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Residents celebrate as Eddie ‘The Eagle’ lands in Stroud

December 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Residents celebrate as Eddie ‘The Eagle’ lands in Stroud

Residents living at Hanover Lodge have welcomed a new communal space after their landlord, Hanover Housing Association, unveiled a new lounge area where residents at the Stroud estate can relax and unwind.   The purpose-built common room provides a warm environment where residents can meet up with their neighbours for coffee mornings and enjoy social […]

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Red carpet rolled out for nursing home’s new cinema

December 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Red carpet rolled out for nursing home’s new cinema

A nursing home for the elderly and young adults with disabilities has unveiled a new cinema for residents and their families.   Film fans among the residents of Barnes Court Care Home in High Barnes flocked to the grand opening of the cinema with a premier showing of ‘Mama Mia’.   The event had a […]

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Carer of the Year scoop for Richmond carer

December 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Carer of the Year scoop for Richmond carer

Tina Ravenhill has been named Carer of the Year by Richmond Council in their recent Dignity in Care Awards. Tina, who works as a Senior Care Assistant at Deer Park View Care Centre in Teddington, was nominated for the award by Mary Mitchell the daughter of a resident at the home. In her nomination Mrs […]

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Sutton-in-Ashfield care home acquisition adds to Target Healthcare’s portfolio

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sutton-in-Ashfield care home acquisition adds to Target Healthcare’s portfolio

Target Healthcare REIT Limited and its subsidiaries (“the Group”), the only listed specialist investor in UK care homes, is pleased to announce that it has exchanged contracts to acquire a purpose-built care home located in the town of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.  The home will be acquired for approximately £5.6 million including acquisition costs. The transaction is […]

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Four daring care staff members from Linlithgow take a huge leap to raise a whopping £1,200 for charity

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Four daring care staff members from Linlithgow take a huge leap to raise a whopping £1,200 for charity

Four daring staff members from a Linlithgow very sheltered housing development have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £1,200 for charity.   Kashmir Potter, Gillian Scott, Helen Dunn and James Hill from Bield’s Brae Court very sheltered housing development completed the 165ft abseil down Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail Bridge, to cap off a […]

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West Sussex council adult social care managers joins home care workers on home visits

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
West Sussex council adult social care managers joins home care workers on home visits

As part of West Sussex County Council’s “back to the floor” campaign this month, several senior managers from County Hall have shelved meetings in favour of learning what it is like to be a home care worker and how the care is actually delivered on the ground. Tracie Thomas, Head of Adult Social Care and […]

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Healing light therapy trial for Forth Valley care home

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Healing light therapy trial for Forth Valley care home

Pioneering light therapy used on a trial basis at a specialist care home in Forth Valley is now to become a permanent treatment at the home for a range of conditions, including pressure ulcers.    The light therapy will assist patients at Marchglen Care Centre in Clackmannanshire, where it has been used to help long term resident […]

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Gravesend extra care tenants get crafty for Christmas

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravesend extra care tenants get crafty for Christmas

With Christmas quickly approaching, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme decided to turn their hand to some festive crafting.   It may only be November, with Halloween and Bonfire Night barely over, but tenants at Watling Court have been embracing the upcoming festivities by injecting a bit of festive fun into their weekly […]

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Tracscare go for gold triple at Wales Care Awards

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tracscare go for gold triple at Wales Care Awards

Two leading practitioners in Mental Health have been awarded the highest accolade at the Wales Care Awards, which was held in Cardiff City Hall on Friday 21st October.  Neil Jeremiah, an Area Operations Manager for Tracscare, won Gold in the “Excellence in Mental Health Care” category and Helen Kermode, Deputy Manager at Tracscare’s Ty Camlas service in […]

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Research will look at scale of emergency calls related to dementia

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Research will look at scale of emergency calls related to dementia

A NIHR-funded research project led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in partnership with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust will look at calls to emergency services from older people with multiple health problems which include dementia.   Working with East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) and South Western […]

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CQC confirms Chair of Healthwatch England and non-executive Board member

