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Eighty Seven year old Exmouth resident learns to read!

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Eighty Seven year old Exmouth resident learns to read!

Shared Lives South West’s Ursula Shepherd is proof that it’s never too late in life to learn. Ursula, who lives with Shared Lives carer Lesley Waller in Exmouth, has been having lessons to learn to read. The 87 year old being taught by a teacher from Learn Devon at the Kennaway Centre near to where […]

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Darlington retirement village has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Darlington retirement village has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC

A retirement village has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission following a recent inspection.   Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington was found to be outstanding following an unannounced 3 day inspection by the CQC in January 2017.   Under CQC’s programme of inspections, all adult social care services are assessed and […]

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Care home welcomes top UK orchestra as part of council art project

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home welcomes top UK orchestra as part of  council art project

A Withernsea care home has welcomed one of the UK’s leading orchestras as part of a Hull City of Culture 2017 art project. Residents and staff at Tamarix Lodge, a residential care home which is operated by Hica Group, enjoyed a live performance from the Manchester Camerata Orchestra as part of the new ‘Classically Yours’ […]

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Castleford care home supports dementia charity

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Castleford care home supports dementia charity

Residents at Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford, made ‘Time for a Cuppa’ last week by hosting an event to raise money for Dementia UK.  The home threw open its doors to the local community for a tea party, providing hot drinks and home-made cakes from their award winning chef.  Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one […]

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Camelot Care shortlisted twice in local care awards

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Camelot Care shortlisted twice in local care awards

Wellington-based dementia-care providers Camelot Care are celebrating being shortlisted in two separate categories in the 2017 Care Focus Care Awards.   Now in their 10th year, the awards celebrate excellence across the care, support, health, housing and local communities sectors, aiming to pay tribute to those who have demonstrated outstanding excellence and commitment within their […]

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Chichester care home residents enjoy ‘heart of the action’ at improved rugby club

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chichester care home residents enjoy ‘heart of the action’ at improved rugby club

Chichester Rugby Football Club has delighted sports fans at a neighbouring care home by making it easier to watch live action on match days. Discussions with Colten Care’s Wellington Grange prompted officials to install a raised wooden platform on the Oaklands Pavilion balcony overlooking the pitch.   Together with a newly installed lift and handrail, it […]

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Gloucestershire extra care housing up for national housing award

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire extra care housing up for national housing award

An extra care housing development in the historic market town of Cinderford has been shortlisted for a major honour at this year’s National Housing for Older People Awards.   The Hanover Housing Association facility, Hanover Court, has been shortlisted in the ‘Best UK housing with care for 44 – 52 units’ category. The awards, which […]

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Changes to Deprivation of Liberty welcomed by Care England

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Changes to Deprivation of Liberty welcomed by Care England

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has welcomed the changes that coroners will no longer have a duty to undertake an inquest into the death of every person who was subject to an authorisation under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.   Professor […]

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BBC studio tour is fitting thanks for care homes’ Children in Need campaign

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
BBC studio tour is fitting thanks for care homes’ Children in Need campaign

Care home residents enjoyed a personal, behind-the-scenes tour of the BBC’s Southampton studios as a thank-you for raising more than £8,000 for Children in Need. A party from Colten Care’s three Lymington homes – Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and Linden House – saw final preparations for a South Today TV news bulletin, met presenter Allen […]

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Macclesfield care home celebrates clean bill of health from CQC

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Macclesfield care home celebrates clean bill of health from CQC

A Macclesfield care home is celebrating after receiving a clean bill of health from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   Rowans Care Centre, which is operated by Canterbury Care, has been praised by the CQC, the care sector’s independent regulator, after it was awarded a ‘Good’ rating.   The CQC judges a care home and […]

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Successful Dundee care home changes hands

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Successful Dundee care home changes hands

Benvie Care Home has been acquired by Holistic Elderly Care, with support from Royal Bank of Scotland.   The Dundee care home will now be owned and independently managed by Ewan Findlay, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the care sector. Ewan previously owned Bridgeview Care Home and has since spent time on […]

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Somerset Care’s latest care home welcomes ‘old’ residents!

