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Vera and her family celebrate her 100th birthday together

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Vera and her family celebrate her 100th birthday together

A Sussex woman, whose parents were told it would be ‘unlikely’ that she would reach the age of seven because of a heart condition, has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Steyning care home.   Vera Brennan was joined by staff and residents at Croft Meadow care home, run by Shaw healthcare, in celebration of […]

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Coventry care home resident reunites with childhood friend Vince Hill after 70 years

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Coventry care home resident reunites with childhood friend Vince Hill after 70 years

A showbiz loving resident at a Coventry based HC-One care home was reunited with a childhood friend and local singer recently thanks to the detective work of staff members.    Brandon House resident, Gwendoline Wall, aged 82, first met Vincent Hill back in the 1940’s when the pair attended Hen Lane School together. The pair […]

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VODG demands disability provision is not sidelined after Government announces consultation on social care

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VODG demands disability provision is not sidelined after Government announces consultation on social care

VODG welcomes Government’s step forward in addressing future social care strategy, but demands that disability provision is not sidelined. Government has announced a process for consultation on social care. This is a step forward that VODG welcomes in principle. But with a predominant  focus on addressing older people’s care and support needs VODG demands that […]

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TV presenter, restaurateur and author Prue Leith lunches with Jewish Care

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TV presenter, restaurateur and author Prue Leith lunches with Jewish Care

TV presenter, restaurateur and author Prue Leith was the guest speaker at a lunch organised by Jewish Care’s Options Committee and sponsored by Maxwell Williams. The event held at Jewish Care’s Betty and Asher Loftus Centre and catered by the in-house team was judged by Prue to be; “the best charity lunch I have eaten”. […]

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Supported living service for learning disability care gets an ‘outstanding’ report from CQC

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Supported living service for learning disability care gets an ‘outstanding’ report from CQC

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Consummate Care Ltd, in Kettering, to be Outstanding following an inspection in August. Consummate Care provides supported living to people with learning disabilities in their own homes in Northamptonshire. At the time of our inspection there were 12 people receiving care. Inspectors found […]

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Cottingham care home takes part in Hull City of Culture 2017 funded initiative to support its residents

21st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Cottingham care home takes part in Hull City of Culture 2017 funded initiative to support its residents

A Cottingham care home is taking part in a Hull City of Culture 2017 funded initiative to support its residents. Overton House, a specialist dementia care home operated by not-for-profit organisation Hica Group, has welcomed the StoryBox project, which includes free ground-breaking sessions designed for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.      The creative activities, […]

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Dundee care home gets hair salon and American-style diner thanks to generous donation

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Dundee care home gets hair salon and American-style diner thanks to generous donation

RESIDENTS at a Dundee care home will be able to enjoy American-style dining and get their hair cut in style, thanks to a generous donation from a former resident’s fundraiser. The memorial for 101-year-old Jerry Morrison raised £500 for the Bupa Balcarres Care Home following his death in September. Now staff have spent the money […]

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Adult social care needs long term funding, starting now says ADASS

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Adult social care needs long term funding, starting now says ADASS

Measures to address the long-term reform of adult social care need to be brought forward to tackle the significant financial, workforce and quality pressures facing the sector, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) is urging.   With more than half (53%) of councils expecting to overspend their adult social care budgets this […]

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Care teams share latest insights on how people with dementia can be helped to live well

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Care teams share latest insights on how people with dementia can be helped to live well

Team members from five family-owned care homes in Dorset and Hampshire have shared their latest insights on how people with dementia can be helped to live well. Colten Care’s third annual Dementia Utopia conference brought more than 80 colleagues together at the AFC Bournemouth stadium to discuss and celebrate best practice, new approaches and success […]

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Award Success for Banstead based Maritime Charity, Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society

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Award Success for Banstead based Maritime Charity, Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society

The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has won Residential Care Home Provider of the Year – Small Organisation at the prestigious Laing Buisson Awards. The award recognises the top quality care facilities that the independent charity provides in its Surrey nursing care home for former seafarers and their dependents. At the awards ceremony in London on […]

