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Ayrshire care worker gets off to a flying start

December 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ayrshire care worker gets off to a flying start

An employee at an Ayrshire care home has become one of the first care workers to complete an NHS initiative, primarily set up for ward nurses. Victoria Haswell, who works at Bupa’s Claremont Care Home in Whitletts, undertook the Flying Start programme over a four month period, while maintaining her daily work responsibilities. The Flying […]

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MHA launches Christmas campaign highlighting issues of loneliness amongst the elderly

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MHA launches Christmas campaign highlighting issues of loneliness amongst the elderly

MHA, one of the largest charities in Britain, providing services to older people for more than 70 years, has launched a new awareness campaign: ‘Good Deed-cember’. The campaign highlights isolation and loneliness amongst older people, and shows that by connecting them with local communities this growing crisis can be alleviated. Members of one of MHA’s […]

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Excellent all round for Marchglen care team

December 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Excellent all round for Marchglen care team

Marchglen Care Centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire, is celebrating after receiving a superb report from the Care Inspectorate in Scotland for the second year running. Part of the Caring Homes Group, Marchglen was inspected in October and received top marks. Inspectors assessed two of the four categories, quality of care and support, plus quality of management […]

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1950s-style American diner and ice cream parlour opens at Blackhall Colliery care complex

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
1950s-style American diner and ice cream parlour opens at Blackhall Colliery care complex

A newly developed 1950s American diner is set to enhance the lives of people living with dementia in a Hartlepool care home. Yohden Care Complex in Blackhall Colliery spent over £5000 converting a smaller dining room at the nursing and residential home into an on-site retro American diner and ice cream parlour, complete with seating […]

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Iffley Residential and Nursing Home extends invitation for festive lunches to the community

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Iffley Residential and Nursing Home extends invitation for festive lunches to the community

A Sanctuary Care home Iffley is spreading the festive cheer to older people in their local community this Christmas time.   Iffley Residential and Nursing Home in Anne Greenwood Close is throwing open their doors throughout December to invite people who are facing Christmas alone for mouth-watering festive lunches.   In the comfort of charming […]

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Whitstable care home resident celebrates 100th birthday

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Whitstable care home resident celebrates 100th birthday

Florrie Wilson, a resident at The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s supported home in Whitstable, celebrated her 100th birthday on 30th November.   Born in London amid WW1, Florrie spent her young days living in Kensington with her family, before taking her first job working in the city in an office.   “I always wanted to be […]

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Orchard Care Homes completes first phase of Sunderland and North East development project

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Orchard Care Homes completes first phase of Sunderland and North East development project

Care in Sunderland and the surrounding area has taken a dramatic change for the better, as Orchard Care Homes completes the first phase of a development project in five homes in the region, worth over half a million pounds of investment. To officially launch the reopening of the homes, The Right Worshipful Mayor of Sunderland, […]

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Starlight service celebrating loved ones at Christmas

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Starlight service celebrating loved ones at Christmas

The disabled veterans who live at The Royal Star & Garter Home in Surbiton were joined by family, friends and supporters for the Starlight Service at St Matthew’s Church, Surbiton, on Sunday 4 December.   Reverend Helen Hancock led the special festive service, which celebrated loved ones, past and present, through music and readings. The […]

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NHS pressures risk making the health service more vulnerable to serious lapses in care

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
NHS pressures risk making the health service more vulnerable to serious lapses in care

NHS vulnerable to serious lapses in care even as healthcare quality improves in some areas, report warns Ongoing pressures on the NHS risk making the health service more vulnerable to serious lapses in care in future, despite impressive achievements in maintaining and improving care quality in important areas, the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation warn […]

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ITN’s Caring Communities programme to stimulate debate on the importance of social care

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
ITN’s Caring Communities programme to stimulate debate on the importance of social care

Care England, in partnership with ITN Productions, launches ‘Caring Communities’, an in-depth programme providing a unique platform to stimulate the debate around the care sector. Introduced by renowned TV journalist, Angela Rippon, this news and current affairs-style programme explores the complex role of care and how the industry can best serve communities. The program champions […]