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC confirms Chair of Healthwatch England and non-executive Board member

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced that Jane Mordue has been appointed as the Chair of Healthwatch England (the independent ‘consumer champion’ in health and care) and as a non-executive Board member. Jane has held both of these positions on an interim basis since December 2015, following the departure of Anna Bradley. Jane has […]

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Lords Committee on Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS to hear from Jeremy Hunt

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lords Committee on Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS to hear from Jeremy Hunt

The House of Lords Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS enters its final month of oral evidence sessions in December before it drafts its report ahead of expected publication in late March 2017. The Committee’s final month of evidence sessions is a busy one, seeing it take evidence from 24 witnesses across three […]

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Aberdeen Carer scoops Scottish Carer of the Year Award

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Aberdeen Carer scoops Scottish Carer of the Year Award

An Aberdeen carer has won a major award in recognition of her work at a leading city facility for the elderly.   Sarah Taylor who works at the city’s Rubislaw Park Care Home was named Carer of the Year at the Scottish Care Awards in Glasgow on Friday (November 18th).  The awards celebrate: “the tremendous […]

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MHA launches fundraising campaign to address ‘Music Therapy gap’

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
MHA launches fundraising campaign to address ‘Music Therapy gap’

MHA has launched its fundraising campaign for its ground breaking Music Therapy treatment for people living with dementia.  This treatment has been proven to seriously alleviate the symptoms of dementia for people living with dementia (whether suffering or carers), yet figures from MHA show that only one in 1,000 dementia patients are exposed to this […]

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Residents don their Sunday best as local care home bids to combat loneliness

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Residents don their Sunday best as local care home bids to combat loneliness

Reminiscence and sausage-rolls were on the menu last week at South Haven Lodge care home in Woolston. As part of New Century Care’s commitment to make sure all residents are spending valuable time with their friends and family, staff members organised a very special tea party and reminiscence session for all to enjoy.   Guests […]

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Cheshire care home residents celebrate fair’s fundraising success

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cheshire care home residents celebrate fair’s fundraising success

Elm House residential care home in Nantwich, Cheshire, is celebrating its fundraising success after raising over £270 at its Autumn Fair. The event saw staff, residents and friends of the home come together to raise money for the Elm House residents’ activities fund.   The Autumn Fair, which is held annually at Elm House, hosted […]

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New nursing chief bristles with enthusiasm for the job and her fundraising challenge

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
New nursing chief bristles with enthusiasm for the job and her fundraising challenge

The new head of nursing at a dementia care centre of excellence in Caernarfon has certainly had a hair-raising start in the job. That’s because 47-year-old Anne Jones has spent most of her time since starting at Bryn Seiont Newydd wearing some magnificent examples of facial fuzz. The hairy appearance grew out of the fact […]

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First City Group appoints Excalibur Communicaations of Swindon as its new IT and mobile partner

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
First City Group appoints Excalibur Communicaations of Swindon as its new IT and mobile partner

First City Group, who employ almost 500 staff for its nursing and training services, has appointed Excalibur Communications of Swindon as its new IT and mobile partner.   The appointment follows the successful new communications infrastructure that Excalibur recently introduced for Home Instead Senior Care Swindon & Vale of the White Horse, a growing provider […]

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Manchester care home celebrates 10th birthday in style

November 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Manchester care home celebrates 10th birthday in style

Pemberton Fold Care Home in Little Hulton, Manchester, celebrated their 10th birthday party in style with a glitzy party complete with ballroom dancing, Michael Bublé tribute act and firework display.   Pemberton Fold supports older people, including people who live with dementia. It is part of national health and social care charity, Community Integrated Care […]

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NHS Trust introduces O.T into Paramedic Team to give better care to people in the community who have fallen

November 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
NHS Trust introduces O.T into Paramedic Team to give better care to people in the community who have fallen

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has recently introduced Occupational Therapist Rachel Bedwell into the Paramedic Team to give better care to people in the community who have fallen.   The newly formed partnership with North West Ambulance Service is able to respond to falls in a Paramedic’s car, often arriving at the scene quicker than […]

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