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Swindon care provider awards care team

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Swindon care provider awards care team

More than half the team at a Swindon care at home provider have been rewarded for their loyalty to the company at its first annual awards ceremony. The event was staged by Bluebird Care Swindon, where more than 20 carers were given a huge pat on the back for their hard work and dedication.   […]

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Hica Group ‘business as usual’ after selling four of its care homes

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Hica Group ‘business as usual’ after selling four of its care homes

Care operator Hica Group is selling off four of its homes as part of a strategic business plan to build for a stronger, stable future. The Hull-based group will use the financial proceeds to eliminate bank borrowings and provide cash reserves for future investment in enhanced quality care and its regional network of homes. Meanwhile, […]

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Gloucestershire homecare service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire homecare service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

A care service in Gloucestershire where staff go out of their way to ensure people’s wellbeing needs are promoted and respected has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in June. Inspectors rated Care-Nursing Alliance Recruitment in High Orchard Street, Gloucester Outstanding for being caring and responsive to people’s needs and […]

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First job in care wins Tamzin ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’!

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
First job in care wins Tamzin ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’!

Tamzin Moloney at Oakfield Care Home in Weston Park, Bath, has achieved the award for ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’ in the prestigious NAPA (National Activities Providers Association) awards 2017.  She was selected by the judges from 180 entries for this award. Tamzin has been Activities Coordinator at Oakfield for nearly three years. She […]

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Care group supports residents who wish to bring much loved pets into the care environment

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group supports residents who wish to bring much loved pets into the care environment

The Healthcare Homes Group, which provides high quality residential and nursing care in homes across the South and East of England, is demonstrating its commitment to supporting residents who wish to bring much-loved pets into the care home environment, through its work with the Cinnamon Trust. Eight of the group’s homes are now registered with […]

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Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

A SPECIALIST housing and care provider is putting a sporting twist on its annual general meeting by hosting various events from powerchair football to wheelchair basketball to promote the importance of health and wellbeing. Edinburgh-based Blackwood Homes and Care has earned a reputation for its highly creative and engaging yearly showcases, which feature life-changing technology […]

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Promedica24 plans to remodel the delivery of care in Wokingham and Bracknell

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Promedica24 plans to remodel the delivery of care in Wokingham and Bracknell

The founder of a local live-in care provider has described how his mission to keep elderly couples together sparked off his new business venture. The Wokingham and Bracknell branch of Promedica24 was set up by Leigh Slocombe, who after spending 25 years working in the voluntary sector for charities including The Samaritans and St John […]

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England football legend unites with Alzheimer’s Society at Memory Walk

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
England football legend unites with Alzheimer’s Society at Memory Walk

England football legend Sir Geoff Hurst is joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia in support of his fellow 1966 World Cup heroes who are living with the condition. Sir Geoff has pledged his backing for Memory Walk, Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event which is taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this […]

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As summer slips away care home residents enjoy the last rays of sun

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
As summer slips away care home residents enjoy the last rays of sun

As summer is seemingly slipping away, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home took a trip to the beach, to enjoy the last few rare rays of sun. Accompanied by staff of the Dene Holm Road care home, the group of residents boarded the minibus, looking forward to a day of sun, sea and sand […]

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St Helens care home makes Sonia’s dream come true

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
St Helens care home makes Sonia’s dream come true

Stocks Hall Care Home in St Helens, Lancashire were delighted to make Sonia Adam’s Airport dream come true! Sonia, living at Stocks Hall St Helen’s Home, has always spoken about being an Air Hostess if she wasn’t disabled. Laraine Prescott, Holistic Therapist at the St Helen’s Home thought it would be an amazing idea for […]

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Droitwich care home opens its doors to local community

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Droitwich care home opens its doors to local community

A Droitwich care home has opened its doors to the local community for its annual summer fair. Ravenstone Care Home, which is based on St Andrews Road, welcomed friends and relatives from the local community to celebrate with the residents in the sunshine. One resident, John Tarleton, took the role of Ravenstone Mayor, and opened […]

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Highly regarded group of learning disability care homes sell in super quick time!

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Highly regarded group of learning disability care homes sell in super quick time!

Oaklea Care, an established and highly regarded group of learning disability care homes has been sold in super quick time by specialist healthcare business agents DC Care.   The group, all located in the Yeovil area of Somerset comprises 4 properties, providing care and accommodation to 15 residents with mild to moderate learning difficulties. The […]

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Sanctuary Care home residents enjoy a summer of globe-trotting

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Care home residents enjoy a summer of globe-trotting

Residents at Sanctuary Care homes across the country have been embarking on ‘virtual’ cruise trips during a summer-long globe-trotting expedition. Throughout August and September the teams at each of Sanctuary Care’s homes have re-created holiday hot spots from across the world right in the heart of their homes, inviting people from their local communities along […]

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Elderly and young in Blyth take part in social media sensation

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Elderly and young in Blyth take part in social media sensation

A SOCIAL media sensation occupied elderly care home residents and teenage volunteers as part of a social action project in Blyth. Northumberland Rocks, as the activity is known, involves Northumbrians painting stones and pebbles and hiding them in the county’s famous beauty spots.   The free activity has taken Facebook by storm, with a dedicated […]

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Bury St Edmunds nursing home has ‘Outstanding’ CQC inspection

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Bury St Edmunds nursing home has ‘Outstanding’ CQC inspection

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Risby Park Nursing Home, in Bury St Edmunds, to be Outstanding following an inspection in July.  Risby Park Nursing Home is run by The Partnership In Care Ltd and provides accommodation, nursing and personal care for up to 54 older people.    Inspectors […]

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Long-serving care staff recognised at Street care home

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Long-serving care staff recognised at Street care home

Celebrations took place at Southlawns care home earlier this month to recognise their long-serving members of staff. The party recognised staff who had marked service ranging from 5 to 25 years, with an outstanding combined total of 100 years. Amongst those being acknowledged was manager, Catherine Brown, who has reached an impressive 25 years at Somerset Care. […]

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Glasgow care home residents enjoy musical therapy

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home residents enjoy musical therapy

A care home in Uddingston is offering a unique form of musical therapy which has residents singing its praises, and now it’s calling out to the local community to get involved. Bupa’s Highgate Care Home has established a weekly choir group which runs every Friday afternoon and has proved hugely popular as a social activity […]

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Specialist services for blind people to open doors to Paisley community

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist services for blind people to open doors to Paisley community

Local residents are being invited to attend an Open Day at two newly built services for blind people in Paisley. Charities Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded are opening their doors to the public on 30 September to show the new buildings to the local community before they start operating. Local residents can visit the […]

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Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

Residents and staff at Camelot Care’s Freshfields Nursing Home in Plymouth are looking forward to taking part for the second time in the Archie Project, a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia in the community. Part of Reminiscence Learning, a West Country-based charity that aims to promote, maintain and improve activity and […]

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Seaside rendezvous for North East care homes

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Seaside rendezvous for North East care homes

A SEASIDE rendezvous saw elderly care home residents meet for a day at the beach.   Dozens of residents from two homes met in Seaton Carew, near Hartlepool, to catch up, make new friends and enjoy a fish and chip supper followed by ice cream.   Ingleby Care Home, in Stockton on Tees, switched their […]

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