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Residents swap fish and chips for a vintage afternoon tea party

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Residents swap fish and chips for a vintage afternoon tea party

Residents at Drewery Drive, the Society’s supported home in Wigmore, enjoyed a vintage afternoon tea party on Friday afternoon. Instead of their usual Friday fish and chips, residents of the supported home were treated to a very special afternoon on 10th November, courtesy of housekeeper, Carol Driver and Julie Berry, the niece of a new […]

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Norfolk care home welcomes Church Mice Toddlers

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Norfolk care home welcomes Church Mice Toddlers

Residents and staff of Olive House Residential Care Home in Newton Flotman, Norfolk, were delighted to be joined by a local toddler group to celebrate the autumn harvest this year. Youngsters from the local Newton Flotman ‘Church Mice’ parent and toddler group visited the senior citizens at the home as part of an autumn crafts […]

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Dementia café offers network of support to Cardiff community

20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia café offers network of support to Cardiff community

Members of the community living with dementia were invited along to a useful information session at HC-One’s Quarry Hall care home’s dementia café recently.  The event was the second to be held since the café’s launch in September and featured talks from Cardiff and Vale UHB Mental Health Rehabilitation Nurses, Emma and Candace.   Dementia […]

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Dorset care home stages a special day trip for golfer Graham

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Dorset care home stages a special day trip for golfer Graham

A Dorset care home staged a special day trip so a resident could receive an honorary membership of the beloved golf club he played at for more than half a century. Graham Lloyd, 88, joined Ashley Wood Golf Club near Blandford in 1966 and became its longest-serving member, only packing away his clubs around 18 […]

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Raft of care jobs for Rothley care home

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Raft of care jobs for Rothley care home

A brand new residential and dementia care home in Rothley is bringing a raft of employment opportunities to the area.  Mountview, which is due to open later this year, will employ nearly 50 local people once it is fully staffed and will provide exciting and fulfilling job opportunities for people who are both experienced in […]

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Graham who lives with dementia wins ‘Best Resident Contribution’ at national awards

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Graham who lives with dementia wins ‘Best Resident Contribution’ at national awards

A resident at Bilney Hall care home near Dereham is today celebrating after being presented with the ‘Best Resident Contribution’ award at the National Dementia Care Awards 2017 at a glittering ceremony earlier this month. Despite living with dementia, 71-year old Graham Mason contributes towards daily life at the home, and has been recognised at […]

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Harrogate home care provider goes the extra ‘outstanding’ mile again!

20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Harrogate home care provider goes the extra ‘outstanding’ mile again!

The CQC has found the quality of care provided by Carefound Home Care (Harrogate) to be outstanding following an inspection in August 2017. Carefound Home Care provides local, highly personalised home care services to elderly people enabling them to remain in their own home regardless of their health condition. Rather than working under contracts with […]

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Danshell Group shortlisted for various awards across the care sector

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Danshell Group shortlisted for various awards across the care sector

Danshell Group is celebrating national recognition for a number of its staff and services, which have been acknowledged for outstanding support for people with learning disabilities and autism. Colleagues from across the country have been shortlisted at the Nursing Times Awards, Laing Buisson Awards and the National Care Awards.   This follows on from the […]

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Hertfordshire based Anchusa Care celebrates Outstanding first year!

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Hertfordshire based Anchusa Care celebrates  Outstanding first year!

Hertfordshire based Anchusa Care is celebrating after being rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection on the 9th October.   The care provider was originally founded with a commitment to put quality at the heart of everything they do.   Their strapline, Anchusa Care – Quality Care Without Compromise is based on […]

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Activities Co-ordinator wins top national award for dementia care

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Activities Co-ordinator wins top national award for dementia care

Bann View House Care Home, run by Priory Adult Care, part of the Priory Group of mental healthcare specialists, is celebrating after an employee and a resident’s relative received accolades at a national awards ceremony.   Carole Abernethy won the award for “Activities Co-ordinator for People with Dementia” at the National Dementia Care Awards, an […]

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