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The Old Rectory Nursing Home, Exeter rated Outstanding by the CQC

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The Old Rectory Nursing Home, Exeter rated Outstanding by the CQC

A care home in Exeter that goes out of its way to establish links with the local community has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in May. Inspectors rated The Old Rectory Nursing Home, in Old Tiverton Road, Exeter Outstanding for being effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well […]

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Castleoak and Care UK celebrate latest construction milestone of new Windsor care home

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Castleoak and Care UK celebrate latest construction milestone of new Windsor care home

One of the UK’s leading independent care home providers, Care UK, has moved a step closer to delivering a new care home in Windsor, with a ‘topping out’ ceremony held on site to mark the latest construction milestone. The new Care UK home, which will offer views of Windsor Castle, forms part of the Castle […]

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Devon care home that goes out of its way to promote independence and wellbeing rated Outstanding

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Devon care home that goes out of its way to promote independence and wellbeing rated Outstanding

A care home in Devon that goes out of its way to promote the independence and wellbeing of people living with dementia has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in May. Inspectors rated Sefton Hall, in Plantation Terrace, Dawlish Outstanding for being effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led […]

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Person-centred care celebrated in Grimsby care home video

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Person-centred care celebrated in Grimsby care home video

A Grimsby care home is one of only two residential services in the UK featured in new videos about person-centred care.   The Anchorage, on Rutland Street, is featured in a new set of films the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) on personalised support in residential settings. Filming has already started at The Anchorage, […]

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Music to their ears workshop launched for care home residents in the Midlands

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Music to their ears workshop launched for care home residents in the Midlands

A surveyor with a passion for music is helping to tackle the problem of social isolation and loneliness which is often experienced by those affected by dementia  in Care Homes. John Reed, 69, has launched his “music to their ears” musical workshop series to transport care home residents to a world of music, storytelling and […]

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Taunton respite centre receives outstanding CQC inspection rating

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Taunton respite centre receives outstanding CQC inspection rating

Staff from the Halcon Centre are celebrating following the results of their recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. The Taunton respite centre, which provides support to adults with physical disabilities, was given the highest rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the social care inspectorate who published their report on 25th July. This now puts the Halcon Centre […]

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Tonbridge care home residents enjoy the summer and getting stuck into a spot of flower arranging

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Tonbridge care home residents enjoy the summer and getting stuck into a spot of flower arranging

With summer in full bloom, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home spent an afternoon embracing a seasonal activity of flower arranging. Creativity was in the air at the new Tudeley Lane care home, when the residents go together to let out their artistic sides and create some beautiful bouquets.   Using lots of different […]

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Nottingham’s elderly care home residents enjoy a day of games with toddlers

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Nottingham’s elderly care home residents enjoy a day of games with toddlers

TODDLERS took a trip to a Nottingham care home to enjoy a day of games with the elderly residents. Arts and crafts, playdough making, balloons and singing kept both young and elderly entertained before they shared lunch.   Longmoor Lodge Care Home, on Longmoor Lane, Sandicare, hosted the children from Brookhill House Day Nursery, on […]

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Atherton community comes together to celebrate care village resident’s 104th birthday

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Atherton community comes together to celebrate care village resident’s 104th birthday

Amy Hirst has celebrated her 104th birthday in style, with a nostalgic trip in a Cadillac coupe and an ‘around-the-world’ themed party at the Belong care village in Atherton where she lives. Well-wishers included Andrew Whyment from Coronation Street, Atherton’s fire crew who surprised Amy with a hand delivered card and over fifty cards and […]

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Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness shines a spotlight on unpaid carers

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Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness shines a spotlight on unpaid carers

It’s time to start a conversation about caring, as new research from Carers UK shows more action is needed to support unpaid carers who feel isolated and lonely. Greater understanding from friends, colleagues, and the public, as well as more opportunities for breaks and social activities, are all needed to combat a ‘silent epidemic’ of […]

