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Want to market your care home?

Want to market your care home?

  Marketing- It’s a funny old word and it can bring to mind all sorts of pictures but it’s definitely the way forward for care operators and their owners, big or small- group size I mean! The world has changed a lot and so has care. The old Victorian vicarage turned care home, run by the […]

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Sanctuary Care residents throw themselves into the SHIRE Olympics

Sanctuary Care residents throw themselves into the SHIRE Olympics

With the country at fever pitch over London 2012, residents from seven Sanctuary Supported Living homes for adults with learning and physical disabilities showed off their sporting prowess at the SHIRE Olympics.   Now in its fourth year the event was organised by SHIRE – Sanctuary Helping Involve Residents Equally. The group is made up […]

August 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Construction of New London Health Centre in Tooting

Construction of New London Health Centre in Tooting

The construction of a new 17,800 sq ft medical centre in London has begun.  Located in Tooting, South West centre the new purpose built primary care centre will provide healthcare facilities for local residents.  Once completed the new medical centre will be leased by Dr Freeman and Partners, providing a new base for two existing […]

July 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Excellence in Care workshop gets caring Lorna back to work

Excellence in Care workshop gets caring Lorna back to work

An industry-specific workshop run by Ingeus in Dumbarton has paid off for local jobseeker Lorna Cockburn, who is now back in work and embarking on a new career in Care after being unemployed for almost two years.   The Excellence in Care workshop, recently developed by employability services provider Ingeus gives an in-depth insight into […]

July 12, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
90 new care jobs to be created by Hica in West Yorkshire

90 new care jobs to be created by Hica in West Yorkshire

90 new jobs are to be created by the Hica Group as it expands its domiciliary care operations to meet an increasing demand from local authorities and residents in West Yorkshire.   Hica at Home (formerly Hica Homecare) is recruiting 46 people now to support people in their own homes in Bradford, Bingley, Keighley and […]

June 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Triple success as Glasgow’s Hospice secures Business Excellence Award

Triple success as Glasgow’s Hospice secures Business Excellence Award

GLASGOW’S Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has won the People Development Award at the Quality Scotland Awards for Business Excellence. The award, sponsored by Investors in People, is presented to the company or organisation that can best demonstrate how its people development strategies have improved its performance and created a committed, motivated and effective […]

June 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Caring Lyn marries the right Steve

Caring Lyn marries the right Steve

There was a flutter of excitement a little while ago at Lindsay Hall Nursing Home; Manager Lyn Foster was going to marry ‘her’ Steve Winter which was a little confusing because this is also the name of her boss!   The Operations Director of the Home’s owners, Galleon Care is also called Steve Winter and […]

June 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mental Health charity wins £85k grant for exceptional eco project in Bromley

Mental Health charity wins £85k grant for exceptional eco project in Bromley

Today Branching Out, the outdoor project run by Community Options in Bromley, celebrates the win of a £85,000 Ecominds grant from the mental health charity Mind, on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund. The award comes in recognition of the project’s invaluable work to date, supporting local residents with experience of mental health problems, by […]

May 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ideal Secure Design Award From Greater Manchester Police

Ideal Secure Design Award From Greater Manchester Police

Moston’s newest care home Lightbowne Hall, on Lightbowne Road, Moston, has been awarded a prestigious award for the manner in which its design and construction ensures the safety of the people who live and work there.   Gareth Hulmes, on behalf of Greater Manchester Police said: “We are delighted to be able to present the […]

April 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Jewish Care Volunteer Carrys The Olympic Torch

Jewish Care Volunteer Carrys The Olympic Torch

Simon Davies, a 36 year old fundraising volunteer for Jewish Care has been selected as a torchbearer for the Olympics. He was born with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy and he is confined to a wheelchair and communicates through either a voice synthesiser or a computer. He lives in Rela Goldhill Lodge in Golders Green one of […]

March 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Jewish Care Display Winners Work

Jewish Care Display Winners Work

Three talented artists scooped the prizes at the Jack Goldhill Painting Prize showcase and prize giving event.  Michael Goldhill, instigator of the painting prize, made the presentations to the winners at an event held at the Zabludowicz Collection in Chalk Farm North London. Ben Walker won first prize for his work “To be given your […]

March 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cynthia Bower Announces Resignation As Chief Executive Of CQC

Cynthia Bower Announces Resignation As Chief Executive Of CQC

Cynthia Bower, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) today announced her resignation. Cynthia Bower said: “After almost four years leading CQC, I feel that it is now time to move on. The process of setting up an entirely new system of regulation has been intensely challenging – but we have accomplished an enormous […]

February 23, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
New Gosforth Home Care Business To Create 40 Caring Jobs

New Gosforth Home Care Business To Create 40 Caring Jobs

A business specialising in providing care for older people in their own homes has opened at the Regents Centre in Gosforth and is looking to create 40 jobs in the coming year. Home Instead Senior Care will serve clients in Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas and is part of a national network recognised as […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Healthcare Providers Dig Into Collaborative Working

Healthcare Providers Dig Into Collaborative Working

An innovative partnership to provide pioneering services for people and their families affected by Working Age Dementia, Huntingdon’s Disease and alcohol related brain injury has got underway between Barchester Healthcare and Nottinghamshire Healthcare, as both parties took part in ‘ground breaking’ on the site of their new venture. Mike Parsons, Founder and Chief Executive of […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
”You’re Never Too Old To Learn Something New” Say Care Home Residents

”You’re Never Too Old To Learn Something New” Say Care Home Residents

“Had I realised it was this simple, I’d have done it years ago!” enthused a care home resident in Lancashire. Her care home is one of 300+ who have installed Gem, an easy-to-use computer developed by SimplyUnite. The touchscreen system combines email, Skype, web browsing and interactive games through a simple interface with the aim […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Christie & Co Seal The Deal On JV In Hampshire

