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Activities give around 11,000 older people somewhere to go on Christmas Day

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Activities give around 11,000 older people somewhere to go on Christmas Day

National charity Friends of the Elderly has been working in partnership with the charity Community Christmas this festive season to tackle loneliness among older people, by identifying and promoting hundreds of activities taking place on Christmas Day.   As a result of hard work and determination by volunteers and businesses across the UK, more than […]

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Popular activities coordinator celebrates birthday with care home residents

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Popular activities coordinator celebrates birthday with care home residents

A longstanding Activities Coordinator celebrated her birthday with residents of the care home where she has worked for over a decade. Krissy Grant, who turned 37 on the 11th of January, was joined by residents of Earsdon Grange care home, Whitley Bay, at her birthday tea party who sang her ‘Happy Birthday’ and enjoyed sharing […]

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Second Harrogate care home opened by top rated dementia care provider

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Second Harrogate care home opened by top rated dementia care provider

A £13m state of the art dementia facility has opened its doors in Harrogate, creating 200 jobs. Healthcare construction specialist Projex Building Solutions has delivered Vida Grange, its second project for one of the UK’s leading and ground-breaking dementia care providers, Harrogate-based Vida Healthcare, part of The Rycroft Group. The new 124-bed facility is expected […]

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Seafarers’ care home head celebrates 10 years at the helm

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Seafarers’ care home head celebrates 10 years at the helm

Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt OBE is celebrating ten successful years as Chief Executive at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society care home in Banstead, Surrey. The former Royal Navy officer has overseen a time of great change for the Society. The last decade has seen an ambitious raft of improvements to the home, including the installation of […]

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The Orders of St John Care Trust appoints Head of Volunteering

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The Orders of St John Care Trust appoints Head of Volunteering

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) has appointed Kit Lendon as its new Head of Volunteering.   Ms Lendon takes on the role following six and a half years at veterinary charity PDSA, where she was Volunteering Development Manager.   In her role at OSJCT, she will lead the volunteering team and provide […]

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Significant investment in Nottingham specialist care hospital

January 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Significant investment in Nottingham specialist care hospital

The Danshell Group has made a significant investment in Cedar Vale independent hospital in Nottingham.   The hospital in East Bridgford provides care and treatment for men living with autism, a learning disability and associated challenging behaviours.   Promoting an individual’s independence is very important at Cedar Vale.  The aim of the refurbishment and reconfiguration […]

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Czajka Care Group forms partnerships with five schools to talk about careers in care

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Czajka Care Group forms partnerships with five schools to talk about careers in care

SALTAIRE based Czajka Care Group has formed partnerships with five schools throughout the Bradford area in the last two years and hosted talks with hundreds of pupils about the care industry and the career opportunities on offer within the sector.  The company, which operates five nursing and care homes in Nab Wood, Steeton and Cross […]

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Mental Capacity Act and consent for inclusion in care provider marketing activities

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Mental Capacity Act and consent for inclusion in care provider marketing activities

Julie Rayner, Care, Quality, Governance and Compliance Director at Hallmark Care Homes talks about the Mental Capacity Act and consent for inclusion in marketing activities. Julie has over 20 years’ experience working for the National Care Standards Commission, the Health Care Commission and CQC and as an Inspector, Area Manager and a Compliance Manager. The […]

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Care home helps support Fiji expedition

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Care home helps support Fiji expedition

A Newton Aycliffe care home has raised more than £700 for its residents and the community.   Aycliffe Care Home, which is operated by Akari Care, raised a total of £740 for its Residents’ Comfort Fund over the festive period at its winter wonderland event, with a portion of the funds going to support Kathryn […]

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Outstanding CQC rating for care home for mental health in Bristol

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Outstanding CQC rating for care home for mental health in Bristol

Congratulations to everyone at Manor Community Care Home which has recently become the first care home in Bristol specialising in mental health to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The hard work of staff and management at Manor Community Care Home has been recognised in the report, with staff commended for the […]

