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Devon care home set to keep residents and staff after bank support

Devon care home set to keep residents and staff after bank support

A couple from Devon have invested in a care home, securing the jobs of its 21 members of staff and continuing care for the elderly, with the support of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Court House Residential Home in Cullompton can accommodate 23 residents and was bought by Lorna Turner and Marcus Lyward with the support […]

September 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care group’s customer service is simply the best

Care group’s customer service is simply the best

Award-winning Springhill Care Group has scooped two more major awards in recognition of its unrivalled customer service.   The company was awarded Service Business of the Year (joint winners) and Excellence in Customer Service winners at the prestigious Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs), cheered on by more than 1,000 guests at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom.   […]

September 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Facebook Birthday Surprise Goes Viral

Facebook Birthday Surprise Goes Viral

CLS resident and life-long greetings card lover, Betty Musker, may be about to experience a Hallmark moment of her own, as plans for a 104th birthday surprise have gone viral on Facebook around the world. After a message was posted online inviting people to send cards to Betty on her birthday, the home has already […]

September 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Four Celebrate 22 Years at Bupa Care Home

Fantastic Four Celebrate 22 Years at Bupa Care Home

It was celebrations all round at Bupa’s Rutherglen Care Home as it celebrated its 22nd anniversary with four Care Assistants who have each spent 22 years looking after residents there. The fantastic four, Margaret Balandis, Rita Docherty, Jean Meanan and Julian Sidebottom, started working with Bupa back in 1992 when Rutherglen was formerly two separate […]

September 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Finalists announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2014!

Finalists announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2014!

The finalists have been announced of this year’s Scotland’s Dementia Awards: a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council. We received over 90 applications for this year’s event and, after much deliberation from the judging panels, have narrowed this down to the following shortlisted initiatives for […]

September 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stocks Hall Garden Memorial Ceremony

Stocks Hall Garden Memorial Ceremony

A very special ceremony took place in the gardens of Stocks Hall, St Helens Nursing Home on Sunday 7th September. Stocks Hall St Helens were delighted to welcome Deputy Mayor Stephen Glover and Deputy Mayoress  Linda Glover of St Helens who gave an introductory speech to the ceremony.  Friends, families and staff joined together for […]

September 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ofcom rejects ‘unfair’ claim by Loughborough care home

Ofcom rejects ‘unfair’ claim by Loughborough care home

A care home investigated by the documentary programme Panorama has failed in its claim to Ofcom that the home had been treated unfairly. The statement says; Panorama – Elderly Care: Condition Critical investigated concerns about poor standards of day-to-day care in two care homes. The programme featured allegations that Kathleen Reid, a former resident of The […]

September 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
NEW ONLINE SELF-SERVICE LETTING AGENCY FOR CARE HOMES

NEW ONLINE SELF-SERVICE LETTING AGENCY FOR CARE HOMES

A new website has been launched which is focused on allowing care home providers to fully manage their latest room availability. Care Homes Now – www.carehomesnow.com – is the first dedicated self-service letting agency for 17,000 plus care homes across England. It provides a platform for owners and managers to advertise, as well as for […]

September 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cambian Group agree deal to buy Ansel in move to expand adult care services

Cambian Group agree deal to buy Ansel in move to expand adult care services

Education and specialist care provider Cambian Group PLC Monday said it has agreed a deal to buy Ansel Ltd, a 24-bed clinic in Nottingham which provides services for men suffering from personality disorders. Cambian did not provide any financial details of the transaction. Cambian said the acquisition of Ansel will expand its Adult Mental Health […]

September 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
New national association for care providers launched

New national association for care providers launched

More than 40 regional and local care associations throughout England have joined forces to form a powerful new group to represent providers.   Called the Care Association Alliance, members believe it will be better placed to represent the needs of its members than existing national bodies.   But Debbie Le Quesne, the Chief Executive of […]

September 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
FAMILY FUN FAYRE RAISES FUNDS FOR RESIDENTS

FAMILY FUN FAYRE RAISES FUNDS FOR RESIDENTS

Staff and residents at a local County Durham care home have raised hundreds of pounds for their residents through a family fun fayre. The fayre at Heather House in Birtley featured miniature ponies, a singer, a guitar player, a tombola, raffles and cake extravaganza. Some management staff volunteered for wet sponge throwing activity to boost […]

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Las Vegas comes to Malvern

Las Vegas comes to Malvern

Staff and residents at the newly opened Clarence Park Village in Malvern were treated to all the thrills of a Las Vegas themed night recently to welcome the new arrivals.   Around 80 people attended the event that included ‘show girls’, tribute acts and a casino.   On arrival, staff from Radis Community Care, the […]