Christie & Co Seal The Deal On JV In Hampshire

Two well-established Hampshire businesses, Highwood Group and Hartford Care, have been brought together by the business adviser Christie + Co and combined forces in a joint venture to open a new elderly care home in the heart of the New Forest. Highwood Group, experienced care developers with many major projects currently under construction, acquired Hill […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
GPs Could Soon Offer Their Patients Free Smartphone Apps

GPs Could Soon Offer Their Patients Free Smartphone Apps

GPs could soon offer their patients free smartphone apps to help with managing health conditions. The Department of Health says its initiative is the “next step” in the drive to give patients more control over their own health. The apps could help diabetics keep a check on their blood sugar and patients monitor their own […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Help Bupa Tackle Loneliness In Older People-With Gaffer!

Help Bupa Tackle Loneliness In Older People-With Gaffer!

Bupa care homes are teaming up with the Tetley Tea Folk and are calling on communities across the UK to create a special ‘Communi-tea Cosy’ for Gaffer. The aim is to raise awareness of Bupa’s Communi-tea Week [12 – 18 March], a nationwide campaign which uses the theme of tea to tackle the problems of […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Finalists For Pinders Awards Announce Creation of 300 Jobs

Finalists For Pinders Awards Announce Creation of 300 Jobs

A development and project management duo, formerly affiliated with a major care provider, has launched as an independent company. Having already secured contracts with other care providers, the move is set to bring work to other organisations across the country. NorthStar, working out of offices in Newcastle and South Oxfordshire, is confident that it will […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Scarborough Hall Care Home Receives Major Face Lift

Scarborough Hall Care Home Receives Major Face Lift

The home was taken over by one of the UK’s leading health care providers, Avery Healthcare, in December 2010. Scarborough Hall is now well into its refurbishment programme, the residential and dementia care home provides 85 en-suite rooms with showers – all equipped to a high specification. It offers the very best in clinical care […]

February 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Care UK To Re-open Orchid View

Care UK To Re-open Orchid View

West Sussex care home Orchid View will be given a new start this summer after leading health and social care provider Care UK agreed to buy and re-open the Copthorne home. Managers at Care UK are promising a ‘new beginning’ for the home which is currently closed.  Richard Pearman, Care UK’s Director of Business Development, […]

February 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Avery Create 70 New Jobs In Hatfield

Avery Create 70 New Jobs In Hatfield

Acacia Mews Care Home is located on the site of the old Police Headquarters on St Albans Road East. The site was bought by UK care operator Avery Healthcare following the relocation of the Hatfield Police Station       The luxury residential and dementia care home is a £3.5 million refurbishment project and was […]

February 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Army Service Enjoyed By Bournemouth Care Home Residents

Army Service Enjoyed By Bournemouth Care Home Residents

THEY are more used to dangerous frontline manoeuvres, but a detachment of British officers instead brought a taste of army service to a Colten Care nursing home. Members of the Royal Corps of Signals Troop Commanders Course ‘took over’ the Avon Cliff home in Bournemouth, dispensing afternoon tea and cakes, joining residents on a seafront […]

February 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Students Dance With Residents

Students Dance With Residents

Dance Movement Psychotherapy students from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (QMU) have been using their skills to support older people living in care homes. This innovative pilot project provided first year students on the University’s Master Degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy with an outstanding learning experience, whilst also offering care home residents the opportunity to benefit […]

February 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Red Tape Champion Visits Nightingale

Red Tape Champion Visits Nightingale

Dame Denise Platt, The Independent Care Sectors Red Tape Champion, made a visit to Nightingale to see for herself the bureaucratic and administrative burdens faced by care providers. Leon Smith, the Chief Executive of Nightingale, said: “We were delighted to discuss with Dame Denise the Red Tape Challenge, and to show her the many examples […]

February 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Record-breaking Year For The NACC

A Record-breaking Year For The NACC

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is celebrating a record number of entries for its showpiece event, the NACC Care Cook of the Year 2012, supported by The Worshipful Company of Cooks. The fantastic support for this prestigious competition comes in the year that also sees the association commemorate its Silver anniversary, as well […]

February 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
You Can Stay-Dementia Patients Win the Day

You Can Stay-Dementia Patients Win the Day

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has agreed to allow dementia patients stay in the home they have become used to. In an effort to save £24m the council had planned to close 2 care homes and relocate those residents to Marrow House which currently specialises in dementia care. This move would then have forced those dementia sufferers […]

February 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Care Group Not For Sale

Care Group Not For Sale

Four Seasons Group is not for sale. Despite many of the Sunday newspapers announcing the sale and describing the buying up of their debts by private equity company KKR as a move by Li Ka Shing, a Hong Kong billionaire to purchase the group; Four Seasons have denied their intention to sell and have confirmed […]

February 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Investigation Into Death Of Care Resident

Investigation Into Death Of Care Resident

An investigation is underway into the death of an elderly resident at St Peters Convent Care Home, Plymton St Maurice, Plymouth. A police spokesman said: “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the recent death of a resident at St Peter’s Convent Care Home in Plympton St Maurice. “We are liaising with our partners and the […]

February 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
McCarthy & Stone Development In Cardiff

McCarthy & Stone Development In Cardiff

With over 30 years experience McCarthy & Stone is Britain’s leading retirement builder and offers a choice of different types of retirement developments that includes Retirement Living, Assisted Living and Tailored Care Living. While most of us would like to remain in our family home for as long as possible, as we get older, it […]

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