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care’s latest care home welcomes ‘old’ residents!

The 15th March was an exciting day for the residents at Milton House as they moved into their new, purpose-built care home, Stockmoor Lodge. Residents were excited for the move and received an additional surprise welcome from their local Co-op team. Accompanied by his staff team, Co-operative Manager, Stephen Gurd gave the care home residents […]

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Tesco customers vote to develop residential sensory garden scheme

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tesco customers vote to develop residential sensory garden scheme

A group of Cambridge residents living at Hanover Close in Bar Hill have been awarded £3000 from Tesco to help transform their outdoor communal area into a sensory garden that will be beneficial to older people who have sensory processing issues.   The awarding of the funding is thanks to shoppers from Tesco stores in […]

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Soon-to-open Sale care home appoints manager

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Soon-to-open Sale care home appoints manager

Fast growing care home operator, New Care, has appointed Hayley Bebbington as registered manager for its soon-to-open care home, Ashlands Manor in Ashton-on-Mersey, Sale.   In her new role, Hayley takes responsibility for the new state-of-the-art 57-bed care facility on Ashlands, its 55 residents and 80-strong employee team.  She will work consistently to ensure the […]

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Luxury retirement village celebrates Nutrition and Hydration week with foodie fun

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Luxury retirement village celebrates Nutrition and Hydration week with foodie fun

A luxury Chorley retirement village has taken part in a national initiative surrounding good nutrition and hydration.   Residents and staff from The Grange, an assisted living environment in the award winning Buckshaw Retirement Village, took part in Nutrition and Hydration Week (March 13-19), which is supported by official health organisations such as NHS England. The […]

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West Country homecare provider celebrates delivering 500,000 hours of care

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
West Country homecare provider celebrates delivering 500,000 hours of care

Bluebird Care East Devon, Exeter and Exmouth, the local award-wining homecare provider, announced it had now delivered over 500,000 hours of care to their customers in Exeter homes and across the county of Devon.   The business, launched in 2011, is owned and operated by the inspiring husband and wife team William and Sara Flint […]

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CQC gives Wast Hills Hospital in Birmingham ‘Outstanding’ rating

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC gives Wast Hills Hospital in Birmingham ‘Outstanding’ rating

Danshell has announced that Wast Hills Hospital in Kings Norton, Birmingham has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’.   Wast Hills is one of only a very small percentage of care services which have received the ultimate accolade from the regulator.    Wast Hills is an independent hospital providing specialist support and services […]

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Wellbeing event offers support for the Humberston community

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wellbeing event offers support for the Humberston community

A Humberston care home is set to host an open wellbeing day to support the care of older people in the community. Alderlea care home will provide visitors with sessions of gentle exercise classes for older people and those with dementia, as well as expert advice on care and nutrition on Thursday March 23 from […]

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South east London rated ‘Inadequate’ by Care Quality Commission

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
South east London rated ‘Inadequate’ by Care Quality Commission

Inspectors were called in after concerns were about the treatment of people living at Rosecroft Residential Care Home in Plaistow Lane. Those concerns are currently being investigated by the police. Rosecroft is a small care home that can cater for up to 20 people. At the time of CQC inspectors’ unannounced visited over two days […]

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Meet The Shabby Chic ‘Whiz Kidz’

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Meet The Shabby Chic ‘Whiz Kidz’

If you think old, unloved wooden chairs and coffee tables are only good for the tip, think again. Thanks to a group who attend Whiz Kidz in Pennycross, Plymouth, they are now being transformed into the latest, must-have ‘shabby chic’ furniture.   The items are being upcycled by Kay Morgan, Leon Gough and Sandra Fuller […]

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