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Fun run raises thousands in memory of care home resident

January 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fun run raises thousands in memory of care home resident

A group of energetic care staff have raised thousands of pounds in a sponsored fun run, led by a local businessman in memory of his wife. Staff, residents and friends of care home Overton House, Cottingham were joined by teams from residential homes The Hollies and The Rowans, which are all operated by not for […]

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Shrewsbury care staff dismiss Blue Monday with bouquets for clients

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shrewsbury care staff dismiss Blue Monday with bouquets for clients

Staff from multi-award-winning Bluebird Care, based in Shrewsbury, picked up the bouquets from Joyce Morgan at LuLu Flowers on Castle Street Shrewsbury and care staff working across Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Oswestry, Ellesmere and the surrounding areas will be taking them out to their care calls to all clients. The company provides at-home-care to vulnerable people […]

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Northfleet care home residents get creative

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Northfleet care home residents get creative

With the snow falling and storms on their way, residents of Dene Holm in Northfleet spent a cosy morning enjoying some creative crafting on Thursday 12th January.   Residents of the Dene Holm Road care home certainly are keen on their crafts, as they have recently committed to attempting to break a knitting related world […]

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One of Manchester’s oldest residents celebrates 106th Birthday at Sunrise of Bramhall

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
One of Manchester’s oldest residents celebrates 106th Birthday at Sunrise of Bramhall

Kitty Wiley, great-grandmother and resident of Bramhall, yesterday celebrated her 106th birthday, surrounded by her family, old friends, and the whole Sunrise team. Kitty was born in Leicestershire in 1911 as one of fifteen, and four of her siblings also reached the lofty age of 100. She married her husband, Bob, in 1937, and spent […]

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Machu Picchu trek raises over £3000 for hospice

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Machu Picchu trek raises over £3000 for hospice

An engineer from Bristol has completed a gruelling trek to the top of Machu Picchu in Peru and has raised over £3000 for St Peter’s Hospice in the process.   Steve Webb, a senior service engineer for Whitchurch-based ITEC, took on the challenge and was supported in his fundraising by his employers. All funds raised […]

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Fifty care jobs created at new Worksop care service

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fifty care jobs created at new Worksop care service

Greenacres Grange care service opened on Wingfield Avenue, Worksop on 16 January 2017 thanks to a seven-figure funding package from Yorkshire Bank. The care service will be a boost to the Worksop economy, creating over 50 full time jobs in all areas of employment, from cooks to nursing and administration staff. Gail Fielding, Director Healthcare, […]

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Landmark care home sells for undisclosed sum to well know Scarborough care operator

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Landmark care home sells for undisclosed sum to well know Scarborough care operator

A North Yorkshire-based care company is defying the gloom surrounding the care home market and expanding through the purchase of a nursing home. At a time when insolvencies amongst care businesses is on the rise, St Cecilia’s Care Services in Scarborough has completed the purchase of the 44-bed Queen Margaret’s Nursing Home in the town […]

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Hartlepool care home residents go digital and explore their history

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hartlepool care home residents go digital and explore their history

TABLET computers are helping elderly residents in Hartlepool explore their pasts and the history of the town.   Queens Meadow Care Home has been working with Equal Arts to teach the residents to use the handheld devices to carry out the research project.   A £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund helped the care […]

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Tonbridge care home residents avoid snow and enjoy manicures and makeovers

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tonbridge care home residents avoid snow and enjoy manicures and makeovers

With the frosty weather well and truly underway, residents at Barnes Lodge were treated to an afternoon of pampering in the home’s salon and therapy room.   Snow has been falling and a storm is on the way, so what better way is there to spend a wintry afternoon than avoiding the big freeze and […]

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Southport care village receives planning permission

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Southport care village receives planning permission

Planning permission has been granted for the building of a new Belong care village in Birkdale, Southport.     With five existing villages and two under construction, Belong provide a range of care, housing and support options for older people including independent apartments and 24 hour care households. Each village offers a range of facilities, […]

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Darlington Hospital raises over £5,000 for charity

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Darlington Hospital raises over £5,000 for charity

Service users and staff at Newbus Grange, near Darlington, have shown their charitable spirit and raised more than £5,000 for good causes during 2016. Hazel Southern, service manager at Newbus Grange, kick-started the fundraising when she bravely had her hair cut by 24 inches to donate to The Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides […]

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Disability charity expands its executive team with new Financial Director

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Disability charity expands its executive team with new Financial Director

Hampshire care and disability charity Enham Trust has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of new financial director, Susan Kent.   Susan joins the charity with a wealth of expertise as a financial director in the charitable sector, and was brought on board due to her extensive background in building developments, and Enham Trust’s […]

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Family run care home in Lancashire expands with bank support

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Family run care home in Lancashire expands with bank support

Mark Brierley and his sister Hannah Townson have expanded their care home High Brake House to accommodate eight extra bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, which has received the financial support from Royal Bank of Scotland. This is the fourth extension since the brother and sister partnership took over the running in 2007. High Brake House […]

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Tank Museum fires wartime memories for Dorset care home residents

January 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tank Museum fires wartime memories for Dorset care home residents

Tank Museum fires wartime memories for Dorset care home residents   Second World War memories were rekindled for residents of a Dorset dementia care home thanks to an outreach talk from the Tank Museum, Bovington.   Ex-army accounts clerk Edna Cooper and former Land Girl Mary Keefe were among the audience at Colten Care’s Fernhill […]

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Leonard Cheshire Disability launches petition to put an end to 15 minute homecare calls

January 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Leonard Cheshire Disability launches petition to put an end to 15 minute homecare calls

At least 34 councils in England admit they continue to commission 15-minute visits for personal care, despite official guidance saying they shouldn’t do so. Thousands of disabled people are still receiving rushed homecare visits that force them to choose between having a cup of tea and going to the loo. 15 minutes is not long […]

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Former carer makes poetic plea for patience and understanding for those living with dementia

January 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Former carer makes poetic plea for patience and understanding for those living with dementia

A former care worker who has dementia had people in tears when recited a poem on video as a heartfelt plea for patience for those who have the condition. Gary Weir, 54, has been a resident of the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham for five years after falling victim to a form of dementia […]

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Specialist care provider shortlisted for Best Employer Support

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care provider shortlisted for Best Employer Support

The merits of the staff development programme created by private care-provider The Regard Group have been recognised by inclusion in the 2017 ‘Accolades’ shortlist by Skills For Care, the strategic body for workforce development in adult social care in England and Wales.   Regard, which is the UK’s fourth biggest private provider of supported living […]

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CQC rate North London care home inadequate

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC rate North London care home inadequate

St Mungo’s Broadway – 2 Hilldrop Road, has been rated Inadequate overall. It was rated Inadequate for being safe, effective and well-led. It was rated Requires Improvement for being caring and responsive, following the inspection in November 2016. St Mungo’s is a care home registered to accommodate up to 29 people with a history of […]

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100th birthday wishes for Glasgow care home resident

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
100th birthday wishes for Glasgow care home resident

Former shop assistant Mary Shanks, resident at Cumbrae House celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends earlier this month. Mrs Shanks resides in Cumbrae House, a unique development at St. Georges Cross located where the city centre meets the West End. The building has a total of 66 beds which includes nursing, enhanced residential […]

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Care worker runs up £600 fundraising total

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care worker runs up £600 fundraising total

A dedicated Linlithgow woman has raised a phenomenal £600 for the care services where she has worked for nearly two decades. Manager at Bield’s West Port Resource Centre, where she has worked for 19 years, Christine Donnelly raised the total by completing a formidable 10k just a week after coming back from holiday. Christine said: […]

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