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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.

Alcedo Care Group ambitious expansion plans continue across the North West

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

Essex care scheme garden will bloom thanks to gardener Joe and local businesses

• The ‘All-Wales Academy for Innovation in Health & Social Care’ delivered by a partnership between Swansea University, Cardiff University, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, and the Bevan Commission, which will focus on innovation and transformation within healthcare.

Portraits of life

When keen artist Marzanna Filipiuk picked up her pencils and sketched one of the ladies she helped to look after, she realised it could be a unique way to bond with her clients and bring a smile to faces of their loved ones.

Colten Care homes have been ‘Zooming’ in on creative companionship

Top of the list of pastimes they missed was going to the cinema, so the Woodlands team created a special cinema experience for the evening. This included hiring a big outdoor screen and constructing gazebos to sit under in case of bad weather.

Make a difference to residents’ lives as a Healthcare Assistant

Maria Rodrigues, who has worked as a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) at Great Oaks in Bournemouth for three years, said that her favourite part of the job is spending time with the residents as she loves getting to know each of them personally.

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