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Care home introduce ‘henpower’ to benefit residents

Care home introduce ‘henpower’ to benefit residents

A Shropshire care provider has welcomed some new residents to its homes – a brood of chickens that are helping to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Coverage Care has introduced a flock of feathered friends at Barleyfields House in Shrewsbury, and at Lightmoor View, in Telford, to stimulate and engage residents, especially those with dementia. […]

October 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Christie + Co appointed to sell closed care home on 17 acre plot

Christie + Co appointed to sell closed care home on 17 acre plot

Specialist property adviser Christie + Co is selling the former Purbeck Care Home in Wareham, Dorset, on behalf of Joint Administrators, Duncan Swift, Miles Needham and Jeremy Willmont of Moore Stephens LLP.   Located in the delightful village of East Stoke, approximately four miles from the well-connected popular market town of Wareham, the site comprises a variety […]

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Greensleeves Homes Trust recognised for its award-winning dementia care

Greensleeves Homes Trust recognised for its award-winning dementia care

At the LaingBuisson Independent Healthcare Awards 2014 in October, Mount Ephraim House in Tunbridge Wells, one of Greensleeves Homes Trust 17 care homes, received a prestigious award for the Residential Care Provider of the Year 2014. An independent panel of judges was looking for organisations and individuals who made an outstanding contribution to healthcare during […]

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Warwick care home staff raise charity cash

Warwick care home staff raise charity cash

Daredevil care home workers in Warwick raised £1,400 for charity by donning fancy dress and taking part in a cross-country ‘run for home’.   Four members of staff from the River Meadows care home, in Warwick Road, Kineton, dressed as Minions from the hit film Despicable Me to take part in Heart FM’s ‘Run for […]

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care homes praise home grown PR

Care homes praise home grown PR

Care homes embrace story telling as a powerful marketing tool as they praise a new, specific to the care industry, do it yourself PR toolkit.   Called Practical PR for your Care Home, the product is the brainchild of Colette Lowe from Chew PR and Simon Beck from Care Home Marketing Expert, who together felt […]

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘Inspirational’ boxing fan Jack, 103, is proud as punch

‘Inspirational’ boxing fan Jack, 103, is proud as punch

A keen boxing fan is proving a real knockout for care home staff in Rutland, who held a party to help celebrate his 103rd birthday.   John Dalby, known as Jack, marked the milestone by celebrating with his family at Rutland Care Village in Barleythorpe Road, Oakham.   Having been a resident there for just […]

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Care Quality Commission publishes its fifth annual report on the state of health and care services in England

Care Quality Commission publishes its fifth annual report on the state of health and care services in England

Care Quality Commission publishes its fifth annual report on the state of health and care services in England   There is much excellent care but the variation in the quality and safety of care in England is too wide and is unacceptable Safe services occur where effective leadership builds a culture of safety By looking […]

October 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care homes Join Memory Walks in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Care homes Join Memory Walks in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Residents and staff at care homes across the North East have raised hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society by attending a number of sponsored ‘Memory Walks’.   The events, which run at various locations across the country each Autumn, aim to increase awareness about the condition and raise money to provide support for people […]

October 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
UK set for chronic lack of purpose built retirement housing

UK set for chronic lack of purpose built retirement housing

Britain is not building enough retirement housing to cater for demand from a rapidly ageing population, according to property consultancy Knight Frank. The Retirement Housing report shows that such housing makes up only 2.8% of all new homes currently under construction in the UK. With the over 65s making up nearly 23% of the national […]

October 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Merseyside care home residents celebrates her 100th birthday!

Merseyside care home residents celebrates her 100th birthday!

A resident at Shevington Court Nursing Home, which is based in Prescot and is part of care home operator Bondcare St Andrews, has celebrated her 100th birthday with special guests. Lena Chester, who grew up in the area and used to be a fever nurse, celebrated her milestone birthday with the Mayor of St Helens, […]

October 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mayor officially opens £1.9m extension and refurbishment for Healthcare Homes

Mayor officially opens £1.9m extension and refurbishment for Healthcare Homes

On Friday 10 October 2014, the Mayor of Biggleswade, Councillor Mrs Hazel Ramsay officiated the official opening of a £1.9 million extension and refurbishment project at Beaumont Park Nursing Home, a Healthcare Homes residential nursing home.   The extension project was completed on schedule and sees the creation of 12 new en-suite bedrooms, plus a purpose-built […]

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Care Home hosts inaugural Flame of Forgiveness Fortnight to commemorate the centenary of WW1

Care Home hosts inaugural Flame of Forgiveness Fortnight to commemorate the centenary of WW1

Community leaders, school children and care home residents gathered at an inaugural event to commemorate the centenary of World War 1 in the spirit of forgiveness. Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead was the venue for the historic occasion of the first ever Flame of Forgiveness event, which was held as part of the Flame […]

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Thirty six per cent of abuse of vulnerable adult allegations happen in care homes

Thirty six per cent of abuse of vulnerable adult allegations happen in care homes

Four in ten abuse allegations were about incidents reported to have been in victim’s own home   Council2 investigations into alleged abuse of adults with care and support needs were most often about incidents reported to have happened in the victim’s own home, statistics released today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre show3. […]

October 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home gets a visit from the Silkmen

Care home gets a visit from the Silkmen

Residents at Ingersley Court care home in Bollington were recently put through their paces by training staff from Macclesfield Town Football Club, also known as the Silkmen. Representatives from the club visited the CLS-run care home to get residents in the competitive spirit with games based on hand-eye co-ordination.   As an organisation committed to […]

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Another day, another damning report on care in England-Letter to the editor

Another day, another damning report on care in England-Letter to the editor

Mike Padgham of the Independent Care Group responds to another report on what is happening in care claiming ‘Damning reports will damage social care further’ Another day, another damning report on the current state of social care. This week it is condemnation of dementia care, last week it was a sweeping generalisation from the Care […]

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Sanctuary Care share the joy!

