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Social care on high alert as junior doctors goes ahead

April 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Social care on high alert as junior doctors goes ahead

The junior doctors’ strike planned for tomorrow 26th and 27th April has placed social care on high alert with providers and care workers standing by to care and support the most vulnerable, often frail elderly and disabled in society, to manage during the industrial action.   Chairman of the Care Workers Charity, Dr Asif Raja, […]

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Lowering toxic by-products in fruit flies gives new insight into Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

April 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lowering toxic by-products in fruit flies gives new insight into Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

Research published today, Monday 25 April, in PNAS, could offer new insights into the causes of neurodegeneration seen in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by researchers at the University of Leicester, looked at ways to lower levels of toxic by-products in the nervous system of fruit flies. The fruit flies had been genetically […]

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Lincolnshire OSJCT Care Homes Celebrate a ‘Happy Unbirthday’ Party

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lincolnshire OSJCT Care Homes Celebrate a ‘Happy Unbirthday’ Party

Lincolnshire care home residents celebrated a very merry unbirthday at a Mad Hatter’s themed tea party, designed to give residents an extra occasion to have some fun.   On Thursday 14th April, 120 residents, carers and volunteers from the 15 Lincolnshire care homes run by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) enjoyed entertainment […]

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National care home group to roll out dementia virtual reality tour

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
National care home group to roll out dementia virtual reality tour

A pioneering staff training programme about dementia will be rolled out across a national group of care homes.   PrimeLife commissioned a training company’s virtual reality tour in response to Prime Minister David Cameron’s pledge to boost dementia research last year.   Mr Cameron also said he wanted provide better access to help, advice and support for […]

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Former social worker opens care franchise in Southend with help of Mayor of Southend

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Former social worker opens care franchise in Southend with help of Mayor of Southend

A former social worker has opened a new franchise in Southend for fast growing care company SureCare. Sami Haider and his team of 26 highly trained and experienced staff provide care for elderly people and those with physical and learning difficulties. SureCare Southend was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Southend, Councillor Andrew […]

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Japanese delegation learns about dementia support from Loretto Care

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Japanese delegation learns about dementia support from Loretto Care

A TEAM of Japanese health experts visited Loretto Care to learn about support for people with dementia.   A high-level delegation of professionals and academics visited Loretto Care’s award-winning Fullarton service in Tollcross, Glasgow.   The service supports the recovery of people with alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD), which presents similar cognitive impairments to dementia.   […]

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Experienced care operators secure purchase of Stourbridge care home through DC Care

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Experienced care operators secure purchase of Stourbridge care home through DC Care

In what proved to be their busiest month ever in terms of completed sales, DC Care was delighted to finalise the acquisition of Field House Rest Home located in Clent, Stourbridge to experienced care operators Blackadder Corporation.   DC Care was instructed by the owners Mr & Mrs Lane to sell the Grade II* listed […]

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Care home reminiscence room stirs memories

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home reminiscence room stirs memories

Residents at Caring Homes’ St Wilfrid’s Hall care home near Lancaster are taking repeated trips down memory lane, thanks to an enterprising care worker. Activities Co-ordinator Julie Evans has created a Reminiscence Room at the home, filled with memorabilia from the 1920s to the 1970s. Appealing to friends, relatives, local antiques shops and the community […]

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Dursley care home resident wins multi-county talent competition

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dursley care home resident wins multi-county talent competition

The Orders of St John Care Trust presented Dursley care home resident, Daniel Granger, with an iPad Air 2 and an engraved trophy during a ceremony celebrating his victory in OSJCT’s first-ever ‘Trust’s Got Talent’ competition.   Daniel Granger, 90 of Henlow Court, won this year’s contest following his entry, featuring an organ rendition of […]

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TV’s Dr Hilary Jones ‘blown away’ by new £11m care home

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
TV’s Dr Hilary Jones ‘blown away’ by new £11m care home

BROADCASTER Dr Hilary Jones has said he’s “blown away” by a new £11 million care home in West Sussex. The Good Morning Britain presenter was speaking during a public open day at Colten Care’s Wellington Grange in Chichester. Dr Hilary described the home, which will create up to 120 jobs when it reaches full occupancy, […]