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Housing association starts work building extra care housing scheme

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Housing association starts work building extra care housing scheme

Now celebrating its 50th year, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has started work on its Maidstone extra care housing scheme, one of three planned projects in Kent, which combined, will provide care and housing for hundreds of older people.   The Larkfield extra care housing scheme, which is scheduled for completion in 2018, will provide 74 […]

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Dealing with obesity in daily life

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dealing with obesity in daily life

A new report* has highlighted that now, 60% of British adults are overweight or obese, and one in ten obese adults are morbidly obese.   To help overweight people deal with daily life, Clos-o-Mat has developed a range of bariatric solutions to help them at least go to the toilet with dignity and optimum hygiene. […]

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Calls for Prime minister to begin cross-party process to end current NHS and social care crisis

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Calls for Prime minister to begin cross-party process to end current NHS and social care crisis

Theresa May must urgently begin a cross-party process to find a long-term solution to the current crisis in health and social care funding. In an open letter to the Prime Minister signed by 75 organisations and leading voices in the sector including Independent Age, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Care England, Patients […]

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Milestones Trust strengthens senior management team

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Milestones Trust strengthens senior management team

Social care provider Milestones Trust has strengthened its senior management team through the appointment of Geralyn Meehan as its new director of HR. Having previously provided HR support for social and health care providers in the not-for-profit, private and public sectors, Geralyn brings with her a wealth of experience to the Bristol-based Trust, which supports […]

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Tracscare acquires Embrace specialist Supported Living business and ABI service

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tracscare acquires Embrace specialist Supported Living business and ABI service

Tracscare and Embrace Group have announced the acquisition of six Supported Living services and a specialist ABI service by Tracscare.    The transfer of these services is the latest step in Tracscare’s growth strategy, and comes about as Embrace has taken the decision to focus more closely on its core services – the provision of care […]

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South Gloucestershire older people supported to stay at home longer

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
South Gloucestershire older people supported to stay at home longer

Thanks to homecare provider Bluebird Care provider, older people who need around-the-clock care no longer need to leave the comfort of their own homes. Bluebird Care in South Gloucestershire has introduced a new live-in care service, where staff live with customers in their own homes, for anything from two weeks to ongoing long-term care and […]

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Care home residents have been shown easy and tasty ways to live a well-balanced lifestyle

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Care home residents have been shown easy and tasty ways to live a well-balanced lifestyle

Culinary creative residents from two Sanctuary Care homes have been getting their five-a-day with fruity smoothie sessions. There was an ap-peel-ing variety of exotic fruit on offer when the team and residents at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home in Hertfordshire and Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home in Harrow showed the fun and easy ways to […]

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Dementia centre of excellence hailed as “naturally Welsh”

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Dementia centre of excellence hailed as “naturally Welsh”

A dementia centre of excellence in Caernarfon has been hailed as “naturally Welsh” by the country’s language supremo.  The £7 million Bryn Seiont Newydd, was opened a year ago by Mario and Gill Kreft of the award-winning Pendine Park care organisation on the site of a former community hospital in Pant Road on the outskirts […]

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That’s Life for Salo Gardner when Dame Esther Rantzen visits Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre

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That’s Life for Salo Gardner when Dame Esther Rantzen visits Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre

Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre was full last Wednesday when members came to hear Dame Esther Rantzen DBE speak at the Centre, which offers social and therapeutic support to Holocaust survivors and refugees and is the only one of its kind in the UK. The TV presenter and journalist entertained members with stories from her […]

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Charity gifts elderly residents with fond memories and gets better ones back

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity gifts elderly residents with fond memories and gets better ones back

Members of Leng Community, a South London based group that reaches out to people in the community at risk of isolation, saw the power of music in action when they gifted residents at a care home in Sydenham with MP3 players.   The team of young adults visited Westwood House, run by Barchester Healthcare, before […]

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