary officially opened the home’s new fully-stocked bar named the ‘Jolly Carers’ by residents, which used to be an un-used lounge […]

August 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Great Yarmouth care home opened by television presenter Jennie Bond

Great Yarmouth care home opened by television presenter Jennie Bond

Residents, families and dignitaries celebrated the formal opening of Lydia Eva Court, a new care home for people living with dementia in Gorleston on the east coast of Norfolk. The home was opened by television presenter and journalist Jennie Bond, who has a very personal connection to dementia.   The 88-bed care home in Gorleston, […]

August 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Avery Healthcare acquires UK arm of Hawthorns Retirement Homes group

Avery Healthcare acquires UK arm of Hawthorns Retirement Homes group

An exciting new phase of development has been announced by Avery Healthcare, which involves, for the first time, expanding into the field of retirement living. The company has acquired the UK arm of The Hawthorns Retirement Homes group, a name now synonymous with gracious retirement living, a partnership which is a perfect fit in terms […]

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