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Puppy love for Norfolk tenants

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Puppy love for Norfolk tenants

“And they call it, puppy love…” or so sang Donny Osmond back in the 1970s. Tenants at Redmayne View in Sprowston had a very special visit arranged by a friend of Manager Sandra Spanton.  5 lovely spaniel puppies came into the scheme and were fussed over, cuddled and generally spoiled by the tenants.  The tenants named […]

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Elderly Eastbourne resident reunited with her love of horses

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Elderly Eastbourne resident reunited with her love of horses

Betty Burchett, an 88 year old Sunrise of Eastbourne resident, has had a life-long passion for horses, having owned, trained and loved them from a young age. Having been in low spirits for some time, it was Betty’s love of horses, combined with the dedication of a Sunrise staff member, which began to turn Betty’s […]

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Well Careplus proven to improve quality and efficiency of residential care

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Well Careplus proven to improve quality and efficiency of residential care

Researchers at Cardiff University have found that Well Careplus’, Well Pad, reduces administrative tasks in care homes by up to 65 hours each month. The technology allows staff to spend more time on face-to-face resident care, which would ordinarily cost care homes an extra £1,400 per month. Results of the study of 66 care homes […]

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CMG achieves third outstanding CQC rating

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
CMG achieves third outstanding CQC rating

Staff and service users at Care Management Group (CMG) are celebrating after they received their third ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for their Avenue Road service in South Norwood.   Avenue Road joins their Kings Road service in Hampshire and Ridgeway service in Essex in receiving the rating.   CMG, a leading […]

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Conference on ‘Nursing and Care Home Values and Trends’

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Conference on ‘Nursing and Care Home Values and Trends’

Informed briefings on current values and how to increase them   The annual briefing on nursing and care home values and trends, including how to enhance value will be held on 22 March 2017 at The Hatton, London EC1. In keynotes, interactive panels, case studies and talks, front line experts will address current and emerging […]

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Specialist support and housing provider receives ‘outstanding’ in all five ratings for its social care

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist support and housing provider receives ‘outstanding’ in all five ratings for its social care

Welmede, the support and housing provider, which has recently become an operating subsidiary of support provider Avenues Group, has received the rare award of ‘outstanding’ in all five ratings by the Care Quality Commission following a recent inspection of its person-centred support services to people with a learning disability living in their own homes. The […]

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Bluebird Care Maidstone awards care assistant of the year

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bluebird Care Maidstone awards care assistant of the year

Local Maidstone Resident, Zulal Ramadan, Care Assistant with Bluebird Care Maidstone, has recently been announced as the Care Assistant of the year for Maidstone. The award was presented by Cllr Derek Butler, Mayor of Maidstone at a special afternoon tea on 14th February at the company’s offices in Barham Court, Teston.   Following Bluebird Care’s […]

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£200k investment in Berwickshire retirement development

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
£200k investment in Berwickshire retirement development

A £200,000 investment will see a Berwickshire retirement housing development boost the independence of tenants and improve accessibility.   Bield’s ‘Step Free’ project will see four state-of-the-art internal platform lifts installed at Turnbull Court, in Duns, and an enclosed external vertical platform lift.   Cllr John Greenwell of the Scottish Borders Council said: “In my […]

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Valentine’s afternoon of romantic memories at Cheshire care home

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Valentine’s afternoon of romantic memories at Cheshire care home

Love was in the air at Crossways residential care home, in Cheshire, as residents came together to grow their very own memory tree in celebration of Valentine’s Day.   Residents at the Croftwood Care-run home cut out red, heart-shaped paper leaves and inscribed them with moving messages for loved ones past-and-present, before hanging them from a […]

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Somerset Care Group welcomes new Executive Director of Development

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care Group welcomes new Executive Director of Development

The Somerset Care Group is delighted to welcome Jo Wren as their new Executive Director of Development. This is a new Board-level role to lead business growth and development of the Group’s residential, learning disabilities, home care and training services. Jo is leading Somerset Care’s Marketing and Business Development teams to share her extensive knowledge, […]

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New addiction treatment clinic opens in Worplesdon, Surrey

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
New addiction treatment clinic opens in Worplesdon, Surrey

On Friday 17 February, a preview of a new state-of-the-art addiction treatment clinic in Perry Hill, Worplesdon, Surrey took place.  The event was attended by local neighbours and dignitaries including Reverend Alex Russell, Guildford Mayor Gordon Jackson and Councillor Bob McShee.     The private healthcare facility, owned by UK Addiction Treatment (UKAT) will help […]

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Special visitor sends spirits soaring with sing-along at Aberdeenshire care home

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Special visitor sends spirits soaring with sing-along at Aberdeenshire care home

Birch House Care Home in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, which supports individuals with learning disabilities, welcomed local singer and entertainer Mhari Shand for a fun day of singing and reminiscing with people supported at the home.   Mhari, who as well as being a great singer is also an accomplished accordionist, entertained the enthusiastic audience with a […]

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Chester care home resident celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chester care home resident celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends

A resident at a Chester care home celebrated an exciting milestone recently when she turned 100 years old.   Josie Dixon, who lives at Meridian Healthcare’s Lauren Court in Blacon, shared her special day with family and friends at the care centre and was especially happy to receive a congratulatory card from Her Majesty the […]

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CQC praise Surrey care home for compassionate and respectful staff

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC praise Surrey care home for compassionate and respectful staff

Knowle Park care home in Cranleigh, Surrey, has been praised in its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection report for its’ compassionate and respectful staff. The home was rated as providing a ‘good’ care service in all areas in the inspection and staff were seen to demonstrate best practice in their approach to care, treatment […]

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Middlesbrough complex care centre gets new head

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Middlesbrough complex care centre gets new head

A STATE of the art complex care centre in the heart of Middlesbrough has appointed a new General Manager. Stephen Scollard, who has spent his entire career working in healthcare in the North East, will head up The Bridge Care Centre when it opens later in the Spring. The 59-year-old said he was delighted to […]

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Clitheroe care home celebrates after receiving a clean bill of health

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Clitheroe care home celebrates after receiving a clean bill of health

Riverside 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 its staff on safety, effectiveness, care, responsiveness and leadership. Located in Sawley, Riverside Care Centre provides residential care, which includes dementia […]

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CQC rate Wiltshire care home outstanding

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC rate Wiltshire care home outstanding

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by OSJCT (The Orders of St John Care Trust) Brookside in Melksham, Wiltshire, to be Outstanding following an inspection in November 2016. Inspectors rated OSJCT Brookside as Outstanding for being caring and well-led and Good for being safe, effective and responsive to people’s […]

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Brunelcare is to pay above living wage

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Brunelcare is to pay above living wage

A charity care and housing provider in Bristol is leading the way in deciding to pay its staff at least 25p per hour more than the National Living Wage this year. Due to come in to effect on 1 April 2017, the national living wage is being increased for workers aged 25 and over.   […]

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National Association of Care Catering announces its new ambassadors

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
National Association of Care Catering announces its new ambassadors

Chris and Jayne Roberts named as new ambassadors for National Association of Care Catering The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is honoured to announce that Chris and Jayne Roberts are its new ambassadors. Chris and Jayne are committed to educating others about dementias, drawing on their particular experiences. Jayne’s mother has a diagnosis of […]

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Taunton specialist respite centre welcomes Norwegian students

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Taunton specialist respite centre welcomes Norwegian students

Clients and staff at the Halcon Centre welcomed students from Norway into their Taunton home. The students have been in the UK for a month and have spent three days a week at the Taunton respite centre for adults with physical disabilities. Clients at the respite centre welcomed the new faces into their home and […]

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