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Councillor welcomed into County Durham care home for open day

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Councillor welcomed into County Durham care home for open day

Councillor Dr David Boyes of Easington, County Durham joined residents at Birchwood Court care home to celebrate their open day following a full refurbishment of the home.   Residents at Birchwood Court are delighted with the improvements made to their home and local police officers who attended the open day stated “It’s absolutely stunning, I’d rate […]

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Residents and tenants prepare for move to Care Village as construction completes

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Residents and tenants prepare for move to Care Village as construction completes

Construction of the new £18.9m care village in Bowthorpe has been completed and residents and tenants will begin moving into their new homes over the coming weeks. This is the culmination of an enormous project, which is a true partnership between Saffron Housing, NorseCare, the Homes and Communities Agency, Norwich City Council and Norfolk County […]

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Training programme rolled out for those who deliver services to people who may present challenging behaviour

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Training programme rolled out for those who deliver services to people who may present challenging behaviour

The UK’s fourth biggest organisation providing residential services for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and acquired brain injuries has entered into an exciting new training partnership with the Loddon foundation. Regard, which operates 147 residential and supported living services across the UK, is establishing a centre for delivering specialist training as part of […]

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Music therapy at Huddersfield care home hits all the right notes

April 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Music therapy at Huddersfield care home hits all the right notes

In a bid to bring out their creative side, residents at Aden Court care home in Huddersfield have been expanding their musical horizons during regular music sessions.   As part of Aden Court’s activities programme, local musicians and bands have been attending the home to perform concerts for residents. From big brass band performances in […]

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Tracscare bolsters SMT with new Chief Operating Officer

April 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tracscare bolsters SMT with new Chief Operating Officer

Tracscare, the leading specialist provider of care and support for adults with challenging and complex needs, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Dr Felix Davies as Chief Operating Officer.   Dr Davies’ appointment is evidence of Tracscare’s commitment to providing the highest quality care and support. With expertise in acute, community, […]

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£6million luxury elderly care home in Leeds is now open

April 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
£6million luxury elderly care home in Leeds is now open

Luxury elderly care provider Hadrian Healthcare Group’s newest home, Oulton Manor, is now open. The £6 million home on Wakefield Road, Oulton in Leeds provides residential, dementia and respite care. It is the company’s latest addition to its ‘Manor House’ branded care homes which offer a very particular standard of luxury accommodation and care for […]

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Home Instead wins Queen’s Award for innovation

April 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Home Instead wins Queen’s Award for innovation

Family-led homecare company Home Instead Senior Care has received the Queen’s Award for innovation on the special occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.   The senior homecare specialist has received royal recognition for the unique combination of care and companionship delivered through its bespoke model.   The prestigious award, the UK’s highest accolade […]

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Alzheimer’s Society inspires dementia friendly communities across globe

April 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society inspires dementia friendly communities across globe

A report launched today (21 April) at the 31st International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International ‘ADI’ in Budapest asserts Alzheimer’s Society as a global leader in tackling dementia and calls for recognition of the human rights and dignity of people with dementia. Dementia Friendly Communities: Key Principles and Global Developments’ released today, examines how dementia friendly communities […]

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Care home company goes Gung-ho for Alzheimer’s Society

April 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home company goes Gung-ho for Alzheimer’s Society

TWO thirds of staff at the head office of Orchard Care Homes, based in Hornbeam Park in Harrogate, will go head to head in a team effort this May as they take part in the 5K inflatable race Gung-ho, working hard to raise funds for a charity close to their hearts, the Alzheimer’s Society.   […]

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Gwent care home celebrates 25th anniversary

April 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gwent care home celebrates 25th anniversary

A specialist mental health facility in Tredegar has commemorated its 25th anniversary with a special celebration attended by residents, staff, friends, family members of residents and local councillors.   Residents and staff at Maes-y-Dderwen were joined by the Mayor of Tredegar, Geraint Meredith, the Mayor of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Derrick Bevan, and three […]

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