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Glenhurst Lodge in Maidstone appoints new Hospital Director

June 26, 2015 | By | Reply More

Specialist care provider Glen Care has appointed Darasana Karki as the new Director of Nursing and Hospital Director at Glenhurst Lodge in Maidstone.   Darasana brings many years of private healthcare experience to the role, working in hospitals that focus on mental health and learning disabilities. Darasana specialises in a variety of different disciplines and […]

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Sanctuary Chef tastes success

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Chef tastes success

A talented Sanctuary Care chef got taste buds tingling at an annual Chef of the Year Competition.   Marcella Field, chef manager at Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home in Yarnton, Oxfordshire, went head to head with seven colleagues from across the organisation in a 90-minute cook-off to win the final of Sanctuary Care’s Chef of […]

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NorthStar’s landmark is standout five star care scheme

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
NorthStar’s landmark is standout five star care scheme

The latest in luxury elderly care from NorthStar has now begun with foundations firmly in place at the St John’s care facility in the centre of Norwich. The development, undertaken on behalf of Castlemeadow Care, will see NorthStar pass a significant milestone in its history.  Completion of this 60 bed scheme will take the company […]

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MP opens dementia unit at Ramsbottom care home

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
MP opens dementia unit at Ramsbottom care home

A Lancashire care home officially opened its state-of-the-art unit with local MP Jake Berry attending the special event.   The seven-bed exclusive ‘Porritt Unit’ at Lavender Hills Care Home in Ramsbottom​, which is owned by Millennium Care UK​, will provide the highest standards of care for people living with dementia.   The new unit is […]

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Princess Alexandra Home Family Fun Day for all is a success for Jewish Care

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Princess Alexandra Home Family Fun Day for all is a success for Jewish Care

Over 1500 people from the local community enjoyed a fabulous day out in the sunshine on Sunday 21st June at The PAH Family Fun Day at Jewish Care’s Princess Alexandra Home in Stanmore. The day, organised by The Princess Alexandra Home Special Events Committee raised £20,000 this year to help buy vital equipment to enable […]

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Crunch time for the care sector?

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crunch time for the care sector?

Care England, a registered charity, is a leading representative body for independent care services in England. Working on behalf of small, medium and large providers, Care England speaks with a single unified voice for both members and the whole care sector. So is it crunch time for independent care providers in the UK? Care England, the largest representative […]

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Physician census demonstrates support for seven-day care

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Physician census demonstrates support for seven-day care

NHS Employers has responded to the census of consultant physicians in the UK produced by the Royal College of Physicians.   Paul Wallace, director of employment relations & reward at the NHS Employers organisation, said:   “This welcome report demonstrates the support for seven-day care and the need to review current provision. It also shows […]

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Test uncovers signs of Alzheimer’s disease 18 years before diagnosis

June 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Test uncovers signs of Alzheimer’s disease 18 years before diagnosis

A study of over 2000 people published in Neurology has shown that a test of memory and thinking can reveal differences in people who would go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease up to 18 years before diagnosis. Based on tests completed 13 to 18 years before the final assessments took place, one unit lower in […]

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Care home hosts special spiritual day for resident

June 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home hosts special spiritual day for resident

Care UK’s Kingsfield care home in Faversham, Kent hosted a special day for resident, Roy Griffiths, earlier this month – his confirmation.   Roy was joined for the ceremony by family and friends, including other Kingsfield residents, as well as the Rt Revd Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover, who performed the ceremony.   The occasion […]

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Clydesdale Bank’s Dundee team raises £5,000 for local hospices

June 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Clydesdale Bank’s Dundee team raises £5,000 for local hospices

A four day sponsored walk undertaken by Clydesdale Bank’s Dundee Business and Private Banking team has raised more than £5,000 for two local hospices. The walk, which was undertaken June 4-7, covered a 65-mile route between Montrose and Perth via Dundee. Each of the locations is home to one of the three offices that form […]

