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    Pioneering young volunteers visit Sudbury care home

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Pioneering young volunteers visit Sudbury care home

    Caring Homes’ Mellish House, an Outstanding Care Home in Sudbury recently hosted a YOPEY befriending event. A YOPEY Befriender is a young person who volunteers to visit a care home near their school and befriend lonely residents, many of them living with dementia. YOPEY Befrienders are easing loneliness and isolation whilst learning life lessons and […]

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    Brave mum joins forces with care organisation to launch awareness campaign

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Brave mum joins forces with care organisation to launch awareness campaign

    A brave mum whose three grown-up children all have a degenerative brain condition has joined forces with a care organisation to launch a new awareness campaign. Kim James, from Llay, near Wrexham, made an emotional plea for more research into Huntingdon’s Disease amid renewed hope of a cure for the cruel hereditary illness. She is […]

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    Parkinson’s audit reveals- Neurology and elderly care improved

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Parkinson’s audit reveals- Neurology and elderly care improved

    The results of the 2017 UK Parkinson’s Audit, the largest dataset obtained to date about the quality of care provided to people with Parkinson’s across the UK, have now been released. Developed to address the concerns of professionals, patients and their representatives, the UK wide clinical audit assesses the quality of care provided to people […]

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    Liverpool care home should not have banned daughter from visiting her mum without warning

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Liverpool care home should not have banned daughter from visiting her mum without warning

    A woman was banned from visiting her mother in a Liverpool care home after she complained about her treatment, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The woman, whose mother had been placed in a BUPA care home by Liverpool City Council, said she was banned by care staff from seeing her mum […]

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    Care group named as ‘inspiring’ company

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care group named as ‘inspiring’ company

    Springhill Care Group has been identified as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain in a report by the London Stock Exchange Group. The list is the fifth edition of the of the report, which celebrates the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic SMEs. To be included in the list, companies need to show consistent […]

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    Northampton-based brain injury service praised for exceptional leadership

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Northampton-based brain injury service praised for exceptional leadership

    Staff at Abington-based Christchurch Court have been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for their ‘caring and compassionate’ approach in a recently published inspection report.   The service, which provides specialist residential rehabilitation care and support for up to 17 adults with acquired brain injuries, demonstrated ‘an excellent commitment to providing outstanding care’ according […]

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    And they said it wouldn’t last!

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    And they said it wouldn’t last!

    Somerset couple Frank and Patricia Baker celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss this month, even though the groom’s mother predicted the match wouldn’t last long. The pair met in 1957 at RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland where they were both serving in the Royal Air Force, wed on May Day in 1958, and have four […]

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    Supported Living Service run by The Fremantle Trust secures Outstanding rating

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    Supported Living Service run by The Fremantle Trust secures Outstanding rating

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated The Fremantle Trust’s Milton Keynes Supported Living Service as Outstanding. The service enables 107 people with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible and was praised by the Regulator for its ‘empowering and empathetic attitude to support people’s personal development.’ Managed by Lorraine McGinley since 2008, when […]

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    Andover care home resident celebrates 100th birthday

    22nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Andover care home resident celebrates 100th birthday

    Mountwood care home in Andover celebrated the 100th birthday of one of its residents with a special event for her family and friends. Vicky Aldridge was joined by her daughter Gill McGarry, who made the trip from Cornwall to see her mother on the big day, and her younger sister Rene, 97. Vicky has two […]

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    Stockport care home gets extension go ahead

    22nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Stockport care home gets extension go ahead

    Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has been given the go ahead to extend one of its homes.  Planning permission has been granted for a new wing to be added to Bruce Lodge in Offerton, Stockport. The new wing will be based on the ‘household model’. […]

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    Northumberland home care organisation appoints in-house trainer

    22nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Northumberland home care organisation appoints in-house trainer

    A Northumberland homecare organisation has appointed an in-house trainer to support its expansion plans.   Helping Hands Community Care, which provides social and specialist care to hundreds of people across Northumberland, has welcomed Natalie Perera to its Cramlington branch.   Before joining the organisation, Natalie worked in a range of job roles, including senior lead […]

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    Scarborough care services enjoyed a triple slice of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup celebrations.

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Scarborough care services enjoyed a triple slice of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup celebrations.

    Scarborough care provider Saint Cecilia’s enjoyed a triple slice of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup celebrations. The company held parties at all three of its Scarborough centres – the care home on Stepney Road, nursing home on Filey Road and day care centre at Eastway, Eastfield. At the homes, residents gathered to watch the […]

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    HC-One the kind care company takes advantage of investor appetite

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    HC-One the kind care company takes advantage of investor appetite

    Britain’s biggest provider of residential and nursing care homes for the elderly is on sale for £1bn as owners seek to take advantage of increasing investor appetite for social care assets; according to today’s Financial Times (paywall) HC-One, which has about 14,000 staff working in 369 registered care homes, was founded in 2011 from the […]

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    Care Industry News Protection Policy Update

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care Industry News Protection Policy Update

      The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force on 25 May 2018. At Care Industry News, we’re completely committed to protecting the data you share with us, so we’ve updated our Data Protection Notice and encourage you to have a read. Here’s what’s new: It’s clearer. We’ve rewritten our Privacy Policy to […]

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    Lowestoft care centre hosts open day to increase awareness about its services

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Lowestoft care centre hosts open day to increase awareness about its services

    A care centre providing over-65s with much-needed support held an open day to increase awareness about its services.   The Wellbeing Day Centre – an extension of The Dell Care Home in Oulton Broad – offers a place where those in need of care can socialise and enjoy activities alongside like-minded people.   On Saturday, […]

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    Carers raise money for Kent hospice

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Carers raise money for Kent hospice

    Supporting local people living with terminal illness and their families Hilton Nursing Partners take on a challenge and raise a massive £1,842.84 for the Heart of Kent Hospice as part of the charity’s Shop Takeover Challenge. Coming out of their comfort zones, Hilton Nursing Partners staff, who are ordinarily freeing up hospital beds and getting patients […]

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    Sporting Memories project delivered by partners, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Sporting Memories project delivered by partners, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

    “Whether sports fans have played or spectated, sport has the power to trigger strong memories from a time when we first saw a particular player, went to a famous sports stadium or watched an exciting match on TV.”  These are the words of Rob White, London coordinator of the nationwide Sporting Memories programme, who has […]

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    Huddersfield care home pulls out the stops to celebrate the royal wedding

    20th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Huddersfield care home pulls out the stops to celebrate the royal wedding

    Across the country care homes have celebrated the royal wedding with various events. Huddersfield care home residents at, The Oakes enjoyed an afternoon with Lindley Brass Band. The afternoon was so warm that residents were able to enjoy the music outside along with afternoon tea. ‘It was a ‘right royal send-off’ said Lisa Bailey the […]

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    Skelmersdale Care Home supports Dying Matters Awareness Week

    20th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Skelmersdale Care Home supports Dying Matters Awareness Week

    Stocks Hall Care Home in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire is urging people to talk openly about death, dying and bereavement as Dying Matters Awareness Week takes place. Running from Monday 14th May to Sunday 20th May 2018, Dying Matters Awareness Week is an annual event  providing invaluable opportunity for communities to talk about the things that […]

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    Belper care home transports residents back to the 1950’s

    18th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Belper care home transports residents back to the 1950’s

    To celebrate National Care Home Open Day, Milford Care took residents at one of its homes on a trip down memory lane back to the 1950’s.   The doors were flung open at Spencer Grove care home in Belper, with a fun filled day of activities for the residents and staff.   On Friday staff […]

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