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Music and magic as local care home opens its doors to local community

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Music and magic as local care home opens its doors to local community

Buxton Lodge Care Home in Caterham on the Hill, opened its doors to the local community last weekend, inviting friends, family and neighbours to join them at their open day.   Guests were given the opportunity to meet members of the Buxton Lodge team and treated to a scrumptious buffet lunch, whilst having a look […]

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Care home staff celebrate resident, Gladys Flenning’s 105th Birthday yesterday

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home staff celebrate resident, Gladys Flenning’s 105th Birthday yesterday

Gladys who has been living at Clarence Park Care Home for 6 years, celebrated her 105th Birthday yesterday among her family and friends! Anita, activities coordinator together with her husband, Ron and all the staff at Clarence Park arranged a special afternoon. Decorating the dining room with birthday banners, balloons and giving Gladys a ‘Birthday […]

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Spring Ball Is A Hit For West Sussex Learning Disabilities Community

May 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Spring Ball Is A Hit For West Sussex Learning Disabilities Community

Last week around 50 people from learning disabilities homes across West Sussex joined together for a night of dancing as well as an awards ceremony at Pathway Healthcare’s Spring Ball 2016.   East Grinstead Town Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Bob and Cllr Mrs Christine Mainstone, presented over a dozen awards to residents from two of Pathway […]

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Hampshire care home sold to residential developer

May 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hampshire care home sold to residential developer

The Winchester office of leading specialist business agent, Christie & Co has sold the former Lansdowne Care Home in the Hampshire village of Lindford on behalf of its Liquidators, Chris Parkman and Lisa Alford of Purnells Insolvency Practitioners based in Dorchester. A strong level of interest was expressed in the site from applicants looking to […]

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Age is no barrier to enjoying beauty therapy

May 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Age is no barrier to enjoying beauty therapy

Glamorous care home residents in their 90s are enjoying some Hollywood-style glitz at their brand new nail bar.   Age is no barrier in the beauty stakes at the , in Bagillt, in Flintshire, where the women are booking themselves in for a weekly “file and polish”.               The professional nail bar is proving so […]

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Royal Invite for Care Assistant

May 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Royal Invite for Care Assistant

A care home worker from Glasgow has been royally rewarded for her service to the community with an invite to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace with the Queen.   Roni Allen, a Care Assistant at Norwood Care Home in Barrhead, has been recognised not only for her contribution to the home but also […]

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Care home resident’s daughter to climb Britain’s highest mountain in the dark for Alzheimer’s

May 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home resident’s daughter to climb Britain’s highest mountain in the dark for Alzheimer’s

Debbie Bivens, daughter of Margo Sneddon a resident of Reuben Manor care home, is taking on the Ben Nevis Midnight Challenge to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Margo Sneddon has Alzheimers and is cared for at Reuben Manor care home in Yarm. Margo’s daughter Debbie said “My mum is safe and secure in […]

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CQC launches new five year strategy-a need for a strong, independent regulator

May 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC launches new five year strategy-a need for a strong, independent regulator

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes its strategy for 2016 to 2021, setting out an ambitious vision for a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation so more people get high quality care. It describes how CQC will combine learning from 22,000 comprehensive inspections with better use of intelligence from the public, providers […]

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Influential care home celebrates gold anniversary

May 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Influential care home celebrates gold anniversary

A North Lincolnshire care home which helped change the approach to local learning disability care has celebrated its 50th year. The Birches, based in Brigg, celebrated its gold anniversary by hosting a special party for residents, staff and the local community, with special guest and resident Queenie Codd also celebrating her 50th year living at […]

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Care home resident celebrates her 101st birthday!

May 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home resident celebrates her 101st birthday!

