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    New Kidderminster nursing home manager promises quality care

    17th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    New Kidderminster nursing home manager promises quality care

    The owners of a popular Wyre Forest nursing home have appointed a new manager who plans to maintain the home’s high quality care and forge closer links with the community. Experienced care specialist Jackie Huckvale, who has over 20 years’ experience in the care and nursing sector, has joined Kidderminster’s Brookdale Nursing Home. Jackie, who […]

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    92-year-old Thomas learns to sing again at Hampshire care home

    16th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    92-year-old Thomas learns to sing again at Hampshire care home

    Thomas Timson was one of the first residents to arrive at the luxury Abbotswood Court care home when the purpose-built facility opened in Romsey in 2015. He made the decision to move following the passing of his beloved wife after 65 years of marriage. Having shared many cherished years together, her absence had a huge […]

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    Christmas brings back memories of yesteryear for centenarian residents

    16th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Christmas brings back memories of yesteryear for centenarian residents

    Residents at The Gables care home in Gorleston have been reminiscing about Christmases of yesteryear, as part of special festive celebrations organised by staff. With three residents aged 100 and over, the home asked for their recollections and favourite memories of bygone Christmases to bring a touch of nostalgia to the home. Manager Chris Chambers […]

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    Wetherby school children create time capsule for local new-build care home

    16th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Wetherby school children create time capsule for local new-build care home

    Pupils from St James’ Church of England Primary School in the heart of Wetherby have been creating posters and collecting artefacts to bury in a time capsule at brand new Wetherby care home, Windsor Court. The Head of School at St James’, Miss Beatson, and other representatives brought over 60 children to the home earlier […]

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    Charity to expand its range of care and provide affordable housing in Gloucestershire

    15th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Charity to expand its range of care and provide affordable housing in Gloucestershire

    With all the homes rated as Good in all areas, Lilian Faithfull is looking to expand its breadth of care in Gloucestershire. There is a distinct shortage of options for older people looking to remain independent but not tie-up their capital in a retirement property.     In April 2019, Lilian Faithfull will offer quality […]

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    Southampton care home presents first time panto!

    15th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Southampton care home presents first time panto!

    Southampton’s Woodlands House Care Home presented their first ever resident and staff Pantomime performance of Cinderella on Christmas Eve. The tradition of Pantomime aka ‘panto’ is a type of musical comedy stage production designed for family entertainment, performed especially during the Christmas and New Year season. Preparations began in October to share the idea and […]

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    Care home residents benefit from ‘magic table’ after £5,000 donation from Santander Foundation

    15th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents benefit from ‘magic table’ after £5,000 donation from Santander Foundation

    A ‘magic table’ projector, which supports physical and mental well-being, has been delivered to The Royal Star & Garter Homes in Surbiton after a successful fundraising drive. The interactive table was purchased following a £5,000 Discovery Grant from the Kingston Santander branch. Staff and volunteers at the care home also helped raise money to support […]

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    Young chefs cook up a feast for Wokingham Mayor

    15th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Young chefs cook up a feast for Wokingham Mayor

    The Rainbow Café, located in the Acorn Community Centre, Wokingham, recently saw a group of young amateur chefs chop, slice and blend to create and serve a hearty lunch for local residents and special guest, the Mayor of Wokingham. Customers from Optalis’ Supported Employment service took over the community café for the day to develop […]

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    Care home food supplier prepares for no-deal Brexit scenario with £5m investment in additional stock

    14th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Care home food supplier prepares for no-deal Brexit scenario with £5m investment in additional stock

    apetito, a leading supplier of food to the health and social care sector, is investing £5 million in its planning and preparation ahead of BREXIT. The key aim is to optimise its ability to supply customers, many of whom are elderly and vulnerable people, in hospitals, care homes and their own homes. Given the level […]

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    Caring Homes residencies shortlisted for Pinders Healthcare Design Awards

    14th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Caring Homes residencies shortlisted for Pinders Healthcare Design Awards

    Caring Homes is delighted to announce that two of its newest care homes have been shortlisted for a prestigious national healthcare design award. Riverside Place in Ware is a finalist in the Best New Care Home (higher development budget) category in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards and Blenheim Court in Liss is a finalist in […]

