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Christchurch Group opens new specialist neurological rehabilitation facility

17th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Christchurch Group opens new specialist neurological rehabilitation facility

A new service has been launched in Northampton for men who have been diagnosed with an acquired brain injury but more specifically, who also suffer with or have suffered with substance misuse. Wycliffe House is run by the award-winning Christchurch Group, a neurological rehabilitation specialist and the service will focus on people who find it […]

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Glen Arun care home in Horsham acquired by Zion Care Group

16th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Glen Arun care home in Horsham acquired by Zion Care Group

Zion Care Group has completed the acquisition of Glen Arun care home in Horsham, Surrey after securing a seven figure funding deal from the Royal Bank of Scotland.   Glen Arun is set in generous, well maintained gardens and is located on the outskirts of Horsham in Surrey. It provides elderly general nursing and residential […]

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“Loneliness epidemic” being tackled in Birmingham

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“Loneliness epidemic” being tackled in Birmingham

New research has revealed nine out of ten people in Birmingham fear the prospect of isolation in older age as a “loneliness epidemic” hits the city. The Campaign to End Loneliness has found that 89 per cent of people believe loneliness in older age is more likely now than ever – with more than half […]

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Plymouth care provider wins big at local care awards

16th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Plymouth care provider wins big at local care awards

Plymouth based care provider, Caremark (Plymouth) were triumphant at the recent Plymouth City Council ‘Celebrating Excellence in Care Awards’, scooping two awards on the night for their Dementia Care services. Graham Livingston (50) Managing Director of Caremark (Plymouth) and his team were among the first to be awarded the Dementia Quality Mark for Domiciliary Care […]

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Care group hosts 25th anniversary ball for hundreds of residents

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Care group hosts 25th anniversary ball for hundreds of residents

A Hull and East Riding based care organisation has marked its 25th year by throwing a glamourous ball for hundreds of its residents.   The Hica Group, a not-for-profit organisation which runs 19 homes and two retirement villages across the area, held its annual Shine Ball at the Station Hotel, Hull. The event included a […]

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Ealing nursing home rated Inadequate and remains in special measures

16th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Ealing nursing home rated Inadequate and remains in special measures

Threen House Nursing Home, in Mattock Lane, Ealing, was rated Inadequate overall and for providing care that was not safe and well-led following the recent inspection in August 2017. It was rated Requires Improvement for being effective and caring and Good for being responsive. The care home is registered to provide nursing and personal care […]

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99 year old World War Two veteran relives his naval career

16th October 2017 | By | Reply More
99 year old World War Two veteran relives his naval career

Quantum Care has helped make a 99-year-old World War Two veteran’s dream come true by granting his wish to relive his illustrious naval career as the guest of honour in a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Ernie Searling, a World War Two veteran who served in the Royal Marines, was given the chance to visit […]

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Care event discusses challenges facing Newcastle and Gateshead’s care homes

16th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Care event discusses challenges facing Newcastle and Gateshead’s care homes

Region shines spotlight on care homes with event celebrating the success stories and discussing the challenges taking place across Newcastle and Gateshead’s care homes. Around 100 care professionals from across the region came together in Newcastle to celebrate the work taking place in care homes throughout Newcastle and Gateshead. The #CareHomesMatter event brought together clinicians, […]

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Care England welcomes NHS England’s offer of free flu jabs for care staff

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Care England welcomes NHS England’s offer of free flu jabs for care staff

NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Improvement have today unveiled measures to boost the uptake of flu vaccinations along with package of new contingency actions to respond to pressures on frontline services this winter. Intensified preparations include: Providing free flu vaccines for hundreds of thousands of care home staff at […]

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Care staff recognised for outstanding performance and dedication at the Meallmore Staff Awards

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Care staff recognised for outstanding performance and dedication at the Meallmore Staff Awards