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Dementia Friendly Dentistry programme wins Dementia Friendly Awards

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dementia Friendly Dentistry programme wins Dementia Friendly Awards

NHS England’s Dementia Friendly Dentistry programme has been recognised for its “remarkable” efforts to make life better for people with dementia at Alzheimer’s Society’s 2016 Dementia Friendly Awards.   The awards celebrate organisations, communities and individuals making outstanding contributions towards improving the lives and experiences of people with dementia.    This year there were nine […]

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An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence

An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence and refusing to succumb to his physical limitations, by using British toilet engineering expertise.   William (Buff) McBeath, 70, was told he would never walk again after his injury in the line of duty in the 1970s. […]

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Maritime charity sails to success at Surrey Care Association Awards ceremony

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Maritime charity sails to success at Surrey Care Association Awards ceremony

Banstead-based care home, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has sailed to success after taking home two awards at this year’s prestigious Surrey Care Association Awards for its work caring for former mariners and their dependants. The Society picked up ‘Care Provider of the Year’, as well as individual recognition for its Deputy Clinical Manager, Dorota […]

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Gravesend extra care tenants get into spirit of Christmas

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravesend extra care tenants get into spirit of Christmas

Christmas spirit was in the air at Watling Court this week, when tenants got together to decorate their home for the season and indulge in some festive fun.   With Christmas carols playing in the background and plenty of delicious festive treats on offer, tenants of the Ifield Way extra care housing scheme got together […]

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Wren Retirement Living launches with series of themed events

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Wren Retirement Living launches with series of themed events

Wren Retirement Living, a newly-established, luxury care provider in the South East and South West, has held a series of events to celebrate its launch.   Healthcare Management Solutions (HCMS) is now managing Featherton House, in Banbury, Linden House, in Epsom, Patcham Nursing Home, in Brighton, Westerham Place, in Westerham, and Wren House, in Warminster, […]

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AKW promotes independent living on Care England and ITN Productions programme: Caring Communities

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
AKW promotes independent living on Care England and ITN Productions programme: Caring Communities

AKW, the UK’s leading manufacturer of accessible bathroom, kitchen and mobility support solutions, has been extensively featured on a special programme titled ‘Caring Communities’, produced jointly by ITN Productions and Care England. Now in its third year running, the programme features key industry interviews and news-style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles, exploring the complex […]

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CLS to rebrand as Belong to concentrate on care villages after sale of care home stock to Croftwood Care

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
CLS to rebrand as Belong to concentrate on care villages after sale of care home stock to Croftwood Care

CLS Care Services Limited is to rebrand as Belong Limited as it focuses future strategy on the expansion of its award-winning Belong villages operation. The announcement follows completion of the sale of its 18 CLS care homes to Croftwood Care (Cheshire) Limited.   Commenting on the sale, CLS Group Chief Executive, Nick Dykes said: “We […]

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Leading care home group demonstrates excellence in food hygiene standards

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Leading care home group demonstrates excellence in food hygiene standards

Healthcare Homes group, which provides residential, nursing and domiciliary care services, is making a commitment to achieving the highest possible food hygiene standards throughout its 35 homes.   Out of all the homes in the group, which are located across East Anglia and the south of England, an impressive 91% are rated as being of 5 […]

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100th birthday celebrations at West Sussex care home

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100th birthday celebrations at West Sussex care home

A WEST SUSSEX resident who credits her long life to spending time with ‘good friends and family’ has celebrated her 100th birthday at a care home in Steyning. Lois Goossens, a resident of Shaw healthcare’s Croft Meadow care home, celebrated the milestone birthday by enjoying a weekend of festivities with her friends, family and staff. […]

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Oxfordshire care home residents slip on their skates for a morning of ice-skating

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Oxfordshire care home residents slip on their skates for a morning of ice-skating

Over 30 Oxfordshire care home residents and 20 care staff members and volunteers from Orders of St John Care Trust care homes throughout the county tightened their laces and took to the ice for a festive winter morning of ice-skating at Oxford Ice Rink on 29th November.   Among the care home residents showing off […]

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