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    Open door policy invites intergenerational activities

    16th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Open door policy invites intergenerational activities

    Acorn House Care Home has always had an open door policy, but when a mother and son walked in one day, they could never have anticipated the positivity that would follow.   Two years ago the Carrington based home welcomed two unexpected visitors, Natalie Holmes, and her 18 month-old son Daniel. The mother was keen […]

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    Environment Secretary and Surrey Heath MP visits award winning care home to open nature trail

    16th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Environment Secretary and Surrey Heath MP visits award winning care home to open nature trail

    The Secretary of State for the Environment and Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove visited Kings Lodge care home in Camberley Surrey on Friday 29 June. The Conservative MP was asked to come and officially open the homes recently finished garden nature trail, that according to recent studies and the UK’s Social Care Institute for Excellence […]

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    St Annes Carnival – Success for Lakeview

    14th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    St Annes Carnival – Success for Lakeview

    Residents and staff at Lakeview Rest Homes are thrilled to have received a double award at the St Annes Carnival.   With outstanding weather and fun activities, the Carnival offered fun for all. The festivities began with the ever popular parade and first to appear, in proud place near the front, was Lakeview’s beautiful 1937 […]

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    Court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay

    13th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay

    Today, 13th July, the court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay. This overturns an employment tribunal which ruled that workers were entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for every hour of a sleep-in shift.   Reacting to the decision, the #SolveSleepIns Alliance, a coalition formed to deal […]

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    Care industry ball looks to raise £100,000 for charity

    13th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care industry ball looks to raise £100,000 for charity

    Hallmark Care Homes in association with Care England will attempt to raise £100,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Care Workers Charity at a glittering fundraising event in Mayfair.   Over 250 people are invited to attend the Care Sector Fundraising Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Saturday 29th September.   The special event […]

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    Home Instead care staff go that extra mile for local war hero

    13th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Home Instead care staff go that extra mile for local war hero

    Two CAREGivers from Home Instead Senior Care in Chichester, Sharon Gregory and Dave Pearce, have gone above and beyond their call of duty in support of their lovely client, John Seal. 98-year-old John, a local war hero, had his 5 Second World War medals stolen in a burglary at his home over the weekend.   […]

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    Director of Supporter Engagement appointed by The Royal Star & Garter Homes

    13th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Director of Supporter Engagement appointed by The Royal Star & Garter Homes

    Caley Eldred has been appointed as the new Director of Supporter Engagement heading up the Fundraising & Marketing Team at The Royal Star & Garter Homes. She joins the Charity, which provides specialist care for veterans and their partners who live with disability or dementia, in state-of-the-art care homes, on 9 July.   Previously the Director […]

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    Derbyshire care home staff celebrate Armed Forces Day with residents

    12th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Derbyshire care home staff celebrate Armed Forces Day with residents

    A celebration to show appreciation of the work of the Armed Forces was held throughout Ashmere Derbyshire and featured a celebration of music, residents talking about their own personal experiences and staff dressing up to hold reminiscence sessions.   It was held as part of Armed Forces Day, the annual national campaign that gives everyone […]

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    Hornchurch homecare provider praised by Local Authority

    12th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hornchurch homecare provider praised by Local Authority

    The Hornchurch branch of Manorcourt Homecare, which provides personal care and support to people in their own homes across the area, has received extremely positive feedback from its Local Authority.    Part of the Healthcare Homes Group, the Hornchurch branch of Manorcourt Homecare was inspected by the London Borough of Havering Joint Commissioning Unit earlier […]

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    Improving lives with dementia therapy

    12th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Improving lives with dementia therapy

    Pioneers of a therapy which slows the progress of dementia are disappointed that more community-based techniques have not been recommended in official guidelines. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), which aims to exercise different areas of the brain through a series of focused activities in a socially-engaging context, was the only non-drug treatment recommended to stimulate cognition, […]

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    Encore Care Homes working to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dysphagia

