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Big leap for Harrogate care home as it gears up for charity sky dive

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Big leap for Harrogate care home as it gears up for charity sky dive

A team of first-time sky divers are preparing to jump out of a plane 15,000 feet (three miles) above ground to raise money to fund much-needed transport for residents at a care home in Harrogate.   The 13-strong sky diving team is aiming to raise £6,500 to help finance the minibus for Harrogate Neighbours Housing […]

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Rubislaw Park Care Home Acquired By Family Business

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rubislaw Park Care Home Acquired By Family Business

A well-known Aberdeen facility offering care for the elderly has been bought by family-run business Rubislaw Care LLP.   The 64-bed Rubislaw Park Care Home is a purpose-built, multi-million pound facility which won Care Home Design Award in the 2010 Scottish Care National Awards.  Under its new ownership, the facility will now be the focus […]

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Selby District Council to be the first Dementia Friendly Council in the UK

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Selby District Council to be the first Dementia Friendly Council in the UK

The newly appointed Chairman of Selby District Council, Richard Sweeting, is kick-starting an initiative to create the first Dementia Friendly Council in the UK, with support from care home provider Barchester Healthcare.   Richard Sweeting, who works as an Activities Coordinator at Barchester’s Highfield Care Home in Tadcaster was appointed Chairman of Selby District Council […]

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Students show the residents of Churchfield Care home the fruits of their labour

May 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Students show the residents of Churchfield Care home the fruits of their labour

Childcare students showed their caring side this week as they swapped studies at West Nottinghamshire College for volunteering at a care home. Residents at Churchfield Care Home in Rainworth were treated to a garden make-over by the group of learners who gave up their morning to bring a touch of summer to the home which […]

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Annie knits Forget-Me-Nots for Dementia Awareness Week

May 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Annie knits Forget-Me-Nots for Dementia Awareness Week

Annie’s knitted forget-me-nots for Dementia Awareness Week Annie Lewis, 95, has knitted more than 450 Forget-Me-Nots, the symbolic flower for the Alzheimer’s Society to mark Dementia Awareness Week, 17th – 23rd May. The knitted flowers have been on sale at Jewish Care’s Southend & Westcliff Community Centre, raising more than £1000 so far which will […]

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Double success for New Milton care home

May 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Double success for New Milton care home

STAFF at a Hampshire care home are celebrating a double success. Colten Care’s Kingfishers in New Milton has received the Gold Standards Framework Care Homes Accreditation Award for the high quality of care provided. The Quality Hallmark Award was presented by the Gold Standards Framework. Kingfishers was also rated ‘outstanding’ for the caring of its […]

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Seera Invests in UK Dementia Care Housing Development

May 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Seera Invests in UK Dementia Care Housing Development

Seera Investment Bank B.S.C.(c), a Shari’a compliant investment bank headquartered in Bahrain, has announced the successful completion of a new transaction in the UK Dementia Care sector. The transaction comprises a Shari’a compliant equity investment in a dementia care focused housing development in London, United Kingdom. The development, the first of its kind, when completed […]

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Leading care home furniture provider Dayex completes new Precious Homes refurbishment in Cheltenham

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Leading care home furniture provider Dayex completes new Precious Homes refurbishment in Cheltenham

Care Home Furnishing Specialist, Dayex, has recently completed work in supplying a full kit out of care home furniture and fire retardant soft furnishings to Precious Homes Ltd ‘s most recent refurbishment project in Cheltenham, Wentworth Court. The project included a full cycle service from concept and interior design to the development and delivery of […]

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Care group claims, more needs to be done on dementia

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care group claims, more needs to be done on dementia

More needs to be done to make people aware of what it means to have dementia and help sufferers enjoy a better quality of life, a leading social care expert warned today. This is Dementia Awareness Week (17-23 May) and across the country efforts are being made to increase knowledge of the condition. Today Mike […]

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Life doesn’t end when dementia begins.

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Life doesn’t end when dementia begins.