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The stark reality of care – An extra 71000 care home beds needed by 2025

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The stark reality of care – An extra 71000 care home beds needed by 2025

The Lancet: An extra 71000 care home places will be needed by 2025 in England as care needs increase, study predicts. As life expectancy increases, so too have the number of years that older adults spend with substantial care needs, now reaching an average of 3.0 years for women and 2.4 years for men aged […]

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60th Wedding anniversary celebrations at Steyning care home

15th August 2017 | By | Reply More
60th Wedding anniversary celebrations at Steyning care home

A local couple has celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with residents, family and staff at Croft Meadow care home in Steyning. John and Audrey Mundy, 82 and 84 years old respectively, were surprised with a party in the Shaw healthcare-operated care home, which included a display of photos of family members and their wedding day. […]

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Sutton-in-Ashfield care home resident gets on track at Silverstone

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Sutton-in-Ashfield care home resident gets on track at Silverstone

Sutton-in-Ashfield’s newest care home, Kingfisher Court, approach days out a little differently than most care homes.   Car enthusiast Taff Jones who has a long history with automotive sport mentioned his love of fast cars and track events to staff at the home when he and his wife Irene moved in a few weeks ago. […]

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Eden Futures announces appointment of Stephen Collier as Chairman

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Eden Futures announces appointment of Stephen Collier as Chairman

Eden Futures, a leading UK operator of supported living services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Collier as Non-Executive Chairman with immediate effect. Stephen comes from a successful career in the health and care sector serving as CEO of BMI Healthcare and as chair/director on the boards of several leading health organisations.   […]

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Rosebank Care home in Oxfordshire celebrates Outstanding CQC report

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Rosebank Care home in Oxfordshire celebrates Outstanding CQC report

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by a care home in Oxfordshire to be Outstanding following an inspection in June. Inspectors rated Rosebank Care Home, in Bampton, Oxfordshire Outstanding for being caring and responsive to people’s needs and Good for being safe, effective and well-led.  Overall the service was rated […]

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Classic memories revived at Hampshire care home

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Classic memories revived at Hampshire care home

Memories were revived when a Hampshire care home hosted a mini classic car show. Six vintage cars, dating back as far as 1925, took part in the event at Colten Care’s Linden House in Lymington. Residents at the specialist dementia care home had a fascinating afternoon, viewing the cars and, in some cases, even sitting […]

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Suffolk nursing home welcomes new Home Manager

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Suffolk nursing home welcomes new Home Manager

Aldringham Court Nursing Home, located in Aldringham, between Leiston and Aldeburgh in Suffolk, has announced the appointment of Jayne Haskins as its new Home Manager. With over 30 years nursing experience, Jayne has led an esteemed career in the health and social care sector.  Having managed an intermediate nursing care unit in Coventry, Jayne relocated […]

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Care home manager overcomes her fear of heights to support Alzheimer’s Society

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Care home manager overcomes her fear of heights to support Alzheimer’s Society

On 6th August  Orchard Court Care Home in Brigg Manager Tracy Mussett took a leap of faith and overcome her fears of heights and flying by doing a skydive in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. The manager Tracy Mussett said” it was a fantastic experience as well as raising money for a cause so close […]

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Andover care home hosts fundraising summer fete

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Andover care home hosts fundraising summer fete

An Andover care home has brought Texas to town with their barn dance themed summer fete. Mountwood Care Home, on Millway Road, enjoyed an afternoon of sunshine, stalls and barbecue, as friends and family joined staff and residents for their annual summer fete. The event raised £347 to pay for treats and activities for the […]

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Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

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Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

Three quarters of people in midlife would make lifestyle changes now to reduce their risk of developing dementia in future, the UK’s biggest dementia charities have found. The news follows a pilot of dementia risk reduction messaging in NHS Health Checks for those aged 40-64. The findings reflect the increasing public appetite to understand modifiable […]

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