A group of top carers have been recognised for their outstanding performance and dedication at the Meallmore Staff Awards, which took place last week. Meallmore Ltd opened the doors of its first nursing home for the elderly in 1987, marking this year as their 30th anniversary and a special occasion for the company, the 2017 awards […]

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Poole care home welcomes youngsters in exciting new project

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Poole care home welcomes youngsters in exciting new project

Residents at Ashley Court care home in Poole are benefitting from an exciting new project that brings generations together in a partnership with a local childcare group. The home has teamed up with Hedgehogs Childcare Ltd, also based in Poole, and welcomes their group of young children into the home every week.   Hedgehogs practitioner […]

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First CQC local system review published in Halton in Cheshire

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
First CQC local system review published in Halton in Cheshire

The Care Quality Commission has published its findings following a local system review of Halton in Cheshire. This report is the first of 20 targeted reviews of local authority areas looking specifically at how people move through the health and social care system – with a focus on how services work together.  The reviews look […]

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Elysium appoints new Clinical Director of Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Services

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Elysium appoints new Clinical Director of Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Services

ELYSIUM Healthcare has appointed Professor Nick Alderman as its new Clinical Director of Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Services.   Prof Alderman is regarded internationally as one of the foremost experts in neurobehavioural rehabilitation.   Formerly with Priory Healthcare, Prof Alderman will now head up Elysium’s rapidly growing neurological services division which has operations across the UK.   […]

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Drag queen performs pop classics for Chester Le Street residents

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Drag queen performs pop classics for Chester Le Street residents

ELDERLY care home residents enjoyed entertainment of an unusual sort when they attended a drag act in Chester Le Street. Residents from Pelton Grange Care Home, on Front Street, took a stroll to the nearby community centre to watch the show.   The drag artist and cabaret entertainer, Miss Dixie Swallows, covered songs by Tina […]

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Hadrian Healthcare Group win best UK Luxury Care Home 2018

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Hadrian Healthcare Group win best UK Luxury Care Home 2018

Hadrian Healthcare Group’s Wetherby Manor care home was named UK Luxury Care Home 2018 at the Knight Frank Healthcare Property Dinner on Thursday 5 October. The dinner was held at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London in aid of the Matt Hampson Foundation, and was attended by over 400 senior healthcare industry figures with special […]

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‘Ticking time bomb’ as homelessness rises in the over sixties

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Ticking time bomb’ as homelessness rises in the over sixties

The nation is facing a “ticking time bomb” in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise of 130 per cent since its lowest point eight years ago, councils warn today. The Local Government Association says that older homelessness is a growing hidden phenomenon that needs greater understanding.   Latest […]

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Hospice care Outstanding across England according to CQC report

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Hospice care Outstanding across England according to CQC report

Hospice care across England has the highest percentage of services rated ‘Outstanding’, according to a new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The State of Hospice Services in England, 2014 to 2017 published during Hospice Care Week and ahead of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day tomorrow (Saturday 14 October) has found that 25% […]

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Dementia set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer

More than 25.5 million people around the world are dying each year with serious physical and psychological suffering caused by disease, injury or illness, according to a major new report published in The Lancet today. The Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief has provided the first global estimates of serious, health-related suffering […]

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Specialist healthcare property consultancy HPC expand their team

12th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist healthcare property consultancy HPC expand their team

Specialist healthcare property consultancy HPC has expanded its team with the appointment of Sophie Bagley to the role of Consultant Surveyor. Sophie is a Chartered Surveyor with over 16 years post-qualification experience across a range of property sectors, including healthcare, residential development and property finance. She has extensive experience acting on behalf of financial institutions, […]

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‘Serious impact’ as Bield announces sudden closure of its residential care homes

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‘Serious impact’ as Bield announces sudden closure of its residential care homes

One of Scotland’s biggest providers of elderly care is to close its residential care homes. Edinburgh-based Bield has been working in elderly care for over 45 years. It will affect 12 properties in seven local authority areas. The company said financial pressures mean the business is having to changing the way it operates. However, it […]

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