To coincide with Dementia Awareness Week, which is taking place this week, the Alzheimer’s Society is running an advertising campaign to make people more aware of their work and how everyone can support people affected by dementia.   Those suffering with dementia can become disconnected from their community, their family and friends. The society says, […]

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Dementia Awareness Week – Q&A with an expert

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dementia Awareness Week – Q&A with an expert

As we mark another dementia awareness week, Jill Conroy, practice development lead for dementia at The Fremantle Trust, gives us her take on how the care of people with dementia has changed and led to improvements in the quality of life for people living with dementia. Firstly, how important are campaigns like Dementia Awareness Week? […]

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Residents get connected as Four Seasons rolls out Wi-Fi to 370 care homes

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Residents get connected as Four Seasons rolls out Wi-Fi to 370 care homes

Four Seasons Health Care has introduced Wi-Fi into its 370 care homes and residents have been taking advantage of the opportunities that internet access provides. They have readily adapted to using the technology to keep in touch more frequently with relatives or friends who live far away. Violet Amies at The Maltings Care Home in […]

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Dying Matters Week supported at Lancashire Care Home

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dying Matters Week supported at Lancashire Care Home

FAMILIES in Skelmersdale, Lancashire are being urged to have ‘OPEN and HONEST’ discussions around the subjects of death and bereavement. Stocks Hall Care & Nursing Group in Skelmersdale, welcomed members of the public and local community into its Skelmersdale Care Home in support of Dying Matters Awareness Week which runs from May 18 – 24. […]

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Learning disability services achieve first ever accreditation for Positive Behaviour Support

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Learning disability services achieve first ever accreditation for Positive Behaviour Support

CMG has become the first provider of learning disability care to develop its own accreditation to recognise excellence in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) which is transforming the lives of the individuals CMG supports. Although PBS is embedded in government policy and is widely promoted by charities and campaign groups for the important role it plays […]

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Construction Begins For Tunbridge Wells Care Home

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Construction Begins For Tunbridge Wells Care Home

Work has begun on the construction of a ground-breaking 72 bed care home which will provide residential, nursing and dementia care and create 60 jobs in the area.   Chamberlain Court is being built at a cost of £5.9 million on a one acre site on Mount Ephrain Road in Tunbridge Wells by leading care […]

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Animal therapy for Abbeyfield tenants

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Animal therapy for Abbeyfield tenants

Last month Wild Science visited tenants of Watling Court for an educational and exhilarating animal show.   Tenants were treated to an extraordinary visit from a range of exciting animals, from corn snakes and cockroaches to millipedes and skinks. They were introduced to the unusual animals and told about how they live their lives before […]

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Excelcare raise £15,000 for Ruby

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Excelcare raise £15,000 for Ruby

Osman Ertosun and the staff  team from Excelcare are delighted to have exceeded their fundraising target for brave toddler Ruby Young. Despite her illness Ruby has the most amazing energy and courage and yet she is not yet 3 years old. After hearing about little Ruby and the expensive treatment that she needed to help […]

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Research links grip strength and cardiovascular disease

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Research links grip strength and cardiovascular disease

New research suggests having a weak grip could be linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.   Research, published in The Lancet, studied almost 140,000 patients across 17 countries and found that a person’s grip strength could indicate they are at increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.   The findings showed that […]

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Montreux Living staff help make residents’ votes count

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Montreux Living staff help make residents’ votes count

Staff at Montreux Living’s six care homes helped ensure residents were able to vote on election day. At Linden House care home, on College Road, Epsom, residents Donald Roth and Peggy Cohen made voting part of a special day out, while other residents already had their democratic say with a postal vote. Linden House manager […]

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Charity Camphill Village Trust Wastes Organic Dairy Produce for Ideological Reasons

May 20, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More
Charity Camphill Village Trust Wastes Organic Dairy Produce for Ideological Reasons

Evidence has emerged that, last Monday, managers at Botton Village tipped at least 1,100 litres of organic milk away and closed Botton’s famous organic creamery rather than ask for help from the qualified Co-worker in the community.   Having, it is claimed, already hounded the artisan Co-workers out of many of the community’s workshops, including the […]

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