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Derby care home resident says ‘Bon Voyage’ to HRH Prince Philip

Barry Freestone (90) a resident at Kiwi House Care Home in Alvaston, Derby looks back at fond memories of his time in the Navy, serving with HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh on the eve of his funeral.

Inverness couple married for 60 years are fools in love

An Inverness couple who got married on April Fool’s Day in 1961 has shared their top tips for staying together, with their main piece of advice - always have a good sense of humour.

Hallmark Care Homes to pay all England employees the Real Living Wage

Multi-award-winning care provider, Hallmark Care Homes, has announced that all its team members in England will be paid at or above the rate set by the Real Living Wage Foundation from the 1st of April 2021.

Agincare appoints top training expert as Non-Executive Director

Leading independent care provider Agincare has boosted its Training Now board with the appointment of care sector training and learning expert Andy Tilden as a Non-Executive Director.

Bedford Hospital appoints first dementia specialist Admiral Nurse

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Dementia UK have developed a new Admiral Nurse service, which will see dementia specialist nurse Claire Day working in Bedford Hospital.

107 years young, Formby resident celebrates her birthday with a self-penned poem

Littleton Lodge, Cannock's latest state-of-the-art care home, is getting set to open its doors for the first time in the next couple of weeks.

New Cannock care home to host public preview day on Saturday 17th April

Littleton Lodge, Cannock's latest state-of-the-art care home, is getting set to open its doors for the first time in the next couple of weeks.

Cocker spaniel steals the hearts of Carnoustie care home residents

A golden cocker spaniel who has stolen the heart of care home residents in Carnoustie has had the same effect on her local community.

Award-winning home care workers are a pair of GEMs

Two carers have been praised for “going an extra 10 miles” for their service users and being the sort of people “who make the world a better place”.

Northfleet Care Home Receives Therapy Doll Donation

Northfleet Care Home Receives Therapy Doll Donation

Exemplar Health Care’s Management Team expands with new appointments

Exemplar Health Care’s Management Team expands with new appointments

Couple reunited for their 65th wedding anniversary at Cheshire nursing home

The staff team at Tabley House nursing home in Knutsford, Cheshire sprung into action after discovering resident Patricia’s special wedding anniversary was coming up, and hosted a private lunch for the Patricia and husband Peter

New Clinical Operations Manager joins Encore Care Homes team

Lisa Barnes-Metcalf brings more than 30 years of care experience to the Encore team which is based across four purpose-built care homes in Dorset and Hampshire.

New partnership will support people with Parkinson’s to get the right care

National charity Parkinson’s UK has partnered with Home Instead, the UK’s leading home care provider, to ensure people living with Parkinson’s, and their families, are able to access specialist home care to allow them to remain living independently at home.

Want to take your service from Good to Outstanding? Join a network of mentors! – By Jodie Allen-Cawley, Group Lead Quality Manager at Lifeways

Not enough local authorities or care providers are using available technology within social care to keep people safe, happy and healthy at home, according to the final report of a Commission exploring the issue.

Autonomy Project survey explores human rights in care homes- Do the survey here

The Care Quality Commission raised concerns about the use of #DNACPR orders in #care and our researchers want to know the true scale of the problem. They need #lawyers, #doctors, and #carers working with care homes to complete a survey: https://okt.to/EpLqVe

Vera Lynn remembered in Hampshire care home’s musical tribute

Residents at Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst wanted to mark what would have been the late singer’s 104th birthday.

Lack of digital social care offered by care providers and councils means people and practitioners are missing out, says Commission

Not enough local authorities or care providers are using available technology within social care to keep people safe, happy and healthy at home, according to the final report of a Commission exploring the issue.

World War II hero celebrates 100th birthday by meeting great-great-grandnephew for the first time

A Women’s Auxiliary Air Force veteran who fixed Spitfires and raised barrage balloons during the blitz has met her great-great-grandnephew for the first time to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Exercise activities give Yorkshire care home residents a welcome boost

Continuing with its ambitious expansion plans across the North West, Alcedo Care Group has opened three new offices in Wigan, St Helens and Bury.

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