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Valentine’s afternoon of romantic memories at Cheshire care home

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Valentine’s afternoon of romantic memories at Cheshire care home

Love was in the air at Crossways residential care home, in Cheshire, as residents came together to grow their very own memory tree in celebration of Valentine’s Day.   Residents at the Croftwood Care-run home cut out red, heart-shaped paper leaves and inscribed them with moving messages for loved ones past-and-present, before hanging them from a […]

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Somerset Care Group welcomes new Executive Director of Development

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care Group welcomes new Executive Director of Development

The Somerset Care Group is delighted to welcome Jo Wren as their new Executive Director of Development. This is a new Board-level role to lead business growth and development of the Group’s residential, learning disabilities, home care and training services. Jo is leading Somerset Care’s Marketing and Business Development teams to share her extensive knowledge, […]

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New addiction treatment clinic opens in Worplesdon, Surrey

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
New addiction treatment clinic opens in Worplesdon, Surrey

On Friday 17 February, a preview of a new state-of-the-art addiction treatment clinic in Perry Hill, Worplesdon, Surrey took place.  The event was attended by local neighbours and dignitaries including Reverend Alex Russell, Guildford Mayor Gordon Jackson and Councillor Bob McShee.     The private healthcare facility, owned by UK Addiction Treatment (UKAT) will help […]

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Special visitor sends spirits soaring with sing-along at Aberdeenshire care home

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Special visitor sends spirits soaring with sing-along at Aberdeenshire care home

Birch House Care Home in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, which supports individuals with learning disabilities, welcomed local singer and entertainer Mhari Shand for a fun day of singing and reminiscing with people supported at the home.   Mhari, who as well as being a great singer is also an accomplished accordionist, entertained the enthusiastic audience with a […]

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Chester care home resident celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chester care home resident celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends

A resident at a Chester care home celebrated an exciting milestone recently when she turned 100 years old.   Josie Dixon, who lives at Meridian Healthcare’s Lauren Court in Blacon, shared her special day with family and friends at the care centre and was especially happy to receive a congratulatory card from Her Majesty the […]

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CQC praise Surrey care home for compassionate and respectful staff

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC praise Surrey care home for compassionate and respectful staff

Knowle Park care home in Cranleigh, Surrey, has been praised in its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection report for its’ compassionate and respectful staff. The home was rated as providing a ‘good’ care service in all areas in the inspection and staff were seen to demonstrate best practice in their approach to care, treatment […]

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Middlesbrough complex care centre gets new head

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Middlesbrough complex care centre gets new head

A STATE of the art complex care centre in the heart of Middlesbrough has appointed a new General Manager. Stephen Scollard, who has spent his entire career working in healthcare in the North East, will head up The Bridge Care Centre when it opens later in the Spring. The 59-year-old said he was delighted to […]

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Clitheroe care home celebrates after receiving a clean bill of health

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Clitheroe care home celebrates after receiving a clean bill of health

Riverside Care Centre, which is operated by Canterbury Care, has been praised by the CQC, the care sector’s independent regulator, after it was awarded a ‘Good’ rating. The CQC judges a care home and its staff on safety, effectiveness, care, responsiveness and leadership. Located in Sawley, Riverside Care Centre provides residential care, which includes dementia […]

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CQC rate Wiltshire care home outstanding

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC rate Wiltshire care home outstanding

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by OSJCT (The Orders of St John Care Trust) Brookside in Melksham, Wiltshire, to be Outstanding following an inspection in November 2016. Inspectors rated OSJCT Brookside as Outstanding for being caring and well-led and Good for being safe, effective and responsive to people’s […]

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Brunelcare is to pay above living wage

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Brunelcare is to pay above living wage

A charity care and housing provider in Bristol is leading the way in deciding to pay its staff at least 25p per hour more than the National Living Wage this year. Due to come in to effect on 1 April 2017, the national living wage is being increased for workers aged 25 and over.   […]

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National Association of Care Catering announces its new ambassadors

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
National Association of Care Catering announces its new ambassadors

Chris and Jayne Roberts named as new ambassadors for National Association of Care Catering The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is honoured to announce that Chris and Jayne Roberts are its new ambassadors. Chris and Jayne are committed to educating others about dementias, drawing on their particular experiences. Jayne’s mother has a diagnosis of […]

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Taunton specialist respite centre welcomes Norwegian students

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Taunton specialist respite centre welcomes Norwegian students

Clients and staff at the Halcon Centre welcomed students from Norway into their Taunton home. The students have been in the UK for a month and have spent three days a week at the Taunton respite centre for adults with physical disabilities. Clients at the respite centre welcomed the new faces into their home and […]

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South Shields care home spreads some random acts of kindness

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
South Shields care home spreads some random acts of kindness

Kindness is contagious at Garden Hill Care Home, South Shields, where residents, staff members and visitors to the home have been spreading simple acts of kindness as part of a week long initiative to improve the lives of others.   The home has been participating in Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week, a week-long celebration […]

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Tonbridge care home resident celebrates her 100th birthday with family and friends

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tonbridge care home resident celebrates her 100th birthday with family and friends

One hundred year old Gladys Joyce, who has lived with The Abbeyfield Kent Society for 13 years, celebrated her centenary birthday surrounded by her friends at family at Barnes Lodge.   Joined by family, friends, residents and staff of the new Tudeley Lane care home, Gladys celebrated a very special birthday indeed on Thursday 9th […]

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Regard measuring success by growing independence

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Regard measuring success by growing independence

For Joseph Osoba and his team at a supported living service in Penge, South East London, while it tugs at the heart-strings to say ‘goodbye’ to the individuals they support when they move out and start living independently, it is also a time for celebration. “They all have learning disabilities and associated mental health issues, […]

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Singing school pupil entertains care home residents

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Singing school pupil entertains care home residents

YOUNG singer Kirsten Malley-Watts has been serenading Stockton care home residents.   The 12-year-old All Saints School pupil performed songs at Ingleby Care Home as part of an RE project to help the community.   Residents enjoyed Somewhere Over The Rainbow, We’ll Meet Again and White Cliffs of Dover, to name a few.   Kirsten’s […]

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UK’s first LGBT elderly extra care scheme to open in Manchester

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
UK’s first LGBT elderly extra care scheme to open in Manchester

The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people was announced last week by Manchester City Council. The project would be part of the city’s programme that provides high quality housing for older people, and is the first LGBT majority “Extra Care” scheme in the UK. Manchester’s older LGBT population is […]

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Romance in retirement at The Beeches Care Home

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Romance in retirement at The Beeches Care Home

ELDERLY residents enjoyed romance in retirement at The Beeches Care Home in Stockton-on-Tees this Valentine’s Day.   The home held a romantic supper for residents, who share almost 180 years of marriage between them.   Norma and Eric Simpson have been married for almost 65 years, having tied the knot in May 1952.   They […]

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Wembley care home resident enjoys #1000Londoners big-screen debut!

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wembley care home resident enjoys #1000Londoners big-screen debut!

Kathleen Wood, who lives at Brook House Care Home in Wembley, has made her big-screen debut at the age of 96, featuring in a film about ten different women living in London.   The film, ‘Century: 10 Women x 10 Decades’, was created by Chocolate Films as part of their decade-long project, ‘1000 Londoners’. It […]

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Options teams up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Options teams up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE

Options, the specialist autism provider of Outcomes First Group, has teamed up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE. Options has appointed Anna as the autism ambassador for the group. Anna has to date worked closely with the autism services with Outcomes First Group and is now extending her role across the services within the […]

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