    11th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Encore Care Homes working to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dysphagia

    Encore Care Homes is working closely with Dining with Dignity, a specialist training provider, to help meet the nutritional needs of residents who have dysphagia.   Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties and is usually caused by nerve or muscle problems. It is very common amongst the elderly which can limit the range […]

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    Pear tree planted to celebrate ‘supported housing’ topping out in Worcester

    11th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Pear tree planted to celebrate ‘supported housing’ topping out in Worcester

    The Mayor of Worcester joined Specialised Supported Housing to celebrate the topping out of a Comer Road housing development with a special tree planting ceremony.   The developers are working in partnership with support provider Lifeways and social care landlord Inclusion Housing to provide independent living support in 20 modern apartments, due to complete in […]

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    Fylde rest home offers support to local Foodbank

    11th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Fylde rest home offers support to local Foodbank

    Staff and residents at a Fylde rest home offer support to the Fylde Foodbank.   Residents and their team at The Moorings, one of Lakeview Rest Homes four establishments, made a generous donation to the Fylde Foodbank, which is part of the Trussel Trust UK.   Residents Margaret Hill and Ann Lord visited Fylde Foodbank’s […]

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    Football legend calls for Three Lions fans to support Alzheimer’s Society

    11th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Football legend calls for Three Lions fans to support Alzheimer’s Society

    Football legend Gordon Banks is urging England fans to turn World Cup fever into dementia fervour.   The 1966 World Cup winner spearheaded the Alzheimer’s Society United Against Dementia campaign last year after the heartbreak of seeing three of his fellow Three Lions heroes develop dementia.   Now, with his country on the brink of […]

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    Alzheimer’s Society comments on of new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

    10th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s Society comments on of new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

    Commenting on the appointment of Matt Hancock as the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive Officer at Alzheimer’s Society said:   “Having already shown his commitment by becoming a Dementia Friend, Alzheimer’s Society looks to the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to deliver real […]

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    Woking care home nursery club encourages new friendships

    10th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Woking care home nursery club encourages new friendships

    Bernard Sunley care home in Woking, run by charity Friends of the Elderly, has started running a bimonthly nursery club within the home, which is proving to be a fantastic success. A group of up to ten children aged between one and four attend twice a month with their childminders. They spend time in the […]

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    Derbyshire care home helps to blow away the stigma around dying

    10th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Derbyshire care home helps to blow away the stigma around dying

    Milford House Care Home in Milford, Belper, has been helping its residents to start the difficult conversations about sensitive subjects as part of ‘Dying Matters Week’.   On Friday all the residents went outside to attach notes, which they had written during the week expressing their end of life wishes, to balloons filled with helium. […]

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    Up, up and away as Muriel, 99 takes her first balloon flight

    10th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Up, up and away as Muriel, 99 takes her first balloon flight

    Muriel Scott, at 99, is on cloud nine having just been up, up and away on her first beautiful balloon flight. For Muriel it was a long-held wish come true. She said: “I used to look up at hot air balloons and long for the experience of floating among the clouds and looking down over […]

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    Quantum Care puts on a magical afternoon for their residents

    9th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Quantum Care puts on a magical afternoon for their residents

    Quantum Care, a not-for-profit provider of specialist residential, dementia, and respite care, spread a little bit of magic on Tuesday by granting the wishes of over 100 residents, in one fun-filled, dream-making afternoon.   With over 200 residents brought together in the beautiful Spotlight theatre in Hoddesdon, and special guests including local county councillor, Cllr Tina Howard, residents were treated to a […]

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    CMG boosts budding entrepreneurs with a ‘Dragon’s Den’s style event

    9th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    CMG boosts budding entrepreneurs with a ‘Dragon’s Den’s style event

    CMG, the leading provider of residential care and supported living has hosted an innovative ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event, to encourage and support service users to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions and enter the world of work. The entrepreneurial event called on all service users across CMG with a passion for business to step forward and present […]

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