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Masons cycle 300 miles in aid of RMBI

Masons cycle 300 miles in aid of RMBI

29 Masons from the Yorkshire province of West Riding took part in a gruelling 300 mile bike ride to raise funds for the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI). Riders follow in tyre tracks of Tour de France greats The route, which included sections from the first two stages of the Tour de France 2014, took […]

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
THERMASKIRT WARMING ELDERLY THROUGH SCOTTISH WINTERS

THERMASKIRT WARMING ELDERLY THROUGH SCOTTISH WINTERS

ThermaSkirt from Discrete Heat has been chosen to provide cost efficient and effective heating for 32 brand new extra-care flats at Cowan Court in Penicuik, just outside Edinburgh, funded by Midlothian Council. The development will benefit from ThermaSkirt’s LST heated skirting board with easy to use controls to create a safe and comfortable environment for […]

September 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Droitwich care home begins preparations for royal visit

Droitwich care home begins preparations for royal visit

Preparations are underway at the Elizabeth Finn Rashwood care home in Droitwich ahead of next week’s visit from Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron of Elizabeth Finn Care. Next Thursday residents will welcome Her Royal Highness to the historic home where she will enjoy afternoon tea with the residents, be given a tour […]

September 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
LGA & NHS confederation respond to Barker Commission Report

LGA & NHS confederation respond to Barker Commission Report

Responding to the Barker Commission report proposing the reshaping of health and social care around need, a spokesman from the Local Government Association, said:   “This is a helpful and thoughtful report much of which echoes what local government has long been saying about the need for integrated health and social care and the urgent […]

September 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care England welcomes the proposals for the future of residential care put forward by Paul Burstow MP

Care England welcomes the proposals for the future of residential care put forward by Paul Burstow MP

Care England, the largest representative body for independent care providers, has today welcomed the proposals, which were outlined in the DEMOS Commission on The Future of Residential Care, chaired by Paul Burstow MP.   Care England Chief Executive, Professor Martin Green said:   “ The DEMOS commission has given us a vision for the future […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home supplier signs up to Dementia Action Alliance

Care home supplier signs up to Dementia Action Alliance

Shackletons joins over 1400 organisations to transform the quality of life for people with dementia as it signs up to the Dementia Action Alliance.   Joining the Alliance, Shackletons have submitted an action plan setting out how they are delivering the outcomes of The Dementia Alliance declaration.   Their main commitment will be to direct […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Knaresborough steps forwards with innovative care service

Knaresborough steps forwards with innovative care service

THE father of a young man with severe autism has praised ubu and their unique care support service as he spoke about the latest launch of their uStep model in Knaresborough.   John Finn, whose son Martin has captured the hearts of many around the country with his beautiful singing, said that uStep was a […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Methodist Homes welcome new Chair Graham Smith

Methodist Homes welcome new Chair Graham Smith

Graham Smith has been installed as the new Chair for national charity Methodist Homes (MHA).   The charity, which provides accommodation, care and support services to 16,000 older people across the UK, made the announcement as Keith Salsbury completed his six-year term in the role.   Mr Salsbury has been an active and popular Board […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Supporting an ageing population requires joint work from  range of partners

Supporting an ageing population requires joint work from range of partners

Responding to Age UK’s report on ‘Housing in Later Life’, a Local Government Association spokesman said:   “Looking after older people is one of the most important jobs councils do and we are committed to ensuring our elderly residents have access to the right housing when they need it most.   “Supporting an ageing population […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Backing for care home ‘revolution’

Backing for care home ‘revolution’

A leading social care champion has hailed proposed changes to residential care as a ‘revolution’ in the way we look after older and vulnerable adults. Mike Padgham said proposals to be outlined by former care minister Paul Burstow could radically transform the way care is provided in care and nursing homes in this country. And […]

September 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
MEMBER OF STAFF AT WALLSEND CARE HOME TAKES THE PLUNGE FOR CHARITY

MEMBER OF STAFF AT WALLSEND CARE HOME TAKES THE PLUNGE FOR CHARITY

A brave member of staff at Wallsend-based Charlton Court care home took the plunge for charity in memory of her late cousin. Emma Binks, 21, who has been a Care Assistant at Charlton Court for three years, completed a bungee jump at Lightwater Valley to raise funds for the Toma Fund, a charity which supports […]

September 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Paralympian footballer opens new garden for care home residents

Paralympian footballer opens new garden for care home residents

Paralympic footballer Alistair Patrick-Heselton cut the ribbon at the grand opening of a new garden for residents at The Heights nursing home in Downley, part of local charity, The Fremantle Trust.     The new garden, which includes beautiful flowers, garden ornaments and a bird bath, was created by a group of young volunteers from the […]

September 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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