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Autism Accreditation for second Danshell hospital

19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Autism Accreditation for second Danshell hospital

Wast Hills hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham has joined Newbus Grange in Darlington in receiving Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society.    Both hospitals, which are part of the Danshell Group, have demonstrated their commitment to understanding autism and that they are setting the standard for autism practice. The endorsement highlights to commissioners, regulators, […]

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Preston care home passes inspection with flying colours

19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Preston care home passes inspection with flying colours

Withy Grove House care home is celebrating after being awarded a ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   The Preston-based home, on Poplar Grove, was deemed ‘Good’ in all categories by the independent regulator. The home has maintained this high standard, having been graded ‘good’ in all previous inspections. The CQC judges a […]

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West Midlands care home gets an ‘Outstanding’ CQC result

19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
West Midlands care home gets an ‘Outstanding’ CQC result

One of the UK’s up and coming care providers, Gold Care Homes, is delighted to announce that Manor House – one of its homes in the West Midlands – has received an outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   A new report issued today has revealed that the home based in Kingstanding, Birmingham […]

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‘Caring Heroes’ race to colleague’s assistance

19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Caring Heroes’ race to colleague’s assistance

Two members of staff from Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale raced to their colleague’s assistance after hearing she had been involved in a car accident.   Sam Bagnall, an activities coordinator at the home, was hurt in a road accident before Christmas, suffering injuries including a broken foot and head wound.   Vicky Sudworth, […]

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Care home cook set to retire after more than two decades caring for the elderly.

19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Care home cook set to retire after more than two decades caring for the elderly.

  CARE home cook Judy Wilson is set to retire after more than two decades caring for elderly residents.   The 74-year-old has been working at Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick, for 22 years – as a domestic worker, then care assistant and eventually cook.   She started at the home, on Lamb Lane, […]

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Glasgow housing and care provider proves it’s never too late to learn something new

19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Glasgow housing and care provider proves it’s never too late to learn something new

A LEADING housing and care provider has proved that it’s never too late to learn something new by running language lessons for its tenants in a bid to prevent the early onset of dementia. Over 60s at Bield’s Coxton Gardens development in Glasgow, have been boosting their memory skills with weekly Spanish classes, put on […]

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Bouquets rid Shropshire residents of depressing ‘Blue Monday’!

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Bouquets rid Shropshire residents of depressing ‘Blue Monday’!

January has long been known as ‘the most depressing month’ – but this Monday has become known as the most depressing day in the whole year as people recover from the fun of Christmas and the weather is still dark and cold. So for the fourth year running, an award-winning Shropshire care provider has taken […]

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New health and social care blueprint will fail without proper funding

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
New health and social care blueprint will fail without proper funding

A new blueprint to revolutionise social care for vulnerable people in Wales will fail unless more money is pumped into the system. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, which represents hundreds of independent providers, spoke out following the publication of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales. Commissioned following […]

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Better Healthcare Services host their Annual Awards

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Better Healthcare Services host their Annual Awards

Friday 12th January 2018 saw Better Healthcare Services 2017 Annual Awards being presented in Cambridge.  Better Healthcare is one of the fastest growing care companies, with offices throughout East Anglia, London and the South East.  Established for over eighteen years the company cover all areas of care including Healthcare, Homecare, Live-In Care and Specialist Complex […]

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Live-in care provider offering Dementia Friend sessions

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Live-in care provider offering Dementia Friend sessions

A Liverpool live-in care provider will be educating members of the community about the most effective ways to help vulnerable people within the city after successfully becoming a Dementia Champion.    Promedica24’s Stella Sass will pass on her knowledge to others who are directly affected by dementia or want to learn more about the condition […]

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Veteran gives Stockton pupils WW2 history lesson

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Veteran gives Stockton pupils WW2 history lesson

SCHOOL pupils received a World War 2 history lesson from a medal winning veteran of the conflict living at a Stockton-on-Tees care home.   The youngsters from St Teresa’s RC Primary School, in Ingleby Barwick, visited residents at Ingleby Care Home dressed as children from the 1940s.   Among the residents is John Podsukites, 95, […]

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Nantwich-based home care provider wins company’s top award

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Nantwich-based home care provider wins company’s top award

A Nantwich-based home care provider is flying the flag for high quality care in the Cheshire area after being named as its company’s best office in the country for 2017. Paul Best, Managing Director of Clarriots Care Cheshire East, his wife Jane Best and their team were presented with the trophy and certificates earlier this […]

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LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

Responding to a study by Which? on private home care providers, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This study sadly reflects the harsh reality of the social care crisis, which is affecting the quality of care provided and its availability. It is a further warning on the […]

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Councils must meet all assessed care needs says Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Councils must meet all assessed care needs says Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

People who need care should not be asked to choose which of their needs, identified through an assessment, their council should meet, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has said. An investigation by the Ombudsman found a man was placed in this situation, incurring him more than £17,000 in costs, by Northamptonshire County Council. […]

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Gloucester care home residents welcome Mayor and Sheriff for afternoon tea

17th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Gloucester care home residents welcome Mayor and Sheriff for afternoon tea

Residents and staff at a Gloucester care home have welcomed the city’s Mayor and its Sheriff for afternoon tea.   The Mayor of Gloucester, Councillor Steve Morgan, and Lady Mayoress Sally Morgan, were joined by Gloucester’s Sheriff, Councillor Paul Toleman at the Knoll Care Home in Tuffley.   The civic dignitaries were given a tour […]

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Peterlee Mayor invites elderly to new year tea party

17th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Peterlee Mayor invites elderly to new year tea party

A SPECIAL mayoral invitation was sent to care home residents ahead of the annual Peterlee over 60s New Year tea party.   Residents from Bannatyne Lodge Care Home were among those to attend the event, hosted by Town Mayor Cllr Mary Cartwright.   They were joined by elderly residents from across Peterlee, alongside care home […]

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Jersey care home residents thank pop-up ice rink for skating fun

17th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Jersey care home residents thank pop-up ice rink for skating fun

Residents from L’Hermitage care home enjoyed several sessions out on the ice rink in their wheelchairs thanks to Ice Skate Jersey at Fort Regent. The pop-up ice rink welcomed hundreds of islanders over the Christmas and New Year period and found time to invite residents from the care home for four sessions of wheelchair ice […]

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Nottingham’s Chetwynd House Care Home nominated for ‘Best New Care home’

17th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Nottingham’s Chetwynd House Care Home nominated for ‘Best New Care home’

Family-run, Chetwynd House Care Home has been shortlisted in the 2018 national Pinders Healthcare Design Awards. Adept Care Homes, owners of Chetwynd House, are celebrating the home’s nomination in the “Best New Care Home” category with Chartered Surveyors, Edward Cooper Young, and care home builder, Wynbrook, who collaborated on the design and build. Open since […]

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Social care provider Persona encourage activity in respite residents

17th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Social care provider Persona encourage activity in respite residents

Older people in respite accommodation are keeping active and healthy thanks to a range of new sports and fitness activities.    Customers of Bury Social care provider Persona have been enjoying the new sessions at its Elmhurst and Spurr House short stay centres, after Persona secured funding for a 12-month programme in partnership with Bury Council.  […]

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Pen pal scheme is the write stuff at Barry care home

17th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Pen pal scheme is the write stuff at Barry care home

A 93-year-old former teacher who lives in a Barry care home has inspired a heart-warming pen pal scheme involving residents and pupils of a nearby school.   The postman arriving at Springbank Care Home on College Road causes a ripple of excitement as they eagerly await the latest batch of letters from youngsters at Jenner […]

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