Sanctuary Care share the joy!

There were beaming faces and belly laughs galore across Sanctuary Care’s homes when residents enjoyed interactive performances steeped in nostalgia.   During October residents at 12 of the organisation’s homes in Worcestershire, Weston-super-Mare, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Telford enjoyed ‘Sharing Joy’ – a specially commissioned performance by Vamos Theatre packed with charming and humorous scenes from […]

October 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Have your say on Care Quality Commission fees

Have your say on Care Quality Commission fees

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a consultation about the fees that it proposes to charge registered providers in 2015/16. The fees paid by providers, together with grant-in-aid from the government, are central to ensuring that CQC can carry out the job it is committed to delivering – registering and inspecting health and adult […]

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Aberdeen Care Home Gets Green Fingered after Winning Funds from City Council

Aberdeen Care Home Gets Green Fingered after Winning Funds from City Council

An Aberdeen care home has successfully been awarded a grant from Aberdeen City Council’s Great Outdoors Fund to transform an unused outdoors space into a beautiful garden for residents to enjoy.   As part of their application for the fund, Four Seasons Health Care’s Laurels Lodge Care Home drew up plans to redesign the area […]

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Cranmer Court awarded Beacon Status for highest care standards

Cranmer Court awarded Beacon Status for highest care standards

Warlingham care home Cranmer Court is celebrating following the news that it has been awarded Beacon Status for its dedication to high quality end of life care. The prestigious Beacon Award with the Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes (GSFCH) places Cranmer Court in a select group of just 66 care homes in the United […]

October 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Task force set up to tackle nurse shortage as more closures loom

Task force set up to tackle nurse shortage as more closures loom

A JOINT task force of representatives from the NHS and independent care providers is being set up to find an answer to the chronic shortage of qualified nurses. This major initiative is a response to the growing crisis across Wales which is forcing nursing homes to close – with many other being pushed to the […]

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Danshell celebrates successful first year as national care provider following Castlebeck acquisition

Danshell celebrates successful first year as national care provider following Castlebeck acquisition

One year on from a major expansion, specialist care provider Danshell is on track to complete Phase One of its five year plan.   The company acquired 20 new services in September 2013 following its buyout of Castlebeck from administration.    Danshell, a provider of learning disability and mental health services in the UK, has […]

October 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
NASHiCS Forum celebrate 10 years

NASHiCS Forum celebrate 10 years

High profile speakers, inspirational awards and innovative breakout sessions made the recent NASHiCS (National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services) Learning & Development Forum in Oxford a great success.   Entitled ‘Safety Leadership – Delivers Success’, this year’s event covered a vast range of subjects from leadership to commissions to legal matters.   […]

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Care Home Residents Celebrate Techie day

Care Home Residents Celebrate Techie day

Residents at Hartford Care’s Tegfield House had great fun taking part in National Techie Day on 3 October. The day is planned to be an annual celebration of all things ‘techie’ and as such, the team at Tegfield organised a wide range of ‘high-tech’ activities for residents to participate in.   They started the day […]

October 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
106 year old centurion celebrates her birthday

106 year old centurion celebrates her birthday

Julia Gilbert, who lives at Jewish Care’s Vi & John Rubens House Gants Hill, received a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress of Redbridge, Cllr Ashley Kissin and Hilary Kissin to celebrate her 106th birthday which was on Thursday 25th September. The Mayor presented her with the annual birthday card from the Queen which she […]

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Unacceptable gap in care for those with dementia

Unacceptable gap in care for those with dementia

A major review of dementia care by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the unacceptable gap in the quality of care means it is likely that someone living with dementia will experience poor care as they move between care homes and hospitals. CQC inspected care in 129 care homes and 20 hospitals across England, looking […]

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Sheffield nursing home resident wins first prize in raffle

Sheffield nursing home resident wins first prize in raffle

A resident of Abbey Grange care home in Sheffield has been announced as the winner of a national raffle, scooping £500 as the first prize winner. Abbey Grange, which specializes in residential and nursing care, was one of 13 care homes in Country Court Care Group that were entered into the raffle, with over 700 […]

October 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dismay over negative launch for CQC’s new inspection regime

Dismay over negative launch for CQC’s new inspection regime

A spokesman for social care has expressed his dismay over the way negative language has accompanied the launch of a new inspection regime. Mike Padgham says talk of “awful care” and care “not being good enough at the moment” from the Care Quality Commission did not help the sector to work together to improve standards. […]

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Securing fairer fees for continuing healthcare

Securing fairer fees for continuing healthcare

Monitor has agreed to conduct an inquiry into whether Gateshead CCG followed the application of the rules within the National Tariff with respect to the fees it pays for CHC funded residents in care homes.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England said:   “The National Tariff rules for the setting of […]

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Borough Care wins Stockport top business award

Borough Care wins Stockport top business award

The constant drive to improve quality standards at Borough Care has been recognised in Stockport’s Business Awards. The care group, which has 500 permanent staff across 11 homes caring for over 460 residents won the ‘Best Non for Profit Organisation’ in a glittering ceremony held at the Hallmark Hotel in Handforth. The award follows a […]

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100th birthday party at Haywards Heath care home

100th birthday party at Haywards Heath care home

Sylvia Wyatt enjoyed her 100th birthday party at a Haywards Heath residential home where she was presented with a gift and celebration cake.   With Mrs. Wyatt enjoying regular respite stays at Walstead Place in Haywards Heath, the staff and residents were keen to celebrate her milestone event. She enjoyed a birthday tea party with […]

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