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    Stockport care home gets extension go ahead

    22nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Stockport care home gets extension go ahead

    Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has been given the go ahead to extend one of its homes.  Planning permission has been granted for a new wing to be added to Bruce Lodge in Offerton, Stockport. The new wing will be based on the ‘household model’. […]

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    Northumberland home care organisation appoints in-house trainer

    22nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Northumberland home care organisation appoints in-house trainer

    A Northumberland homecare organisation has appointed an in-house trainer to support its expansion plans.   Helping Hands Community Care, which provides social and specialist care to hundreds of people across Northumberland, has welcomed Natalie Perera to its Cramlington branch.   Before joining the organisation, Natalie worked in a range of job roles, including senior lead […]

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    Scarborough care services enjoyed a triple slice of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup celebrations.

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Scarborough care services enjoyed a triple slice of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup celebrations.

    Scarborough care provider Saint Cecilia’s enjoyed a triple slice of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup celebrations. The company held parties at all three of its Scarborough centres – the care home on Stepney Road, nursing home on Filey Road and day care centre at Eastway, Eastfield. At the homes, residents gathered to watch the […]

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    HC-One the kind care company takes advantage of investor appetite

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    HC-One the kind care company takes advantage of investor appetite

    Britain’s biggest provider of residential and nursing care homes for the elderly is on sale for £1bn as owners seek to take advantage of increasing investor appetite for social care assets; according to today’s Financial Times (paywall) HC-One, which has about 14,000 staff working in 369 registered care homes, was founded in 2011 from the […]

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    Care Industry News Protection Policy Update

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care Industry News Protection Policy Update

      The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force on 25 May 2018. At Care Industry News, we’re completely committed to protecting the data you share with us, so we’ve updated our Data Protection Notice and encourage you to have a read. Here’s what’s new: It’s clearer. We’ve rewritten our Privacy Policy to […]

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    Lowestoft care centre hosts open day to increase awareness about its services

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Lowestoft care centre hosts open day to increase awareness about its services

    A care centre providing over-65s with much-needed support held an open day to increase awareness about its services.   The Wellbeing Day Centre – an extension of The Dell Care Home in Oulton Broad – offers a place where those in need of care can socialise and enjoy activities alongside like-minded people.   On Saturday, […]

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    Carers raise money for Kent hospice

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Carers raise money for Kent hospice

    Supporting local people living with terminal illness and their families Hilton Nursing Partners take on a challenge and raise a massive £1,842.84 for the Heart of Kent Hospice as part of the charity’s Shop Takeover Challenge. Coming out of their comfort zones, Hilton Nursing Partners staff, who are ordinarily freeing up hospital beds and getting patients […]

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    Sporting Memories project delivered by partners, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Sporting Memories project delivered by partners, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

    “Whether sports fans have played or spectated, sport has the power to trigger strong memories from a time when we first saw a particular player, went to a famous sports stadium or watched an exciting match on TV.”  These are the words of Rob White, London coordinator of the nationwide Sporting Memories programme, who has […]

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    Huddersfield care home pulls out the stops to celebrate the royal wedding

    20th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Huddersfield care home pulls out the stops to celebrate the royal wedding

    Across the country care homes have celebrated the royal wedding with various events. Huddersfield care home residents at, The Oakes enjoyed an afternoon with Lindley Brass Band. The afternoon was so warm that residents were able to enjoy the music outside along with afternoon tea. ‘It was a ‘right royal send-off’ said Lisa Bailey the […]

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    Skelmersdale Care Home supports Dying Matters Awareness Week

    20th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Skelmersdale Care Home supports Dying Matters Awareness Week

    Stocks Hall Care Home in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire is urging people to talk openly about death, dying and bereavement as Dying Matters Awareness Week takes place. Running from Monday 14th May to Sunday 20th May 2018, Dying Matters Awareness Week is an annual event  providing invaluable opportunity for communities to talk about the things that […]

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    Belper care home transports residents back to the 1950’s

