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Belper care home residents have a ball at rooftop beach party

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Belper care home residents have a ball at rooftop beach party

A group of care home residents celebrated the late arrival of summer by sticking their toes in the sand at their very own beach party, which was held in a rooftop garden. The event, organised by the Spencer Grove Care Home, part of the Milford Care Group, took place on Friday, and saw residents enjoy a true taste of […]

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Alzheimer’s Society invites health and social care professionals to enter charity’s third annual Dementia Friendly Awards

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society invites health and social care professionals to enter charity’s third annual Dementia Friendly Awards

Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive, Jeremy Hughes, is today calling on “inspirational” organisations and individuals from the health and social care sector to enter the charity’s third annual Dementia Friendly Awards.   Sponsored by Iceland, the awards celebrate people, organisations and communities making an outstanding contribution towards improving the lives and experiences of people affected by […]

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‘Never Forget, Never Again’ Holocaust remembrance garden launched at RHS Tatton 2016

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Never Forget, Never Again’ Holocaust remembrance garden launched at RHS Tatton 2016

North West care provider, Belong, and award-winning garden designer, Carolyn Hardern, joined forces with the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust to create a remembrance garden commemorating victims of the Holocaust.   The garden – Never Forget, Never Again – was unveiled at RHS Tatton 2016, where it was awarded a prestigious silver-gilt medal from the Royal […]

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Hugo Swire MP marks Carers Week with Bluebird Care East Devon

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hugo Swire MP marks Carers Week with Bluebird Care East Devon

East Devon MP, Hugo Swire, marked Carers Week 2016 by meeting Bluebird Care’s customers and Care Assistants in West Hill and Ottery St Mary on Friday 10th July. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout […]

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100 people from care charity watch Widnes Vikings slay Dragons

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
100 people from care charity watch Widnes Vikings slay Dragons

100 people from the charity Community Integrated Care watched Widnes Vikings beat Catalans Dragons this weekend, giving a special day out to people with care and support needs, their families, volunteers and dedicated staff.   This visit represented an unprecedented effort by a social care charity and a sports club to enable as many people […]

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Cheshire care home staff create scarecrows for local Crow Fair

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cheshire care home staff create scarecrows for local Crow Fair

Members of staff at Crossways, a CLS-run care home in Cheshire, have created a pair of scarecrows for entry into ‘The Crow Fair’, a local fair and scarecrow competition held annually in the local village of Moulton.   With the theme of this year’s competition being ‘jobs or occupations’, Crossways Domestic Supervisor Yvonne Morton and […]

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Care home welcomes in community with Hawaiian themed open day

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home welcomes in community with Hawaiian themed open day

Prince Alfred care home added a splash of the tropics to Wavertree with a Hawaiian-themed party.   Residents, staff and family members alike donned their flower garlands for a celebration of community spirit. The sensory decorations were particularly beneficial to residents living with dementia, who could engage with different colours, textures and scents.   A […]

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Uddingston care home staff dare the drop for charity

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uddingston care home staff dare the drop for charity

Four daring staff members from an Uddingston care home have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £810 for charity. Home Manager, Michelle Ferrey, Administrator Shell Edgar, Maintenance Manager Alex Stark and Activity Coordinator Janine Boyle from Bupa’s Highgate Care Home on Old Edinburgh Road completed a 165ft abseil down Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail […]

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Adult social care partners join forces to strengthen roles and responsibilities when care home closure is necessary

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Adult social care partners join forces to strengthen roles and responsibilities when care home closure is necessary

A new good practice guide – Managing care home closures – has been published today (Tuesday 26 July) to help minimise the impact on people, and their families and carers, in the event of a care home closing in response to poor care, an emergency or market exit. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has worked […]

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New Care confirms £50million care home deals

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
New Care confirms £50million care home deals

Manchester-based New Care has completed on a series of deals worth £50million with regards to four individual care homes, located in Sale, Lytham, Chester and Nottingham.           The various deals have seen two new build projects hit site, Detailed Planning Permission granted for a third new care facility, and a sale […]

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Understanding benefits for the elderly with Which?

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Understanding benefits for the elderly with Which?

There is a range of benefits available to older or disabled people, or those that need help with care. Some are means tested; others are available to anyone who meets specific criteria. If a benefit is means tested, it is only available to those people who earn beneath a certain level of income. Depending on […]

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Wonderful observations from children after school visit to care home

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Wonderful observations from children after school visit to care home

“When you get talking to people you know so much more about them than just the person you see.” Wise words, especially from a 9 year old. That was Noah’s comment after spending a morning playing the role of Mahatma Ghandi on his recent school visit to the meet residents at Jewish Care’s Betty and […]

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Sunderland care homes to benefit from new service

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sunderland care homes to benefit from new service

Care homes in Sunderland now benefit from an added layer of support, thanks to a programme that sees community-based NHS nurses provide specialist assistance to people who live there, and the carers who look after them day-to-day.     Part of All Together Better – a pioneering new service, that was set up to reshape care in the city, ensuring it wraps around the people who […]

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Care home completes 10 million step challenge

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home completes 10 million step challenge

HEALTH conscious carers have completed 10 million steps in a week as part of a wellbeing challenge. The 130-strong staff team at Badby Park, a local care home for adults with complex needs, were set the task as part of a week-long wellbeing initiative to promote healthy habits and a positive working culture. Members from […]

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JLL advises on £30 million elderly care management buy-out deal

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
JLL advises on £30 million elderly care management buy-out deal

JLL has advised on the £30.0 million investment into an elderly care management buy-out. Synova Capital has backed care home operator Oakland Primecare, a leading provider of premium private pay elderly care focussed on the South East of England.   With two existing homes at Hastings and Loughton and a secure pipeline of sites, the […]

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CQC inspectors publish reports on 99 adult social care services in the Central region

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 99 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 99 adult social care services in the Central region   In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 99 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 66 of these care homes and homecare agencies […]

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Residents’ wellbeing front and centre for record-breaking exercise challenge

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Residents’ wellbeing front and centre for record-breaking exercise challenge

Fun fitness and accessible exercise were put front and centre by Embrace Group, as the care provider led a successful attempt to hold the largest ever synchronised Oomph! exercise session. The challenge saw Embrace team up with Oomph!, a social enterprise dedicated to enhancing the health and wellbeing of older adults, to challenge their care […]

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Birstall care home awarded ‘Silver Gilt’ for ‘Neighbourhood Garden’

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Birstall care home awarded ‘Silver Gilt’ for ‘Neighbourhood Garden’

Staff and residents from Priestley Care Home in Birstall were delighted to be awarded the ‘Silver Gilt’ for their ‘Neighbourhood Garden’ in the Birstall in Bloom (BIB) ‘Best Garden’ competition.   On Thursday 21st July, representatives from the care home attended the BIB Celebration and Awards Evening at the Irish Democratic League Club to collect […]

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Families help raise £1000 for Liverpool care home

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Families help raise £1000 for Liverpool care home

Amberleigh House, a care home that supports people with age related needs and dementia, raised over £1000 at its recent Summer Fair, paving the way for fun-filled day trips and activities for the people they support.    The Fazakerly-based care home, which houses 38 older people, is part of national social care charity Community Integrated […]

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Fast growing SureCare opens new franchise in Barnet & Brent

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fast growing SureCare opens new franchise in Barnet & Brent

Two brothers have joined forces to run leading care company SureCare Barnet & Brent. Shaun and Kevin Ali have taken on 10 carers since they opened the franchise and are looking for more highly trained and experienced carers to join the team. They recently recruited registered care manager Farah Yatally to ensure a safe and […]

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