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Dementia diagnosis is not in itself a reason to stop driving

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dementia diagnosis is not in itself a reason to stop driving

A motion is being put forward at the BMA Annual Representative Meeting today requesting the BMA Board of Science to investigate the increasing problem of the potential impairment of judgement of some elderly drivers, with particular reference to those in the early stages of dementia. The GP proposing the motion, Dr Peter Holden, said:    […]

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New Care confirms sale of two Manchester care homes

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
New Care confirms sale of two Manchester care homes

Development-led care home operator, New Care Projects, is pleased to announce it has concluded the sale of part of its portfolio of homes for an undisclosed sum to HCP, a specialist California-based health care investment REIT.   The operation of the two homes, Allingham House Care Centre in Timperley and Manorhey Care Centre in Urmston, […]

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Fully accessible hotel for disabled people opens in Llandudno

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fully accessible hotel for disabled people opens in Llandudno

A leading UK care services provider has transformed a landmark hotel in Llandudno into a luxurious, fully accessible holiday destination for disabled people, their carers and families, with support from Yorkshire Bank. Safehands Holidays is part of the Blackpool-based Safehands Group of companies that is owned and operated by Simon Rigby. The care company offers […]

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Greensleeves Homes Trust expands its care home portfolio

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Greensleeves Homes Trust expands its care home portfolio

On 17th June 2015, Gloucester House in Sevenoaks, Kent, changed hands from AgeCare to Greensleeves Homes Trust, an award-winning care home charity which provides care to more than 675 residents at its 18 care homes across Midlands, Southern and Eastern England.   Gloucester House is an attractive addition to the portfolio of Greensleeves care homes. […]

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Shamefully, palliative care has been overlooked for too long

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shamefully, palliative care has been overlooked for too long

New findings today by Marie Curie show that there is limited understanding of what palliative care can do, who it benefits and when to introduce it. It reveals that professionals do not receive enough training in the area and often miss the opportunity to consider whether there is a palliative care need.   Findings from […]

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Skilled-worker immigration cap to affect availability of nurses and health and care professionals

June 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Skilled-worker immigration cap to affect availability of nurses and health and care professionals

June’s allocation of restricted Tier 2 visas, which allow entry of skilled migrant workers into the UK has been reached this month and could potentially affect the NHS, as well as health and care organisations outside of London that rely on this workforce, warns head of immigration, Simon Kenny of Moore Blatch. The Tier 2 […]

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Target acquires Kingston-upon-Hull care home for £6.2 million

June 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Target acquires Kingston-upon-Hull care home for £6.2 million

Target Healthcare REIT Limited and its subsidiaries the only listed specialist investor in UK care homes, announces that it has exchanged contracts to acquire a purpose-built care home in Kingston-upon-Hull for approximately £6.2 million including acquisition costs. This transaction is in accordance with the Group’s investment policy. The home, Alexandra Court Care Centre, is a […]

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Charity brings summer joy to older people in Wallington

June 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Charity brings summer joy to older people in Wallington

Triangle Community Services’ Day Care Wallington held a summer party for service users, their friends and family. The aim of the event was to bring summer fun to the older people who visit the day service. The day started as usual with an Oomph session, a fun exercise class for older people, to get everyone […]

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Over a quarter of Brits lie about their weekend to impress colleagues

June 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Over a quarter of Brits lie about their weekend to impress colleagues

New research from Age UK* reveals that over a quarter of Brits (26%) lie about their weekend escapades in order to impress co-workers. Despite this, almost half (44%) of Brits agree that the best thing a colleague can ask them about is their weekend.   If you are looking to perfect the art of inter-office […]

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Shackletons prepare for showcase

June 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shackletons prepare for showcase

Shackletons are preparing to exhibit their business on the showcase stand at the PfH Live and CIH Housing Conference and Exhibition 2015 this month   Taking place on the 23rd – 25th of June at Manchester Central Shackletons will be demonstrating their value for money products and services to the housing sector as part of […]

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