    18th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Belper care home transports residents back to the 1950’s

    To celebrate National Care Home Open Day, Milford Care took residents at one of its homes on a trip down memory lane back to the 1950’s.   The doors were flung open at Spencer Grove care home in Belper, with a fun filled day of activities for the residents and staff.   On Friday staff […]

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    In-house gym and physiotherapy at Edinburgh care home aims to stop falls

    18th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    In-house gym and physiotherapy at Edinburgh care home aims to stop falls

    Edinburgh’s newest and most luxurious care home is to have a state-of-the-art gym and give its residents access to unrivalled health and fitness support, including innovative fall prevention classes.   Due to open this summer, Cramond Residence has announced an exclusive physiotherapy partnership with Balanced Edinburgh, which specialises in functional rehabilitation and fall prevention to […]

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    Southbourne care home residents get a visit from a duo of alpacas

    18th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Southbourne care home residents get a visit from a duo of alpacas

    Residents at a care home in Southbourne were thrilled when they had a visit from a duo of friendly alpacas.   Glebe House residents, staff and visitors welcomed their new friends, named Baron and Jupiter, from Dunreyth Alpacas, based in Funtington, and enjoyed learning all about them. For the less mobile residents, the furry duo […]

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    South Wales care home prepares for royal wedding fun

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    South Wales care home prepares for royal wedding fun

    Residents at a South Wales care home will be clinking champagne flutes with senior royals as they host their own royal wedding in honour of Prince Harry and Meghan. Treetops Residential Home in Bridgend, a member of care champions Care Forum Wales, will be holding a lavish wedding ceremony on May 19th in celebration of […]

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    Castle View Windsor Celebrates Royal Wedding Art Finalists

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Castle View Windsor Celebrates Royal Wedding Art Finalists

    Site hoarding becomes royal wedding gallery thanks to local children   Site hoarding at the new Castle View Retirement Village in Windsor has become a royal wedding gallery thanks to children from Clewer Green First School, Windsor.   The children aged between four and nine were asked to create their version of Harry and Meghan’s […]

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    Youth project aims to reduce falls in elderly

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Youth project aims to reduce falls in elderly

    Residents at a care home have pimped up their zimmer frames – with the help of some creative schoolchildren. The  decorations have been used to brighten up the steel walking frames for the older people living at the Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham. The care home has nurtured a strong relationship with the pupils from […]

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    Care manager leads fundraising for sister Dianne

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care manager leads fundraising for sister Dianne

    Tina Willey, an Anchor Scheme Manager at Highfield Court in Rotherham and she and her colleagues have raised over £450 for a brilliant cause.   Her sister, Dianne Ford who is a nurse at nearby Rotherham Hospital was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has had the cancer removed and started radiotherapy last week. . […]

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    Tenants set to take a walk down memory lane on Scottish Lingo

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Tenants set to take a walk down memory lane on Scottish Lingo

    TENANTS at a retirement housing development in Muirhouse are set to tackle the history of Scottish dialects as part of a series of events held by the local Reminiscence Group. Organised by The Living Memory Association (LMA), tenants at Bield’s Brookwell Court will test their strength in Scottish dialects as they take part in a […]

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    Threadbare social care system failing those with dementia as A&E admissions rise

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Threadbare social care system failing those with dementia as A&E admissions rise

    An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has discovered tens of thousands of people with dementia each year are being admitted to A&E because inadequate social care is leaving them unprotected from falls and infections. The investigation, which involved FOI requests to NHS Trusts in England and a survey of frontline paramedics, revealed a sharp rise in emergency […]

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    Borough Care hosts social walks for elderly and friends

    16th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Borough Care hosts social walks for elderly and friends

    May is National Walking Month and older persons care provider, Borough Care, is hosting weekly social walks for the elderly and their friends.  The walks take place around Woodbank Park in Offerton, Stockport every Tuesday until the winter, starting at 2.00pm.  The short, gentle walks are appropriate for those with dementia to participate in.  Sophie […]

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