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    Care organisation has struck gold for the support it gives those looking for a career in the sector

    14th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Care organisation has struck gold for the support it gives those looking for a career in the sector

    A pioneering care organisation has struck gold for the support it gives to students and those looking for a career in the sector. Pendine Park Care Organisation won the gold award from Careers Wales after demonstrating its commitment to helping students prepare for their future careers. They were among more than 40 companies from across […]

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    North Yorkshire care home elves raise funds for dementia charity

    14th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    North Yorkshire care home elves raise funds for dementia charity

    Staff and residents from a nursing home in Cross Hills have over raised over £800 for its residents fund, £100 of which will be donated to dementia charity, Alzheimer’s Society, after its staff paid to wear elf outfits and ran a ‘name the elf competition’. Czajka Care Group’s Beanlands Nursing Home hosted the special ‘Elf […]

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    Shropshire’s largest independent care provider announces new chief executive

    12th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Shropshire’s largest independent care provider announces new chief executive

    Shropshire’s largest independent care provider has announced the retirement of its long-standing chief executive and the name of his successor. David Coull has been at the helm of Coverage Care Services for the last 15 years, in which time the company has constructed five modern, purpose-built care homes in the county as part of its […]

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    Basildon home manager recognised as an Outstanding Leader

    11th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Basildon home manager recognised as an Outstanding Leader

    The home manager at Mundy House Care Home in Basildon has been recognised as an outstanding leader by Essex County Council. Josi George received the Outstanding Leadership Award at The Prospers 2018 Essex Care Sector Awards. The awards highlight innovative practice and outstanding achievement across the care sector. This year, the awards board received more […]

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    Bagpiper and Irish dancers descend on Stockport care home

    11th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Bagpiper and Irish dancers descend on Stockport care home

    A Bagpiper and Irish dancers descended on HC-One’s Newlands care home in Stockport recently to mark the 103rd birthday of Resident, Margaret Mair. The centenarian was joined by her daughter, staff and children from the 0-2-5 Nursery in Heaton Mersey to celebrate the special day. The youngsters treated the birthday girl to a selection of […]

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    Plymouth pupils are ‘a breath of fresh air’ for care home residents

    11th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Plymouth pupils are ‘a breath of fresh air’ for care home residents

    Residents at a care home in Plymouth say that regular visits from pupils of nearby St Budeaux Foundation School are ‘a breath of fresh air.’ The Year 4 pupils come to see their older friends at Freshfields care home as part of the Archie Project, a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia. […]

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    Kingdom Support and Care gains Silver Investors in People Accreditation

    10th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Kingdom Support and Care gains Silver Investors in People Accreditation

    Kingdom Support and Care CIC (KSC) has achieved the prestigious Silver Accreditation from Investors in People (IiP). KSC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingdom Housing Association and has been operating as an independent organisation since April 2017. Norah Smith, director of KSC, said: “We are delighted to receive this silver accreditation at a time […]

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    York architect shortlisted in prestigious healthcare design awards

    10th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    York architect shortlisted in prestigious healthcare design awards

    Four care projects that York-based DWA Architects has worked on have been shortlisted for awards in this year’s Pinders Healthcare Design Awards, regarded as one of the leading award competitions in the sector. The awards promote and recognise achievement in design and development in all care-related properties and are highly sought-after. Astbury Manor, in Bracknell, […]

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    Pop-up shop in Mawdesley Care Home raises funds for defibrillator

    10th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Pop-up shop in Mawdesley Care Home raises funds for defibrillator

    When Stocks Hall Mawdesley Care Home in Lancashire had the idea of opening a Christmas Craft Stall in the Reception area, to raise funds towards a lifesaving defibrillator, little did they know how popular it would be and that they would raise over £1000! The pop up shop, created by Hazel Coulton, Receptionist, and Linda […]

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    Bognor Regis busker brings festive cheer to mental health charity

    10th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Bognor Regis busker brings festive cheer to mental health charity

    A Bognor Regis busker brought festive cheer to a mental health charity after raising £1,000. Robin Cooper, 41, singlehandedly raised the funds for United Response over the last year, which has a service based on Sudley Road in the seaside resort. United Response’s ‘House 48’ service is a mental health resource centre for people who […]

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