Monday 16th of May was a day to remember for May Draper, real name Alice, as she celebrated her 101st birthday. She was centre of attention for the day when her residential home, Rugby Care Centre, threw her a birthday party to celebrate reaching the remarkable age. She was surrounded by her family, friends and […]

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National Trading Standards partners with Home Instead to tackle elderly fraud

May 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
National Trading Standards partners with Home Instead to tackle elderly fraud

A new partnership between the National Trading Standards Scams Team and home care provider, Home Instead Senior Care, will place Home Instead’s 8,000 caregivers at the forefront of a new scambusting initiative. This will see Home Instead’s caregivers trained to combat mass market scams and arms the company’s caregivers with the ability to report suspected […]

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Gruelling cycling climbs for Dementia UK

May 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gruelling cycling climbs for Dementia UK

A 62-year old Solihull  man is taking on the gruelling challenge of completing 100 of the UK’s toughest cycling hill climbs in just 12 days for national charity Dementia UK. Richard Burt, who started cycling just four years ago, is carrying out the mammoth task on behalf of his mum Peggy, who has had Alzheimer’s […]

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Malhotra Group plc appoints new project director

May 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Malhotra Group plc appoints new project director

A LEADING North East care and leisure organisation has strengthened its team with the appointment of one of the region’s most experienced construction industry professionals. Newcastle-based Malhotra Group plc, which owns some of Tyneside’s most popular hotels, bars and restaurants, along with a portfolio of residential care homes, has recruited Ian Tubman to the position […]

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North East of England care group appoint Administrators

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
North East of England care group appoint Administrators

Daniel Smith and Adrian Berry of Deloitte, the business advisory firm, have today been appointed Joint Administrators to Care Investments (UK) Limited, Regents Investments Holdings Limited, Care Property Investments Limited, Sycamore Care Limited and Prokwest Limited. The Group owns and operates five elderly care homes, situated predominantly in the North East of England, employing 381 […]

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Care group goes the extra mile for Dementia Awareness Week

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care group goes the extra mile for Dementia Awareness Week

A Hull based care group has shown its support for national Dementia Awareness Week by running a range of activities to help educate and raise awareness on dementia. The Hica Group, a not for profit organisation which runs 20 care homes and two retirement villages in the Hull and East Riding area, ran a range […]

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Alnwick care home residents enjoy major investment and launch of dementia strategy

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alnwick care home residents enjoy major investment and launch of dementia strategy

Hillcrest Care Home in Alnwick has spent the winter months under renovation and is now refreshed, reopened and welcoming new visitors and residents.   The 48-bed home sits in a large, impressive Georgian building, which was built by a wealthy brewing family in the 1800s. It was the local maternity hospital in the 1950s, remembered […]

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£10 million specialist dementia Bridgwater care home due for completion in October

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
£10 million specialist dementia Bridgwater care home due for completion in October

Momentum is building for the new  £10 million pound care home being developed by Health & Social Care providers, N. Notaro Homes Ltd in Bridgwater, Somerset.  The new Italian named home, Casa Di Lusso (translated means ‘House of Luxury), is scheduled to open in October 2016 and has been gathering plenty of interest from both […]

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Students dedicate time to care home residents to help them discover ‘all about me’

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Students dedicate time to care home residents to help them discover ‘all about me’

Staff at Home Meadow Care Home in Toft, Cambridgeshire are working with local students in an exciting initiative to help residents living with dementia. The sixth form students, who are based at Comberton Village College have created the ‘All About me’ project with Home Meadow’s Activities Coordinator Joe Ballard, to help residents unlock treasured memories […]

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Growth experience for Autism

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Growth experience for Autism

Goldcrest House service users embrace a growth experience during their work on an allotment project designed for local food production.   Promoting an understanding of growing and eating healthy local food, The Goole based Waterways Museum Sobriety Project uses allotments as a resource for involving the community in growing fresh produce and learning about food […]

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BBC launch new online tools to help people living with dementia as part of special season

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
BBC launch new online tools to help people living with dementia as part of special season

The BBC is launching a range of new online tools to mark Dementia Awareness weeks around the UK.   The tools – ‘RemArc’ and ‘Your Memories’ – have been developed by the BBC to help trigger conversations and memories amongst those living with dementia.  They will continue to be accessible to audiences, including those living […]

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